English Tenses

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hi i would like to ask some questions regarding tenses

 

for example i want to tell my friend that i worked for whole night yester day,which of the following would i use

 

1)I had been working for whole night yesterday

Or)I have been working for whole night yesterday

 

For example,i have got good grade in mathematics and i want to tell people that i worked hard which of the below sentence is good

 i have been working hard for whole year

or) i had been working hard for year

 

3) for example i went to some ones house and realised that he was busy,which would i use

 

2)After been to his house i realised that he was busy

or after being to his house i realised that he was busy

tenses asked Mar 05 at 21:53 zaghum New member

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“I have been working for whole night yesterday”

this will work to get your point across to your friend, but it is not the best grammar. It should be more like this (I was working all night yesterday) or (yesterday I was working all night)

“i have been working hard for whole year
or) i had been working hard for year”

They get your point across but they need work. Try using (I have worked hard this past year) or (over the past year I have been working hard).   You see the word working is a present tense in most sentences.  In my first example it will tell a reader that in the past you worked hard to get where you are now. And the second example tells the reader that over the past year you worked hard and you still are working hard to this day.

"2)After been to his house i realised that he was busy
or after being to his house i realised that he was busy"

again they need some work, but like I said before its understandable just not correct.  You need to know what tense you are trying to write in.  try using (after I went to his house I realized that he was already busy)

 

best of luck.  

link comment answered Apr 24 at 05:59 allen New member

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