English Verb TensesDo you know about the verb tenses? What's the difference between the present perfect and the past simple? Are you sure? How about the past perfect?
Many students have problems with verb tenses. But they aren't really very difficult, I promise. Here you'll find really clear examples and explanations, so you can easily review all the English tenses - firstly how to make them (the 'form'), secondly, how to use them (the 'use')
Click to learn more about the tenses below:
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's another few 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.