List of present and past tenses

I work in a bank but I don’t enjoy it very much.

Tom watches television every evening.

Do you like parties?

We don’t go out very often. We usually stay at home.

Present continuous I am doing

Please don’t disturb me. I’m working.

“What’s Tom doing?” “He’s watching television.”

Hello, Ann. Are you enjoying the party?

We aren’t going to the party tomorrow night.

Present perfect I have done

I’ve lost my key. Have you seen it anywhere?

`Is Tom here?’ “No, he has gone home.’

How long have they been married?

The house is very dirty. We haven’t cleaned it for weeks.

Present perfect continuous I have been doing

I’m tired. I’ve been working hard all day.

You’re out of breath. Have you been running?

How long has he been learning English?

I haven’t been

feeling very well recently.

Past simple I did

I lost my key yesterday.

They went to the cinema but they didn’t enjoy the film.

What time did you get up this morning?

It was hot in the room, so she opened the window.

Past continuous I was doing

When I arrived, Tom was watching television.

This time last year I was living in Brazil.

What were you doing at 10 o’clock last night?

The television was on but they weren’t watching it.

Past perfect I had done

I couldn’t get into the house because I had lost my key.

When I arrived at the party, Tom wasn’t there. He had gone home.

They didn’t come to the cinema with us because they had already seen the film.

The house was dirty because we hadn’t cleaned it for weeks.

Past perfect continuous I had been doing

I was very tired. I had been working hard all day.

He was leaning against a wall, out of breath. He had been running.



List of present and past tenses