English Verb TensesA lot of students find the English tenses quite difficult, but I promise they're not that bad! Have a look at all my explanations of the 'form' (how to make the tense) and the 'use' (when we need to choose that tense) below. Download all my infographics about the tenses in PDF here.
Download all my explanations of the tenses in PDF here.
If you want to learn more about the tenses, especially about how to use them when you're speaking, you could try Perfect English Grammar Plus.
What's The Difference?
- How to choose: Future with 'will' or future with 'be going to'?
- How to choose: Present Perfect or Past Simple?
- How to choose: Present Simple or Present Continuous?
- How to choose: Present Perfect Simple or Present Perfect Continuous?
Here are a few more things you might find useful:
- Tenses Cheatsheet
- Grammar Exercises
- Present Simple Spelling Changes
- Adverbs of Frequency
- Irregular Verbs, Lists and Exercises
- How to pronounce 'ed'
- Stative verbs
This is a printable PDF of all the verb tenses and how to form them.
This is a list of all the grammar exercises on this site, about verb tenses and other things.
This is an explanation of how we sometimes need to change the spelling of a verb with 'he, she, it' in the present simple, for example why 'cry' becomes 'cries' but 'play' is 'plays'.
Adverbs of Frequency are words like 'often' 'sometimes' 'never'. This page shows you how to use them with the present tense and where to put them in the sentence. I also explain about longer phrases like 'from time to time'.
How do you pronounce 'stopped'? Many students say 'stop-id' instead of 'stopt'. This page explains the rules of pronunciation for regular past simple verbs and past participles (verbs that end with 'ed')
We can't use some verbs, like 'know' or 'believe' in continuous tenses. This page has lists and explanations.