Questions tagged with tenses

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Past Simple vs Past Progressive
What's the difference between the two sentences below? He couldn't catch the deer because it ran too fast. He couldn't ...
tenses +1 vote, asked Jan 08 by Abdul Quadir
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The usage of the word "ever" with simple present and past, and present perfect
Hello. I was wondering what's the difference between these 3 structures: 1) Have you ever...? 2) Did you ever...? (ex: ...
Ever with different verb tenses +1 vote, asked Nov 13 '15 by Priscila Bello
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Use of Past perfect
I came across a question in a grammar book in which I had to correct the errors: Before dinner was ...
tenses past simplepast pastperfect perfect +2 votes, asked Oct 31 '15 by Abhinav Garg
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i need help in verb tenses
Today my English teacher asked this question Choose the correct answerHe........... a letter every monthA-wroteB-was writingC- had writtenD- writes
tenses pastsimple pastcontinues teacher class +1 vote, asked Oct 28 '15 by Ari Miziri
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Will after if
Good day!Is WILL ok after IF in the following sentence:She could not close her eyes - she did not know ...
sequence of tenses 0 votes, asked Oct 24 '15 by Kristina
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"the teacher told them that they should have gone to the library instead of having wasted their time" I found ...
tenses +2 votes, asked Oct 06 '15 by sandip pathak
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Confusion regarding tenses
"I realized that my current skills do not portray me as a researcher and that I need to further my ...
tenses +1 vote, asked Sep 19 '15 by Aswathi
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the Present Continuous
Hello there! Is the sentence "The population of the world is increasing every year" grammatically correct? Is it correct to ...
tenses presentcontinuous 0 votes, asked Aug 23 '15 by Abdul Quadir
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Mixing verb tenses
He said, "A good screenwriter doesn't choose his/her material." Should it be: A. According to him, a good screenwriter doesn't ...
tenses 0 votes, asked Aug 21 '15 by Francisco Lo
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Future Continuous vs Future Perfect Continuous
Hi there! Is this a grammatically correct sentence? We will be staying at the hotel until next week. I think ...
tenses future 0 votes, asked Aug 08 '15 by Abdul Quadir
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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 '15 by Kymahi
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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 '15 by Debashis
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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 '15 by Jennie
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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 '15 by Terrica Duncan
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Omitting "by" with a specific time in future perfect tense?
I found this sentence in a Japanese high school English language textbook: "All these models will have been outdated next ...
future perfect tenses +1 vote, asked May 13 '15 by Teresa Nozoe
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Use of Present Perfect and Past Simple.
Hello, I would like to know if I can use both Present Perfect and Past Simple when describing a graph ...
grammar Verbs tenses +1 vote, asked May 07 '15 by Dominique Lepore
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What is the right grammar for this paragraph? My favorite song, “Daylight” by Maroon 5, is playing. The two of ...
grammar correction edit tenses Paragraphs 0 votes, asked Apr 29 '15 by ZealSene
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Verb tense
What tense is the verb have been?
tenses 0 votes, asked Apr 21 '15 by Sharon Sheppard
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SHOULD with future perfect meaning
Is the following sentence correct? By the time we'll meet tomorrow, you should have called the committee and reached a ...
Should future perfect tenses 0 votes, asked Apr 13 '15 by Ahmed
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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 '15 by Aidan Miller
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An example of effects of failing to put priorities first.
" On the other hand, a young girl who she ran over with her truck, died. After the hospital released ...
Parallelism tenses 0 votes, asked Feb 16 '15 by Karen
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had or has been: help!
Hi I'm now studying passive voice and tense, and i have a question. This phenomenon (has described) so often that ...
tenses 0 votes, asked Feb 16 '15 by Youngsun Han
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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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Tense of the verb in clause following "should have done is"?
Hi, I came across the following sentence: "What the couple should have done to avoid this calamity is formed a ...
tenses 0 votes, asked Dec 27 '14 by Draw Knob
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Excessive commas? I also cannot tell if my intro lead is in the present tense, despite being active
A 45 year old Queens Park man is in a critical condition after crashing his Holden utility through the Welshpool ...
grammar commas tenses journalism punctuation 0 votes, asked Sep 11 '14 by Kelly Bailey
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Choose the correct answer.Use Present simple or Present continous as appropiate:- 1.The film starts/is starting at 2:00pm.
tenses 0 votes, asked Jul 15 '14 by Dibyajit Dash
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English Tenses
hi i would like to ask some questions regarding tenses for example i want to tell my friend that i ...
tenses +1 vote, asked Mar 05 '14 by zaghum
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Question about tenses in a text.
Hello, I would like an expert opinion on this text, yes I know the phrasing and the ideeas are messed ...
tenses text 0 votes, asked Jan 22 '14 by John Dalton
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Why used this tense in this sentence?
Why used present perfect in this sentence ? why did not uses other tense? "There have always been differences in ...
tenses perfect 0 votes, asked Dec 27 '13 by mohammad
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Past tense more suited than present perfect in this sentence?
What I read was this: "Grand Theft Auto V's success over the past month has been huge, but according to ...
tenses 0 votes, edited Oct 10 '13 by Heather
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