The tense of a verb shows the time of an action or event.
|take / takes; read / reads|
The simple present tense is used in the following contexts.
|took / ate|
We use the past simple to refer to actions, throughts or feelings finished before the time of speaking.
|will take / shall talke / will see / shall see|
It is used to express a simple future action.
|is / am / are verb+ing|
I am eating. She (he/it) is eating. You (we/they) are eating.
|was / were verb+ing|
|will be verb+ing / shall be verb+ing|
|have + past participle / has + past participle|
|had + past participle|
|will have + past participle / shall have + past participle|
|Present Perfect Continuous|
|have been verb +ing / has been verb+ing|
|Past Perfect Continuous|
|The past perfect continuous tense is used to express an action that had been going on for sometime previous to the point of time mentioned.|