Questions tagged with tenses

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verb tense
Of the following two sentences, are both grammatically correct? If so, is one more correct? If one is incorrect, why? ...
tenses +2 votes, asked Oct 20 by Mark Phillips
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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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Past conditional tense/Present Conditional Tense
In which tense are these three sentences? I am not sure I could cook for 52 people - past conditional ...
tenses +1 vote, edited Sep 25 by S
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In what tense are these sentences?
I had put a dollar on the table (before I left). I have put a dollar on the table, (and ...
past tenses +3 votes, edited Sep 17 by Jenny Hetherington
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Is ''a quick ending'' correct? (quick x quickly) (use x usage) (end x ending)
1. Why not 'quickly' instead of 'quick'? I always got confused about the the usage of both. 2. I also ...
Adverb gerund tenses +2 votes, edited Sep 12 by Lily
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Can I say :I haven't received her documents at that moment?
gramar tenses -1 votes, asked Aug 24 by Ata
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English Tense
Is this Tense correct? The town had fallen. Shaking shouts arise.
tenses grammar 0 votes, asked Aug 12 by Oliver
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Is this right? I want to know what tenses are being used in this.
This is sentence "Yes, but I am not sure. I just want that even if my hard disk got stolen ...
grammar sentences tenses Verbs sentence-correction 0 votes, asked Jul 09 by nagracks
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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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Had or Have?
What is the difference between "...whom I have cherished" and "...whom I had cherished"? Thanks
tenses 0 votes, asked Jun 08 by Tenzin Lhazey
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Why are there seven tenses in English grammar?
grammar seven tenses english why 0 votes, asked May 08 by zainab
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What are the following tenses and can you fix the sentence if it is wrong. She waited for hours by ...
tenses +1 vote, asked Apr 27 by Abigail Ballim
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Present Perfect Tense - Determine Usage Case
Present Perfect has two usage case: Case A: Say that an action happened at an unspecified time before now. Case ...
verb tenses perfect 0 votes, asked Apr 24 by Jack
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I made a few sentences in some tenses. Are these sentences correct? 1. Water sea wasn't hot to walk into ...
tenses if conditionals 0 votes, asked Apr 14 by aysel
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The usage of the word "ever" with simple present and past, and present perfect
Hello. I was wondering what's the difference between these 3 structures: 1) Have you ever...? 2) Did you ever...? (ex: ...
Ever with different verb tenses +1 vote, asked Nov 13 '15 by Priscila Bello
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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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i need help in verb tenses
Today my English teacher asked this question Choose the correct answerHe........... a letter every monthA-wroteB-was writingC- had writtenD- writes
tenses pastsimple pastcontinues teacher class +1 vote, asked Oct 28 '15 by Ari Miziri
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Will after if
Good day!Is WILL ok after IF in the following sentence:She could not close her eyes - she did not know ...
sequence of tenses 0 votes, asked Oct 24 '15 by Kristina
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"the teacher told them that they should have gone to the library instead of having wasted their time" I found ...
tenses +2 votes, asked Oct 06 '15 by sandip pathak
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Confusion regarding tenses
"I realized that my current skills do not portray me as a researcher and that I need to further my ...
tenses +1 vote, asked Sep 19 '15 by Aswathi
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the Present Continuous
Hello there! Is the sentence "The population of the world is increasing every year" grammatically correct? Is it correct to ...
tenses presentcontinuous 0 votes, asked Aug 23 '15 by Abdul Quadir
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Mixing verb tenses
He said, "A good screenwriter doesn't choose his/her material." Should it be: A. According to him, a good screenwriter doesn't ...
tenses 0 votes, asked Aug 21 '15 by Francisco Lo
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Future Continuous vs Future Perfect Continuous
Hi there! Is this a grammatically correct sentence? We will be staying at the hotel until next week. I think ...
tenses future +1 vote, asked Aug 08 '15 by Abdul Quadir
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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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Difference between the meaning of two verb tenses
She is reading a lot these days. or She has been reading a lot these days. Which one is correct? ...
tenses present verb grammarcorrection Usage 0 votes, asked Jul 18 '15 by Debashis
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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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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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Omitting "by" with a specific time in future perfect tense?
I found this sentence in a Japanese high school English language textbook: "All these models will have been outdated next ...
future perfect tenses +1 vote, asked May 13 '15 by Teresa Nozoe
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Use of Present Perfect and Past Simple.
Hello, I would like to know if I can use both Present Perfect and Past Simple when describing a graph ...
grammar Verbs tenses +1 vote, asked May 07 '15 by Dominique Lepore
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