Verb Tenses

A verb is a word that tells what the subject of the sentence does, says, thinks, or feels.  The verb can show an action (cook, run, talk) or it can show how a thing is or that it exists (is). The verb has tense and can show time.

Simple Present

walk / walks

Simple Past


Simple Future

will walk

Present Progressive

am / is / are walking

Past Progressive

was / were walking

Future Progressive

will be walking

Present Perfect

has / have walked

Past Perfect

had walked

Future Perfect

will have walked

Present Perfect Progressive

has / have been walking

Past Perfect Progressive

had been walking

Future Perfect Progressive

will have been walking

Verb Tense Review Exercises