Table of English Tenses
A simple illustration of English tenses and example forms
|Present Simple||infinitive he/she/it + -s||I work.
||I don't work.
||Do I work?|
|He works.||He doesn't work.||Does he work?|
|I go.||I don't go.||Do I go?|
|He goes.||He doesn't go.||Does he go?|
|Present Continuous||to be (am/are/is) + present participle||I'm working.
||I'm not working.
||Am I working?|
|He's working.||He isn't working.||Is he working?|
|I'm going.||I'm not going.||Am I going?|
|He's going.||He isn't going.||Is he going?|
infinitive + -ed
(See also: irregular verbs)
||I didn't work.
||Did I work?|
||He didn't work.||Did he work?|
|I went.||I didn't go.||Did I go?|
|He went.||He didn't go.||Did he go?|
|Past Continuous||was/were + present participle||I was working.
||I wasn't working.
||Was I working?|
|He was working.||He wasn't working.||Was he working?|
|I was going.||I wasn't going.||Was I going?|
|He was going.||He wasn't going.||Was he going?|
|have/has + past participle||I have worked.
||I haven't worked.
||Have I worked?|
|He has worked.||He hasn't worked.||Has he worked?|
|I have gone.||I haven't gone.||Have I gone?|
|He has gone.||He hasn't gone.||Has he gone?|
|have/has + been + present participle||I have been working.
||I haven't been working.
||Have I been working?|
|He has been working.
||He hasn't been working.||Has he been working?|
|I have been going.||I haven't been going.||Have I been going?|
|He has been going.||He hasn't been going.||Has he been going?|
|had + past participle||I had worked.
||I hadn't worked.
||Had I worked?|
|He had worked.||He hadn't worked.||Had he worked?|
|I had gone.||I hadn't gone.||Had I gone?|
|He had gone.||He hadn't gone.||Had he gone?|
|Past Perfect Continuous||had + been + present participle||I had been working.
||I hadn't been working.
||Had I been working?|
|He had been working.||He hadn't been working.||Had he been working?|
|I had been going.||I hadn't been going.||Had I been going?|
|He had been going.||He hadn't been going.||Had he been going?|
|will - future||will + infinitive||I'll work.
||I won't work.
||Will I work?|
|He'll work.||He won't work.||Will he work?|
|I'll go.||I won't go.||Will I go?|
|He'll go.||He won't go.||Will he go?|
|be going to - future||be (am/are/is) + going to + infinitive||I'm going to work.
||I'm not going to work.
||Am I going to work?|
|He's going to work.
||He's not going to work.||Is he going to work?|
|I'm going to go.||I'm not going to go.||Am I going to go?|
|He's going to go.||He's not going to go.||Is he going to go?|
|Future Continuous||will + be + present participle||I'll be working.
||I won't be working.
||Will I be working?|
|He'll be working.
||He won't be working.
||Will he be working?|
|I'll be going.||I won't be going.||Will I be going?|
|He'll be going.||He won't be going.||Will he be going?|
|will + have + past participle||I'll have worked.
||I won't have worked.
||Will I have worked?|
|He'll have worked.||He won't have worked.
||Will he have worked?|
|I'll have gone.||I won't have gone.||Will I have gone?|
|He'll have gone.||He won't have gone.||Will he have gone?|
|will + have + been + present participle||I'll have been working.
||I won't have been working.
||Will I have been working?|
|He'll have been working.||He won't have been working.||Will he have been working?|
|I'll have been going.||I won't have been going.||Will I have been working?|
|He'll have been going.||He won't have been going.||Will he have been working?|
|would + infinitive||I would work.
|He would work.||He wouldn't work.
|I would go.||I wouldn't go.||Would I go?|
|He would go.||He wouldn't