Verbs for Your Self-Introduction – #20065

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Verbs for Your Self-Introduction – #20065

Learn how to use verb tenses correctly as you introduce yourself to others. Take the quiz at the end of the page to test your knowledge.


When introducing yourself you can utilize one of three verb tenses: the Present, Present Perfect, or Past. Your choice of verb tense will depend on if you are talking about information that is either currently or always true (use the Present Tense), whether you are describing the information as an ongoing process (use the Present Perfect tense), or whether you are talking about information the describes something that happened in the past (use the Past Tense). The following examples illustrate how each verb tense is used in the context of self-introductions:

business englishVERBS

Present Tense Verbs
My name is Dan Liu.
I work at University Credit Union.
Our company provides financial services for employees of the University.

Present Perfect Tense Verbs
I have worked for the credit union for 5 years.
I have lived in San Jose since 1995.
My wife has never met my coworkers.

Past Tense Verbs
I graduated from SJSU.
I moved to the US when I was 20.
I used to live in Seattle.

english grammar practiceVERB TENSE QUIZ

Select the correct verb tense in each sentence. Two choices have been given to you. Write your answer in the box and click "check answers" at the bottom.

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Once you have practiced this page, you may also want to try these related pages:
Prepositions for Your Self-Introduction
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