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                          Verb Tenses - Summary of all Forms (Regular Verbs)

 

Present tenses:  watch

Verb Tense Affirmative Negative Questions
Present Simple      
   If the subject is he/she/it (3rd person
  singular), then add s to the verb
I watch 
He watches
I do not watch   (I don't watch)
He does not watch  (He doesn't watch)
Do you watch?
Does he watch?
Present Continuous      
     to be + present participle I am watching  (I'm watching)
He is watching  (He's watching)
You are watching  (You're watching)
They are watching (They're watching)
I am not watching   (I'm not...)
He is not watching  (He's not.... or He isn't...)
You are not watching
 (You aren't ... or You're not...)
They are not watching
(They aren't...  or They're not... )
Am I watching?
Is he watching?  Is he not watching?
Are you watching?  Are they not watching?
Are they watching?
Present Perfect      
    has/have + past participle I have watched   (I've watched)
She has watched   (She's watched)
I have not watched  (haven't watched)
She has not watched   (hasn't watched)
Have you watched?   Have you not watched?
Has she watched?   Has she not watched?
Present Perfect Continuous      
   has/have + been + present participle  I have been watching   (I've been...)
She has been watching  (She's been... )
I have not been watching  (haven't been)
She has not been watching  (hasn't been)
Have you been watching? 
   Have you not been watching?
Has she been watching?
   Has she not been watching?

 

Past Tenses: watch

Verb Tense Affirmative Negative Questions
Past Simple      
  past participle (add ed to verb)  They watched I did not watch  (I didn't watch) Did you watch?  Didn't he watch?
Past Continuous      
 was/were + present participle  I was watching
They were watching
I was not watching  (I wasn't...)
They were not watching  (They weren't...)
Was he watching?   Was he not watching?
Were you watching?
Past Perfect      
 had + past participle I had watched.   (I'd watched)
They had watched  (They'd watched)
You had not watched.   (You hadn't...)
She had not watched.
Had you watched?  Had he not watched?
Past Perfect Continuous      
 had been + present participle I had been watching  (I'd been....) I had not been watching  (I hadn't...) Had she been watching? 
Had he not been watching?

 

Future Tenses: watch

Verb Tense Affirmative Negative Questions
Future Simple      
  will + base form  I will watch   (I'll watch)
They will watch  (They'll watch)
I will not watch.  (I won't watch)
They will not watch.  (They won't...)
Will you watch?   Won't you watch?
Will they watch? 
Future Simple, "Going to"      
 to be + going to + base form I am going to watch.  (I'm going...)
She is going to watch.  (She's going....)
They are going to watch.  (They're going...)
I am not going to watch.  (I'm not...)
She is not going to watch.  (She isn't...)
They are not going to watch. (They aren't...)
Am I going to watch? 
Is she going to watch?
  Is she not going to watch?
Are they going to watch?
 Are they not going to watch?
Future Continuous      
 will be + present participle I will be watching  (I'll be...)
They will be watching  (They'll be... )
I will not be watching  (I won't be...)
They will not be watching. (They won't be...)
Will he be watching?  Won't he be watching?
Will they be watching?
Future Continuous, "Going to"      
 to be + going to be + present participle  I am going to be watching.  (I'm going...)
He is going to be watching  (He's going...)
You are going to be watching. 
(You're going...)
I am not going to be watching
He is not going to be watching
You are not going to be watching
Am I going to be watching?
Is he going to be watching?
Are you going to be watching?
Are you not going to be watching?
Future Perfect      
will have + past participle I will have watched.  (I'll have...)
They will have watched.  (They'll have...)
He will not have watched. 
(He won't have.... or He'll not have...)
They will not have watched.
(They won't have... or They'll not have...)
Will she have watched? 
Won't she have watched?
Will you have watched?
Future Perfect, "Going to"      
to be + going to have + past participle I am going to have watched. (I'm going....)
He is going to have watched  (He's going....)
They are going to have watched.
 (They're going...)
I am not going to have watched  (I'm not....)
He is not going to have watched 
They are not going to have watched
Am I going to have watched?
Is he going to have watched?
Are they going to have watched?
Are they not going to have watched?
Future Perfect Continuous      
will have been + present participle I will have been watching (I'll have been...)
You will have been watching
He will not have been watching
They will not have been watching
Will she have been watching?
Will you have been watching?
Future Perfect Continous, "Going to"      
to be + going to have been + present partic. I am going to have been watching
She is going to have been watching
You are going to have been watching
I am not going to have been watching
He is not going to have been watching
They are not going to have been watching.
Am I going to have been watching?
Is she going to have been watching?
Are they going to have been watching?
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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