1.4.1 Grammar spot - Tenses

Here there are some examples of the:
  1. Present Simple and Present Continuous,
  2. the Past Simple
  3. two future forms: going to and the Present Continuous for the future.

  1. Present tenses
    She lives with her boyfriend.
    You speak Norwegian.
    I am enjoying (I'm enjoying) the food from italy.
    They are studying (They're studying) English

  2. Past tenses
    I went to Norway last year
    My father retired ten years ago.

  3. Future Tenses
    I am going to work (I'm going) as a teacher
    What are you doing this evening?


  • Verb forms with an auxiliary verb

 Positive    Question
I am loosing money
We are watching a movie in the cinema
He can play football   
Am I loosing money?
Where are we watching a movie?
Can he play football?

  • Verb forms with no auxiliary verb
In the Present Simple and Past Simple there is no auxiliary verb in the positive.
I live in Italy.
She came last week.

Do/does/did is used in the question.
Do you go to pub?
What does she say?
When did the train arrive?