Verb Tenses Chart & Table with Examples (Learn in a simple way)

Verb Tenses Chart & Table with Examples

Learning the verb tenses can be a confusing task for the students, particularly when there is no pattern. One way to overcome this is to memorize the tenses by using a chart or a table.

In this easy-to-use table, we’ve compiled different forms of tenses, their formula and examples.

Forms of Verb Tenses

Simple Forms

ACTIONSPAST TENSEPRESENT TENSEFUTURE TENSE
FormulaSubject+ verb (-ed) or irregular verbSubject + base form (s/es )Subject + will/ shall + base form
Action may take place several times, once or neverHe went to the hill station during summer vacation.He goes to the hill station during summer vacation.He will go to the hill station during summer vacation.
The actions happen one after anotherTom went to the office and then attended a meeting.Tom goes to the office and then he attends a meeting.Tom will go to the office and then he will attend a meeting.
StateShe loved paintings.She loves paintings.She will love paintings

Progressive Forms

ACTIONS PAST TENSE PRESENT TENSE FUTURE TENSE
FormulaSubject + was/ were + present participleSubject + is/am are + present participleSubject + will be + present participle
Actions in progress at that momentShe was cooking the meal.She is cooking the meal.She will be cooking.
Two or more actions going on at the same timeShe was cooking the meal and the child was watching cartoons.She is cooking the meal and the child is watching cartoons.She will be cooking the meal and the child will be watching cartoons.

Perfect Forms

ACTIONS PAST TENSE PRESENT TENSE FUTURE TENSE
FormulaSubject + had + past participleSubject + has/ have + past participleSubject + will have + past participle
These actions show completion and take place before a certain moment of timeJack had read the novel until yesterday.Jack has read the novel uptil now.Jack will have read the novel by then.

Perfect Progressive Forms

ACTIONS PAST TENSE PRESENT TENSE FUTURE TENSE
FormulaSubject + had been + present participleSubject + has/ have been + present participleSubject + will have been + present participle
There is an emphasis on duration and action is going on before a certain moment of time.Jack had been reading the novels for many years.Jack has been reading the novels for many years.Jack will have been reading the novels for many years.
Verb Tenses Chart & Table with Examples
Verb Tenses Chart & Table with Examples

These are the links of all tenses, their examples and worksheets.

Past Tense

  1. Simple Past Tense with Examples
  2. 50 Sentences of Simple Past Tense
  3. Simple Past Tense Worksheets
  4. Past Continuous / Progressive Tense
  5. 50 Sentences of Past Continuous Tense
  6. Past Continuous Tense Worksheets
  7. Past Perfect Tense with Examples
  8. 50 Sentences of Past Perfect Tense
  9. Past Perfect Tense Worksheets
  10. Past Perfect Continuous Tense with Examples
  11. 50 Sentences of Past Perfect Continuous Tense
  12. Past Perfect Continuous Tense Worksheets

Present Tense

  1. Simple Present Tense (Formula, Examples & Exercises)
  2. 50 Sentences of Simple Present Tense
  3. Simple Present Tense Worksheets
  4. Present Continuous Tense Formula, Examples & Usage
  5. 50 Sentences of Present Continuous Tense
  6. Present Continuous Tense Worksheets
  7. Present Perfect Tense with Examples
  8. 50 Sentences of Present Perfect Tense
  9. Present Perfect Tense Worksheets
  10. Present Perfect Continuous Tense Examples, Exercise, & Structure
  11. 50 Sentences of Present Perfect Continuous Tense
  12. Present Perfect Continuous Tense Worksheets

Future Tense

  1. Simple Future Tense Explained with Examples, Formula, and Exercise
  2. 50 Sentences of Simple Future Tense
  3. Simple Future Tense Worksheets
  4. Future Continuous Tense Structure, Rules and Examples
  5. 50 Sentences of Future Continuous Tense
  6. Future Continuous Tense Worksheets
  7. Future Perfect Tense Formula and Examples
  8. 50 Sentences of Future Perfect Tense
  9. Future Perfect Tense Worksheets
  10. Future Perfect Continuous Tense Structure, Examples and Exercise
  11. 50 Sentences of Future Perfect Continuous Tense
  12. Future Perfect Continuous Tense Worksheets

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