English Tenses

English tenses form the backbone of grammar in sentences. Accurate use of tenses is the starting point of strong English use, hence my publication of the dedicated book, The English Tenses Practical Grammar GuideThe lessons and exercises below help explain and practice the various English tenses.

English tenses timeline – all the English tenses in one image, a great place to start if you want to compare the tenses.

Present Simple

Continuous Tenses

Past Simple

Perfect tenses

Future tenses

General tense use

If you find these articles interesting, please also consider The English Tenses Practical Grammar Guide – a reference book explaining the twelve main aspects of the English tenses.