The future progressive tense

Affirmative Negative Question
I shall/will be writing.
She will be writing.
You will be writing.
I shall/will not be writing.
She will not be writing.
You will not be writing.
Shall/will I be writing?
Will she be writing?
Will you be writing?

Use

We use the future progressive to say that an activity will be in progress at a particular moment in the future. Continue reading „The future progressive tense“

The past perfect progressive tense

Affirmative Negative Question
I had been writing.
She had been writing.
You had been writing.
I had not been writing.
She had not been writing.
You had not been writing.
Had I been writing?
Had she been writing?
Had you been writing?

Use

We use the past perfect progressive to talk about longer actions or situations which had continued up to the past moment that we are thinking about, or shortly before it. Continue reading „The past perfect progressive tense“

The past progressive tense

Affirmative Negative Question
I was writing.
She was writing.
You were writing.
I was not writing.
She was not writing.
You were not writing.
Was I writing?
Was she writing?
Were you writing

Use

to talk about past events in progress

The past progressive is used to talk about events that were in progress around a particular past time. Continue reading „The past progressive tense“

Present perfect progressive tense

Affirmative Negative Question
I have been writing
She has been writing.
You have been writing.
I have not been writing.
She has not been writing.
You have not been writing.
Have I been writing?
Has she been writing?
Have you been writing?

Uses of the present perfect progressive tense

We use the present perfect progressive to talk about situations which started in the past and are still going on, or which have just stopped and have present results. Continue reading „Present perfect progressive tense“