VERB TENSE CHART

 

FORM NAME

EXAMPLE

Simple Present

Our dog barks.

Simple Past

Our dog barked.

Simple Future

Our dog will bark.

Present Progressive

IS/AM/ARE + present participle (-ing)

Our dog is barking.

Past Progressive

WAS/WERE + present participle (-ing)

Our dog was barking.

Future Progressive

MODAL + BE + present participle (-ing)

Our dog will be barking.

Present Perfect

HAS/ HAVE + past participle (-ed for regular verbs)

Our dog has barked.

Past Perfect

HAD + past participle (-ed for regular verbs)

Our dog had barked.

Future Perfect

MODAL + HAVE + past participle (-ed for regular verbs)

 Our dog will have barked.

Present-Perfect Progressive

HAS/ HAVE + BEEN +present participle (-ing)

Our dog has been barking.

Past-Perfect Progressive

HAS/HAD + BEEN + - present participle (-ing)

Our dog had been barking.

Future-Perfect Progressive

MODAL + HAVE + BEEN + present participle

                                              (-ing)

Our dog will have been barking.

 

MODALS                                 MEANING

can/could                    =          able

may/might                  =          request, possibility

must                            =          necessary

shall/should                 =          suggest

will/would                   =          expect, oblige, request