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Simple, progressive, and perfect tenses.

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Transcript of Simple, progressive, and perfect tenses.

Simple tenses are the present, past, and future tenses.
How are these sentences the same? How are they different?
Mark eats lunch at noon.
Gabe ate lunch earlier.
Madeleine will eat lunch soon.
Sam is going to eat lunch too.
Progressive Tense
includes a form of "be" an the present participle of a main verb
indicates continuing/ongoing action
Perfect Tense
includes a form of the verb "have" and the past participle of the main verb
Present perfect active:
have read
the book on Venice
Past perfect active:
had read
the book before my trip
Future perfect active:
will have read
the book by the time I leave
Exercise 1 p. 375
all sentences talk about eating lunch.
Perfect Passive
perfect tense in the passive voice is made with adding "been" between "have" and the main verb.
Simple, progressive, and perfect tenses.
Verb forms indicate the tense or time of the action.
the verb in each sentence is in a different tense.
Present progressive:
is studying

Past progressive:
was studying
Italian last semester.

Future progressive:
will be studying
Italian for many years.
Present Perfect:
tells about an action that took place at an indefinite time in the past OR that started in the past and continues into the present
Past Perfect:
tells about an action that was completed before another past action
Future Perfect:
Tells about an action that will be completed before a specific time in the future
* subject does the action
object + has/have + been + past participle verb + subject
Perfect Progressive
indicate ongoing actions in the perfect tense
form of "be" + present participle (ing)
- was running

- is running

- will be running
form of "have" + past participle (ed)
- had talked

- have talked

- will have talked
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