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In this article  I am going to discuss in detail about different tenses with the help of tense charts

tense chart

Tense chart with helping verb and verb form


Helping verb

Verb form

Present simple tense

Do does

First form

Present continuous


ing form

Present perfect

Has ,have

Third form

Present perfect continuous

Has been , have been

ing form

Past simple tense


2nd or 3rd form

Past continuous

Was were

ing form

Past perfect


3rd form

Past perfect continuous

Had been

Ing form

Future simple


1st form

Future continuous

Will be ,shall be

Ing form

Future perfect

Will have shall have

3rd form

Future perfect continuous

Will have been/shall have been

ing form

Tense chart with simple form ,negative form and interrogative form        


Simple form

Negative form

Interrogative form

Present simple tense

Subject + verb 1st form+object



Present continuous




Present perfect




Present perfect continuous

S+has been+have been+V ing + obj

S+has/have+not been+ V ing+obj

Has/have+S+been+V ing+OBJ

Past simple tense


S+did+not+V ing +OBJ


Past continuous




Past perfect


S+had not+v3+obj


Past perfect continuous

S+had/have been+ V ing+OBJ

S+had/have not been+ V ing +obj

Had+S+been+V ing +obj

Future simple




Future continuous

S+will be/shall be+Ving+obj

S+will/shall+not+be+V ing

Will/shall+s+be+V ing+obj

Future perfect

S+will/shall+have+ v3+obj



Future perfect continuous

S+will/shall+have been+V ing+obj

S+will/shall+ not have been+v ing

Will/shall+S+have/been+V ing+ obj







Simple present tense                      present continuous tense

I speak                                                I am speaking

You speak                                            you are speaking

He speaks                                             he is speaking

We speak                                               we are speaking

They speak                                              they are speaking

Present perfect tense                        present perfect continuous tense

I have spoken                                       I have been speaking

You have spoken                                you have been speaking

He has spoken                                     he has been speaking

We have spoken                                we have been speaking

They have spoken                              they have been speaking

Simple past tense                               past continuous tense

I spoke                                                   I Was speaking

You spoke                                              you were speaking

He spoke                                              he was speaking

We spoke                                             we were speaking

They spoke                                           they were speaking

Past perfect tense                               past perfect continuous

i had spoken                                        I had been speaking

you had spoken                                     you had been speaking

he had spoken                                      he had been speaking

we had spoken                                      we had been speaking

they had spoken                                   they had been speaking

simple future tense                               future continuous tense

i shall/will speak                                       I shall/will be speaking

you will speak                                         you will be speaking

he will speak                                            he will be speaking

we shall /will speak                                 we shall/will be speaking

they will speak                                         they will be speaking

future perfect tense                              future perfect continuous tense

I shall/will have spoken                         I shall/will have been speaking

You will have spoken                              you will have been speaking

He will have spoken                                he will have been speaking

We shall/will have spoken                     he shall/will have been speaking

They will have spoken                             they will have been speaking

Tense chart explaining examples of affirmative negative and interrogative sentences





Present simple tense

I go to school

I do not go school

Do I go to school?

Present continuous

Iam going to school

Iam not going to school

Am I going to school

Present perfect

The patient has died

The patient has not died

Has the patient died

Present perfect continuous

They have been catching fish

They have not been catching the fish

Have they been catching the fish

Past simple tense

Sobia plucked a flower

Sobia did not plucked the flower

Did sobia plucked the flower

Past continuous

He was telling a lie

He was not telling a lie

Was he telling a lie

Past perfect

Arif had told a lie

Arif had not told a lie

Had arif told a lie

Past perfect continuous

He had been playing since morning

He had not been playing since morning

Had he been playing since morning

Future simple

Sobia will pluck flowers

Sobia will not pluck flowers

Will sobia pluck the flowers

Future continuous

He will be solving his sums

He will not be solving his sums

Will he be solving his sums

Future perfect

He will have been taken his breakfast

He will not have taken his breakfast

Will he have taken his breakfast

Future perfect continuous

He will have been playing since afternoon

He will not have been playing since afternoon

Will he have been playing since morni

Tense chart explaining passive voice formula


Passive voice formula

Present simple tense

Subject +is/am/are+3rd from of verb+by+agent

Present continuous tense

Subject +is/am/are+being+3RD form of verb +by+agent

Present perfect tense

Subject +has/have+been+3rd form of verb +by +agent

Past simple tense

Subject+was/were+3rd form of verb+by+agent

Past continuous tense

Subject+was/were+being+3rd form of verb+by+agent

Note in passive voice subject will take place of object and object becomes subject

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