Questions tagged with tense

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Would and will
Can someone tell me which sentence/sentences are right?Would you like it if I remove youWould you like it if I ...
tense will would 0 votes, asked Jun 30 by Ishaan Singh
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verb tense to use when referring to personal name post mortem
Which tense do you use when referring to a person's name after death? Is it his name WAS John Doe ...
tense +1 vote, asked Jun 21 by Theodore Morgan
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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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Differences between was to and was to have
What is the difference in the meaning between following sentences: 1. John was to have picked strawberries yesterday but the ...
construction meaning sentance tense +1 vote, edited May 30 by unique
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Mixing present and past tense in a sentence.
In the sentence, "Looking in the window, I wasn't able to make out much in the gloom." If this sentence ...
tense 0 votes, asked May 25 by Aimee Pavy
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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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are the following sentences correct?
the cooking starts at 9:00 AM and finishes at 10:00 AM.the ringing starts at 9:50 AM and finishes at 9:51 ...
TIME tense 0 votes, asked Feb 02 by enofaugust
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Are the following sentences correct ?If the eating starts at 7:00 AM and finishes at 7:30 AM, and th
If the eating starts at 7:00 AM and finishes at 7:30 AM, and the time is now 7:20 AM. Are ...
TIME tense +1 vote, asked Jan 31 by enofaugust
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what tense?
What tense the bold is in from the following: "McCarthy would appear with a bulging briefcase at a tribunal that ...
tense meaning +3 votes, asked Jan 15 by MO Sin
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Modals and Tense
Is it true that modals (excepting 'will') are tenseless? That is, they don't give clear information about the tense (present ...
modal tense +1 vote, asked Dec 26 '15 by Abdul Quadir
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The Future Tense
Is it safe to say that English verbs do not have a future tense form? We make use of helping ...
tense 0 votes, asked Dec 23 '15 by Abdul Quadir
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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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Why are the verbs present tense after " has yet to" Example: He is yet to eat breakfast. They are ...
present tense verb +1 vote, asked Nov 05 '15 by Gavin Taylor
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tense within a 'question'
how will their cost of living differs? or how will their cost of living differ? should the tense be 'differ' ...
tense question 0 votes, asked Oct 27 '15 by Regina
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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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a noun clause using present tense to describe a future situation.
I have written the following and Google results show that this is OVERWHELMINGLY more common. But I cannot argue its ...
noun clause tense 0 votes, edited Oct 10 '15 by Ross Tulloch
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Conditional of remember in future tense
Why do we say : If you remeber anything, please contact me. rather than: If you will remember anything, please ...
future conditional tense verb +1 vote, asked Oct 07 '15 by Mikael Viktor
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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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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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which tense forms this sentence
so a week before, my teacher asked me a question. what tense is this sentence in. and the sentence was ...
grammar tense presentperfectcontinuous pastper 0 votes, asked Sep 03 '15 by mfarizi
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Tense Query
My Question is...What will be the correct tense of the below given sentence... Q)_ You (sleep) for three hours now.
tense 0 votes, asked Aug 30 '15 by shubham Karmakar
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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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tense the question is to find the incorrect tense usage
A I cant believe you are late for school. you havent been late until today.B Im sorry, Ms. Brown. I ...
tense awkawrd Usage 0 votes, asked Aug 11 '15 by kimm
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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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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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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 '15 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 '15 by Lee
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