In the above lesson, have seen all the tenses and how v1,v2,v3 and v4 make sentences in these tenses. Let us see another example.

The verb drive has four forms – v1-drive, v2-drove, v3-driven, v4-driving.

V1 drive is used to make Simple Present Tense.

  • I drive a car.
  • You drive a car.
  • We drive a car.
  • They drive a car.
  • He drives a car.
  • She drives a car.

V1 drive is used to make Simple Future Tense.

  • I will drive a car.
  • You will drive a car.
  • We will drive a car.
  • They will drive a car.
  • He will drive a car.
  • She will drive a car.

V2 drove is used to make Simple Past Tense.

  • I drove a car.
  • You drove a car.
  • We drove a car.
  • They drove a car.
  • He drove a car.
  • She drove a car.

V3 driven is used to make Present Perfect Tense.

  • I have driven a car.
  • You have driven a car.
  • We have driven a car.
  • They have driven a car.
  • He has driven a car.
  • She has driven a car.

V3 driven is used to make Past Perfect Tense.

  • I had driven a car.
  • You had driven a car.
  • We had driven a car.
  • They had driven a car.
  • He had driven a car.
  • She had driven a car.

V3 driven is used to make Future Perfect Tense.

  • I will have driven a car.
  • You will have driven a car.
  • We will have driven a car.
  • They will have driven a car.
  • He will have driven a car.
  • She will have driven a car.

V4 driving is used to make Present Continuous Tense.

  • I am driving a car.
  • I am driving a car.
  • I am driving a car.
  • I am driving a car.
  • You are driving a car.
  • We are driving a car.
  • They are driving a car.
  • He is driving a car.
  • He is driving a car.

V4 driving is used to make Past Continuous Tense

  • I was driving a car.
  • You were driving a car.
  • We were driving a car.
  • They were driving a car.
  • He was driving a car.
  • She was driving a car.

V4 driving is used to make Future Continuous Tense.

  • I will be driving a car.
  • You will be driving a car.
  • We will be driving a car.
  • They will be driving a car.
  • He will be driving a car.
  • She will be driving a car.

V4 driving is used to make Present Perfect Continuous Tense.

  • I have been driving a car.
  • You have been driving a car.
  • We have been driving a car.
  • They have been driving a car.
  • He has been driving a car.
  • She has been driving a car.

V4 driving is used to make Past Perfect Continuous Tense.

  • I had been driving a car.
  • You had been driving a car.
  • We had been driving a car.
  • They had been driving a car.
  • He had been driving a car.
  • She had been driving a car.

V4 driving is used to make Future Perfect Continuous Tense.

  • I will have been driving a car.
  • You will have been driving a car.
  • We will have been driving a car.
  • They will have been driving a car.
  • He will have been driving a car.
  • She will have been driving a car.

Thus we can see how these four forms of verbs make twelve different tenses. Remember these tenses and you will never go wrong, while writing or speaking English.

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