Tenses for the Verb - To build
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Past Continuous - "I was building a wall yesterday."
Past Simple - "I built a new garage last month."
Past Perfect Simple - "By the time my last company went bust we had already built the new shopping centre."
Past Perfect Continuous - "We had been building the new shopping centre for 2 months when we heard about the bankruptcy."
Present Continuous - "It's Monday morning and I'm building a wall."
Present Simple - "I usually build commercial buildings."
Present Perfect Simple - "I have already built two shopping centres this year."
Present Perfect Continuous - "I have been building this shopping centre since we won the contract.
Future Continuous - "I'm building a new garage
Future Simple - "I think I'll build my own house when I
can afford to."
Future Perfect Simple - "I hope I will have already built my
own house by the time I am 40."
Future Perfect Continuous - "This time next week I will
have been building this shopping centre for two months."