Click here to load reader

Tenses in English Grammar

  • View

  • Download

Embed Size (px)


paper, school work

Text of Tenses in English Grammar

TENSES In English Grammar

Budi utomo 815883 Information Of Technology




Proper use of language is an important element in writing scientific papers. This paper describes some of the tenses in English. with the exact language patterns in the hope to communicate with good grammar and correct.




Praise be to Allah, The cherisher and sustainer of the worlds; God who has been giving His blessing and mercy to the writer to complete the paper entitled "Tenses In English Grammar. This paper is submitted to fulfill one of the requirements to task subjects English. The writer realize that this paper is far from perfect, therefore, criticism and suggestions from all parties who are building for the perfection of this paper. I hope this paper may help to increase knowledge and experience for the readers, so I can improve the form and content of this paper so that the future can be better.

Finally, our gratitude to all those who have participated in the preparation of this paper from beginning to end. May Allah always be pleased with all our efforts. Amin.

Cikarang july 18, 2012 Budi utomo



CONTENTS Page ABSTRACT Preface Content 2 3 4

Chapter one TENSES 1.1. Introduction Chapter two VERB 2.1. Infinitive 2.2. Past Tense 2.3. Past participle Chapter three PRESENT TENSE 3.1. Simple Present Tense 3.2. Present Continous Tense 3.3. Present Perfect Tense 3.4. Present Perfect Tense Chapter Four PAST TENSE 4.1. Simple Past Tense 4.2. Past Continous Tense 4.3. Past Perfect Tense 4.4. Past Perfect Continous Tense 16 17 18 19 12 13 14 15 7 8 9 5



Chapter Five FUTURE TENSE 5.1. Simple Future Tense 5.2. Future continous Tense 5.3. Future Perfect Tense 5.4. future Perfect Continous Tense Chapter six PAST FUTURE TENSE 6.1. Past Future tense 6.2. Past Future Continous Tense 6.3. Past Future Perfect Tense 6.4. Past Future Continous Tense 23 24 24 25 20 21 21 22



Chapter one

TENSESI.1. Introduction Tense in the English language the word comes from the Latin tempus which means time. talk about the tenses, means talking about the time that indicates when the occurrence of an event or events, the continuation and completion. So, english tenses are basically talking about the time of the occurrence of an event or events. in general, an event could occur at the present time, in the past, or will happen in the future. different from the Indonesian, in the English language description of time will determine the use of the verb. thus the verb could have been referring to the present, past, or the time to come. a phrase that refers to the current time is called the tense present. a phrase that refers to past time called past tense, while the sentence that refers to the time of the call will come in future tense. There are three main time (main tense) in English. 1. Present tense 2. Past tense 3. Future tense

The third time was still part of a general nature. to be specific, each divided into four parts, the simplest form, present participle, perfect form, and also perfect form and perfect continous. Each of the main tenses in the English language is divided into four sections following : 1. Simple 2. Continous / progressive 3. Perfect 4. Perfect continous / progressive



The following sections sixteen tenses in English. 1. Simple present tense 2. Present continous tensePresent tense

3. Present perfect tense4. Present perfect continous tense

1. Simple past tensePast tense

2. Past continous tense 3. Past perfect tense 4. Past tense perfect continous


1. Simple future tenseFuture tense

2. Future continous tense 3. Future perfect tense4. Future tense perfect continous

1. Past future tense Past future tense 2. Past future continous tense 3. Past future perfect tense 4. Past future perfect continous tense.



Chapter Two

VERBSThe thing to note when making a statement is a statement of time, whether it is referring to an incident that occurred in the presen in the past or will happen in the present, future. Tenses in the English language will determine the use of the verb. therefore, enses the verb can refer to the present, past or future. The following three forms of the verb in English : 1. Infinitive 2. Past tense 3. Past participle

2.1. Infinitive Infinitive verb is often called the first form is the basic f nfinitive form of the verb in English that have not been added or changed in its form at all. There are two infinitive re verb, to infinitive and bare infinitive.

To infinitive

Bare infinitive

To play To study To make

Play Study make

based on three examples, it is clear that the to infinitive is the infinitive in his writing preceded by to, while the bare infinitive is not preceded by to. although there is a term .



in English to infinitive and bare infinitive, will not be difficult in learning English nfinitive , because it will be easier to study the structure of subsequent sentences sentences.

2.2. Past Tense Past tense verbs are often called the second form of the verb is the past tense verb in the English language that is used to indicate an event or events that will happen in the past. The second form of the verb consists of two parts, the regular verb and irregular verb.

a. Regular verb

b. Irregular Verb

play - played stay - stayed use - used work - worked live - lived

make - made go - went sleep - slept build - built take - took

based on these examples can be concluded that the irregular verb is a verb that forms its past in the form by adding d / ed on the first verb (infinitive). i irregular verb is a verb that forms its past is not in a form based on a provision, but has its own form.

2.3. Past Participle Past participle verb form is often called the third is a form of the verb in the ast English language that is used to form the passive voice, present perfect tense, past passive perfect tense and other forms of his sentence. existing provisions in the formation ofboedioetomo@sttdb

10 | P a g e

past tense verbs, also applies to form a past participle. irregular shapes also has its own shape, mostly with irregular past tense, but there is also a change form at all.Regular Verb

Infinitive study use smile

Past studied used smiled

Past Participle studied used smiled

Irregular Verb

Past participle Infinitive go think find Past went thought found gone thought found

The third addition to the above forms of the verb, the verb form of others who also need to know is present participle. Present participle is a verb in the infinitive is added with the word ing and serves as the title phrase in a continuous / progressive tense.


11 | P a g e


To infinitive

Bare Infinitive

Past Tense played worked took taught used slept came did kept

Past participle played worked taken taught used slept come done kept

Present participle playing working taking teaching using sleeping coming doing keeping

To play To work To take To teach To use To sleep To come To do To keep

play work take teach use sleep come do keep


12 | P a g e

Chapter Three


3.1.Simple Present TensePresent Tense is used to talk about something in general. And it is also used to talk about something which is happened repeatedly or habituallly activities. The adverbs of time used in simple present tense are every day, every week, every year, on Mondays, after school,etc. the adverbs of frequency used in simple present tense are always, often, usually, sometimes, seldom, never, etc.

Pattern: + } S + V1 + O/C - } S + Do/does + not + V1 + O/C ? } Do/does + S + V1 + O/C Example : + } Sisca Reads book everyday - } Sisca does not Read book everyday ? } does Sisca Read book everyday Yes He does / No He does not (doesnt) For I, We, You, They = do He, She, It = Does Example in sentences :


13 | P a g e

(+) She is a new people here. (+) He plays football every morning (-) She isnt a new people here. (-) He does not playing football every morning. (?) Is she a new people here? (?) How playing football every morning?

3.2.Present Continuous Tense We use The Present Continuous Tense when we talk about something which is happening at the time of speaking. We also use The Present Continuous Tense when we talk about something which is happening around the time of speaking, but not necessarily exactly at the time of speaking. The adverbs of time used in present continous tense are now, right now, tomorrow, etc. Pattern : + } S + Be + V1 + ing + O/C - } S + Be + not + V1 + ing + O/C ? } Be + S + V1 + ing + O/C Yes, They are / no, they are not For I = am They, we, you = are + } They are playing badmintoon now } They are not playing badmintoon now ? } Are they playing badmintoon now ?


14 | P a g e

He, She, It = Is Example in sentences : (+) He is playing badminton now (-) He isnt playing badminton now. (?) Is he playing badminton now.

3.3.Present Perfect Tense We often use the present perfect Tense to give new information or to announce recent happening. Pattern : + } S + have/has +V3 + O/C - } S + have/has+ not + V3 + O/C ? }Have/Has + S + V3 + O/C? Example : (+) you have eaten my

Search related