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					TENSE SYSTEMS

The following tables show the standard tense system for the English language




                         Tense system
VERB TIME                Simple                    Continuous                  Perfect simple         Perfect continuous
present                             I go                  I am going             I have gone/been          I have been going
past                              I went                  I was going                I had gone             I had been going
future
 utu e                           I will go
                                   w                      w
                                                        I will be going
                                                                  go g              w     ave go e
                                                                                  I will have gone         w     ave bee go g
                                                                                                         I will have been going




VERB TIME                Passive tense system
present                           is made                is being made             has been made                  n/a
past                             was made               was being made            had been made                   n/a
future                         will be made            will be being made       will have been made               n/a




note:                    the future can be expressed with "Going to" or the "present continous"
                         ex: I am going to the cinema on Saturday
                         I am watching a movie this weekend

                         In h        i    h future f
                         I the passive the f               i h "going "     ld look like hi
                                                   form with " i to" would l k lik this:
                         future                      past intention
                         it is going to be made      I was going to be made

				
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