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  1. UnderstandingVerb Tense Grammar, Usage and Mechanics

  2. Present Past Future I speakI spokeI will speak Present PerfectPast PerfectFuture Perfect a past event with an action in the past that an action that will be finished present consequences finished before another before some point in the future action in the past started or last into the future I have spoken I had spokenI will have spoken Progressive Form the continuing action of each tense; consists of a form of the verb be plus the present participle (-ing) of a verb I am speakingI was speakingI will be speaking I have been speaking I had been speaking I will have been speaking

  3. Present PerfectPast PerfectFuture Perfect a past event with an action in the past that an action that will be finished present consequences finished before another before some point in the future action in the past started or last into the future “have” “has” or “had”“will have” ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Progressive Form the continuing action of each tense; consists of a form of the verb be plus the present participle (-ing) of a verb (am, is, are, was, were, be, being, been) Present Progressive PastProgressiveFuture Progressive “am” or “are” + ing“was” or “were” + ing“will be” + ing Present Perfect Progressive Past Perfect Progressive Future Perfect Progressive “have been” + ing “had been” + ing“will have been” + ing