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How to Write English Sentences using Verb Tenses
When writing English sentences the writer may have a simple subject or a combination of
subject and an object. To describe any actions or states of being the writer must use a verb
or verbs to show who or what initiated, experienced or received the action or state of being.
The selection of verb and verb tense provides the writer with a wide variety of choices
when expressing the relationships between the subjects, objects and external factors such as time.
The following is a simple set of examples of verb tenses and sentences.
I study English everyday.
1. [verb + ed]
Two years ago, I studied English in Canada.
1. [am/is/are] + [going to] + [verb]
I am going to study English next year in Canada.
2. [will] + [verb]
I will study English tomorrow.
1. [am / is / are] + [verb + ing]
I am studying English now.
1. [was /were] + [verb + ing]
I was studying English when you called this morning.
1. [will be] + [verb + ing] 2. [am /is /are] + [going to be] + [verb + ing]
I will be studying English when you arrive today.
We are going to be studying English next year in Canada.
1. [has /have] + [past participle]
I have studied English in several Canadian cities.
1. [had] + [past participle]
I had studied English before I moved to Canada.
1. [will have] + [past participle]
I will have studied all the verb tenses by the end of today.
2. [am/is/are] + [going to have] + [past participle]
We are going to have studied all the chapters by five o'clock.
PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS
1. [has/have] + [been] + [verb + ing]
I have been studying English for two years.
PAST PERFECT CONTINUOUS
1. [had been] + [verb + ing]
I had been studying English for two years before I moved to Canada.
FUTURE PERFECT CONTINUOUS
1. [will have been] + [verb + ing]
I will have been studying English for one hour by the time you arrive.
2. [am/is/are] + [going to have been] + [verb + ing]
We are going to have been studying for three hours.
The process of writing an English sentence is much easier when the writer starts with a
basic thought and systematically experiments with all of the sentence types and
English parts of speech, phrases, clauses and verb tenses to see how to accurately
express the complete thought.
For additional English writing tips and examples go to the following links
How to write English Sentences - Introduction
How to write English Sentences - start with a basic thought
How to write English Sentences - choose one of the six basic sentence constructions
How to write English Sentences - choose one of the four sentence types
How to write English Sentences - choose the correct English verb tenses
How to write English Sentences - choose the active or passive voice
How to write English Sentences using Nouns
How to write English Sentences using Noun Phrases
How to write English Sentences using Articles
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