Here are the conjugation tables for the verb be in English.
How to use these conjugation tenses in English? The Present expresses habit, frequency, general truth and state in English. The Present Continuous mainly expresses the idea of an action or activity that is still in progress. The Present Perfect expresses notions that are always related to the present or the consequence of an event. Finally, the Present Perfect Continuous associates with the idea of activity that of duration.
How do you use these conjugation tenses in English? The Simple Past expresses completed actions unrelated to the present, dated past actions or habits. It is very often used in English. The Past Continuous (Simple Past + ING) on the other hand is used to talk about ongoing actions in the past or a past action in progress when another action occurs. The Past Perfect is used to indicate that the action took place before another past action. Finally, the Past Perfect Continuous is used to refer to a continuous action in the past that has continued until another past action.
How do you use these conjugation tenses in English? The Future is used to talk about factual actions in the future. The Future Continuous is used to talk about things that will be happening in the future. The Future Perfect is a conjugation tense not often used in English, this conjugation tense is used to talk about a future factual action prior to another one. Finally the Future Perfect Continuous is very rarely used, this tense is used to talk about a future action in progress and prior to another.
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