Questions tagged with past

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Past progressive tense
Can 'had been friends' be cited as an example for past progressive tense?
past progressive tense verb 0 votes, asked Mar 11 by R Saleem
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Express duration, which started in the past
Hi Guys, I have an expression: 'xyz' service is unavailable. I would like to improve this information, by adding the ...
duration past present TIME 0 votes, asked Feb 25 by Zoli
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"Have" and interrogative form of Present Simple & Past Simple Tense
When does the verb have (has, had), as the main verb in a sentence, create an interrogative form in Present ...
have Interrogative past present conversion 0 votes, asked Feb 24 by Zhika Stojiljkovich
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Confused with questions in the past!
I've learnt that we use did + subject + infinitive for questions in the past simple, e.g. Did you play ...
past questions tobe Structure 0 votes, asked Jan 20 by Murphy
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Grammar: future and tense or past in sentence
Is it: "I will take a shower after you take a shower." Or : "I will take a shower after ...
future tense past Sentence 0 votes, asked Jan 15 by Andre Schultz
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Check my sentence
"He'd been stealing the books he used to give me" Is this sentence alright? p.s.: I want it to be ...
Sentence grammar past Style 0 votes, asked Oct 15 '13 by user22
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Past Perfect / PP Continuous (sentences)
1) Jane was sad because she had quarrelled with her boyfriend. 2) Jane was sad because she had been quarrelling ...
past perfect continuous Usage Difference 0 votes, asked Sep 18 '13 by Martyna
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Past tense or Present Perfect???
I don't know what has gone over me: I have become increasingly more and more acutely aware of the minute ...
past tense perfect 0 votes, edited Sep 18 '13 by Heather
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Past tense and present tense mixed into one statement--an exception that makes it right?
I know that we should always strive to maintain consistency in the usage of tense when writing. However, I have ...
tenses mixing past present exceptions 0 votes, asked Sep 17 '13 by Heather
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Past Simple or Past Perfect
"This was the second consecutive match against Germany that Spain had lost." Can I say "... that Spain lost." using ...
past perfect 0 votes, asked Aug 23 '13 by albin444ik
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Grammar and story telling
Can we use present perfect in a story told in the past? For example: Adam, who has lost track of ...
grammar story Style past 0 votes, asked Jul 24 '13 by user22
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Use of Simple Past Verb in Sentences Involving Past Perfect and Present Perfect
IS THERE ANYTHING WRONG WITH ANY OF THESE TWO STATEMENTS? 1) “I knew John had been influencing Peter, so I ...
verb tenses past perfect present +1 vote, asked Jun 24 '13 by Heather
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Past tenses
Could you explain what is wrong in this sentence: "I had never been visiting a working prison before, so when ...
past tenses 0 votes, asked Jun 02 '13 by Artur Strozynski
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Which tense is correct?
"When you edit the document, please could you write a quick comment outlining what you change and add" or "When ...
present past tense 0 votes, asked Apr 04 '13 by Ming Yin
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Past tense and present tense
How can I correctly use this sentence? I asked the lady who worked at Zara to help me or I ...
past tense present 0 votes, asked Mar 07 '13 by t
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HELP! PASSIVE PAST VOICE?
Is this sentence in a past and passive voice? "The order, in which each picture was shown, was the same ...
passive voice past tense fix 0 votes, asked Feb 18 '13 by raychel.yap
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Is this correct Past Tense?
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to be past tense 0 votes, asked Jun 13 '12 by Karan Desai
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