12 Basic Tenses

Past Present and Future

In English, there are 12 basic  tenses.  The diagrams below show how to make and when to use each tense.  Be aware each tense has it’s negative form (not shown here).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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