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Verbs and Tenses

Write a short sentence for each of the following, underlining the particular structure. Number 2 has been done for you.

1 present simple:

2 present continuous: We are watching TV.

3 present perfect simple:

4 present perfect continuous:

5 past simple:

6 past continuous:

7 past perfect simple:

8 future simple:

9 future continuous:

10 future perfect simple:

11 phrasal verb:

12 infinitive:

13 gerund (-ing):

14 conditional:

15 wh question:

16 yes/no question:

17 tag question:

18 modal verb:

19 auxiliary verb:

20 passive:

Verbs and Tenses Sample Answers

Write a short sentence for each of the following, underlining the particular structure. Number 2 has been done for you.

1 present simple: The sun rises in the east.

2 present continuous: We are watching TV.

3 present perfect simple: He has eaten.

4 present perfect continuous: They have been playing football.

5 past simple: I saw Ram yesterday.

6 past continuous: They were eating.

7 past perfect simple: We had finished.

8 future simple: I will be in London tomorrow.

9 future continuous: We will be sleeping.

10 future perfect simple: He will have finished.

11 phrasal verb: They turned the lights on.

12 infinitive: I want to sleep.

13 gerund (-ing): He loves fishing.

14 conditional: If I win the lottery, I will buy a car.

15 wh question: Who are you?

16 yes/no question: Do you want coffee?

17 tag question: You speak English, don't you?

18 modal verb: He can swim.

19 auxiliary verb: They are swimming.

20 passive: My car was stolen yesterday.