English Tenses

Present Simple

Active Voice
A teacher asks a pupil.
Passive Voice
A pupil is asked by a teacher.
Time to use
Usually, every day, always, often, seldom, sometimes.

Present Continuous

Active Voice
A teacher is asking a pupil.
Passive Voice
A pupil is being asked by a teacher.
Time to use
Now, at the moment, at present, still.

Present Perfect

Active Voice
A teacher has asked a pupil.
Passive Voice
A pupil has been asked by a teacher.
Time to use
Already, just, ever, never, yet, not yet, today.

Present Perfect Continuous

Active Voice
A teacher has been asking a pupil.
Passive Voice
-
Time to use
For an hour, up to now, since 7 o'clock.

Past Simple

Active Voice
A teacher asked a pupil.
Passive Voice
A pupil was asked by a teacher.
Time to use
Yesterday, 2 days ago, last week.

Past Continuous

Active Voice
A teacher was asking a pupil.
Passive Voice
A pupil was being asked by a teacher.
Time to use
1. At 7 o'clock, from 6 till 7, all day long.
2.When... While...

Past Perfect

Active Voice
A teacher had asked a pupil.
Passive Voice
A pupil had been asked by a teacher.
Time to use
1. By 7 o'clock yesterday.
2. Before you came.

Past Perfect Continuous

Active Voice
A teacher had been asking a pupil.
Passive Voice
-
Time to use
Since 7 o'clock, for an hour.

Future Simple

Active Voice
A teacher will ask a pupil.
Passive Voice
A pupil will be asked by a teacher.
Time to use
Tomorrow, in 3 days, next week.

Future Continuous

Active Voice
A teacher will be asking a pupil.
Passive Voice
-
Time to use
1. At 3 o'clock tomorrow, From 6 till 7.
2. When you come.

Future Perfect

Active Voice
A teacher will have asked a pupil.
Passive Voice
A pupil will have been asked by a teacher.
Time to use
1. By 7 o'clock tomorrow.
2. Before you come.

Future Perfect Continuous

Active Voice
A teacher will have been asking a pupil.
Passive Voice
-
Time to use
Since 7 o'clock, for an hour.