I was walking through the park on my way to school.
Future Continuous Tense present past
Future Continuous tense An action that is in the future and I am describing the process of it… so the action covers a period of time not just one point in time. This tense uses “ will be” or “ ing” form of verb.
I have swam at the swimming pool three times this week.
I have read books at the library five times this month.
Past perfect past present
Past Perfect Tense The action Is completed in the past and is described from a past point of view. It is the past of the past. This verb tense uses “had” plus the past tense of the verb. This verb tense is not used for all actions.
Before they closed the pool, I had swam at the pool many times.
I had washed my face with water and soap every day until I learned that soap dried my skin.
Future perfect tense past present
Future Perfect Tense : The action is in the future but I am describing the action as " the past of the future" So I am talking about two periods in the future and referring to one period as complete compared to the other period, even though both periods are in the future. This verb tense uses “ will have” plus the past tense of the verb.
By the time I am thirty I will have cooked my breakfast at least thirty thousand times.
By the end of next year, I will have swam in the pool one hundred times if I continue to go every week.
I will have read every book in that library if by the end of this month.
I will have washed my face with soap and water for thirty days at the end of this month.
Present perfect Continuous past present
Present perfect continuous Present perfect continuous speaks of an action that is still on going and it has been happening for some time in the past and seems it will continue in to the future, though we don’t know for sure. The verbs “have been” plus “ing” of the verb is used.
I have been cooking my own breakfast for at least thirty years.
I have been swimming in that pool for ten years and never had a problem with chlorine.
I have been reading books in that library for weeks and yet I haven’t found a real interesting one.
I will have been washing my face with soap and water and still my face feels oily.
past Past Perfect continuous present
Past Perfect continuous This talks of two past dates and of a continuous action that was performed until the past date was arrived at. It is the past of the past. This tense uses “had been” plus the “ing” form of the verb.
At the end of last year, I had been swimming in that pool for a decade.
I had been reading books in that library for twenty years at the end of last month.
I had been washing my face with soap and water until I was thirteen, then I learned that soap was drying my skin.
past Future Perfect continuous present
Future Perfect Continuous This talks of a time in the future and an action having happened up to that point. The action is a continual action that may have been in the past, may be in the future, but will happen for a period in the future up to the future point specified. So we are talking about two periods in the future. One is a point in the future, the other is the action up to that point in the future. The verb tense uses “ willhave been” plus the “ing” form of the verb.