Category Archives: Grammar

The Future Perfect Tense

By | December 19, 2017

Do you remember what the past perfect tense is used for? This tense is used to describe an event that happened before another one in the past. If you say I had already got home before it began to rain, for instance, that means you got home first, then perhaps a few minutes later it started to rain.… Read More »

The Present Tenses, The Past Tenses, The Simple Future, and The Future Continuous Tense: Review Exercise

By | December 28, 2015

Instruction: This exercise reviews all the tenses we have learnt. Put the verb in brackets into the correct form. 1. Right now the president (speak) … on TV. He (start) … speaking an hour ago. So, he (speak) … for an hour. 2. This time tomorrow the president (speak) … on TV. 3. At 9 PM last night,… Read More »

The Simple Future or the Future Continuous Tense

By | December 28, 2015

Instruction: Put the verb in brackets into the simple future tense or the future continuous tense. In some situations, both tenses are possible. 1. A: Can I see you at 7 PM tommorow night? B: Sorry, you can’t. I (play, still) … tennis. 2. A: I (be) … very busy tonight. B: What (you, do) …? A: I… Read More »

The Future Continuous Tense: Exercise 1

By | December 28, 2015

Instruction: Put the verb in brackets into the future continuous tense. 1. Tom (leave) … tomorrow at 7 AM. 2. A: What (you, do) … at 9 PM tonight? B: I (read) … a history book. 3. Meet him tomorrow. When you get there, he (wait) … for you. 4. A: Can I come visit you tonight? B:… Read More »

The Future Continuous Tense

By | December 28, 2015

It may be useful to try to understand the future continuous tense in the same way as you understand the past continuous tense. The concept is similar. The difference lies in the time of the event. Just shift your mind, and put that concept in the future. Observe the following sentence: At 6 PM this morning, Ani was… Read More »

All The Present and Past Tenses & The Simple Future Tense: Mixed Exercise

By | December 28, 2015

Instruction: Decide whether you should use the simple present tense, the present continuous tense, the present perfect tense, the present perfect continuous tense, the simple past tense, the past continuous tense, the past perfect tense, the past perfect continuous tense, or the simple future tense for the verb in the brackets. 1. Angelina (come) … to visit us… Read More »

Will, Be going to, or The Present Continuous Tense: Exercise

By | December 6, 2017

Instruction: Decide whether you should use will, be going to, or the present continuous tense for the verb in the brackets. In some situations, more than one verb form is possible. In this case, you should make sure you know the meaning. 1. Lina (come) … to visit us here in Yogyakarta next week. I can’t wait to… Read More »

The Simple Future Tense

By | December 28, 2015

There are three different ways to express future events: WILL, BE GOING TO, and the present continuous tense, each of which expresses a different meaning. WILL vs BE GOING TO for future intentions You can use WILL and BE GOING TO to talk about things that you want to do in the future. However, the meanings are different.… Read More »

All Present & Past Tenses: Review Exercise

By | December 28, 2015

Instruction: Put the verb in the brackets in the simple present tense, the present continuous tense, the present perfect tense, the present perfect continuous tense, the simple past tense, the past continuous tense, the past perfect tense, or the past perfect continuous tense. In some situations, more than one tense is possible. 1. A: Where is Tuti? B:… Read More »