Questions tagged with tense

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very specific case - past tense question
Hey there :) I often compare the English language to my first language, German. Now I ran into a situation ...
past tense question +2 votes, asked Oct 25 by Marcel Schwark
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Sentence Tense
"The Epic of Gilgamesh shows how the ancient Mesopotamians believed that death is inevitable." Are the tenses correct in this ...
Sentence tense tenses grammar +1 vote, asked Oct 07 by Jf Chu
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There is something wrong with this sentence, but I can't put my finger on why. One morning while it was ...
tense tenses 0 votes, asked Sep 25 by Jenny Hetherington
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Correct Verb Tense after Seem
I was talking to a friend of mine, and I said the following sentence: - Whenever I think about the ...
explain tense correct 0 votes, asked Sep 15 by Hugo Gayoso
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use of had
I'm writing a story in past tense. For example: "She watched the ball fall from the sky. She ran toward ...
past participle past-perfect tense 0 votes, asked Sep 03 by C
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Query on tenses
I have a little confusion on these two sentences. Did you see him? Have you seen him? What is the ...
grammar tense +1 vote, asked Aug 30 by ramakant
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Which verb tense do I use?
In the sentence: Students investigated the effect of temperature on the length of time it took painted lady butterflies to ...
verb tense 0 votes, asked Aug 29 by Claire
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Why some times past participle forms of verbs are not used with auxillary verbs like have /has/had for example1) the ...
tense 0 votes, asked Aug 25 by Atc
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She saw John took...
For the verb of perception 'saw', I know these are correct: - She saw John take the book. - She ...
verb pronoun Non-Finite subject tense 0 votes, asked Aug 08 by Irene
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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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