Questions tagged with present

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Present perfect or past?
Hello experts! I'm in the following predicament. I have the following sentence to fill in the blanks with. The suspects ...
present perfect past +2 votes, asked Sep 16 by James
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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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Difference between the meaning of two verb tenses
She is reading a lot these days. or She has been reading a lot these days. Which one is correct? ...
tenses present verb grammarcorrection Usage 0 votes, asked Jul 18 by Debashis
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Use of present perfect and adjective.
We can ask a question : Have you played ......... ? Is it correct to ask : Have you intersted....
interest interested present perfect adjective +1 vote, asked Jul 02 by Mukund Chaskar
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did you hear her ...... in the next room just now? a.sing b. singing
did you hear her ...... in the next room just now? a.sing b. singing. which one is right and why ...
tense present continuous 0 votes, asked Jun 30 by Jay
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Present Perfect Tense
I am struggling to understand the difference between the present perfect tense and the the present perfect progressive tense. Is ...
tense tenses perfect present presentperfect 0 votes, asked Mar 31 by Aidan Miller
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Has or Have
What is the correct way to say this? "Since graduating from college, my personal interest in biological organisms 'has/have' skyrocketed." ...
Has have present perfect 0 votes, asked Feb 25 by EnglishGrammar21
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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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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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Different tenses in different situations
Could you please tell me which one is correct (or which one is the correct one?) out of each set ...
presentperfect present 0 votes, asked Dec 23 '14 by Masoud
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what is the right form
I belief the following sentence is wrong: "The middleware is the central component for coupling heterogenous systems and integrates mobile ...
present progressive 0 votes, edited Nov 18 '14 by invisacc
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Practice TOEIC
There is a sample question on the ETS site for the TOEIC. It is a multiple choice question, but I ...
present participle 0 votes, asked Oct 22 '14 by Jakob Collins
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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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Adverb Clauses Beginning with Present Participle?
Can an adverb clause that is not "cause and effect" of the subject, but rather further explaining that subject, begin ...
adverbs present participle 0 votes, asked Jul 30 '14 by Michael
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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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When to add "ed"
Why should "ed" be added to the following sentence if its tense is present... The mouse is scared.
verb present 0 votes, asked Feb 17 '14 by Inquisitive learner
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Using DO/DOES as a Helping Verb, in a present perfect tens question
"Does anyone have received any package on behalf of me?" Is this question grammatically correct? And what if I am ...
Emphasize emphasis emphases present perfect 0 votes, edited Jan 24 '14 by Samar Babkair
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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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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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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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URGENT! URGENT!! Please help me by correcting the grammer mistakes in my short story.
1:00PM 21/12/2012 The song playing now is Akon's 'Freedom' and at the lyrics are at 'freeeeedom'. I have been sitting ...
short story simplepresent present continuous -2 votes, asked Dec 21 '12 by Sandeep Sndp
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present tense in clause referring to future action
"I will talk to John when he arrives" sounds okay. "I will talk to John when he will arrive" sounds ...
tense clause present -1 votes, asked Jul 04 '12 by Kenneth Bakalar
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