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Future Continuous Tense I will be having lunch at 12 o'clock tomorrow. To show an action that will be in progress at certain time in future. 
Future Perfect Tense Take this tablet. The pain will have gone by this time tomorrow. To show an action that will be completed at certain time in future. 
Simple Present Tense I have rice every day. To express habitual actions or general truth 
Simple Past Tense I had beef yesterday To show a past action or event. 
Simple Future Tense I will have chicken tomorrow. To show a future action. 
Present Perfect Tense I have just had my lunch.  To show a completed action at the time of speaking. 
Present Continuous Tense I am having fried-rice now. To show an action that is still in progress. 
Present Perfect Continuous Tense She has been working as a secretary for five years. To emphasize action began in the past that is still going on up to now. Or, to say how long something has been happening. 
Past Perfect Continuous Tense I had been living there for five years when the war broke out. To emphasize action began in the past that was still going on when another action happened in the past. Or to say how long something had been happening before something else happened. 
Past Continuous Tense I was having lunch when you called me yesterday. To show an action that was still in progress when something else happened in the past. 
Past Perfect Tense He felt happy after he had found a new job. To show an action that had been completed when something else happened in the past. 
Future Perfect Continuous Tense I will have been working for five months in March next year. To show the action that will be still going on at certain in future. 
Going To Future Tense vs Future Simple   
Present Continuous vs Present Simple   
Present Perfect vs Past Simple   
Going To Future Tense It's going to rain.  To express decided plan / cleared prediction 
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