Tenses and Their Forms

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Tabular column of tenses with details for making sentences in each type.

We have seen in lesson tenses that there are three tenses and four forms in each tense. And we will get 12 sentences.

SECTION FORM PERSON NUMBER
A Simple I Person

II Person

III Person

I- (Singular)
We- (Plural )

you - Singular
you - Plural
He
She - Singular
It
They - Plural

B Continuous
I Person

II Person

III Person

I - Singular
We - Plural

you - Singular
you - Plural
He
She - Singular
It
They - Plural

C Perfect
I Person

II Person

III Person

I - Singular
We - Plural

you - Singular
you - Plural
He
She - Singular
It
They - Plural

D Perfect Continuous
I Person

II Person

III Person

I - Singular
We - Plural

you - Singular
you - Plural
He
She - Singular
It
They - Plural

SECTION PRESENT TENSE PAST TENSE FUTURE TENSE
A I draw a picture.
We draw a picture.

You draw a picture.

He draws a picture.
She draws a picture.
It draws a picture.
They draw a picture.
I drew a picture.
We drew a picture.

You drew a picture.

He drew a picture.
She drew a picture.
It drew a picture.
They drew a picture.
I shall/will draw a picture.
We shall/will draw a picture.

You will draw a picture.

He will draw a picture.
She will draw a picture.
It will draw a picture.
They will draw a picture.
B I am drawing a picture.
We are drawing a picture.

You are drawing a picture.

He is drawing a picture.
She is drawing a picture.
It is drawing a picture.
They are drawing a picture.
I was drawing a picture.
We were drawing a picture.

You were drawing a picture.

He was drawing a picture.
She was drawing a picture.
It was drawing a picture.
They were drawing a picture.
I shall be drawing a picture.
We shall be drawing a picture.

You will be drawing a picture.

He will be drawing a picture.
She will be drawing a picture.
It will be drawing a picture.
They will be drawing a picture
C I have drawn a picture.
We have drawn a picture

You have drawn a picture

He has drawn a picture
She has drawn a picture
It has drawn a picture
They have drawn a picture
I had drawn a picture
We had drawn a picture

You had drawn a picture

He
She had drawn a picture
It
They had drawn a picture.
I shall have drawn a picture
We shall have drawn a picture

You will have drawn a picture

He
She will have drawn a
It picture
They will have drawn a picture.
D I / We have been drawing a picture
You have been drawing a picture

He / She / It had been drawing a picture

They had been drawing a picture.
I / We had been drawing a picture

You had been drawing a picture.

He / She / It Had been drawing a picture.

They had been drawing a picture.
I shall / will have been
We drawing a picture

You will have been drawing a picture.

Will have been drawing a picture.

They will have been drawing a picture.

Exercises

Identify the verbs and mention their tense and forms:

  1. The man is cutting the tree.
  2. He had finished his work.
  3. They run fast.
  4. We have been waiting here.
  5. Christy will pick you up there.
  6. He worked hard to achieve this.
  7. The baby was sleeping in the cradle.
  8. I shall be talking to my lawyer.
  9. We have heard a child's cry.
  10. She will have been writing the story.

Answers:

  1. The man is cutting the tree - present continuous
  2. He had finished his work - past perfect
  3. They run fast - simple present
  4. We have been waiting here - present perfect continuous
  5. Christy will pick you up there - simple future
  6. He worked hard to achieve this - simple past
  7. The baby was sleeping in the cradle - past continuous
  8. I shall be talking to my lawyer - future continuous
  9. We have heard a child's cry - present perfect
  10. She will have been writing the story - future perfect continuous.

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