Verb tenses, moods and phrases

The Twelve Verb Tenses in English and Some Time Expressions

Verb tenses moods and verb phrases
Verb tenses moods and verb phrases


In this comprehensive course, you will delve into the intricacies of English verb tenses and develop a solid understanding of their usage. Through engaging lessons, interactive exercises, and practical examples, you will gain confidence in expressing yourself accurately in different time frames. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced learner, this course will equip you with the skills to navigate the complexities of verb tenses effectively.

Example sentences for each verb tense:

Simple Present Tense

  • She reads books every day.

Present Continuous Tense:

  • I am currently studying for my exams.

Present Perfect Tense

  • They have already finished their homework.

Present Perfect Continuous Tense

  • He has been working on the project for two weeks.

Simple Past Tense

  • She walked to school yesterday.

Past Continuous Tense

  • They were playing soccer when it started raining.

Past Perfect Tense

  • By the time I arrived, they had already left.

Past Perfect Continuous Tense

  • She had been studying all night before the exam.

Simple Future Tense

  • I will meet you at the airport tomorrow.

Future Continuous Tense

  • They will be celebrating their anniversary this weekend.

Future Perfect Tense

  • By next year, she will have completed her degree.

Future Perfect Continuous Tense

  • He will have been working at the company for ten years in May.

Furthermore, we will delve into the intricacies of areas related to verb tenses, such as time expressions, state verbs, "have got," and "there be." You will develop a solid understanding of their usage to accurately express yourself in different time frames and contexts.

Here are some examples:

Time Expressions

  • To be about to
    • I am about to leave for my doctor's appointment.
  • Was or were going to
    • She was going to call you, but her phone battery died."
  • Would (used as the past of "will")
    • He said he would help me with the project.
  • Used to
    • He used to smoke, but he quit.

State Verbs

I like coffee. (Liking is a state.)

  • She knows the answer. (Knowing is a state.)

Have Got

  • I have got a new car.
  • They have got a big house.

There Be

  • There is a cat on the roof.
  • There were many people at the party.

Join this course to enhance your understanding and usage of English verb tenses, time expressions, state verbs, "have got," and "there be." Unlock the power to express yourself accurately and confidently in different contexts, while effectively conveying past, present, and future events.

The Syllabus

Week 1

  • The Present Simple
  • The Present Continuous
  • The Past Simple
  • The Past Continuous

Week 2

  • The Present Perfect
  • Present Perfect Continuous
  • The Past Perfect
  • The Past Perfect Continuous

Week 3

  • The going-to future
  • The simple future
  • The future continuous
  • The future perfect simple and continuous

Week 4

  • Present Tenses for the Future
  • Future Expressions
  • Future in the Past
  • Would the Past of Will:

Week 5

  • State Verbs
  • Have and Have Got
  • There be
  • Would and Used to

Week 6

  • Final Exam

Week 7

  • A grace period to submit late assignments

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