Verb Tenses in English Grammar

Introduction

There are three main verb tenses in English grammar: present simple or simple present, the past simple or simple past and the future. Each of these tenses also has a continuous or progressive aspect, a perfect aspect and a perfect progressive.

In the following pages, you will find a detailed explanation of the various verb tenses and aspects in the English language. Simply click on one of the links below to learn more about that topic then put your knowledge to the test in the interactive exercises.