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When the Tense is Used


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simple present
Action that takes place once, never or several times. (2)
simple present
Actions that happen one after another. (2)
simple present
State a present fact.
simple past
Action that takes place once, never or several times. (1)
simple past
Actions that happen one after another. (1)
simple past
State a past fact.
simple future
Action that takes place once, never or several times. (3)
simple future
Actions that happen one after another. (3)
simple future
State a future fact.
moment
Simple past, present, and future tenses put emphasis on the ________.
past continuous
Action going on at that moment (1)
past continuous
Actions taking place at the same time (1)
present continuous
Action going on at that moment. (2)
present continuous
Actions taking place at the same time. (2)
future continuous
Action going on at that moment. (3)
future continuous
Actions taking place at the same time. (3)
period
Past, present, and future continuous tenses put emphasis on the _________.
past perfect
Action taking place before a certain moment in time. (1)
present perfect
Action taking place before a certain moment in time. (2)
future perfect
Action taking place before a certain moment in time. (3)
duration
Past, present, and future perfect tenses put emphasis on the ________. (1)
past perfect continuous
Action taking place before a certain moment in time (and beyond). (1)
present perfect continuous
Action taking place before a certain moment in time (and beyond). (2)
future perfect continuous
Action taking place before a certain moment in time (and beyond). (3)
result
Past, present, and future perfect tenses put emphasis on the _________. (2)
simple present
Habitual or regular actions, states seen as permanent or timeless facts.
present continuous
An activity in progress at the moment of speaking. An activity or state seen as temporary, taking place over a limited (but possibly extensive period). A definite future arrangement.
present perfect
An action/state that began in the past and continues to the present (possible with an emphasis on completion). An experience at an indefinite time in the past. An action in the past with a result in the present.
present perfect continuous
An activity/state that began in the past & continues into the present, with an emphasis on duration or incompletion. A recent continuous activity (possibly not completed) with a result in the present.
simple past
An action completed at a definite point in the past.
past continuous
An activity in progress at a point in the past.
past perfect
An action completed before another action or point in the past
past perfect continuous
An activity or state that began before another action or point in the past & continued up to it. A continuous activity completed shortly before a point in the past with a result on it.
'going to' future
An intention decided on before speaking. A confident prediction based on something that can be seen, heard, felt, etc. in the present.
'will' future
A spontaneous decision to do something, made at the time of speaking A prediction based on existing knowledge, a guess, opinion, or calculation about the future.
future continuous
An activity in progress at a point in the future.
future perfect
A yet to be completed action looked back on as completed from a point in the future.
future perfect continuous
An action looked back on as beginning before, continuing up to, and still in progress at a point in the future.