Tense Chart: Mastering English Verb Tenses

Tenses Tenses forms
Present Tense Simple Present Tense,ता है, ती है, ते है

Do/ does

Present Continuous

रहा है, रही है, रहे है,

Is/are/am + ing

Present Perfect Tense, चुका है, चुकी है,
Present Perfect Continuous Tense,रहा है, रही है, रहे है + समय के साथ ‘से’ के लिए

Has/Have+ Been+ ing + Since( Fix Time)/ For(Time not fixed)

Past Tense Simple Past Tense,आ, ई, ये, या, था, ता, ती, थे,

Did+ V1, (Yesterday, last night, previous night)

Past Continuous Tense,

रहा था, रही थी, रहे थे,

Was/Were + ing


Past Perfect Tense,चुका था, चुकी थी, लिया था

Had+ V3

Past Perfect Continuous Tense,रहा था, रही थी, रहे थे+ समय के साथ ‘से’ के लिए

Had been+ ing + Since/For

Future Tense Simple Future Tense,गा, गी, गे,


Future Continuous Tense,

रहा होगा, रही होगी,

S+Will/Shall be+V1+ ing+ O


Future Perfect Tense,चुकेगा, चुकेगी, चुकोगे,

S+Will/shall have+ V3+ O

Future Perfect Continuous Tense,रहा होगा, रही होगी, रहे होंगे+ समय के साथ ‘से’ के लिए

S+ Will have been+ ing+O + Since/For

English Grammar:

Test Your Knowledge of 12 Tenses

Use the correct form of verb given in the brackets : 1 × 2 = 2
(i) ……. I or her to be rewarded ? (am/is)

(ii) Five times ten ………. fifty. (is/are)

(iii) A pair of spectacles ………… broken. (is/are)


Use the correct form of verbs given in the brackets : 1 × 2 = 2
(i) The clock …….. (just strike) twelve.

Ans. just stroke
(ii) I …….. (dig) in the garden since morning.

Ans. Has been digging
(iii) What …….. (happen) if you fail ?

Ans. will happen

Use the correct form of verbs given in the brackets : 1 × 2 = 2
(i) We …….. (have) our dinner before she left.

(ii) It …….. (happen) in the year 1924.

(iii) Run fast ! The train …….. (leave).


Use the correct form of verbs given in the brackets : 1 × 2 = 2
(i) He …….. (not come) back yet.

Ans. has not come
(ii) Last Saturday, I …….. (stay) at home.

Ans. stayed
(iii) Ice …….. (melt) above 0° Celsius.

Ans. melts.

Frequently Asked Questions on Tenses

Q: What is the significance of understanding tenses?

A: Understanding tenses helps clear communication, verb agreement, and proficient writing and speaking.
Q: How can I prevent making typical tense errors?

A: To avoid common tense errors, practise consistently, pay attention to context, and seek feedback.
Q: Can you give me some pointers on how to master the tenses?

A: Practise on a regular basis, read and listen to English content, and keep context in mind when utilising tenses.
Q: How can I use tenses in my story?

A: For setting the scene, use past tenses, and for direct speech and dialogue, use present tenses.
Q: How have English tenses changed over time?

A: Investigate the historical perspective in order to comprehend the evolution of English tenses.

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