The Form of the Tenses

simple

continuous

perfect

perfect continuous

irregular verbs

exercises

  1. Simple Past

  2. Indicate the correct form.

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PRESENT

PAST

FUTURE

  1. Simple Present 

  2. Simple Present negative

  3. Simple Present interrogative

  4. Simple Present interrogative

  5. Simple Present (ESL BLUEs)

  6. Present Continuous

  7. Present Continuous negative

  8. Present Continuous interrogative

  9. Present Perfect

  10. Present Perfect

  11. Present Perfect (Interactive English Language Exercises)
  12. Present Perfect (Interactive English Language Exercises)
  13. Present Perfect (Interactive English Language Exercises)

 

  1. Simple Past (English Learner)

  2. Past Participle form (English exercises online)

  3. Past Participle form (English exercises online)

  4. Simple Past and Past Participle form (English exercises online)

  5. Simple Past and Past Participle form (English exercises online)

  6. Simple past

  7. Simple Past

  8. Simple Past (irregular verbs)

  9. Simple Past

  10. irregular verbs (Interactive English Language Exercises)

  11. irregular verbs (ESL Quiz Center)

  12. Simple Past (regular and irregular verbs)

  13. Simple Past negative

  14. Simple Past interrogative

  15. Simple Past interrogative

  16. Past Continuous

 

Future with 'will'

 

Present

Past

Future

Simple

I       work here.  
You  work here.  
He    works here.  
We   work here.  
You  work here.  
They work here.

= infinitive  

3rd person singular = infinitive + s  

Do you work?  
Does
he work?  
We don’t work here.  
He doesn’t work here.

= Simple Present of to do + infinitive

I worked / came.  
You worked / came.  
He worked / came.  
We worked / came.  
You worked / came.  
They worked / came.

= regular verb: infinitive + ed

= irregular verb (see list)  

Did you work yesterday?  
I didn’t work last week.  
Did you come last night?  
I didn’t come last night.

= Simple Past of to do + infinitive

I will/shall work tomorrow.  
You will work tomorrow.
He will work tomorrow.  
We will/shall work tomorrow.  
You will work tomorrow. They will work tomorrow.

= will (‘ll/shall) + infinitive  

 

Will you work tomorrow?  
I won’t (shan’t) work tomorrow.  

= will (shall) + infinitive  

Continuous

I        am working now.  
You  are working now.  
He    is working now.

We   are working now.  
You  are working now.  
They are working now.  

 

= Simple Present of to be + ing-form  

Are you working?  
I am not working, I am resting.

I was working last Friday. You were working last Friday.
He was working last Friday.  
We were working last Friday.  
You were working last Friday.  
They were working last Friday.  

= Simple past of to be + ing-form  

Were you working last Friday?  
They weren’t working.

I ‘ll be working next week.  
You‘ll be working next week.  
He‘ll be working next week.  
We ‘ll be working next week.  
You‘ll be working next week.  
They‘ll be working next week.  

= Simple Future of to be + ing-form  

Will you be working next week?  
I won’t be working for a month.

Perfect

I        have worked hard.  
You   have worked hard.  
He    has worked hard.  
We   have worked hard.  
You  have worked hard.  
They have worked hard.  

= Simple Present of to have + Past Participle

Have you worked hard?  
We haven’t worked hard.

I had worked hard.  
You had worked hard.  
He had worked hard.  
We had worked hard.  
You had worked hard.  
They had worked hard.
 

= Simple Past of to have + Past Participle

Had they worked hard?  
They hadn’t worked at all.

I will have worked hard.  
You will have worked hard.  
He will have worked hard.  
We will have worked hard.  
You will have worked hard. They will have worked hard.  

= Simple Future of to have + Past Participle

Will we have worked hard? He won’t have worked at all.

Perfect Continuous

I         have been working.  
You    have been working.  
He      has been working.  
We     have been working.  
You    have been working.  
They  have been working.  

 

 

= Simple Present of to have + been + ing-form  

Have you been working? I haven’t been working.

I had been working all night.  
You had been working all night.  
He had been working all night.  
We had been working all night.  
You had been working all night.  
They had been working all night.  

= Simple Past of to have + been + ing-form  

Had you been working all night?  
We hadn’t been working at all.

I ‘ll have been working.  
You‘ll have been working.  
He‘ll have been working.  
We ‘ll have been working.  
You‘ll have been working. They‘ll have been working.

 

  = Simple Future of to have + been + ing-form

Will you have been working?  
You won’t have been working.


Irregular Verbs

INFINITIVE

SIMPLE PAST

PAST PARTICIPLE

TRANSLATION

to be

to bear

to beat

to become

to begin

to bleed

to blow

to break

to bring

to build

to burn

to burst

to buy

can   

to catch

to choose

to come

to cost

to cut

to deal

to dig

to do

to draw

to drive

to drink

to eat

to fall

to feed

to feel

to fight

to find

to fling

to fly

to forget

to get

to give

to go

to grow

to hang

to have

to hear

to hide

to hold

to hurt

to keep

to kneel

to know

to lay

to leap

to learn

to leave

to let

to lie

to light

to lose

to make

to mean

to meet

to (mis)lead

to mow

to pay

to put

to read

to ride

to ring

to run

to say

to see

to sell

to send

to set

to shine

to shoot

to show

to shut

to sing

to sink

to sit

to sleep

to speak

to spend

to spread

to stand

to steal

to stick

to stink

to strike

to sweep

to swim

to take

to teach

to tell

to think

to throw

to understand

to wear

to win

to write

was, were

bore

beat

became

began

bled

blew

broke

brought

built

burnt

burst

bought

was able

caught

chose

came

cost

cut

dealt

dug

did

drew

drove

drank

ate

fell

fed

felt

fought

found

flung

flew

forgot

got

gave

went

grew

hung

had

heard

hid

held

hurt

kept

knelt

knew

laid

leapt

learned, learnt

left

let

lay

lit

lost

made

meant

met

(mis)led

mowed

paid

put

read

rode

rang

ran

said

saw

sold

sent

set

shone

shot

showed

shut

sang

sank

sat

slept

spoke

spent

spread

stood

stole

stuck

stank

struck

swept

swam

took

taught

told

thought

threw

understood

wore

won

wrote

been

borne

beaten

become

begun

bled

blown

broken

brought

built

burnt

burst

bought

been able

caught

chosen

come

cost

cut

dealt

dug

done

drawn

driven

drunk

eaten

fallen

fed

felt

fought

found

flung

flown

forgotten

got

given

gone

grown

hung

had

heard

hidden

held

hurt

kept

knelt

known

laid

leapt

learned, learnt

left

let

lain

lit

lost

made

meant

met

(mis)led

mown

paid

put

read

ridden

rung

run

said

seen

sold

sent

set

shone

shot

shown

shut

sung

sunk

sat

slept

spoken

spent

spread

stood

stolen

stuck

stunk

struck

swept

swum

taken

taught

told

thought

thrown

understood

worn

won

written

zijn

dragen

slaan

worden

beginnen

bloeden

blazen

breken

brengen

bouwen

(ver)branden

barsten

kopen

kunnen

grijpen

kiezen

komen

kosten

snijden

handelen

spitten

doen

trekken, slepen

(be)sturen

drinken

eten

vallen

voeden

voelen

vechten

vinden

gooien

vliegen

vergeten

krijgen, halen

geven

gaan

groeien

hangen

hebben

horen

verbergen, verschuilen

houden

pijn doen, bezeren

houden

knielen

weten

leggen

springen

leren

verlaten

laten

liggen

aansteken

verliezen

maken

betekenen, bedoelen

ontmoeten

(mis)leiden

maaien

betalen

plaatsen

lezen

rijden, fietsen

bellen

lopen

zeggen

zien

verkopen

zenden

zetten

schijnen

schieten

tonen

sluiten

zingen

zinken

zitten

slapen

spreken

doorbrengen, uitgeven

verspreiden

staan

stelen

steken

stinken

slaan

(schoon)vegen

zwemmen

nemen

onderrichten

zeggen, vertellen

denken

werpen

verstaan

dragen (kleren)

winnen

schrijven