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Hi,
I am having trouble with verb phrases - wondering if you could explain them - need to chose
from the list (future progressive etc..) what each one is.

Future progressive,Past progressive,Past perfect progressive,Present simple,Past perfect simple, Future perfect simple,Present perfect progressive,Present perfect simple,Past simple 'going to'Past progressiveFuture

2.We had finished eating before they arrived.
3. I met Mark as I was walking to the shops.
4. I had been working all night and was exhausted.
5. She had had that dog since she was ten.
6. He cycled to work every day.
7. I have been waiting for you over an hour.
8. He became a recluse in later life.
9. They will have finished their work before dinner time.
10. I'll be waiting by the clock tower.

1.She's been teaching English since 1990.
2. After a year abroad, I'll have done a lot.
3. I go to the cinema twice a week.
4. They were living in America last year.
5. She's washing her hair right now.
6. He worked in Greece for three years.
7. I've been here for six months.
8. I'll be seeing my mother next week.
9. I'll see you tomorrow.
10. By the end of the month, I'd spent all my money. simple
11. She's going to try to get into college next year
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I'm surprised your book doesn't have a little chart of the tenses you can refer to.
Try to find a chart of tenses. It will make life easier for you.

The "going to" tense isn't really a tense, but if it's one of the choices, just look for the sentences with "going to". That's easy.

Your examples do not include any passive constructions, so I'll leave that out.

Here are the patterns for the others you mentioned. These are for the verb "take"; you'll have to substitute the verbs in your sample sentences. Generally speaking, the verb phrases with only one word are called simple, but your book may classify the tenses differently. Work with your teacher on that.

Note: The first element in the verb phrase determines whether the tense is present, past, or future. When the last element in the phrase has -ing, the tense is progressive. When the first element in the phrase is a form of have (including "will have") followed by another element, the tense is perfect. "been" plus an "ing" form at the end is always perfect progressive.

......................................Non-progressive............. Progressive (-ing)

Non-perfect....Present...........take, takes ............... is, are, am ... taking
.....................Past................took ........................ was, were .... taking

....................Future...........will take ..................... will be .......... taking

Perfect........ Present .........have, has .... taken........ have, has.... been taking
(have) ........ Past..............had ............. taken........ had ............ been taking

.................. Future.......... will have....... taken........ will have ..... been taking