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English tenses can be helpful in learning the English language from scratch.

There are three main types of tenses which give an idea of the time when the incident mentioned in a statement takes place.

With good knowledge of 12 English tenses, fluent English and flawless grammar is not too far away.

The types of tenses are explained with examples and basic structure.

This would provide a clear idea to understand the knowledge of English grammar and will be helpful in framing better sentences.

Simple Present Tense
Structure: Base verb (+ es/es for third person):

Example: 1) I play a game every day. 2) He studies in school.
Present Continuous Tense
Structure: is/am/are + present participle:

Example: 1) I am playing the game. 2) He is studying in college.
Present Perfect Tense
Structure: Has/have + past participle:

Example: I have finished my homework.
Present Perfect Continuous Tense
Structure: Has/have + been + present participle:

Example: 1) I have been finishing my homework for the last two hours.

2) He has been studying in the school since his childhood.
Simple Past Tense
Structure: Verb+ed or irregular verb:

Example: 1) You played the game. 2) He read the newspaper.
Past Continuous Tense
Structure: Was/were + present participle:

Example: 1) I was reading a newspaper. 2) He was going to Karachi.
Past Perfect Tense
Structure: Had + past participle:

Example: 1) I had finished my homework. 2) He had completed his task.
Past Perfect Continuous Tense
Structure: Had + been + past participle:

Example: 1) I had been finishing my homework for 50 minutes.

2) He had been playing the game since morning.
Simple Future Tense
Structure: Will/shall+verb

Example: 1) I shall go to my home town. 2) He will complete his task.
Future Continuous Tense
Structure: Will be + present participle

Am/is/are + going to be + present participle:

Example: I will be watching the news at 9 pm. / I am going to be watching the news at 9 pm.
Future Perfect Tense
Structure: Will have + past participle

Am/is/are + going to have + past participle

Example: I will have played the game. / I am going to have played the game.
Future Perfect Continuous Tense
Structure: Will have been + present participle

Am/is/are + going to have been + present participle:

Example: I will have been watching the news for over ten minutes before you join me. / I am going to have been watching the news for over ten minutes before you join me.