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  • FINISHED COMPLETEDPresent tense expresses action, activityand state of being completed/finished
  • Simple Past is used to denote theaction, activity has been completed. It does notindicate, when was the activity completed
  • Past Present Future Duration from the past until nowI ate salad Look! It has been snowing.
  • I drank water Past Present Future Duration from the past until nowLook! It has been snowing.
  • I ran yesterday Past Present Future Duration from the past until nowLook! It has been snowing.
  • Usage…To express an activity completed in the past I ran yesterday Ramesh has left for school She has slept
  • Usage…To express past habits She always carried a pepper spray He ran for two hours daily Rohit practiced boxing everyday
  • Past Perfect indicatesCompletion Of Action/Activitybefore another action in the past. Itcan also be used to indicate Completion ofan Activity/Action before aspecific time in the past
  • Past Present Future Duration from the past until nowLook! It has been snowing. I had visited Guwahati in 1996
  • Past Present Future Duration from the past until now her Ithas been She felt so happy after buying the houseLook! father had owned as a kid snowing.
  • Usage…To express an action which was completedbefore a certain moment in the past I had met Vijay five years back It had stopped raining two hours back Ritu had finished her lunch earlier
  • Usage…When two actions happened in the past, to showwhich happened earlier than the other. I read the report before the meeting had started Shuchi had written the mail before she got the news Prakash had finished his lunch before his boss arrived
  • Past Continuous is used toshow an ongoing activity in thepast.
  • Past Present Future Duration from the past until nowLook! It has been snowing. The baby was sleeping
  • Past Present Future Duration from the past until nowLook! It has been snowing. It was raining
  • Past Present Future Duration from the past until nowLook! It has been snowing. She was studying
  • Usage…To talk about an action happening at some pointin the past. The time of the action may or may notbe denoted The husband & wife were watching a movie It was getting colder We were driving all night
  • Usage…Used with always, continually to indicatepersistent habits in the past Narender was always complaining He was always running late
  • Past PerfectContinuous is used to indicateActivity which started in thepast and finished in the past.Used to indicate the duration of the activity/action
  • Past Present Future Duration from the past until now The baby had been sleepingLook! It has been for 3 hours snowing.
  • Past Present Future Duration from the past until now It had been raining for 5 hoursLook! It has been snowing.
  • Past Present Future Duration from the past until nowLook! It has been snowing.She had been studying for the last 2 hours
  • Usage…To express an action which began in the past &continued till that time - Nitin had been attending the course for 3 months Sangeeta had been teaching for 5 years before Tanu joined