The English verb form fixes the action in time  (present, past or future) but also determines how it should be regarded, e.g. whether the action is completed and/or in progress or not. This section can help make clear to you when a verb form should be used by means of contrastive exercises.

Contrastive exercises

In these exercises a choice has to be made between two verb forms. This will help identify which context the verb form should be used in.

Simple Present – Present Continuous/Progressive
(He goes – He is going)
Simple Past – Past Continuous/Progressive
(He went – He was going)
Simple Past – Present Perfect
(He went – He has gone)
Simple Past – Past Perfect
(He went – He had gone)
Present Perfect – Present Perfect Continuous
(He has gone – He has been going)
Past Perfect – Past Perfect Continuous
(He had gone – He had been going)
Present Continuous en de Present Perfect Continuous
(I am going – I have been going)
List of irregular verbs

Ideally, the foreign language learner achieves a perfect command of all English verbs forms in writing, speaking, etc.  If you want to find out how you are doing overall, try mix of tenses.

To practise your irregular verbs (go-went-gone) go to the page with irregular verb exercises.
If you want to refresh your memory, visit this extensive list of irregular verbs.