Formation of English Tenses with animation

You can find some animated example sentences below showing the forms of the tenses in English language. The auxiliaries, verbs and subjects of the sentences change automatically. In this way you can understand the formation of the tenses easily.

⬀ Verb to be (am, is, are) Sentence Formation

  Is Why is 

Mike

isis not is not is

in his room.

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⬀ Modal “can” Sentence Formation

  Can Where canWhen can

Alex

can swimcan runruncan not run rundrive

fast

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⬀ Simple Present Tense Sentence Formation

  Does Why doesWhere does

Emily

likeseatseatdoes not eateatbuy

ice-cream.

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⬀ Present Continuous Tense Sentence Formation

  Is Why isWhere is

Emily

is cuttingis eatingeatingis not eatingeatingeating

the apple.

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⬀ Future Simple Tense Sentence Formation

  Will Why willWhen will

Linda

will buywill wearwearwill not wearwearwear

a dress

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⬀ Simple Past Tense Sentence Formation

  Did Why didWhere did

Alex

arrivedworkedhelpdid not playplaygo

yesterday

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⬀ Past Continuous Tense Sentence Formation

  Was Why wasWhere was

Alice

was callingwas helpingplayingwas not talking runninggoing

at 7 O’clock.

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⬀ “Be going to” Future Tense Sentence Formation

  Is Why isWhen is

John

is going to buyis going to weargoing to wearis not going to weargoing to weargoing to wear

a shirt.

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⬀ Present Perfect Tense Sentence Formation

  Has Why hasWhere has

Maria

has boughthas washedwashedhas not washed washedwashed

the T-shirt

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Similar pages:
>> Forms of English tenses with tables.
>> Timelines of English tenses with images.

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