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Irregular Verb - To make


Make / Made / Making

Tenses for the Verb - To make


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Timeline Future Tense Present Tense Past Tense

The Past

Past Continuous - "I was making the coffee at 6.30 this morning."

Past Simple - "I made the tea yesterday, it's your turn today."

Past Perfect Simple - "By the time I got home this evening I had already made 100 cups of tea."

Past Perfect Continuous - "I had been making the tea when I realised I hadn't boiled the water."

The Present

Present Continuous - "It is 7.30 in the morning and I'm making a pot of coffee."

Present Simple - "I always make coffee first thing in the morning."

Present Perfect Simple - "I have already made the coffee six times this week, it must be your turn."

Present Perfect Continuous - "I seem to have been making coffee for the family since I got up.

The Future

Future Continuous - "I'm making a cup of tea in a minute, do you want one?"

Future Simple - "No thanks, I think I'll make some coffee when I get up."

Future Perfect Simple - "Don't worry, by the time you get up I will have already made you a cup of coffee."

Future Perfect Continuous - "After all, by this evening I will have been making tea all day at work."

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