Questions tagged with past

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convert into past tense
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past tense 0 votes, asked Aug 19 by Muhammad Nabeel
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When is it okay to switch tenses?
In creative writing, when is it okay to switch tenses? I feel like I might have a misunderstanding of past ...
tense grammar dialogue past present 0 votes, asked Aug 13 by Brad Taylor
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The correct form of the past tense
I'm starting to learn English and I have one question to U. Please, tell me what a difference between "In ...
past grammar +1 vote, asked Jul 04 by Alex
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Past tense within past tense - Flashback within a flashback
Hello, I have a question about tense. I always wonder which one should be used. Shouls past tense be used ...
tenses past pastperfecttense 0 votes, asked Jul 04 by Terrica Duncan
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direct indirect speech
Could anyone help me in understanding the speech. Rama said, "I have small height." Wondering that if the indirect speech ...
indirect speech past +1 vote, asked Jun 08 by NANDINI
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regarding tenses
which one of the following is correct and why. 1. I left him to make sure he was not in ...
past indefinite 0 votes, asked Jun 05 by NANDINI
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Simple Past vs. Past Perfect
Which would be the more accurate or correct tense: After several sessions of chemotherapy, my husband's life had been saved ...
past perfect 0 votes, asked Feb 27 by Veronica
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past or present tense for sth that was in the past and still is.
in spite of the fact that I have/had an impressive resume, I decided to apply for a job. which one ...
past present 0 votes, asked Feb 04 by clever
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past perfect and past perfect continuous
Azza was carrying two heavy bags . she ....... The shopping at the supermarket (had done - had been doing ...
past perfect continuous 0 votes, asked Dec 30 '14 by ahmed
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Can past tense be in the same sentense with present tense
Hi. Are these sentense correct overall? Is my question even correctly formed? 1. The cat urinates on his clothes that ...
tenses present past urgent 0 votes, asked Dec 29 '14 by Diana S
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make something happen
"He did everything to make it happen" I have two questions regarding the above sentence 1. Should I use this ...
verb past participial 0 votes, asked Nov 23 '14 by alan
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past or present
is the verb "to teach" past or present?
past or present +2 votes, asked Oct 01 '14 by Lynn Boness
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Why can't you use "knowing" in the following manner
Our Japanese foreign exchange student used the sentence, "I have already been knowing her." What she meant was, "I have ...
past particple know known knowing 0 votes, asked Aug 11 '14 by Stephen Johns
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Revise!!
Help me revise this please "Inner contentment itself comes from making peace with what we already have, moving past the ...
happy peace past have 0 votes, asked Jul 23 '14 by Anu
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The past tense
In the statement, "It's time you did your homework," why is the past tense used? Why isn't it, "It's time ...
past tense 0 votes, asked Jul 09 '14 by Elaine Johnson
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Is this proper grammar: "to of have made that happen" or "to have had made that happen" ?
Hi I am writing to someone about the fact that I had greatly wanted to make it "down there" to ...
tense of have had past 0 votes, asked Jun 17 '14 by nothankyou
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Narrator in fiction using here or there, these or those
Hi, I'm writing a short story (fiction) and i'm a little bit confused. I'm writing third person, past tense. Should ...
here there past tense narrator 0 votes, asked Jun 13 '14 by Angelos Kuklinski
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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 '14 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 '14 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 '14 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 '14 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 '14 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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