English Grammar Play
Learn English Play Grammar

Grammar Level 5- Lesson Eighteen

In this grammar lesson, you learn about Play 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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play / played / played / playing


The verb “play” generally means to have fun or to compete in a game, but it is also used for many different human interactions and artistic activities.


A: What do you like to do on the weekend?

B: I like to play pool with my buddies.


1. He enjoys playing with his kids.

This is an example of a gerund.

2. There’s a great song playing on the radio.

3. This actor plays a 16th century prince in a very popular movie.

4. Many cats will play with a mouse before killing it.

5. I’m going to play my guitar this weekend with some friends who also play guitar.

6. Valentino has been playing soccer since he was five years old.

7. Laura has played an important role in the success of the company that she works for.


present tense: play / plays
past tense: played
future: will play
present continuous: am / is / are / playing
past continuous: was / were playing
future continuous: will be playing
present perfect: has / have played
past perfect: had played
future perfect: will have played
present perfect continuous: has / have been playing
past perfect continuous: had been playing
future perfect continuous: will have been playing
modal verbs: ______ play
past tense modal: ______ have played
infinitive: to play
gerund: playing
passive: yes


Quiz for Play

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