There are three main tenses in English language: pastpresent, and future. Each of these tenses can take four main aspects: simpleperfectcontinuous (progressive), and perfect continuous. The perfect aspect is formed using the auxiliary verb to have, while the continuous aspect is formed using the auxiliary verb to be.

FORM

Active

Passive

Present

Simple

I wash my car.

My car is washed.

Present continuous

I am washing my car.

My car is being washed.

Present perfect

I have washed my car.

My car has been washed.

Present Perfect continuous

I have been washing my car.

My car has been being washed.

Past simple

I washed my car.

My car was washed.

Past continuous

I was washing my car.

My car was being washed.

Past perfect

I had washed my car.

My car had been washed.

Past perfect continuous

I had been washing my car.

My car had been being washed.

Will Future

 

Going to Future

I will wash my car.

I’m going to wash my car.

My car will be washed.

My car is going to be washed.

Future continuous

I will be washing my car.

My car will be being washed.

Future perfect

I will have washed my car.

My car will have been washed.

Future perfect continuous

I will have been washing my car.

My car will have been being washed.

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Present Simple

Present Continuous

Present Perfect

Present Perfect Continuous

Past Simple

Past Continuous

Past Perfect

Past Perfect Continuous

Future Simple1 (Will)

Future Simple2 (Be Going To)

Future Continuous

Future Perfect

Future Perfect Continuous