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Understanding Verb Tense. What are the verb tenses? Present and present perfect Past and past perfect Future and future perfect Consistency of tense Modals Review A Review B. What are the verb tenses?.

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understanding verb tense
Understanding Verb Tense

What are the verb tenses?

Present and present perfect

Past and past perfect

Future and future perfect

Consistency of tense

Modals

Review A

Review B

what are the verb tenses
What are the verb tenses?

Verbs do a lot of work in sentences. They show actions and states of being. They even take different forms to show time.

flies

flew

will fly

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What are the verb tenses?

The tense of a verb indicates the time of the action or state of being expressed by the verb.

Perfect tenses indicate that something happened or existed before a specific point in time.

Present

Future

Past

Past

Future

Present

Past Perfect

Present Perfect

Future Perfect

She will have played inten concerts by April.

She has played in the band for three years.

Gwen will play in a concert tomorrow.

She had played violin before then.

Gwen plays guitar in a jazz band.

Gwen played last year as well.

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What are the verb tenses?

The tenses of verbs are formed from the four principal parts of verbs.

Base Form

smile

choose

Present Participle

[is] smil

ing

[is] choos

ing

Past

smile

d

cho

se

Past Participle

[have] smile

d

[have] cho

sen

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What are the verb tenses?

Each tense has a progressive form, which is used to express continuing action or state of being.

am, are, is talking

Present progressive

was, were talking

Past progressive

will (shall) be talking

Future progressive

has, have been talking

Present perfect progressive

had been talking

Past perfect progressive

Future perfect progressive

will (shall) have been talking

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What are the verb tenses?Present and present perfect

The present tense expresses an action or a state of being that is occurring now, at the present time.

Today we honorour veterans.

Polly is marching in the parade.

(Progressive form)

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to show a customary or habitual action or state of being

We recycle our aluminum cans.

to express a general truth

The sun rises in the east.

to make historical events seem current (historical present)

In 1927, Charles Lindbergh flies nonstop across the Atlantic.

to discuss a literary work (literary present)

In Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck shows us the extremes of life during the depression.

to express future time

We travel to Utah next month.

What are the verb tenses?Present and present perfect

The present tense is also used in these ways:

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What are the verb tenses?Present and present perfect

The present perfect tense

  • expresses an action or a state of being that occurred at an indefinite time in the past
  • is usually formed using the helping verbhave or has plus the past participle

Mike has beenin several parades.

He has playedthe drum in all of them.

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What are the verb tenses?Present and present perfect

The present perfect tense is also used to express an action or state of being that began in the past and continues into the present. In this case, perfect means complete.

Mr. Lee has taught music at our school since 2004.

(Progressive form)

Yoko has been takingflute lessons for six years.

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What are the verb tenses?Past and past perfect

The past tense expresses an action or a state of being that occurred in the past but did not continue into the present.

The two friends shared the large swing.

They were swingingfor a long time.

(Progressive form)

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What are the verb tenses?Past and past perfect

The past perfect tense

  • expresses an action or a state of being that ended before another past action or state of being occurred
  • is usually formed using had plus the past participle

After Maria had gone home, Kim was bored.

She asked her dad about the time that he had beena lifeguard at the beach.

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What are the verb tenses?Future and future perfect

The future tense

  • expresses an action or a state of being that will occur
  • is usually formed using will or shall plus the base form

My family will ride the train to Chicago.

We will bearrivingat five o’clock.

(Progressive form)

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What are the verb tenses?

On Your Own

Change the tense of the verb in each sentence, as indicated in parentheses.

1. I do not miss the bus. (Change to future.)

2. Were they at the party? (Change to past perfect.)

3. By then, Keith had returned. (Change to future perfect.)

4. The team will practice for an hour with no break. (Change to future perfect progressive.)

5. My sister dances well. (Change to past.)

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