English - Verb Tenses (1.2. Present perfect (Completed action ("We…
English - Verb Tenses
1.2. Present perfect
"We have finished the tofu."
"We have been sad."
"We have burped for hours."
"I have been here for days."
1.1. Simple past
"We finished the tofu."
"We were sad; no more tofu."
1.3. Past perfect
Action completed before another
"I had eaten all the tofu before you returned."
Condition completed before another
"I had been sad before the new tofu arrived."
3.1. Simple future
"The sponge will dry."
"I will be happy when it does."
3.2. Future perfect
Future action done before another
"By the time you read this, the sponge will be dry."
Future condition done before another
"The sponge will have been on the window for a week."
1.6. Past perfect progressive
Continuing action interrupted by another
"I had been snoring when the..."
3.4. Future perfect
Continuing future action done before another
"When we lunch next week, I will have been pumping iron for at least a week."
2.2. Present progressive
Something taking place at the present moment
"He is writing a letter now."
1.4. Past progressive
Continuous completed action
"I was snoring that week."
1.5. Present perfect progressive
Action going into present
"I have been snoring all week."
3.3. Future progressive
Continuing future action
"They will be buying sponges this week."
2.1. Simple Present
Refer to an action or event that takes place habitually
"He writes for a living."