Present, Past, Future


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I made this slide for my advanced students at Taylor Business Institute. This is only a quick review of the tenses.

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Present, Past, Future

  1. 1. Instructor: Dustin French
  2. 2. Unit 1 –Present and FutureUnit 2 –Past Time 2
  3. 3. SIMPLE PRESENT PRESENT PROGRESSIVE To show actions, events, or  To show actions or events states that are true in that are in progress at the general or happen moment (not finished). habitually. 2. I am looking at you. 3
  4. 4. P. PERFECT PRESENT PERFECT PROGRESSIVE Completed actions with  An action with connection to connection to the present. the present that is Commonly used with “for” or unfinished or temporary. “since”  Commonly used with “for” or “since” 4
  5. 5. WILL BE GOING TO To express the future and  To express the future and it’s unplanned. it’s planned or in progress. 5
  6. 6. WILL / PROGRESSIVE P. PROGRESSIVE / FUTURE To describe an action that  To talk about future action or will be in progress at a event that has been already certain time in the future. arranged. Future intention. 6
  7. 7. FUTURE PERFECT F. PERFECT PROGRESSIVE To show an action, state, or  The same as future perfect. even that will happen before a certain time in the future. 7
  8. 8. SIMPLE PAST PAST PROGRESSIVE To express an action, event  To express an action that or state completed at a was in progress (not general or specific time in finished) at a time in the the past. past. 8
  9. 9. Arise Pay BringBuy Awake TeachKeep Beat CutBuild Spend TakeFeed Meet SaySwim Spring ForbidWeep Eat Tear Fly Stick Dig 9
  10. 10.  Toexpress an action, event, or state completed at an indefinite time in the past. 10
  11. 11. PAST PERFECT PAST PERFECT PRO. Use with simple past to  To express an action that show which of two past was in progress before actions, events, or states another past event. happened first. 11
  12. 12. Use simple past to show which of two pastactions, events, or states happened first. Commonly used with Past Perfect By the time When Before/After Because 12
  13. 13. USED TO WOULD To show habitual action,  To express actions or events event, or state that was true that occurred regularly in the past but is no longer during a period in the past. true now. 13
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  15. 15. Focus on Grammar 3rd ed., 2006.By Jay Maurer 15