Verb Tenses with an Irregular Verb
Simple Present 1st Person I write every evening.
Simple Present 3rd Person
She writes every evening.
He wrote last night.
They will write tomorrow. OR They are going to write tomorrow.
Present Progressive 1st
I am writing right now while you are listening to music.
Present Progressive 3rd
He is writing right now while she is watching TV.
She was writing for 2 hours during the final exam last week.
They will be writing together tomorrow.
Future Perfect Progressive They will have been writing for 7 hours by the time they finish.
They have written on this topic before, and she has written on it too. Past Perfect They had written on this topic before, but it was many years ago. Future Perfect They will have written this by the time the students turn in their essays. Passive Perfect This topic has been written on by them. Modal Perfect They might have written this, and you could have told them. Progressive Perfect They have been writing for 4 hours, and he has been writing for 5. Passive Present These ideas are written about by many people. (Active Version)
Many people write about these ideas. Past Passive Three books were written by the students in the class. (Active Version) Students wrote three books in the class. Future Passive A compiiation of grammar rules will be written for the class. (Active Version) The teacher will write a compilation of grammar rules. Modal Passive This tense should be written correctly on the quiz. (Active Version) The students should write this tense correctly on the quiz. Progressive Passive The material is being written for the students. (Active Version) The teacher is writing the material. True Present Conditional If they write more, they will make a good grade on their essays. Untrue Present Conditional If they write more, they would make a good grade on their essays. Untrue Past Conditional If they had written more, they would have made a better grade on their essays.