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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 1 day ago by Aidan Miller
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Past-tense verbs that differ in form between first person singular and third person plural?
In English, the past tense of "to be" is different between the first person singular "I was" and the third ...
tense plural third-person first-person verb 0 votes, asked Mar 12 by R Scott LaMorte
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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 '14 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 '14 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 '14 by Keith Emmer
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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 '14 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 '14 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 '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 '14 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 '14 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 '14 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 '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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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 '14 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 '14 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 '14 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 '14 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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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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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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