Questions tagged with tense

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Two future sentences
I will finish my books by the end of the month. I will have finished my books by the end ...
future tense 0 votes, asked Jan 14 by Michal
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Can someone please diagram this sentence and tell me why the phrase "helped shaped our" is correct? "Baker is home ...
verb tense participle 0 votes, asked Jan 12 by Marla Kennedy
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Past habitual sentence
As we ise persent tense to describe persent habit same how can I speak past habitual sentence for instance I ...
tense 0 votes, asked Jan 09 by Meraj hussain
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Should I say 'cries' or 'cry'? Have I used 'was' correctly or should I use 'were'? Thanks.
The cries of seagulls and salt-tanged air of my birthplace was already a fading memory.
tense was were Word choice 0 votes, asked Dec 31 '16 by S Moore
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What is the correct form for writing the following sentence (use of parentheses)
When Jen’s 9-year-old son, Laurence, was brutally attacked by Jen’s (then) boyfriend, Roger, in March of 2010, their lives were ...
simple past-tense imperfect tense parenthesis 0 votes, asked Dec 15 '16 by Polly Flinders
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Confusion in past simple tense and past perfect tence
1. I had written letter.2. I wrote letter.These are sentences which mean that work dhas done in past . Then ...
tense tenses teacher learners past-tense +1 vote, asked Dec 11 '16 by khan
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Confusion in usage of present perfect and simple past tenses
Can anyone explain me the difference? 1. I have received your letter.( present perfect)2. I received your letter. ( simple ...
tense tenses teacher learners teachers 0 votes, asked Dec 11 '16 by khan
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Unreal conditional - are these sentences correct?
So I've been reading a lot about conditional sentences and so forth, and I'm completely confused about what tense I ...
conditionals tense if 0 votes, asked Dec 10 '16 by Nicola
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Past tense using in Present Tense
This notice seing in shops when the currencies banned in India " Banned 1000,500 currencies not accepted here" instead of ...
past tense against present tense +1 vote, asked Dec 05 '16 by Ashal
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grammar question about simple past progressive
Hey , My wife went away for a week, so i asked her the following :"Who was working in the ...
past tense grammar 0 votes, edited Nov 29 '16 by Matthias
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`s` or `es` with verb in future tense.
Is it possible to use `s` or `es`with verb in future tense. For example: she will says to me.
future tense verb will 0 votes, asked Nov 23 '16 by Abdul Rahman
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Present perfect simple or continuous
Greetings, I would be grateful if anyone could explain this solution of an English exercise, where you're supposed to use ...
tenses tense +1 vote, asked Nov 21 '16 by Robert Hamšík
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During the time that I was walking, I was hearing all that incredible sounds and that they were singing and ...
tense was 0 votes, asked Nov 13 '16 by hotmail
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Present Tense
Would it be appropriate to use "was" in a sentence in present tense? An example is: I look behind me ...
tense +1 vote, asked Nov 13 '16 by Azurentz
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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 '16 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 '16 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 '16 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 '16 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 '16 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 '16 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 '16 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 '16 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 '16 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 '16 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 '16 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 '16 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 '16 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 '16 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 '16 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 '16 by mrkhoros
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