The 13 Verb Tenses Of English Grammar
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Created by Maurizio Bonalumi
Last updated 9/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 27 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • How to properly use all 13 English Verb Tenses
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  • How to correctly conjugate the 13 Verb Tenses
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  • How to immediately recognize which verb tense to use.
  • How to avoid common verb tense mistakes
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  • How to communicate correctly using the correct Verb Tense.
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Requirements
  • Students should have a beginner level or above.
  • Able to dedicate 15 minutes a day for 1 month.
Description

After many years of teaching ESL to students in 3 different continents, I've come to 1 very obvious conclusion:  Verb Tenses Are The Most Difficult for Students to Master.  Therefore I've created this course to HELP YOU DO EXACTLY THAT!!  Nothing more nothing less.  I will cover all 13 Verb Tenses like no one before me ever has.  By the end of my course you will become a Verb Tense Jedi, no questions asked!  So if you're ready to start communicating correctly and stop confusing the various tenses, this course is for YOU!!  

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to master the 13 Verb Tenses of English Grammar.
  • Anyone who doesn't know the difference between "I studied" and "I have studied".
  • Anyone who doesn't know the difference between "I play" and "I'm playing".
  • Anyone who thinks "I saw her twice this week" is grammaticall correct.
  • Anyone who wants to communicate properly and stop confusing the Verb Tenses.
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Curriculum For This Course
24 Lectures
01:58:51
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INTRODUCTION
1 Lecture 00:32
INTRODUCTION
00:32
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The 4 Present Tenses
7 Lectures 46:45

The Present Simple                        I amI play
The Present Continuous                I am playing
The Present Perfect                       I have played
The Present Perfect Continuous    I have been playing

Introduction of The 4 Present Tenses
01:07

EXTENDED FORM / CONTRACTED FORM

I am / I'm
You are / You're
He/She/It is / He's, She's, It's
We are / We're
You are / You're
They are / They're

I am not / I'm not
You are not 
/ You're not, You aren't
He/She/It is not / He's not, She's not, It's not /  He isn't / She isn't / It isn't
We are not / We're not, We aren't
You are not / You're not, You aren't
They are not / They're not, They aren't

Am I? 
Are you? 
Is he/she/it? 
Are we? 
Are you? 
Are they?

Present Simple of The Verb To Be
04:09

Present Simple of the Verb to Be
10 questions

RULES FOR 3rd PERSON SINGULAR: HE/SHE/IT

  • FOR MOST VERBS ADD "S" AT THE END OF THE VERB
    work..... works
    eat..... eats
    play..... plays
    swim..... swims
    write..... writes
  • FOR VERBS ENDING IN CONSONANT + Y, eliminate "Y" and add "ies"
    study..... studies
    cry..... cries
    spy..... spies
    fly..... flies
  • FOR VERBS ENDING IN "O", "SH", "CH", "X" and "SS" add "es"
    go..... goes
    wash..... washes
    watch..... watches
    mix..... mixes
    kiss..... kisses

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EXTENDED FORM / CONTRACTED FORM 

I play 
You play 
He/She/It plays 
We play 
You play 
They play

I do not play /I don't play 
You do not play /You don't play 
He/She/It does not play / He/She/It doesn't play 
We do not play / We don't play 
You do not play / You don't play 
They do not play / They don't play

Do I play? 
Do you play? 
Does he/she/it play? 
Do we play? 
Do you play? 
Do they play?

The Present Simple of All Other Verbs
07:25

The Present Simple of All Other Verbs
10 questions

NON - CONTINUOUS VERBS

Action verbs are verbs you can see someone doing and can be used in all forms and with all tenses; run, walk, eat, read, fly, say, touch etc.

It’s important to understand that not all verbs can be used in the continuous form (+ing). We will refer to these verbs as: Non-continuous Verbs. 

Non-continuous verbs are verbs that cannot be used in continuous forms (+ ing) and are usually verbs that you cannot see somebody doing. These verbs are rarely used in continuous forms. They are:

Abstract verbs  Be, want, cost, need, care, contain, owe, exist etc.

Possession verbs Own, belong, possess etc.

Emotion Verbs Like, love, hate, dislike, fear, envy etc.;

THEREFORE:  When you need to use a non-continuous verb in the Present Continuous, use the Present Simple.

A few examples:

NO:  I am wanting something cold to drink.

YES:  I want something cold to drink.

NO:  I am being thirsty.

YES:  I am thirsty.  

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EXTENDED FORM / CONTRACTED FORM

I am working / I'm working 
You are working / You're working 
He/She/It is working / He's/She's/It's working 
We are working / We're working
You are working / You're working
They are working /They're working 

I am not working / I'm not working 
You are not working / You're not working / You aren't working 
He/She/It is not working / He's/She's/It's not working / He/She/It isn't working
We are not working / We're not working / We aren't working 
You are not working / You're not working / You aren't working 
They are not working / They're not working / They aren't working

Am I working? 
Are you working? 
Is he/she/it working? 
Are we working? 
Are you working? 
Are they working?

The Present Continuous
06:43

The Present Continuous
10 questions

PLEASE REFER TO THE PDF " irregular verbs" IN THIS LECTURE FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF THE MOST COMMON IRREGULAR VERBS.  YOU WILL NEED THE "PAST PARTICIPLE" IN ORDER TO FORM THIS TENSE.

EXTENDED FORM / CONTRACTED FORM

I have played / I've played
You have played / You've played
He/She/It has played / He's played / She's played / It's played
We have played / We've played
You have played / You've played
They have played /They've played

I have not played / I haven't played 
You have not played / You haven't played 
He/She/It has not played / He/She/It hasn't played 
We have not played / We haven't played 
You have not played / You haven't played 
They have not played / They haven't played

Have I played? 
Have you played? 
Has he/she/it played? 
Have we played? 
Have you played? 
Have they played?


The Present Perfect
09:30

The Present Perfect
10 questions

NON - CONTINUOUS VERBS 

Action verbs are verbs you can see someone doing and can be used in all forms and with all tenses; run, walk, eat, read, fly, say, touch etc.

It’s important to understand that not all verbs can be used in the continuous form (+ing). We will refer to these verbs as: Non-continuous Verbs. 

Non-continuous verbs are verbs that cannot be used in continuous forms (+ ing) and are usually verbs that you cannot see somebody doing. These verbs are rarely used in continuous forms. They are:

Abstract verbs  Be, want, cost, need, care, contain, owe, exist etc.

Possession verbs Own, belong, possess etc.

Emotion Verbs Like, love, hate, dislike, fear, envy etc.;

THEREFORE:  When you need to use a non-continuous verb in the Present Perfect Continuous, use the Present Perfect.

example:

NO:  I have been loving my wife for 20 years.

YES:  I have loved my wife for 20 years..


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EXTENDED FORM / CONTRACTED FORM

I have been playing / I've been playing
You have been playing / You've been playing
He/She/It has been playing / He's/She's/It's been playing
We have been playing / We've been playing
You have been playing / You've been playing
They have been playing / They've been playing

I have not been playing / I haven't been playing 
You have not been playing / You haven't been playing 
He/She/It has not been playing / He/She/It hasn't been playing 
We have not been playing / We haven't been playing 
You have not been playing / You haven't been playing 
They have not been playing / They haven't been playing

How long have I been playing? 
How long have you been playing? 
How long has he/she/it been playing? 
How long have we been playing? 
How long have you been playing? 
How long have they been playing? 


The Present Perfect Continuous
09:12

The Present Perfect Continuous
10 questions

Review of The 4 Present Tenses
08:39
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The 4 Past Tenses
7 Lectures 33:41

The Past Simple                            I was - I played
The Past Continuous                     I was playing
The Past Perfect                            I had played
The Past Perfect Continuous         I had been playing

Introduction of The 4 Past Tenses
01:11

EXTENDED FORM / CONTRACTED FORM

I was 
You were 
He/She/It was 
We were 
You were 
They were

I was not / I wasn't 
You were not / You weren't 
He/She/It was not / He/She/It wasn't 
We were not / We weren't 
You were not / You weren't 
They were not / They weren't

Was I? 
Were you? 
Was he/she/it? 
Were we? 
Were you? 
Were they?

The Past Simple of The Verb "To Be"
05:09

Past Simple of the Verb "To Be"
10 questions

RULES FOR ADDING "ED"
    1. Regular verbs ending in a silent e take /-d/ in the past simple and past participle: 
      Example: close=closed, 
    2. Regular verbs ending in a vowel + y take /-ed/ in the past simple and past participle:
      Example: play=played
    3. Regular verbs ending in a consonant + y take /-ied/ in the past simple and past participle (the y becomes an i followed by /-ed/)
      Example: marry=married
    4. All the other regular vebs take /-ed/ in the past simple and past participle. Example: visit=visited

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EXTENDED FORM / CONTRACTED FORM

I played 
You played 
He/She/It played 
We played 
You played 
They played

We did not play /We didn't play 
You did not play /You didn't play 
He/She/It did not play / He/She/it didn't play 
We did not play / We didn't play 
You did not play / You didn't play 
They did not play / They didn't play

Did I play? 
Did you play? 
Did he/she/it play? 
Did we play? 
Did you play? 
Did they play?

The Past Simple of All Other Verbs
04:57

The Past Simple of All Other Verbs
10 questions

NON - CONTINUOUS VERBS 

Action verbs are verbs you can see someone doing and can be used in all forms and with all tenses; run, walk, eat, read, fly, say, touch etc.

It’s important to understand that not all verbs can be used in the continuous form (+ing). We will refer to these verbs as: Non-continuous Verbs. 

Non-continuous verbs are verbs that cannot be used in continuous forms (+ ing) and are usually verbs that you cannot see somebody doing. These verbs are rarely used in continuous forms. They are:

Abstract verbs  Be, want, cost, need, care, contain, owe, exist etc.

Possession verbs Own, belong, possess etc.

Emotion Verbs Like, love, hate, dislike, fear, envy etc.;

THEREFORE:  When you need to use a non-continuous verb in the Past Continuous, use the Past Simple.

example:

NO:  George was being at my house yesterday at 11am.

YES:  George was at my house yesterdat at 11am.  

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EXTENDED FORM / CONTRACTED FORM

I was working 
You were working 
He/She/It was working 
We were working 
You were working 
They were working

I was not working / I wasn't working 
You were not working / You weren't working 
He/She/It was not working / He/She/It wasn't working 
We were not working / We weren't working 
You were not working / You weren't working 
They were not working /They weren't working

Was I working? 
Were you working? 
Was he/she/it working? 
Were we working? 
Were you working? 
Were they working?


The Past Continuous
05:08

The Past Continuous
10 questions

PLEASE REFER TO THE PDF " irregular verbs" IN THIS LECTURE FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF THE MOST COMMON IRREGULAR VERBS.  YOU WILL NEED THE "PAST PARTICIPLE" IN ORDER TO FORM THIS TENSE.

EXTENDED FORM / CONTRACTED FORM

I had gone / I'd gone
You had gone / You'd gone
He/She/It had gone / He'd/She'd/It'd gone
We had gone / We'd gone
You had gone / You'd gone
They had gone / They'd gone

I had not gone / I hadn't gone
You had not gone / You hadn't gone
He/She/It had not gone / He/She/It hadn't gone
We had not gone / We hadn't gone
You had not gone / You hadn't gone
They had not gone / They hadn't gone

Had I gone?
Had you gone?
Had he/she/it gone?
Had we gone?
Had you gone?
Had they gone?

The Past Perfect
05:35

The Past Perfect
10 questions

NON - CONTINUOUS VERBS 

Action verbs are verbs you can see someone doing and can be used in all forms and with all tenses; run, walk, eat, read, fly, say, touch etc.

It’s important to understand that not all verbs can be used in the continuous form (+ing). We will refer to these verbs as: Non-continuous Verbs. 

Non-continuous verbs are verbs that cannot be used in continuous forms (+ ing) and are usually verbs that you cannot see somebody doing. These verbs are rarely used in continuous forms. They are:

Abstract verbs  Be, want, cost, need, care, contain, owe, exist etc.

Possession verbs Own, belong, possess etc.

Emotion Verbs Like, love, hate, dislike, fear, envy etc.;

THEREFORE:  When you need to use a non-continuous verb in the Past Perfect Continuous, use the Past Perfect.

example:

NO:  The car had been belonging to George before I bought it.

YES:  The car had belonged to George before I bought it.


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EXTENDED FORM / CONTRACTED FORM

I had been playing / I'd been playing
You had been playing / You'd been playing
He/She/It had been playing / He'd/She'd/It'd been playing
We had been playing / We'd been playing
You had been playing / You'd been playing
They had been playing / They'd been playing

I had not been playing / I hadn't been playing 
You had not been playing / You hadn't been playing 
He/She/It had not been playing / He/She/It hadn't been playing 
We had not been playing / We hadn't been playing 
You had not been playing / You hadn't been playing 
They had not been playing / They hadn't been playing

How long had I been playing? 
How long had you been playing? 
How long had he/she/it been playing? 
How long had we been playing? 
How long had you been playing? 
How long had they been playing? 


The Past Perfect Continuous
05:33

The Past Perfect Continuous
10 questions

Review of The 4 Past Tenses
06:08
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The 5 Future Tenses
7 Lectures 30:12

The Future Simple                          I will play
Going To                                         I am going to play
The Future Continuous                  I will be playing
The Future Perfect                          I will have played
The Future Perfect Continuous      I will have been playing 

Introduction of The 5 Future Tenses
01:14

EXTENDED FORM / CONTRACTED FORM

I will go / I'll go
You will go / You'll go
He/She/It will go / He'll/She'll/It'll go
We will go / We'll go
You will go /You'll go
They will go /They'll go

I will not go / I won't go
You will not go / You won't go
He/She/It will not go / He/She/It won't go
We will not go / We won't go
You will not go / You won't go
They will not go / They won't go

Will I go?
Will you go?
Will he/she/it go?
Will we go?
Will you go?
Will they go?

The Future Simple
04:18

The Future Simple
10 questions

EXTENDED FORM / CONTRACTED FORM

I am going to go / I'm going to go
You are going to go / You're going to go
He/She/It is going to go / He's/She's/It's going to go
We are going to go / We're going to go
You are going to go / You're going to go
They are going to go / They're going to go

I am not going to go / I'm not going to go
You are not going to go / You're not going to go / You aren't going to go
He/She/It is not going to go / He's/She's/It's not going to go / He/She/It isn't going to go 
We are not going to go / We're not going to go / We aren't going to go
You are not going to go / You're not going to go / You aren't going to go
They are not going to go / They're not going to go / They aren't going to go

Am I going to go?
Are you going to go?
Is he/she/it going to go?
Are we going to go?
Are you going to go?
Are they going to go?

Going To
04:43

Going To
10 questions

NON - CONTINUOUS VERBS 

Action verbs are verbs you can see someone doing and can be used in all forms and with all tenses; run, walk, eat, read, fly, say, touch etc.

It’s important to understand that not all verbs can be used in the continuous form (+ing). We will refer to these verbs as: Non-continuous Verbs. 

Non-continuous verbs are verbs that cannot be used in continuous forms (+ ing) and are usually verbs that you cannot see somebody doing. These verbs are rarely used in continuous forms. They are:

Abstract verbs  Be, want, cost, need, care, contain, owe, exist etc.

Possession verbs Own, belong, possess etc.

Emotion Verbs Like, love, hate, dislike, fear, envy etc.;

THEREFORE:  When you need to use a non-continuous verb in the Future Continuous, use the Future Simple.

example:

NO:  She will be being at my house tomorrow at this time.

YES:  She will be at my house tomorrow at this time.

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EXTENDED FORM / CONTRACTED FORM

I will be playing / I'll be playing
You will be playing / You'll be playing
He/She/It will be playing / He'll/She'll/It'll be playing
We will be playing / We'll be playing
You will be playing / You'll be playing
They will be playing / They'll be playing 

I will not be playing / I won't be playing
You will not be playing / You won't be playing
He/She/It will not be playing / He/She/It won't be playing
We will not be playing / We won't be playing
You will not be playing / You won't be playing
They will not be playing / They won't be playing

Will I be playing?
Will you be playing?
Will he/she/it be playing?
Will we be playing?
Will you be playing?
Will they be playing? 

The Future Continuous
04:54

The Future Continuous
10 questions

PLEASE REFER TO THE PDF " irregular verbs" IN THIS LECTURE FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF THE MOST COMMON IRREGULAR VERBS.  YOU WILL NEED THE "PAST PARTICIPLE" IN ORDER TO FORM THIS TENSE.

EXTENDED FORM / CONTRACTED FORM

I will have gone / I'll have gone
You will have gone / You'll have gone
He/She/It will have gone / He'll/She'll/It'll have gone
We will have gone / We'll have gone
You will have gone /You'll have gone
They will have gone / They'll have gone 

I will not have gone / I won't have gone
You will not have gone / You won't have gone
He/She/It will not have gone / He/She/It won't have gone
We will not have gone / We won't have gone 
You will not have gone / You won't have gone
They will not have gone / They won't have gone 

Will I have gone?
Will you have gone?
Will he/she/it have gone?
Will we have gone?
Will you have gone?
Will they have gone?

The Future Perfect
04:36

The Future Perfect
10 questions

NON - CONTINUOUS VERBS 

Action verbs are verbs you can see someone doing and can be used in all forms and with all tenses; run, walk, eat, read, fly, say, touch etc.

It’s important to understand that not all verbs can be used in the continuous form (+ing). We will refer to these verbs as: Non-continuous Verbs. 

Non-continuous verbs are verbs that cannot be used in continuous forms (+ ing) and are usually verbs that you cannot see somebody doing. These verbs are rarely used in continuous forms. They are:

Abstract verbs  Be, want, cost, need, care, contain, owe, exist etc.

Possession verbs Own, belong, possess etc.

Emotion Verbs Like, love, hate, dislike, fear, envy etc.;

THEREFORE:  When you need to use a non-continuous verb in the Future Perfect Continuous, use the Future Perfect.

example:

NO:  I will have been having my license for 5 years.

YES:  I will have had my license for 5 years.

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EXTENDED FORM / CONTRACTED FORM

I will have been going / I'll have been going
You will have been going / You'll have been going
He/She/It will have been going / He'll/She'll/It'll have been going
We will have been going / We'll have been going
You will have been going / You'll have been going
They will have been going / They'll have been going 

I will not have been going / I won't have been going
You will not have been going / You won't have been going
He/She/It will not have been going / He/She/It won't have been going
We will not have been going / We won't have been going
You will not have been going / You won't have been going
They will not have been going / They won't have been going

How long will I have been going?
How long will you have been going?
How long will he/she/it been going?
How long will we have been going?
How long will you have been going?
How long will they have been going? 

The Future Perfect Continuous
04:41

The Future Perfect Continuous
10 questions

Review of The 5 Future Tenses
05:46
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Final Review
1 Lecture 07:41

I am very happy.
I play every day.
I am playing right now.
I have played 3 times this week.
I have been playing tennis for 30 years.

I played tennis with my wife yesterday.
I was playing tennis when you called.
I had played tennis before I went swimming.
I had been playing tennis for 30 minutes when it started raining.

I will play tennis tomorrow.
I am going to play tennis next year.
I will be playing tennis tomorrow at this time.
I will have played tennis for 15 years when I retire.
I will have been playing tennis for 30 minutes at noon.  

Final Review
07:41

Final Mega Quiz
20 questions
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Bonus Ebook "13"
1 Lecture 00:00
Bonus Ebook "13"
00:00
About the Instructor
Maurizio Bonalumi
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language consultant, translator and food critic

I've been teaching and translating English and Italian in Europe and South/Central America for years.  I love to travel, read and discover new things as much as I can.  I  possess an abnormal adoration for all foods and  occasionally  I take cooking classes.  I love my girlfriend, I hate facebook and twitter and I can't wait to get  a Great Dane.  Everything else is negotiable.  Oh yes, I now live in Toronto Canada and I'm still teaching and translating.