SUMMARY OF VERB TENSES
Simple present: She wants a drink.
Present continuous: They are walking home.
Simple past: Peter lived in China in 1965.
Past continuous: I was reading when she arrived.
Present Perfect: I have lived here since 1987.
Present perfect continuous: I have been living here for years.
Past perfect: We had been to see her several times before she visited us.
Past perfect continuous: He had been watching her for some time when she turned and smiled.
Future perfect: We will have arrived in the States by the time you get this letter.
Future perfect continuous: By the end of your course, you will have been studying for five years.
Simple future: They will go to Italy next week.
Future continuous: I will be travelling by train.