This course is a really in-depth theoretical look at how we use the tenses. We talk about different kinds of verbs and how we need to think about the kind of verb when we are choosing the tense. This is for people who’d really like to understand deeply how the tenses work in English.

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Section 1:

1: Categories of Verbs

2: Simple Tenses

3: Continuous Tenses

4: Simple vs Continuous Tenses

5: Review 1

6: Situations Exercise 1 (Simple vs Continuous Tenses)

Section 2:

7: Present Simple for the Present

8: Present Simple for the Past and the Future

9: Situations Exercise 2 (Present Simple)

10: Past Simple Basics

11: Past Simple Definite Time

12: Past Simple Again

13: Situations Exercise 3 (Past Simple)

14: Future Simple

15: Be going to

16: Situations Exercise 4 (Future Simple)

17: Review 2

Section 3:

18: Present Continuous

19: Situations Exercise 5 (present continuous)

20: Past Continuous

21: Situations Exercise 6 (past continuous)

22: Future Continuous

23: Comparison of Future Forms

24: Situations Exercise 7 (future continuous)

25: Review 3

Section 4:

26: Perfect Simple Tenses

27: Perfect Continuous Tenses

28: Perfect Simple vs Perfect Continuous Tenses

29: Situations Exercise 8 (perfect simple vs perfect continuous)

30: Review 4

Section 5:

31: Present Perfect Simple

32: Situations Exercise 9 (present perfect)

33: Present Perfect or Past Simple?

34: Situations Exercise 10 (present perfect or past simple)

35: Past Perfect Simple

36: Situations Exercise 11 (past perfect)

37: Future Perfect Simple

38: Situations Exercise 12 (future perfect)

39: Review 5

Section 6:

40: Present Perfect Continuous

41: Situations Exercise 13 (present perfect continuous)

42: Past Perfect Continuous

43: Situations Exercise 14 (past perfect continuous)

44: Future Perfect Continuous

45: Situations Exercise 15 (future perfect continuous)

46: Review 6