Lesson nine

9.1       Future Simple Tense

The future simple tense places the action or condition in the future. It is formed by using the word shall or will before the present form of the main verb.


We shall need help with her load.

She will eat the bananas alone The dancers will entertain them.

9.2       Exercise 8

     Use the following words in future simple tense in sentences of your own  

                   see                                        develop

go                                         begin

exist                                      consume

introduce                              hunt

bring                                     become

9.3       The Perfect Tenses

The perfect tenses are used to show that an action was completed or that a condition existed before a given time.

The perfect tenses are formed using has, have, or had before the past participles i.e. verb forms ending in -ed.


i) Present Perfect Tense:

Ceasar has just finished his homework.

Kamau and Njoroge have now agreed to meet.
 ii) Present Perfect Continuous Tense

Kibet has been working in his shamba for two hours. We have been swimming in this pool for ten minutes.

iii) Past Perfect Tense

We had completed the work by the time the supervisor came. Nobody knew that she had already remarried.

iv) Past Perfect Continuous Tense

I had been trying to contact him for two hours before he finally appeared.

Mrs. Masumbuko had been feeling unwell the whole week before she decided to visit a doctor.

v) Future Perfect Tense

Agege will have sold his goats by two p.m.

By next term, twenty students will have dropped from this school.

vi) Future Perfect Continuous

The players will have been playing for twenty minutes by the time the President arrives.

By the end of this term, she will have been living with her aunt for five years.

9.4            Exercise 9

Rewrite the following sentences changing the verb into present perfect, present perfect progressive, past perfect, past perfect progressive, future perfect and future perfect progressive tenses. Make any necessary changes to make the sentences meaningful.
John comes here every year.