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Tenses - Present, Past and Future

Guide to past, present and future verb tenses including progressive and perfect forms. These tense resources include explanations and examples for each tense in English, as well as tense worksheets and quizzes which can also be printed for in-class use.

Future Forms
Grammar focus on future forms with follow up quiz.

Verb Formation Chart
Grammar guide to verb formation and conjugations in English for English learners and classes.

Tenses Chart
Tenses chart for English language learners and classes. Each picture provides visual clues for all major tenses in English, as well as an example sentence to help illustrate. A quick conjugation and grammar explanation is also provided.

Guide to Future with Will and Going to
Guide to learning Future with Will and Going to for students and teachers. This guide includes a brief description, links to detailed explanations, quizzes, free lesson plans, related activities and worksheets.

Guide to Past Perfect and Past Perfect Continuous
Guide to learning past perfect and past perfect continuous for students and teachers. This guide includes a brief description, links to detailed explanations, quizzes, free lesson plans, related activities and worksheets.

Guide to Past Simple and Past Continuous
Guide to learning past simple and past continuous for students and teachers. This guide includes a brief description, links to detailed explanations, quizzes, free lesson plans, related activities and worksheets.

Future Perfect
Usage, examples and structure of the future perfect tense in English for ESL learners.

Future Perfect Continuous
Usage, examples and structure of the future perfect continuous tense in English for ESL learners.

Past Perfect Continuous
Usage, examples and structure of the past perfect continuous tense in English for ESL learners.

Past Perfect
Usage, examples and structure of the past perfect tense in English for ESL learners.

Present Continuous
Usage, examples and structure of the past continuous tense in English for ESL learners.

Guide to Present Tenses
Guide to learning present tenses for students and teachers. This guide includes a brief description, links to detailed explanations, quizzes, free lesson plans, related activities and worksheets.

Present Continuous
Usage, examples and structure of the present continuous tense in English for ESL learners.

Present Simple
Examples, grammar and usage of the present simple tense in English.

Future Tenses Review - Auxiliary Verbs
Concise Review of English tenses focusing on auxiliary verbs to help students learn English - focus on future tenses.

English Tenses - Auxiliary Verbs for Past Tenses
Concise Review of English tenses to help students learn English focusing on auxiliary verbs used for past tenses.

English Tenses - Present Tenses Review of Auxiliary Verbs
Concise Review of English tenses focusing on auxiliary verbs to help students learn English - focus on present tenses.

Future - for beginners
Using the future with will to predict the weather for beginners.

Future Forms
Learn about the various forms used for the future: will - going to - continuous, including follow up quiz.

Grammar Lesson: Tense Review
Lesson aimed at inductively reviewing names and structures of basic tenses.

Past Simple for Beginners
Learn the basics of the simple past including regular and irregular verbs.

Past Simple
Learn about the past simple and when to use it. For example: They went to Rio last year.

Present Continuous
What are you doing right now? You are reading this page. Learn how to use the present continuous.

Present Perfect
Learn about the present perfect and when to use it. For example: I have lived in New York for a long time.

Present Simple - Exceptions
There are a number of important exceptions to the use of the present simple. Find out which of these exceptions are important for you.

Present Simple - for beginners
Basic questions and conversations using the simple present to talk about what you do every day.

Tenses
A quick overview chart to 13 tenses in English. This guide gives you a general idea of when to use these tenses.

Time Expressions
Challenging quiz connecting sentences with the correct time clause (when, since, etc.) and then choosing the correct tense. Great for review.

Future Continuous
Usage, examples and structure of the future continuous tense in English for ESL learners.

Tense Review
This tense review quickly looks at each of the major tenses in English with a short explanation and example sentences. This tense review is perfect for quick review before a test, or when beginning or ending a class to solidify understanding. Each introduction includes links to more detailed explanations and follow-up quizzes for each English...

Tenses in English
Tenses in English are used to express when something happens. There are a number of tenses in English and this guide provides an overview to all tenses in English, a short explanation of their use, and links to detailed resources, charts and quizzes.

How to Conjugate Verbs
Sometimes it's difficult to know just how to conjugate verbs. This guide on how to conjugate verbs in English will take you through each step in deciding how to conjugate and provides multiple examples.

Verb Conjugation
Verb conjugations fall into certain patterns including the simple, progressive, perfect and perfect progressive forms. This guide to verb conjugations explains these patterns to assist in learning all tense in English through relationships.

Tense Tables
These tense tables provide an overview of ALL 12 tenses (present, past, and future) in English. The positive, negative, and question structure is clearly shown to help English learners quickly learn and review tenses.

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