Questions tagged with tense

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Now, Today, Tonight, Tomorrow — Narration Tense
If you’re telling a story in the past tense and your characters’ conversation is in the present tense, is it ...
Narration tense +1 vote, edited Apr 24 by BC
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Turn present into past tense
Looking to turn this into past tense! 1.Put on safety goggles 2.Gather all the materials listed above 3.Create observation table ...
past tense pasttense grammar punctuation 0 votes, asked Apr 03 by abd
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Is this the correct way of writing this sentence?
I'm editing one of my short stories, and I've written a sentence as follows: "Floyd had helped her decide which ...
writing verb tense help 0 votes, asked Mar 23 by Mackenzie
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Correct usage
Which is correct?Does he has a family or does he have a family
does tense 0 votes, asked Mar 21 by Jinto Abraham
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Haven't/Hadn't Seen Her In Years?
Hi, I'm really confused about this: I _____ Jean in years. We used to play together every day when we ...
tenses past-perfect present-perfect tense grammar 0 votes, asked Feb 25 by Tiffany Tsou
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helps you ... to build up (or) building up
hi there, first time posting... hope it can get some help I am launching a new website and struggle with ...
tenses tense tenseusage 0 votes, asked Feb 21 by Laurent Martiny
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What is the tense of this sentence?
Millions of us are logging on every day. What tense is this sentence in, such as present, or present progressive? ...
tense future present past perfect 0 votes, asked Feb 05 by GrammarlessTeen
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Is the tense, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and word choice correct in this essay?
Please help me to correct this because it is a very important grade for school and I need to get ...
essay help grammar tense wordchoice +1 vote, edited Jan 24 by Visishta
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Past tense questions = past tense answer
Hi! Just want to ask if my theory is right. "A past tense question must be answered in past tense, ...
QA verb tense 0 votes, asked Jan 23 by zinnyf8h
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Using is/was and can/could correctly
Please help me understand the difference between these two sentences. I only meant that your essay "is" less beautiful, but ...
tense +1 vote, asked Jan 22 by Syed Ahmed
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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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