|Simple||Always||A general truth||The sky is blue|
|Often||Habit and routine||I run two kilometer every day|
Permanent truths and facts
|Earth rotates around the Sun|
A scheduled event or activity
|My plane leaves at 9 AM tomorrow|
At the moment
Actions happening at the moment of speaking:
|I am typing grammar lesson.|
Actions happening around the moment of speaking:
|I am learning new recipe.|
|People are working in office. Some of them are drinking coffee.|
|Look!||Temporary situations||I am working on quality project , while management is looking for new role for me.|
|Planned Action||She is starting school at noida tomorrow.|
|An activity that is in progress, although not actually at the time of speaking||I am learning leadership skills|
|Perfect||Already||Put emphasis on results||I have completed five projects.|
|Ever||Action that is still going on||
I have not joined new job yet.
She's studied English for 5 years
|Just||Finished action that has influence on present||He has lost keys|
|Never||Action that has taken place several time in past or never||
I have never been to USA.
He has gone to math class everyday this week.
|Not Yet||Action which has just finished||She has cooked lunch|
|So far||An activity that occurred at an unspecified time in past||Have you ever visited UK? I have visited India.|
|TIll now||An activity in time clause(When, While, After) that ends before the main clause activity begins||I will go to movie after I have finished jogging.|
|Since||Experience||Have you ever faced camera? , No I have not?|
Present result of something in Past
You've lost a lot of weight.
You've cut your hair.
|Present Perfect Continuous||All day||Put emphasis on duration or course of action||He has been waiting for two hours.|
|for 4 years||Action that recently stopped or is still going on||I have been living in Mumbai for 7 years.|
|since 1997||Finished action that influenced the present||I have been working all afternoon.|
|How long?||May be used to refer to continuing activity that is recent||He has been going to school at Noida.|
|The whole week||Repeated action over period of time||I've been doing lots of exercise.
I've been trying lots of different hairstyles.