Questions tagged with tense

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Verb tense switching when describing a living person in the recent past
Which verb tense should be used when describing a living person in the recent past? example: This morning I left ...
verb tense tenses switching 0 votes, asked Jul 28 by Kymahi
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Use of the word Encounter or Encountered
Is is acceptable to use the word "Encountered" in the following manner? "We were encountered by a dolphin." Or would ...
tense tenses use Usage 0 votes, asked Jul 16 by Jennie
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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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What tense is this sentence?
Drinking coffee isn't as bad as you think. Is this a present continuous sentence? What function is 'drinking' in this ...
continuous tense 0 votes, asked Jun 25 by Lee
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What tense is the following sentence?
What tense is the following sentence? "If another website containing the statement is re-posted using our services will remove such ...
tense 0 votes, asked Jun 18 by Andy Ell
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Past perfect or not?
There is a lot more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere ........................ A) Than there was about a century ago. B) ...
had pastperfect pastperfecttense tense 0 votes, asked Jun 14 by berra ince
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is vs are, which case?
This is driving me up a walk ... "Bonds of Affection: What Else Is There?" or "Bonds of Affection: What ...
is are case tense 0 votes, asked Jun 04 by Camille Mercurius
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Tense question by sonny7
Mr. Han announced his plans to retire next month, when his work on the convention center -------. (C) was completed ...
tense sonny7 0 votes, asked May 13 by 승훈 한
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tense confusion
I want to explain two object seen in the past. One still exist until today, but the second is already ...
tense 0 votes, asked Apr 10 by Bld Bld
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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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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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