Test yourself with these verb tenses worksheets and exercises. Tense structures are a very important part of English grammar. They help you to correctly construct basic through to very difficult sentences.
Let’s begin, the answers are at the bottom of the pictures if you get stuck. If you are having trouble answering these questions, take a look at my tense structure page for some help.
verb tenses worksheets – simple tense structure
First, we’ll start with the simple tenses which are points in time. These are the easiest of the tense structures to learn.
verb tenses worksheets – continuous tense structure
Next up we have the continuous tense which is a period of time. They are easy to spot as the verbs end in ‘ing’.
perfect tense structure exercises
Now we’re on to the perfect tense structure. Things start to get a bit more difficult now. I hope you know the participle column for irregular verbs as you’re going to need it!
perfect continuous tense structure exercises
If you’ve made it this far, congratulations. We’re onto the really tough stuff now. I’ll give you a few pointers on the present perfect continuous (the clue is in the name). Perfect = third column for irregular verbs for the first part of the structure. Continuous = main verb + ing.