The verb formations indicating the time of an action are called tenses. There are mainly three tenses – present tense, past tense, and future tense.
- Simple present tense expresses universal truths, habitual facts and characteristics. Example: She goes to the school.
- Present continuous tense is used to express an action that is taking place at the time of speaking. Example: She is going to the school.
- Present perfect tense shows an action that has just been completed. Example: She has gone to school.
- Present perfect continuous tense describes an action that began in the past but is till continuing. Example: She has been going to school.
Q. Fill in the blanks with appropriate forms of verbs given in the brackets according to the tense form mention with each sentence.
- Emma ___________ (wear) proper uniform to school every day. (Simple present)
- Marie ___________ (read) a storybook. (Present continuous)
- Punjab ___________ (produce) wheat in bulk quantity. (Simple present)
- They ___________ (leave) for Mumbai. (Present continuous)
- George ___________ (swim) in the pool. (Present continuous)
- The players ___________ (perform) well in the tournament. (Present perfect)
- The petrol prices ___________ (go) up. (Present perfect)
- The child ___________ (show) symptoms of a viral infection since morning. (Present perfect continuous)
- The patient ___________ (wait) for the doctor for the past three hours. (Present perfect continuous)
- is reading
- are leaving
- is swimming
- have performed
- have gone
- has been showing
- has been waiting