Tenses - Coggle Diagram
Describe things that are happening right now or that are continuous.
When an action is happening right now or regularly.
I play tenis
Present perfect continuous
Action started in the past and has continued up to the present moment.
I have been playing tenis
Action or state that occurred at an indefinite time in the past.
I have played tenis
Action or condition that is happening now and may continue into the future as a plan.
subject+to be+verb -ing
I am playing tenis
Describe things that have already happened.
Things that happened or existed before now.
Subject+verb in past
I played tenis
Continuing action or state that was happening at some point in the past. Something was happening in the past when another action interrupted it.
Subject+to be in past+verb -ing
I was playing tenis
Actions that were completed before some point in the past.
I had played tenis
Past perfect continuous
An action that started in the past, continued up until another time in the past.
Subject+had been+verb -ing
I had been playing tenis
Describe things that have yet to happen.
Actions that will be completed before some point in the future.
I will have played tenis
Future perfect continuous
Describes actions that will continue up until a point in the future.
I will have been playing tenis
Action that will begin and end in the future
Subject+will+verb subject+to be+going to+verb
I will play tenis
When an action is expected to happen in the future and be completed.
Subject+will be+verb -ing
I will be playing tenis