As I have been an English private teacher who also teach in an English course for 8 years, I have countered some problems that make students dizzy. One of that problem is Tenses. The main of their difficulty is remembering the 12 tenses. So, here I will give you some tips how to be smart in remembering them without remembering it at all. (Don’t confuse!)
PAST PRESENT FUTURE
Simple PAST Simple PRESENT Simple FUTURE
PAST Continuous PRESENT Continuous FUTURE Continuous
PAST Perfect PRESENT Perfect FUTURE Perfect
PAST Perfect Cont. PRESENT Perfect Cont. FUTURE Perfect Cont.
Have you seen what I meant before?
That’s simple! First, you need to know that tenses are divided into 3 parts of the time. Present, Past, and Future. So, you need to put each of them in four forms of each time of the tense. It would make you much easier to identify and remember them. Now, you need to know that each of time arranged or said by this rule; Simple (tense name), (tense name) Continuous, (tense name) Perfect, (tense name) Perfect Continuous.
Bravo! Now you made it!
So, do not ever tell again that remembering all of these tenses are difficult. Okay?