English Grammar Review Verb Tenses
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Grammar Level 4- Lesson Nineteen

In this grammar lesson, you learn about Review Verb Tenses in English and how to use it in your English conversation and writing. Just follow examples and write them down a few times to learn them very well. After finishing this lesson, you should work on its quiz.

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Verb tense review for the verb “be”

 

It’s useful to review the way the verb “be” changes in various tenses when you study the passive voice. Look at the charts below. A past participle following the verb “be” forms the passive voice.

Present Tense – Be
Singular
I am
You are
He is
She is
It is

Plural
We are
You are
They are

 

To make the negative, use “not”
Students are told what to do by the teacher. student

Present Continuous Tense – Be
Singular
I am being
You are being
He is being
She is being
It is being

Plural
We are being
You are being
They are being

 

To make the negative, use “not” — She isn’t being….
He’s being fed by his mother. baby

Past Tense – Be
Singular
I was
You were
He was
She was
It was

Plural
We were
You were
They were

To make the negative, use “not” — was not / wasn’t; were not / weren’t

My pants were ironed by my wife.

Past Continuous Tense – Be
Singular
I was being
You were being
He was being
She was being
It was being

Plural
We were being
You were being
They were being

To make the negative, use “not”– you weren’t being….
It was loud outside our office yesterday because the streets were being worked on.

Future Tense – Be
Singular
I will be
You will be
He will be
She will be
It will be

Plural
We will be
You will be
They will be

To make the negative, use “will” + “not” = will not be / won’t be
If you want some pie, get it now because all of it will be eaten by tomorrow.

“Going to” Future Tense – Be
Singular
I am going to be
You are going to be
He is going to be
She is going to be
It is going to be

Plural
We are going to be
You are going to be
They are going to be

To make the negative, use “not” after “am,” “are,” or “is,” or use a contraction.
He’s going to be seriously hurt if he’s not careful.

Present Perfect Tense – Be
Singular
I have been
You have been
He has been
She has been
It has been

Plural
We have been
You have been
They have been

To make the negative…

use “have” + “not” = have not / haven’t; has not / hasn’t been

That song has been sung by many different performers.

Past Perfect Tense – Be
Singular
I had been
You had been
He had been
She had been
It had been

Plural
We had been
You had been
They had been

To make the negative, use “had” + “not” = had not / hadn’t been
Many different computer programs had been tried at that company before they found one that they could depend on.

Future Perfect Tense – Be
Singular
I will have been
You will have been
He will have been
She will have been
It will have been

Plural
We will have been
You will have been
They will have been

To make the negative, use “will” + “not” = will not / won’t + have been
By this time next year, this car will have been driven over 100,000 miles.

 

Quiz for Review Verb Tenses

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