May 102012
 

7 basic English tenses:

Simple Future          S + will + Vo + O

Simpre Present       S + V1s,es + O

Present Continu      S + am/is/are + Ving + O

Present Perfect       S + has/have + V3ed + O

Simple Past              S + V2ed + O

Past Continuous     S + was,were + Ving + O

Past Perfect             S + had + V3ed + O

Notice:

V0 : Vinfinitive

V1s,es : Vpresent

V2ed : Vpast

V3ed : Vpast participal

Ving: Vparticipal

 

In English, each verb is one of two following types:

Vregular                                       Virregular

Example:  Vregular                       Vregular                                   Virregular

V0 : play                                V0 : study                                V0 :  sing

V1s,es : play,plays                V1s,es : study, studies        V1s,es : sing, sings

V2ed : played                         V2ed : studied                        V2ed : sang

V3ed : played                         V3ed : studied                        V3ed : sung

Ving: playing                         Ving: studying                       Ving: singing

Example:

He will study English tomorrow

He studies English everyday

He is studying English now

He has studied English since 2006

He studied English yesterday

He was studying English yesterday

He had studied English before he went to sleep yesterday

 

Exercise 1: Use the correct Verb form

1/ John (sing)                                         English songs everyday.

2/ We (sing)                                            English songs everyday.

3/ I (sing)                                                 English songs everyday.

4/ You (sing)                                          English songs everyday.

5/ John (sing)                                         English songs yesterday.

6/ We (sing)                                            English songs yesterday.

7/ I (sing)                                                 English songs yesterday.

8/ You (sing)                                          English songs yesterday.

9/ John (sing)                                         English songs tomorrow.

10/ We (sing)                                         English songs tomorrow.

11/ I (sing)                                              English songs tomorrow.

12/ You (sing)                                        English songs tomorrow.

13/ John (sing)                                       English songs now.

14/ We (sing)                                         English songs now.

15/ I (sing)                                              English songs now.

16/ You (sing)                                        English songs now.

17/ John (sing)                                       English songs at 2 p.m last Sunday.

18/ We (sing)                                         English songs at 2 p.m last Sunday.

19/ I (sing)                                              English songs at 2 p.m last Sunday.

20/ You (sing)                                        English songs at 2 p.m last Sunday.

21/ John (sing)                                       English songs since 2010.

22/ We (sing)                                         English songs since 2010.

23/ I (sing)                                              English songs since 2010.

24/ You (sing)                                        English songs since 2010.

25/ John (sing)                                       English songs before he went to bed last night.

26/ We (sing)                                         English songs before we went to bed last night.

27/ I (sing)                                              English songs before I went to bed last night.

28/ You (sing)                                        English songs before you went to bed last night.

 

Exercise 2: Use the correct Verb form

1/ John (not sing)                                              English songs everyday.

2/ We (not sing)                                                 English songs everyday.

3/ I (not sing)                                                     English songs everyday.

4/ You (not sing)                                               English songs everyday.

5/ John (not sing)                                              English songs yesterday.

6/ We (not sing)                                                English songs yesterday.

7/ I (not sing)                                                     English songs yesterday.

8/ You (not sing)                                               English songs yesterday.

9/ John (not sing)                                              English songs tomorrow.

10/ We (not sing)                                              English songs tomorrow.

11/ I (not sing)                                                   English songs tomorrow.

12/ You (not sing)                                             English songs tomorrow.

13/ John (not sing)                                            English songs now.

14/ We (not sing)                                              English songs now.

15/ I (not sing)                                                   English songs now.

16/ You (not sing)                                             English songs now.

17/ John (not sing)                                            English songs at 2 p.m last Sunday.

18/ We (not sing)                                              English songs at 2 p.m last Sunday.

19/ I (not sing)                                                   English songs at 2 p.m last Sunday.

20/ You (not sing)                                             English songs at 2 p.m last Sunday.

21/ John (not sing)                                            English songs since 2010.

22/ We (not sing)                                              English songs since 2010.

23/ I (not sing)                                                   English songs since 2010.

24/ You (not sing)                                             English songs since 2010.

25/ John (not sing)                                            English songs before he went to bed last night.

26/ We (not sing)                                              English songs before we went to bed last night.

27/ I (not sing)                                                   English songs before I went to bed last night.

28/ You (not sing)                                             English songs before you went to bed last night.

 

Exercise 3: Use the correct Verb form

1/                           John (sing)                            English songs everyday?

2/                           we (sing)                               English songs everyday?

3/                           I (sing)                                   English songs everyday?

4/                           you (sing)                             English songs everyday?

5/                           John (sing)                            English songs yesterday?

6/                           we (sing)                               English songs yesterday?

7/                           I (sing)                                   English songs yesterday?

8/                           you (sing)                             English songs yesterday?

9/                           John (sing)                            English songs tomorrow?

10/                        we (sing)                               English songs tomorrow?

11/                        I (sing)                                   English songs tomorrow?

12/                        you (sing)                             English songs tomorrow?

13/                        John (sing)                            English songs now?

14/                        we (sing)                               English songs now?

15/                        I (sing)                                   English songs now?

16/                        you (sing)                             English songs now?

17/                        John (sing)                            English songs at 2 p.m last Sunday?

18/                        we (sing)                               English songs at 2 p.m last Sunday?

19/                        I (sing)                                   English songs at 2 p.m last Sunday?

20/                        you (sing)                             English songs at 2 p.m last Sunday?

21/                        John (sing)                            English songs since 2010?

22/                        we (sing)                               English songs since 2010?

23/                        I (sing)                                   English songs since 2010?

24/                        you (sing)                             English songs since 2010?

25/                        John (sing)                            English songs before he went to bed last night?

26/                        we (sing)                               English songs before we went to bed last night?

27/                        I (sing)                                   English songs before I went to bed last night?

28/                        you (sing)                             English songs before you went to bed last night?

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