Questions tagged with tense

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Past habit usage
I am writing a children's story, and so far I've been writing in past simple tense (I'm relatively sure) with ...
pasthabit tense pastsimple storytelling Narration 0 votes, asked Dec 08 by gbacq
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Correct form of the verb
Write the correct form of the verb in the bracket: While I was studying, I didn't think about work and ...
Verbs tense correct form 0 votes, asked Dec 06 by cotos
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tense shift when a condition is ongoing
Is it technically correct grammar to use a tense shift to imply the assumption of a continuing condition? Example. I ...
tense shifted future shift 0 votes, asked Oct 30 by Keith Emmer
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TENSE CHANGES IN ESSAY WRITTING
Dear Staff, Please guide me how to apply a tense changes in eassy or stories writting. If poosible, please give ...
tense 0 votes, asked Oct 25 by PAUL
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Is this sentence grammatically correct?
She was must to wear formal clothes.
grammar tense 0 votes, asked Oct 15 by Marcin Baranowski
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How to describe this sentence grammatically
Was that the last report?Was is the past tense of the verb to be,was is singular. Report is countable and ...
tense Sentence Structure 0 votes, asked Sep 14 by Choc
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Compound predicate - must tense agree?
Is it correct grammar to construct a sentence with multiple tenses in a compound predicate, such as in: "Mary knew ...
compound predicate tense 0 votes, asked Aug 11 by Jason J Hoogervorst
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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 by Elaine Johnson
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Correct Tenses
Are the tenses in the following sentence correct: After James left for Johannesurg, Peter started working at the Accounts Department. ...
tense 0 votes, asked Jun 20 by Sharon Miltiadou
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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 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 by Angelos Kuklinski
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verb tense
I am familiar with the "have been verb-ing" construction of the present perfect continuous, but is there a name for ...
verb tense 0 votes, asked Jun 01 by DEBRA BOELK
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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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Future perfect tense
Aren't both sentences future perfect? The fence construction will be completed on Jan. 15th. The fence construction will have completed ...
tense 0 votes, asked Jan 16 by Alex.
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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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changing tenses
How can change the tense of this sentence to past: He thinks that the exam next week is going to ...
tense 0 votes, asked Oct 25 '13 by fm
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I've broken my arm or I broke my arm.
I figured that present perfect is used when there's a connection to the present. So for instance if someone asks ...
correct tense sentance 0 votes, asked Oct 21 '13 by ferka1
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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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Tense
I have attended many events that were relevanted to the community, including chat groups and dinner club. Q1: Should I ...
tense 0 votes, asked Aug 10 '13 by luke
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Correct usage of past tense
Which is the correct sentence? Please note that there will be a court battle after a specific action. There is ...
tense -1 votes, asked Aug 06 '13 by Tomas Rosales III
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Subjunctive tense
Besides "if" and "I wish," are there any more conditions on when to use the subjunctive tense? If so, when ...
verb tense subjunctive 0 votes, asked Jul 14 '13 by Joey
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Conditional tense
I'm wondering if the following sentence correctly uses the conditional tense. The speaker uses African-American English. "If I had brought ...
conditional-present verb tense conditional 0 votes, asked May 17 '13 by Liz
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Tense Shifting: I Read an Article About it and Now I Doubt Myself. Help
To Whom It May Concern: PRELIMINARY BACKGROUND: Stemming from an insightful "5 Lessons for Mixing Past and Present Tense" (“5 ...
tense shifted parallel 0 votes, asked May 05 '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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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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Verb tense after "would" and conjunction "and"?
Which of the below sentences are correct? (1) Just a year ago, she would sing and DANCE every day. or ...
tense tenses would Conjunction 0 votes, asked Feb 03 '13 by grizz
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verb tense combination
I want to know about verb tense combinations in clauses. Whether the progressive tense(present continuous, past continuous, future continuous) appear ...
tense 0 votes, asked Jan 28 '13 by vinayak
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past progressive
the boy play table tennies.
tense -1 votes, asked Dec 13 '12 by deba
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Check the tenses in my sentence
I'd never thought of taking sleeping pills, but now I think I can use some. Are the tenses correct in ...
tense grammar correct commas 0 votes, asked Sep 08 '12 by user22
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