Tense Chart in English with Rules, Formula, and Examples in Table format

A complete list of the tense chart is shown in table format in English. Here you can find all tenses formulas with proper examples. It helps to easily remember kids and you can download this image to revise on daily basis.

All Tense Chart

tense chart rules and formula

Definition of Tesnes: It is a form of a verb that shows if something happens in the past, present, or future.

12 Basic Tenses form with Example, and Formula

1. Present Simple Tense

  • Formula: Sub+V1+Obj
  • Positive: My dad goes to the office daily.
  • Negative: My dad doesn’t go to the office daily
  • Question: Does your dad go to the office daily?

2. Past Simple Tense

  • Formula: Sub+V2+Obj
  • Positive: He suffered from a painful headache.
  • Negative: He didn’t suffer from a painful headache.
  • Question: Did he suffer from a painful headache?

3. Future Simple Tense

  • Formula: Sub+will+V1+Obj
  • Positive: I will become a successful businessman.
  • Negative: I won’t become a successful businessman.
  • Question: Will I become a successful businessman?

4.Present Continuous Tense

  • Formula: Sub+am/is/are+V1+Ing+Obj
  • Positive: We are listening to a song.
  • Negative: We aren’t listening to a song.
  • Question: Are we listening to a song?

5.Past Continuous Tense

  • Formula: Sub+was/were+V1+Ing+Obj
  • Positive: She was studying hard during exams.
  • Negative: She wasn’t studying hard during exams.
  • Question: Was she studying hard during exams?

6.Future Continuous Tense

  • Formula: Sub+will be+V1+Ing+Obj
  • Positive: They will be playing basketball in the morning.
  • Negative: They won’t be playing basketball in the morning.
  • Question: Will they be playing basketball in the morning.

7. Present Perfect Tense

  • Formula: Sub+have/has+V3+Obj
  • Positive: I have eaten breakfast early.
  • Negative: I haven’t eaten breakfast early.
  • Question: Have I eaten breakfast early?

8. Past Perfect Tense

  • Formula: Sub+had+V3+Obj
  • Positive: You had gone abroad last month.
  • Negative: You hadn’t gone abroad last month.
  • Question: Had you gone abroad last month?

9. Future Perfect Tense

  • Formula: Sub+will have+V3+Obj
  • Positive: She will have danced on stage by then.
  • Negative: She won’t have danced on stage by then.
  • Question: Will she have danced on stage by then.

10. Present Perfect Continuous Tense

  • Formula: Sub+have/has+been+V1+Ing+Obj
  • Positive: They have been telling a lie.
  • Negative: They haven’t been telling a lie.
  • Question: Have they been telling a lie?

11. Past Perfect Continuous Tense

  • Formula: Sub+had+been +V1+Ing+Obj
  • Positive: He had been studying for four hours.
  • Negative: He hadn’t been studying for four hours.
  • Question: Had he been studying for four hours.

12. Future Perfect Continuous Tense

  • Formula: Sub+will have+been+V1+Ing+Obj
  • Positive: She will have been shopping for the whole day.
  • Negative: She won’t have been shopping for the whole day.
  • Question: Will she have been shopping for the whole day?