Module 2.1.2 Overview of Verb Tenses

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Module 2.1.2 Overview of Verb Tenses

  1. 1. Overview of the English Verb System<br />The English Verb System is comprised of 12 active tenses.<br />The 12 tenses are made up of a combination of a time frame and an aspect.<br />Time Frame tells when something took place. There are 3 basic time frames: past, present, and future.<br />Aspect tells how the verb is related to that time, or gives some other information about the quality of the action.<br />
  2. 2. Verb Tense Table<br />
  3. 3. Verb Forms<br />There are some simple rules to remember when forming verbs.<br />Progressive tenses use: BE+ Verb – ing<br />present progressive = > is/are studying<br />past progressive = > was/were studying<br />future progressive = > will be studying<br />Perfect tenses use: HAVE + Past Participle<br />present perfect = > have/has studied<br />past perfect = > had studied<br />future perfect = > will have studied<br />
  4. 4. So…<br />Perfect Progressive tenses use HAVE + BEEN + Verb – ing<br />present perfect progressive = > have been studying<br />past perfect progressive = > had been studying<br />future perfect progressive = > will have been studying <br />BE and HAVE should always agree with the subject of the sentence and match the time frame.<br />Now let’s practice… click below for the next activity.<br />
  5. 5. Go to your next activity….<br />

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