REVISION ON TENSES TENSES USES PRESENT SIMPLE to show - habitual actions - general truths PRESENT CONTINUOUS to show - moment of speech - planned future action PRESENT PERFECT to show an action that has just been completed recently PAST SIMPLE to show an action in the past. The time is usually mentioned PAST CONTINUOUS to show an action that was happening at some past time PAST PERFECT to show which of the two past actions happened first FUTURE SIMPLE to show - future actions - sudden decision - requests/suggestion to show an action will be going on at a time in the future FUTURE CONTINUOUS STATEMENT He writes . They write . He is writing. They are writing. He has written. They have written. QUESTION NEGATIVE SHORT ANSWER Does he write? Do they write? No, he doesn't write. No, they don't write Is he writing? Are they writing? No, he isn’t writing. No, they aren’t writing. Has he written? Have they written? No, he hasn't written. No, they haven't written. He wrote. They wrote. Did he write? Did they write? He was writing. They were writing. Was he writing? Were they writing? No, he wasn't writing. No, they weren't writing. He had written. They had written. Had he written? Had they written? No, he hadn't written. No, they hadn't written. Will he write? Will they write? No, he won't write. No, they won't write. Will he be writing? Will they be writing? No, he won't be writing No, they won't be writing. He will write. They will write. He will be writing. They will be writing. No, he didn't write. No, they didn't write.