01. Tense Review

Tense Affirmative Negative AffirmativeQuestion Negative Question
Simple Present Tense He works in Oakland. He doesn’t work in Hayward. Where does he work? Why doesn’t he work in Hayward?
Present Tense with Main Verb To Be
 
My office is in EV6. My office is not in the Tower Building. Where is your office? Why isn’t your office in the Tower Building?
Present Continuous Tense (=Present Progressive Tense) We are reviewing verbs. We are not playing cards. What are you doing? Why aren’t you listening to me?
Simple Past Tense We went out to eat last night. We didn’t cook dinner last night. Where did you eat last night? Why didn’t you call me?
Past Tense with Main Verb To Be
She was absent yesterday. She wasn’t here yesterday. Why was she absent? Why wasn’t she here?
Past Continuous Tense (= Past Progressive Tense) I was taking a shower when the phone rang. I wasn’t working when the phone rang. What were you doing when the phone rang? Why weren’t you waiting by the phone?
 Future Tense with Will I will be at work tomorrow morning. I won’t be home tomorrow morning. Where will you be tomorrow morning? Why won’t he be here?
Going to Future I’m going to take a vacation in September. I’m not going to take a vacation this summer. When are you going to take a vacation? Why aren’t you going to take a vacation this summer?
 Present Continuous Tense as future I’m taking a vacation in September. I’m not taking a vacation this summer. When are you taking a vacation? Why aren’t you taking a vacation this summer?
Future Continuous Tense ( =Future Progressive Tense) I’ll be sleeping at four a.m. tomorrow. I won’t be studying at four a.m. tomorrow. What will you be doing at four a.m. tomorrow? Why won’t you be coming tomorrow?
Present Perfect Tense I have known them for four years. I haven’t known them for long.(OR I have never met them.) Have you ever met them? Why haven’t you finished yet?
Present Perfect Continuous Tense I’ve been studying English for seven years. I haven’t been paying attention. How long have you been studying English? Why haven’t you been paying attention?
Past Perfect Tense My parents had known each other for ten years before they got married. His parents had not met each other (OR had never met each other) .before they got married. How long had your parents known each other before they got married? Why hadn’t you parents met before they got married?
Past Perfect Continuous Tense I had been studying English for three years when I came to the U.S. He yelled at me because I had not been listening to him. How long had you been studying English when you came to the U.S.? Did he know that you hadn’t been listening to him?
 Future Perfect Tense By noon, I will have been here for six hours. By noon, he won’t have been here for long. How long will you have been here? Why won’t he have been here for long?
Future Perfect Continuous Tense. In June, I will have been teaching here for twelve years. My friend won’t have been teaching here nearly as long. How long will you have been teaching here in June? Why won’t your friend have been teaching here?
Type 2 Conditional If I won the lottery, I would buy a new car. If I won the lottery, I wouldn’t quit my job. What would you do if you won the lottery? Why wouldn’t you quit your job if you won the lottery?
Type 3 Conditional If we had known you wanted to come, we would have invited you. If she had known about his drinking problem, she wouldn’t have married him. What would she have done if she had known? Why wouldn’t he have called me if had had gotten my message?
Present/Future Modals I can swim. He can’t swim. Can you swim? Can’t he swim?
Past Modals He might have forgotten the meeting. He might not have known about the meeting. Might he have forgotten the meeting? Mightn’t he have just decided not to come?
Used to I used to walk to school when I was in elementary school. My parents didn’t use to drive me to school. Did your parents use to drive you to school? Didn’t your parents use to worry about you?
Have to I have to work this afternoon. She doesn’t have to work this afternoon. Do you have to work this afternoon? Who doesn’t have to work this afternoon?
Had to I had to work last Saturday. She didn’t have to work last Saturday. Did you have to work last Saturday? Who didn’t have to work last Saturday?

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