12 Tenses and 36 Example Sentences

12 Tenses and 36 Example Sentences

Tenses are necessary to make sentences and write them grammatically correct. Here all the 12 tenses are explained with their examples that are very helpful to improve your English speaking and writing. After reading these simple and easy explained tenses structure, you will be able to make sentences by yourself and can speak English.

 

Tenses Positive Negative Question
Past Simple We watched the cartoon last morning. We did not watched the cartoon last morning. Did we watched the cartoon last morning?
Past Continuous was learning English last month. was not learning English last month. Was I learning English last month?
Past perfect Harold had known about it for a while. Harold had not known about it for a while. Had Harold known about it for a while?
Past Perfect Continuous They had been being playing cricket since childhood. They had not been being playing cricket since childhood. Had they been being playing cricket since childhood?
Present Simple I play hockey. I do not play hockey. Do I play hockey?
Present Continuous She is eating the chocolate now. She is not eating the chocolate now. Is she eating the chocolate now?
Present Perfect She has lived here all her life. She has not lived here all her life. Has she lived here all her life?
Present Perfect

Continuous

She has been eating a chocolate. She has not been eating a chocolate. Has she been eating a chocolate?
Future Simple They will go to school. They will not go to school. Will they go to school?
Future Continuous They will be hating you. They will not be hating you. Will they be hating you?
Future Perfect ·         By next week, I will have finished this book. ·         By next week, I will not have finished this book. ·         Will I have finished this book, by next week?
Future Perfect Continuous will have been swimming on Monday. will not have been swimming on Monday. Will I have been swimming on Monday?