PresentSimple – NormallyHe drinks coffee but he doesn’t drink tea.We drink coffee without milk.Continuous – Right now!He is drinking tea because there is no more coffee.We are drinking coffee and eating cookies.
PastSimple – Complete finished actionHe drank 3 cups of coffee.We drank coffee after we arrived.Continuous- in that momentHe was drinking when the bell rang.We were drinking coffee and eating cookies.
Past :Note2 actionsOne is longer One is shortHe was drinking when the bell rang.2 long actionsThey happen togetherWe were drinking coffee and eating cookies.
FutureSimple – An affirmationHe will drink coffee.We will drink coffee .Continuous- in the moment I am thinking aboutHe will be drinking coffee at this time tomorrow.We will be sleeping when he arrives.
Present PerfectSimpleHe has drunk 3 cups of coffee already.We can’t leave! We still haven’t drunk coffee .ContinuousHe has been drinking coffee in order to keep awake.We have been drinking so much that our belly will expode.
PastSimpleHe had drunk over 4 cups of my best coffee before he left.(In that moment) we had already drunk coffee and were nowplaying poker .ContinuousHe entered singing. She could tell he had been drinking.We had been drinking slowly and we suddenly realised wewere late.
FutureSimpleWhen he is 40, he will have drunk so much, he will have developedcirrosis .Leave the barril here, we will have drunk it by morning .Continuous ;normally used with verbs like living,and related to years.I will have been drinking from this same water source...IN 2015 We will have been living in Escobar for 20 years.
ConclusionPresent, Past and Futurehave 4 forms
Present, Past and Future4 forms2 are simple2 are continuous2 are perfect
Present• I play• I am playing• I have played• I have been playing
Past• I played• I was playing• I had played• I had been playing
Future• I will play• I will be playing• I will have played• I will have been playing