Verbs Sheet 2: Tenses & Forms
Learn all forms of English verbs, including all common tenses, conditionals and the gerund. Browse this website for more information.
|Present Tenses in English||Examples|
|Present Simple Tense||He smokes cigars|
|Present Continuous Tense||He is smoking a cigar right now|
|Past Tenses in English|
|Past Simple Tense||I visited London in 2005.|
|Past Continuous Tense||I was reading a magazine when he arrived.|
|Perfect Tenses in English|
|Present Perfect Tense||She has lived here since 2001.|
|Present Perfect Continuous||He has been coming to this club for decades.|
|Past Perfect||We had met this couple a few times before they decided to get married.|
|Past Perfect Continuous||She had been watching him for some time when they realized that they knew each other.|
|Future Perfect||They will have crosses the border by the time you get this message.|
|Future Perfect Continuous||By the end of this year, you will have been living here for a decade.|
|Future Tenses in English|
|Simple Future Tense||We will go to Barcelona next month.|
|Future Continuous Tense||I will be visiting Berlin next week.|
|Conditional Forms in English|
|Zero conditional||If temperature rises, ice melts|
|Type 1 conditional||If we're late, she will be very upset.|
|Type 2 conditional||If she was in Japan she would be sleeping now.|
|Type 3 conditional||She would have visited me if she had had time.|
|Mixed conditional||I would be playing tennis if I hadn't broken my arm.|
|The -ing forms in English|
|Gerund||I enjoy traveling.|
|Present participle||She goes swimming every day|
- When Stephen ________________ (arrive) home, Jennifer ________________ (watch) television.
- I ________________ (prepare) dinner when the telephone ________________ (ring).
- What ________________ (you do) when the postman ________________(arrive)?
- Kimberly ________________ (learn) to drive when she ________________ (work) in London.
- Where ________________ (you sit) when the show ________________ (begin)?
- I ________________ (visit) Athens while I ________________ (tour) Greece.
- It was when he ________________ (cross) the street that John ________________ (fall).
- What ________________ (you see) while you ________________ (wait) for the bus?
- Where ________________ (you go) when your car ________________ (break) down?
- Annie ________________ (meet) Josh when she ________________ (walk) in the park.
- arrived - was watching
- was preparing - rang
- were you doing - arrived
- learnt/learned - was working
- were you sitting - began
- visited - was touring
- was crossing - fell
- did you see - you were waiting
- were you going - broke down
- met - was walking