Category Archives: Tenses

The Present Perfect Continuous Tense

The Present Perfect Continuous Tense “I have been cooking dinner.”   This is an example for the Present Perfect Continuous: They have been painting the apartment. (The apartment now is covered in fresh paint.) This is an example for the Present Perfect: They have painted the apartment. (The job is finished.) The result referred to depends on theā€¦ Read More »

Present Continuous Uses

Read al about when and why you should use the Present Continuous tense in English. It should be used for actions that are happening right now, actions that started in the past and are not yet finished and a few other reasons. To speak and write English correctly, you need to know when to use the Present Continuous Tense. You can also get more information about forming sentences and questions using this tense. Read all about it here.

Present Continuous Statements

Read all about how to form sentences using the present continuous tense in English. The main structure of this tense is subject + verb to be + verb-ing. For example, I am walking to school. Here you can learn about how to form basic present continuous sentences as well as forming sentences using prepositions and adverbs. The present continuous tense is widely used in the English language and it’s important for second language learners to know how to form sentences using this tense correctly.

Present Continuous Questions

In this post you can find out how to form questions in the present continuous tense. This post includes both yes/no questions as well as ‘wh’ question forms. The present continuous is widely used in English and it’s important that students fully understand how to form sentences correctly using this tense. Read everything you need to know about forming questions using the present continuous tense in this helpful blog post.

Present Continuous or Present Progressive?

You might sometimes see English books that use the phrase “present continuous” and others that use the phrase “present progressive”. Often students ask what is the different and the simple answer is that in the English language there is no difference. However, this topic requires further discussion because it isn’t as simple as it appears. Read about the terms “Present Continuous” and “Present Progressive” in this blog post.

Present Simple Uses

The present simple is often taught first because is the the most simple tense to learn! This blog post goes through all the uses of the tense and will tell students when they need to use the present simple. Basically we use it to talk about facts, feelings, opinions, schedules and more. Read this comprehensive discussion that clearly outlines the different uses of the present simple. Moreover, helpful examples are provided to help the students fully understand when to use this tense in English.

Present Simple Questions

Learn all about how to form questions in English using the present simple tense. In this blog post we cover the structure of questions, yes/no questions, wh questions, questions using modal verbs and more. The grammar is clearly explained and there are helpful examples to help the student fully understand how to form questions using the present simple tense. More often than not, this tense is one of the first ones taught to students and it’s very important that they know how to use it correctly.

Present Simple Statements

Read all about how to form sentences using the present simple tense. Basically, the structure of a sentence is just subject + verb. Here we take a closer look at the basic structure using verbs, the verb ‘be’ and ‘have’ as well as modal verbs. We also outline the various contractions that students might encounter when using this tense. The present simple tense is often taught first because it is the most simple tense to use. Read all about it in this blog post with clear explanations and helpful examples.