English Tenses with Examples for Beginners

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English Tenses with Examples for Beginners

Here we shared English Tenses with Examples For Beginners. English is an international language that is widely used all around the world. Commonly, everyone wants to learn English which makes things possible. When it comes to learning the English language, the basic building block is English tenses rules which everybody should know about.

 
We have made it simple & easy to understand how can you learn English tenses with examples. We covered all of the straightforward tenses and didn’t add interrogative or negative sentences to avoid any complications because the article has been posted specially for beginners and provided English tenses PDF format at the end of this post. As we know there are 12 basic tenses generally teachers teach their students in academics. We have categorized all of these 12 tenses into 3 sections where each section has 4 tenses. For example: 
 
1- Present indefinite, present continuous, present perfect, and present perfect continuous
 
2- Past indefinite, past Continuous, past perfect, and past perfect continuous
 
3- Future indefinite, future continuous, future perfect, and future perfect continuous

English Tenses with Examples (PRESENTS)

Present Indefinite Tense

Present indefinite represents an action that happens on regular basis.
 
Text with red” is used for s, es that is used after singular subject while “text with blue” is used for verb, and “text with orange” is used for singular or plural subject.
 
In such sentences, we use (s, es) with He, she,it+singular name, and 1st form of the verb are used. For example
 
Sentence: Atif goes to school.
 
In this sentence, “go” has been used as the 1st form of the verb (1st: go, 2nd: went, 3rd: gone) while es has been used that indicates the singular subject (Atif).
 
In the case of having a sentence where the subject is plural, then s, es should not be used.
For example
 
Sentence: They go to school. 
 
It can be seen that the first form of verb “go” has been used whiles, es is missing because of the plural subject in the sentence.
 
اس طرح جملوں کے آخر میں تا ہے، تی ہے، تھے ہے وغیرہ آتا ہے مثال کے طور پر
 
جملہ: عاطف اسکول جاتا ہے
جملہ: وہ اسکول جاتے ہیں

Present Continuous Tense

Present continuous represents an action that is happening in a current state.
 
Consider the highlighted terms where “text with red” is used for is, am, are, “text with blue” is used for the first form of verb + ing, and “text with orange” is used for singular or plural subject
 
In such sentences, is, am, and are is used as helping verbs where “is” used with He, she,it+singular name, “am” used with me, and “are” used with we, you, they, etc while 1st form of verb + ing is used in this case.
For example
 
Sentence: Ahmad is playing cricket.
 
As it can be seen, “is” has been used due to a singular subject (Ahmad) being used in the sentence while on the other hand “play” is the first form of verb along with ”ing” has been used in addition.
 
اس طرح جملوں کے آخر میں رہا ہے، رہی ہے، رہا ہوں وغیرہ کا استعمال ہوتا ہے مثال کے طور پر 
 
جملہ: احمد کرکٹ کھیل رہا ہے
جملہ: وہ کرکٹ کھیل رہے ہیں

Present Perfect Tense

Present perfect represents an action that has been done.
 
Make sure to consider the highlighted terms where “text with red” is used for (has, have), “text with blue” is used for the third form of the verb, and “text with orange” is used for singular or plural subjects.
 
Such sentences use has, and have as helping verbs where “has” is used with He, she,it+singular name and “have” is used with I, we, you, they, etc. In this case, a third form of the verb should be used.
For example
 
Sentence: Ali has sung well.
 
In this matter, ‘has’ is to be used because Ali is a singular subject. Sung is the past participle of sing.
 
اس طرح جملوں کے آخر میں چکا ہے، چکی ہے، چکا ہوں وغیرہ کا استعمال ہوتا ہے مثال کے طور پر
 
جملہ: علی گانا گا چکا ہے
جملہ: میں کھانا کھا چکا ہوں

Present Perfect Continuous Tense

Present perfect continuous represents a verbal or specific time duration on which an action is happening or happened.
Text with red” is used for has been or have been, “text with blue” is used for verb, “text with orange” is used for singular or plural subject whiletext with purple” is used for since/for.
In a present perfect continuous tense, we use has been or have been as a helping verb, the first form of verb + ing as a verb while since or for will be used for time duration.
For example
Sentence: Usman has been working since morning.
Has been used because Usman is a singular subject while work is the first form of the verb in addition to ”ing” and since is used because it is claimed that an action is being done since morning.

Since vs For

Since:- It is preferably used when talking about a specific point in time i.e time, year.
For example:- He has been doing a job since 2010.
 
For:- For is used when talking about a period of duration
Another For example:- He has been calling you for 2 hours.
 
اس جملوں میں ایک خاص وقت کو مدنظر رکھتے ھوے رہا ہے، رہی ہے، رہا ہوں، رہے ہے وغیرہ کا استعمال کیا جاتا ہے مثال کے طور پر
جملہ: وہ صبح سے کام کر رہا ہے
جملہ: وہ دو گھنٹوں سے ٹیلی ویژن دیکھ رہے ہیں

English Tenses with Examples (PASTS)

Past Indefinite Tense

Past indefinite is a tense that talks about an action that is already done.
Text with blue” indicates verbs while “text with orange” is used for singular or plural subjects.
2nd form of the verb should be used in this sentence.
For example
Sentence: Aslam called you.
اس جملوں کے آخر میں ا، یا، ئی آتا ہے مثال کے طور پر
جملہ: اسلم نے آپکو بلایا
جملہ: اس نے کام کیا

Past Continuous Tense

Past continuous represents an action that was continued in a current state.
Consider the highlighted terms where “text with red” is used for was, were, text with blue” is used for the first form of verb + ing, and text with orange” is used for singular or plural subject.
 
In such sentences, was and were is used as helping verbs where “was” is used with He, she,it+singular name and were used with we, you, they, etc while 1st form of verb + ing is used in this case.
For example:
 
Sentence: Amjad was writing an application.
 
In this sentence, “Amjad” is a singular subject, “was” is a helping verb, and “writing” is the first form of verb + ing.
 
اس طرح جملوں کے آخر میں رہا تھا ، رہی تھی ، رہے تھے ، رہا ہوں وغیرہ کا استعمال ہوتا ہے مثال کے طور پر
 
جملہ: امجد درخواست لکھ رہا تھا
جملہ: وہ سبق پڑھ رہے تھے

Past Perfect Tense

Past perfect tense expresses the events and actions that were done prior. This sounds similar to simple past indefinite. In spoken English, It is ok if a sentence is used in simple past in place of past perfect.
 
Keep in mind that the “text with red” is used for (had), “text with blue” is used for the third form of the verb, and “text with orange” is used for singular or plural subjects.
 
Such sentences use “had” as a helping verb. In this case, the third form of the verb should be used.
For example:
Sentence: They met him after the party.
 
They (plural), had (helping verb), and met (3rd form of the verb)
 
ان جملوں کے آخر میں چکا تھا، چکی تھی، چکے تھے وغیرہ کا استعمال ہوتا ہے مثال کے طور پر
جملہ: وہ پارٹی میں جا چکے تھے
جملہ: وہ انکو پارٹی کے بعد مل چکے تھے

Past Perfect Continuous Tense

This tense is also known as the past perfect progressive tense. It represents an action that was started in the past and continued until the next time in the past and is typically constructed using “had been” along with base form + ing. This tense includes “Since/For” for the same reason discussed above in the present perfect continuous tense.
Text with red” is used for had been, “text with blue” is used for verb, “text with orange” is used for singular or plural subject while “text with purple” is used for since/for.
 
For example:
 
Sentence: He had been watching television since the morning
 
He > singular subject, had been > helping verb, watching > base verb + ing and since > morning
 
اس جملوں میں ایک خاص وقت کو مدنظر رکھتے ھوے رہا تھا ، رہی تھی ، رہے تھے وغیرہ کا استعمال کیا جاتا ہے مثال کے  طور پر
جملہ: وہ صبح سے ٹیلی ویژن دیکھ رہا تھا

English Tenses with Examples (FUTURES)

Future Indefinite Tense

Future indefinite tense indicates that an action has not yet been done but will happen at some other point in the future.
Will” or “shall” is used in this form of a sentence. Today, “will” takes place everywhere in future sentences where people don’t prefer to use “shall”. The future tense carries the first form of the verb.
 
We have colorized it in different texts to make it even more clear to understand. “Text with red” is used for will/shall as helping forms, “text with blue” is used for verbs while “text with orange” is used for singular or plural subjects.
For example:
Sentence: Ahmad will scold him.
Ahmad > singular subject, will > helping verb, scold > base form of the verb
 
ایسے جملوں کے آخر میں گا ،گے ،گی آتا ہے مثال کے طور پر
جملہ: وہ کل پیپر دینے اسکول جاینگے

Future Continuous Tense

Future continuous tense is also known as future progressive tense. It tells us that something will happen in the future for an estimated length of time.

Will be/shall be” are the helping verbs where the base form of verb + ing is used.
 
Helping verbs have been put in red color, the verb is highlighted by blue color while orange color is nominated for singular or plural subject.
 
For example:
 
Sentence: He will be struggling hard to win the competition.
He > singular subject, will be > helping verb and struggling > present participle
 
ایسے جملوں کے آخر میں رہا ہوگا ،رہے ہونگے،رہی ہوگی، رہا ہوںگا وغیرہ آتا ہے مثال کے طور پر
جملہ: وہ مقابلہ جیتنے کی پوری کوشش کر رہے ہونگے

Future Perfect Tense

The future perfect tense indicates an event in the future that will take place which will have a definitive endpoint.
text with red” is used for (will have/shall have), “text with blue” is used for the third form of the verb, and “text with orange” is used for singular or plural subjects.
 
In this case, will have/shall have and the third form of a verb are used to indicate the future perfect tense.
 
For example:
 
Sentence: He will have learned the lesson.
He > singular subject, Will have > helping verb, learned> third form of a verb
 
ایسے جملوں کے آخر میں چکا ہوگا ، چکی ہوگی ،چکے ہونگے ،چکا ہونگا وغیرہ آتا ہے مثال کے طور پر
جملہ: وہ سبق یاد کر چکے ہونگے

Future Perfect Continuous Tense

Future perfect continuous tense sometimes is also known as future perfect progressive tense. It describes an action that will take place in the future until it reaches its point.
Text with red” is used for will have been/shall have been as helping verbs, “text with blue” is used for verbs, “text with orange” is used for singular or plural subjects while “text with purpleis used for since/for.
 
For example:
 
Sentence: He will have been playing pubg since morning
He > singular subject, will have been > helping verb, playing > present participle, since > morning
 
ایسے جملوں کے آخر میں رہا ہوگا ، رہی ہوگی ، رہے ہونگے ، رہا ہونگا وغیرہ آتا ہے مثال کے طور پر
جملہ: وہ صبح سے پب جی کھیل رہا ہوگا

Conclusion of English Tenses with Examples

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