Basic Tenses with Regular Verbs | Grammar


This page shows the basic tenses with the regular verb work, including the following structures:

  • affirmative or positive (+)
  • negative (-)
  • interrogative or question (?)

The basic structures are:

+ positive subject + auxiliary + main verb
negative subject + auxiliary + not + main verb
? question auxiliary + subject + main verb

Here are the forms of the main verb that we use to construct the tenses:

base V1 past simple V2 past participle V3 present participle -ing
work worked worked working

And here is the result:

12 tenses (work) past present future
SIMPLE
do + base
except future:
will + base
+ I did work
I worked
I do work
I work
I will work
I did not work I do not work I will not work
? Did I work? Do I work? Will I work?
CONTINUOUS
be + ing
+ I was working I am working I will be working
I was not working I am not working I will not be working
? Was I working? Am I working? Will I be working?
PERFECT
have + past participle
+ I had worked I have worked I will have worked
I had not worked I have not worked I will not have worked
? Had I worked? Have I worked? Will I have worked?
CONTINUOUS PERFECT
have been + ing
+ I had been working I have been working I will have been working
I had not been working I have not been working I will not have been working
? Had I been working? Have I been working? Will I have been working?


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