Verb Tenses

Learn about the differen verb tenses in English. There are 3 main tenses for verbs. Present, past, and future. Present tense is used for talking about events happening now. Past tense is for events and actions that have happened before the present moment. Future tense talks is used when talking about anything that is upcoming. It can be either in the next 10 minutes or 10 years from now.


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Present Tense

Present Simple Tense

I talk.

Present Continuous

I am talking.

Present Perfect

I have talked.

Present Perfect Continuous

I have been talking.

Past Tense

Past Simple

I talked.

Past Continuous

I was talking.

Past Perfect

I had talked.

Past Perfect Continuous

I had been talking.



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