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The pattern of tenses at a glance

 Study the topic Tenses  thoroughly before going through it.  This topic is intended only  to a quick revision.

 

SIMPLE  ( PRESENT / PAST / FUTURE )  TENSE

S + ( do/does+ V ) ( did + V ) ( will/ shall + V) + O.

 

( PRESENT / PAST / FUTURE ) CONTINUOUS TENSE

S + ( is/ am/are  + v+ing ) ( was/were + V+ing ) ( will/shall + be + V+ing) + O

 

( PRESENT/ PAST / FUTURE ) PERFECT TENSE

S + ( has/have + V3 ) ( had + V3 ) ( will/shall + have + V3) + O

 

( PRESENT / PAST / FUTURE ) PERFECT CONTINUOUS TENSE.

S + ( has/have + been + V+Ing ) ( had + been + V +ing ) ( will/shall + have + been + V+ing ) + O

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