Past Tense in English Grammar

The Past Tense is used – as you can probably guess – to talk about the past. There are several different verb forms we can use to talk about the past. This article briefly explains them and links to fuller articles on each. Past Simple The Past Simple is...

Perfect Tenses in English Grammar

We use Perfect Tenses to talk about a finished action, often in relation to another action. This action can occur at any time in the past, present or future. 3 Perfect Tenses There are three perfect tenses in English: Past Perfect This is used to talk about a...

Continuous Verbs in English Grammar

We use the Continuous Verb Forms to talk about things which are happening over a period of time. With continuous forms we highlight the duration of an event. Note that sometimes we use the word Progressive instead of Continuous. Continuous forms usually talk about...

Verb Forms in English Grammar

This article introduces at the 3 main verb forms a verb can take: the infinitive, the present participle and the past form. The Infinitive The Infinitive is the base form of a verb. These are infinitives: love, eat, walk, be In English, the infinitive is nearly always...