Questions tagged with past

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Past tense or the present perfect form
Hi. I have a question. Which expression is more natural, "I arrived at TOKYO." or "I have arrived at TOKYO." ...
past past-perfect 0 votes, asked Aug 24 by 佐野兼央
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passed or past?
Which is correct passed? or past? when used in this sentence: "Hiking along Havasu Creek into Havasu from the Colorado ...
past passed 0 votes, edited Jul 28 by Kimberly Ciesla
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Past or Subjunctive?
What do we use "found" instead of "finds" in "It's about time he found a job?"
past subjunctive 0 votes, asked Jul 19 by Linda Goodwin
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Past tense only with did
Would it be correct to say "I did see that"?instead of "I saw that"(I mean, this affirmation, without negating or ...
past 0 votes, asked Jul 19 by Propuesta De Hijos Predilectos Gracias
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Past perfect (pluperfect)
Which sentence is correct? 1. My husband went to the market before I had got up. 2. My husband had ...
past-perfect two past actions +1 vote, asked Jul 06 by Eugenia Kosutzka
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Why Past Simple and not Past Continuous in this example?
Hello. English is my second language and there's still things I get confused about. Things I understand, but can't exactly ...
past verb tenses continous +1 vote, asked Jun 24 by Alex
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Time adverb with past perfect tense
Mike ( had broken | broke ) his mother's vase last night but he has not told her yet. Question: ...
perfect tense past 0 votes, asked Jun 03 by jerry pan
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Past Simple, Continous or Perfect
Are my answers correct? The concert had finished and my friends went home. (Finish, go) When I got home I ...
past 0 votes, asked May 10 by Alan Russia
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we're way...
"We're way past being angry"Does it mean "we're now very angry"Why do they say "being"?
way past +1 vote, asked Apr 22 by Emma
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"I lied" or "I lay" ?
lie - lay - lain lay -laid- laid In the irregular verbs list, past tense of lie is lay. But ...
lied lay past tense 0 votes, asked Apr 17 by silver
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Usage of past tense for assumption
Which sentence is correct hopefully you will get better , but in case you didn't you can cancel it or ...
past tense assumption +1 vote, asked Feb 26 by mrkhoros
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Past tense usage of words in the same sentence
I work in security and I have to write a report after every incident. Is the following sentence - "I ...
is was past tense present +1 vote, asked Feb 05 by Cody Reed
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Sentence structure in past tense using "since" and "when in the same sentence.
I have got to make corrections to the sentence below: "Times have really change since back in the day, all ...
since when past tense +1 vote, asked Dec 11 '15 by Pooja Tare
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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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Question on didn't/doesn't
When presented with a conditional and some weird tense changes like: If he didn't cry when he doesn't get what ...
didnt doesnt conditional tense past +1 vote, asked Oct 11 '15 by Patrick
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Past tenses in the phrase "I've heard"
For example if I found out about the side effect of a pill and wanted to tell someone about it ...
grammar past tense english 0 votes, asked Oct 02 '15 by Bill
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Past Perfect tense usage in a sentence.
Hello, I had a little conversation with my teacher today and we were discussing how to use Past Perfect tense ...
past perfect +1 vote, asked Sep 24 '15 by Andrius
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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 '15 by James
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What is the past tense of riding a horse
"I have ____ a horse before" Is it rode or ridden or am I saying it incorrectly?
past tense 0 votes, asked Sep 04 '15 by Andy Darling
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convert into past tense
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past tense 0 votes, asked Aug 19 '15 by Muhammad Nabeel
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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 '15 by Brad Taylor
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The correct form of the past tense
I'm starting to learn English and I have one question to U. Please, tell me what a difference between "In ...
past grammar +1 vote, asked Jul 04 '15 by Alex
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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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direct indirect speech
Could anyone help me in understanding the speech. Rama said, "I have small height." Wondering that if the indirect speech ...
indirect speech past +1 vote, asked Jun 08 '15 by NANDINI
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regarding tenses
which one of the following is correct and why. 1. I left him to make sure he was not in ...
past indefinite 0 votes, asked Jun 05 '15 by NANDINI
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Simple Past vs. Past Perfect
Which would be the more accurate or correct tense: After several sessions of chemotherapy, my husband's life had been saved ...
past perfect 0 votes, asked Feb 27 '15 by Veronica
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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 '15 by clever
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past perfect and past perfect continuous
Azza was carrying two heavy bags . she ....... The shopping at the supermarket (had done - had been doing ...
past perfect continuous 0 votes, asked Dec 30 '14 by ahmed
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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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make something happen
"He did everything to make it happen" I have two questions regarding the above sentence 1. Should I use this ...
verb past participial 0 votes, asked Nov 23 '14 by alan
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