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Recent Event Highlights: PAST SIMPLE, FUTURE SIMPLE, PRESENT SIMPLE, PRESENT PERFECT, PAST PERFECT, and 3 more...
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Last updated: 17/02/11 at 12:58
It describes an action in the past.
(+)REGULAR -ED ENDINGS OR IRREGULAR VERB LIST
(-) DIDN'T + INFINITIVE
(?) (wh-)+ DID + SUBJECT + INFININIVE?
When Homer got up, he felt thirsty again.
Used for predictions and decisions taken at the moment of speaking.
(+) WILL + INFINITIVE
(-) WON'T + INFINITIVE
(?) (WH-) + WILL + SUBJECT + INFINITIVE?
If Homer goes on like this, he will have a heart attack.
Future time for planned actions
BE + GOING TO + INFINITIVE
Homer is going to have a party of his own again.
It describes an action happening at the moment of speaking.
BE + -ING FORM
He is eating a whole dish of chops.
It describes a routine or habit.
(+)INFINITIVE (+S FOR 3rd ps)
(-) DON'T or DOESN'T + INFINITIVE
(?) (WH-) + DO/DOES + SUBJECT + INFINITIVE?
Homer is a couch potato and he drinks too much.
It describes a finished action at a present or recent time.
HAVE/HAS + PAST PARTICIPLE
Homer has realised he hasn't drunk anything for the last few seconds.
It describes an action in progress in the past.
WAS/WERE + -ING FORM
When Marge arrived home, Homer was sleeping.
Past before past
HAD + PAST PARTICIPLE.
When Marge got home, Homer had already drunk all the beer in town.