What is tense why it is used in our daily life
Now we will continue about the tenses. Are you ready? Here we go :
- Present Perfect Continuous Tense
Present Perfect Continuous Tense is use to show that something has done in the past and has continued until now.
The formula for Present Perfect Continuous Tense:
S + have/has + been + Verb1 + ing + Object (Object can use “for” or “since”)
1. We have been studying for two hours
2. She has been reading for one hours
3. He hasn’t been studying since yesterday
4. What have you been doing since this morning?
- Past Perfect Tense
Past Perfect Tense is use to express action that occurred before another action in the past.
The formula for Past Perfect Tense:
S + had + Verb3 + Object + when + S + Verb2
1. I had had breakfast when he picked up me
2. She hadn’t left when I called her
3. Had you been here when it rained?
4. What had you done when he came?
- Present Future Perfect Tense
Present Future Perfect Tense is use to express action that have done at the time in the future.
The formula for Present Future Perfect Tense:
S + will/shall + have + Verb3 + Object + by
1. I shall have been at your home by 8 PM
2. They will not have done their homework by 8 PM
3. Will she have arrived there by the time you go home from work?
4. Who will have gone to bed by 10 PM?
- Past Perfect Continuous Tense
Past Perfect Continuous Tense is use to show that something started in the past and continued up until another time in the past. “For five minutes” and “for two weeks” are both durations which can be used with the Past Perfect Continuous.
The formulation for Past Perfect Continuous Tense:
S + had been + Verb1 + ing
1. You had been waiting there for more than two hours when she finally arrived
2. She had been working at that company for three years when it went out of business
3. How long had you been waiting to get on the bus?
4. Who had been waiting there for more than two hours when she finally arrive?
- Future Perfect Continuous Tense
Future Perfect Continuous Tense is use to show that something will continue up until a particular event or time in the future. “For five minutes,” “for two weeks,” and “since Friday” are all durations which can be used with the Future Perfect Continuous.
The formula for Future Perfect Continuous Tense:
S + will have been + Verb1 + ing
S + be going to have been + Verb1 + ing
1. Will you have been waiting for more than two hours when her plane finally arrives?
2. You will not have been waiting for more than two hours when her plane finally arrives.
3. You are going to have been waiting for more than two hours when her plane finally arrives.
4. How long will you have been studying when you graduate?
- Future Continuous Tense
Future Continuous Tense is use to indicate that a longer action in the future will be interrupted by a shorter action in the future.
The formula for Future Continuous Tense:
S + will be + Verb1 + ing
S + be going to be + Verb1 + ing
1. You will be waiting for her when her plane arrives tonight.
2. Will he be studying at the library tonight, so he will not see Jennifer when she arrives?
3. I am going to be staying at the Madison Hotel, if anything happens and you need to contact me.
4. I will not be waiting for you when your bus arrives.
There are a few tenses that usually use in our daily conversation. Hope you can apply it on your daily conversation. Let's practice to use tenses in our daily conversation. I will back with another lesson in english language. I'll be back... :D