English verb tenses describe at what point in time an action is taking place. There are three tenses:
The tenses are categorized into four different forms.
In the tables below, we break down their usage in the affirmative, negative and question formats. You can also click on each verb tense (ex. Present Simple, Past Perfect) to go to a more detailed post about its usage and examples.
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V → Root Verb
V2 → the second form (Past Simple) of an irregular verb
V3 → the third form (Past Participle) of an irregular verb
Ved → Past form for regular verbs
Ving → Present Participle
Vs/Ves → Present Simple form for most verbs (goes)
**The following tables illustrate the English verb tenses for the verb ‘work’ in every form.**
Simple Verb Tenses Table
Perfect Verb Tenses Table
Continuous Verb Tenses Table
Perfect Continuous Verb Tenses Table
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