肯定式 疑问式 否定式 疑问否定式
I had worked. Had I worked? I had not worked. Had I not worked?
He (She，It) had worked. Had he (she，it) worked? He (She，It) had not worked. Had he (she，it) not worked?
We had worked. Had we worked? We had not worked. Had we not worked?
You had worked. Had you worked? You had not worked. Had you not worked?
They had worked. Had they worked? They had not worked. Had they not worked?
肯定式 否定式 疑问否定式
I'd /aid/ worked. I hadn't /'h dnt/ worked.
I'd not worked. Hadn't I worked?
He'd /hi:d/ worked. He hadn't worked.
He' d not worked. Hadn't he worked?
She'd /i:d/ worked. She hadn't worked.
She' d not worked. Hadn't she worked
It'd /'itd/ worked. It hadn't worked.
It' d not worked. Hadn't it worked?
We'd /w i:d/ worked We hadn't worked.
We' d not worked Hadn't we worked?
You'd /ju:d/ worked. You hadn't worked.
You' d not worked Hadn't you worked?
They'd /eid/worked. They hadn't worked.
They' d not worked Hadn't they worked?
（1）I had finished my homework before supper. 我在晚饭前把作业做完了。
had finished这一动作就是在supper之前完成的。如果只说I had finished my homework. 听者就会觉得难以理解。由此可见，过去完成时
（2）By the end of that year Henry had collected more than a thousand foreign stamps. 到那年年底，亨利已收集了一千多张外国邮票。（过去时间是the end of that year）
（3）When we got there the basketball match had already started. 我们到那里时，篮球赛已经开始了。（过去时间是when从句）
（4）Oh, I had forgotten. 噢，我忘了。（"谈家常"就是过去某一时间）
（5）The roads were full of people. We hadn't foreseen
（6）A small boy and his smaller sister had got an apple each. The boy had eaten his apple. The girl had still hers. 一个小男孩和他的小妹妹都得到一个苹果。男孩已把苹果吃掉，女孩还没有吃。（这是一个故事的开头。过去时间暗含在第三句中。过去完成时
（7）He had only just reached home when a man called to see him. 他刚到家就有人找他。（when在此有"突然"的含义）
（8）No sooner had we left the house than it began to rain. 我们刚离开家就开始下雨了。
（9）I had not gone much farther before I caught them up. 我没有走多远就赶上他们了。（如说Before I had gone much farther, I caught them up. 重点则在主句）
（10）He told me that he had seen the film the day before. 他跟我说他前一天看过那个电影了。
（11）He said he had seen the film yesterday. 他说他昨天看过那个电影了。
例（10）中的the day before是合乎语法规则的。例（11）中的yesterday似乎不甚合乎语法，但在实际生活中并不罕见。对yesterday解释有二：一是yesterday等于the day before，指主句谓语动词动作发生的前一天，这是一种不够严谨的说法。另一种解释是yesterday等于说话人说话时刻的"昨天"。应作哪一种解释，须视上下文而定。与yesterday类似的还有ago一词。如：
（12）Five minutes ago they'd tried to run away. 五分钟前，他们试图逃跑。（根据上下文，five minutes ago是以说话人说话时刻为准的。但如孤立地看，它就会有歧义了）
（13）He believed that he had been born in 1944 or 1945. 他认为他出生于1944或1945年。（由于有具体的过去时间，可用was代替had been。二者无甚区别，只是前者较为简便，后者较为正规而已）
（14）The rain had stopped and the air was clean. 雨停了，空气清新。（过去完成时先于过去一般时）
（15）As they talked, they had reached a house in a dark street. 他们说着话就走到了黑暗街道上的一所房屋前。（过去完成时与过去一般时同时）
（16）When the book was published, he had become the most popular writer of the time. 此书出版以后，他就成为当时最受欢迎的作家了。（过去完成时后于过去一般时）
（17）The opera troupe had come, they were preparing for the night show. 歌剧团已到，他们正在准备晚上的演出。过去完成时
（18）She had nursed her father in that room when she had been but a baby. 她在那个房间护理她的父亲，那时她还是只是个孩子。过去完成时
（19）Chekhov is well know to Chinese readers, and had exerted a positive
influence on many Chinese writers. 契诃夫对中国读者来说是非常熟悉的，他曾经对许多中国作家产生过积极影响。（过去完成时had exerted与现在一般时is连用。二者有一时隔）
（20）Many high-wire walkers have died on their last step, thinking they had made it. 许多走绳索者死在最后一走上，这时他们认为已经表演成功了。（"过去某一时间"表现在thinking）
（21）I had meant to come, but something happened. 我本想来，但有事就没有来。
（22）I had intended to speak, but time did not permit. 我本想发言，可是时间不允许。
（23）The Reds also knew about Shih Ta-kai and that the main cause of his defeat had been a costly delay. Arriving at the banks of the Tatu, Prince Shih had paused for three days to honour the birth of his son-an imperial prince. Those days of rest had given his enemy the chance to concentrate against him, and to make the swift marches in his rear that blocked his line of retreat. Realizing his mistake too late, Prince Shih had tried to break the enemy encirclement, but it was impossible to manoeuvre
in the narrow terrain of the defiles, and he was erased from the map. 红军也是知道石达开的，知道他失败的主要原因是坐失良机。石达开到达大渡河河岸以后，因为得子--小王爷--而庆祝了三日，这就使敌人有时机集中兵力，迅速开到他的后方，切断他的退路。石达开发觉自己的错误时，已经晚了。他企图突围，但终因在狭隘的峡谷中无法用兵而被消灭。
往往有时间状语。一种状语是now，by now，then，by then等，但这些时间状语常可由上下文看出，故可省去不用。如：
（24）We had then been without sleep for twenty-four hours. 这时我们已有24小时没有合眼了。
（25）In the outer office a door slammed. Nelson Chase had come to work. 只听得外面办公室砰的一声，纳尔逊•蔡斯来上班了。
另一种时间状语是表过去将来的，如soon，ten minutes later，in two weeks等。如：
（26）I had soon told the story. 我很快就讲完了故事。
（27）Five minutes later, they had left the building. 五分钟后，他们离开了大楼。
（28）He said he would come as soon as he had finished his work. 他说他一干完活就来。（had finished表"过去的将来"）
（29）She told me she'd been happier than she'd ever been before. 她告诉我这一段时间她比以往都要愉快。（第一个had been表"过去的过去"，第二个had been表"过去的过去的过去"）
肯定式 疑问式 否定式 疑问否定式
I shall have worked. Shall I have worked? I shall not have worked. Shall I not have worked?
He (She，It) will have worked. Will he (she，it) have worked? He (She，It) will not have worked. Will he (she，it) not have worked?
We shall have worked. Shall we have worked? We shall not have worked. Shall we not have worked?
You will have worked. Will you have worked? You will not have worked. Will you not have worked?
They will have worked. Will they have worked? They will not have worked. Will they not have worked?
肯定式 否定式 疑问否定式
I'll have worked. I shan't have worked.
I'll not have worked. Shan't I have worked?
He (She，It) 'll have worked. He (She，It) won't have worked.
He (She，It)'ll not have worked. Won't he (she，it) have worked?
We'll have worked. We shan't have worked.
We' ll not have worked. Shan't we have worked?
You'll have worked. You won't have worked.
You' ll not have worked. Won't you have worked?
They'll have worked. They won't have worked.
They' ll not have worked. Won't they have worked?
（1）I shall have finished reading the book by the end of this week. 我将在本周未前读完这本书。
（2）Before long, he will have forgotten all about the matter. 过不久，他很快就会把这件事全然忘记的。
（3）Will you soon have finished laying the table? 你会快点把餐具摆好吗？
（4）Will they ever have done with their talking? 他们谈话还有完没有？
（5）When I have done that, I shall have done all I was supposed to do. 我做完这件事，就做了我全部应做的事了。
（6）If you come at seven o'clock, I shall not yet have finished dinner. 你如七点钟来，我还没有吃完晚饭哩。
①You will have heard the news, so I need not repeat it. 你们一定已经听到消息了，所以我就没有必要重复了。
②They will have received our letter now. 他们这时一定收到我们的信了。
I should have worked. I should not have worked.
He (She，It) would have worked. He (She，It) would not have worked.
We should have worked. We should not have worked.
You would have worked. You would not have worked.
They would have worked. They would not have worked.
I'd have worked. I shouldn't have worked.
I'd not have worked.
He (She，It) 'd have worked. He (She，It) wouldn't have worked.
He (She，It)' d not have worked.
We'd have worked. We shouldn't have worked.
We' d not have worked.
You'd have worked. You wouldn't have worked.
You' d not have worked.
They'd have worked. They wouldn't have worked.
They' d not have worked.
（1）The party would have arrived by four o'clock. 这一行人将于4时前到达。
（2）The day was drawing
near when we would have completed the reservoir
（3）He said he would have done with my camera by the end of next month. 他说到下月底就不用我的照相机了。
①I want you thinking of food and wine, because these last years would have been miserable for you. 我要你只想吃喝，因为最近几年你的生活想是够苦的。
②That would have been rather difficult. 那大概是相当不容易的吧。
肯定式 疑问式 否定式 疑问否定式
I am working. Am I working? I am not working. Am I not working?
He (She，It) is working. Is he (she，it) working? He (She，It) is not working. Is he (she，it) not working?
We are working. Are we working? We are not working. Are we not working?
You are working. Are you working? You are not working. Are you not working?
They are working. Are they working? They are not working. Are they not working?
肯定式 否定式 疑问否定式
I'm /aim/ working. I'm not working.
He's /hi:z/ working. He isn't /'iznt/ working.
He' s not working. Isn't he working?
She's /i:z/ working. She isn't working.
She' s not working. Isn't she working?
It's /'its/ working. It isn't working.
It' s not working. Isn't it working?
We're /w i / working. We aren't /nt/ working.
We' re not working. Aren't we working?
You're /ju / working. You aren't working.
You' re not working. Aren't you working?
They're /ei working. They aren't working.
They' re not working. Aren't they working?
的基本用法是表现在（即说话人的说话时刻）正在进行的动作，可在now，at present，at this moment，these days等时间状语连用，也可不用时间状语。如：
（1）What are you doing now, John? 你现在正在干什么呢，约翰？
（2）Where are you going? 你上哪儿去？
（3）The telephone is ringing, would you answer it. 电话铃响了，请你接一下，好吗？
（4）George is translating a book now. 乔治现在在翻译一本书。
（5）-What are you doing? 你在干什么？
-I'm not doing anything at present. 我现在什么也不干。现在进行时
（6）He is speaking
English much more fluently than he used to. 他的英语讲得比过去流利多了。现在进行时
（7）The boy is jumping with joy. 那男孩高兴得在跳呢。
（8）Someone is knocking. 有人敲门。
（9）Men are dropping with malaria
, dysentery and simple starvation
（10）Ours is an epoch in which heroes are coming forward in multitudes. 我们的时代是一个英雄辈出的时代。
is arriving. 救护车就来。
（12）The sun is setting
（13）He is dying. 他奄奄一息了。
（14）The fruit is ripening. 这果子快熟了。
（15）We usually have breakfast at 7, but during the holidays we've having it at 8. 平常我们是七点吃早餐，但放假期间就改到八点了。
（16）I'm not sleeping well. I want to take a holiday. 近日我睡觉不好。我想休假。
（17）I am missing you dreadfully. 我非常思念你。
（18）She is always helping me in the kitchen. 她总是帮我干厨房活。（表表扬）
（19）Now, that boy is again whistling his infernal
（20）He is unconscious
and groaning. 他失去了知觉。不停地呻吟着。
（21）When I say that, I'm thinking of the students. 我这样说是为学生着想。（表原因，解释when I say that）
（22）He is busy. He is writing a letter. 他有事。他在写信。（描写前句）
（23）She was silent, she was saying
除与now，at present等时间状语连用外，还常与only，merely，simply，really，actually，certainly，fast，rapidly，slowly，finally，steadily，constantly，continually，always，for ever，all the time等词语连用。如：
（24）I am only joking. 我只是开个玩笑。
（25）John is always coming late. 约翰老是迟到。
（26）I'm simply loving
it here. 我简直爱上了这儿的一切。
（27）Trade between the two countries is finally beginning to take off. 两国之间终于开始进行贸易了。
（28）We are suffering while they are expanding. 我们受苦，他们却在兴旺发达。（用于时间状语从句）
（29）If he is doing this, he is doing wrong. 假如他在做此事，那他就做错了。（用于条件状语从句）
（30）You don't know what you are talking about. 你在说什么，你自己也不知道。（动词know后的宾语从句的谓语动词常用现在进行时）
（31）They talk and they don't realize what they're saying
. 他们肯说，但他们却不知道自己说些什么。（用于宾语从句，此处的现在进行时are saying
（32）The man who is standing there is my uncle. 站在那里的那个人是我的叔叔。（用于定语从句）
（33）What's that you're holding
in your hand? 你手里拿着的是什么？（用于定语从句）
（34）Sound is produced when the air which is being forced up from the lungs puts the vocal chords into vibration
is being forced up从属于现在一般时puts，并不表说话时的现在）
（35）There's a lady in the picture. She's lying in a couch. 画中有一位贵妇人。她躺在睡椅上。
（36）What are you waiting for? 你等什么呢？（当代英语在此似乎很少用现在一般时wait）
（37）We are having a cold wave these days. 这些天我们正遇上了寒流。（临时性）
an English film now. 他们正在看一部英语电影。（能动性，seeing
（39）How are you feeling today? 你今天感觉如何？（生动亲切）
（40）You are not being polite. 你这可不大客气呀。
（41）Jeremy was being slow, and I remember wondering why he was being slow. S杰里米有意慢慢腾腾（平时并非如此），我记得曾对此感到纳闷。
（42）I'm forgetting my French. 我的法语荒疏了。
（43）How are you liking
（44）I'm hoping that you will come and have a chat with me. 我倒希望你来聊聊天。
（1）I'm going. 我要走了。
（2）I'm leaving tomorrow. 我明天要走了。
（3）When are you starting? 你什么时候动身？
（4）I'm meeting you after class. 课后我找你。
（5）What are you doing next Sunday? 下星期天你打算干什么？
（6）She is buying a new bike soon. 她不久将买一辆新自行车。
（7）When I grow up, I'm joining the army. 我长大了要参军。
（8）I'm not going. 我不走了。
（9）I'm not waiting any longer. 我不再等了。
（10）I'm backing cut. 我要打退堂鼓了。
（11）You're staying. 你留下吧。
（12）Don't forget: you are part too. 不要忘记：你也要参加。
（13）When you are passing my way, please drop in. 你什么时候路过我家，请进来坐。（用于时间状语从句）
（14）If they are not doing it, what am I to do? 假如他们不干，那我该怎么办呢？（用于条件状语从句）
（15）She's going to the dentist
tomorrow because she's having a tooth filled. 她明天要去看牙医，因为她要补牙。
（16）He said he is going tomorrow. 他说他明天走。
（17）On election night we'll be telling you what's happening
in various places in this country. 到了选举的夜晚，我们将把全国各地的情况告诉大家。（is happening
从属于将来进行时will be telling）
（18）When I have the time, I'll come down to the school to see how you're both doing. 我有空时，会来学校看你们俩的学习情况的。（are doing从属于will come down）
（1）What are you talking about? 你这是说些什么呀？
（2）I'm forgetting my umbrella! 我差点儿把伞忘了！
（3）Every word I'm telling you is true. 我跟你说的每一句话都是实话。
（1）Whenever I see him, he's reading. 我无论什么时候看到他，他都在读书。
（2）Let a person go away with small acts of dishonesty, and soon he is committing greater ones. 放过一个人的小的欺骗行为，他不久就会进行大的欺骗勾当。
（3）When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief. 孩子闲着无事时就会淘气。（这里主句与从句皆用进行时态为了强调）
（4）The river is constantly flowing in to the sea. 此河不断流入大海。
（5）The earth is a ball that is always turning round. 地球是一个球体，它不停地旋转。