Present Perfect Tense

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The present perfect tense is a combination of the present tense and perfect aspect that expresses an event in the past with consequences in the present.

For this tense we use auxiliary verbs in their base form in combination with main verbs in their past participle form. This tense is quite easy to learn but harder to use in practice, but nonetheless it’s a tense we must know. To properly construct sentences, we have to learn all the irregular verbs and know their forms.

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Present Simple Tense Examples

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The present simple tense, which is used to show repetition, habit or generalization. Here are some examples. The present simple tense examples Examples of Affirmative sentences Construction of an affirmative sentence for the present simple tense: Subject + verb (verb + (-s /-es) + object. Examples of Present Simple tense: I always study hard for… Continue reading Present Simple Tense Examples

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Present Simple Tense

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The present simple tense is the most frequently used and most well-known tense. It is also referred to as the simple present or simple indefinite.

We use the present simple to describe actions happening in the present moment, either if the action is happening right now or if it happens repeatedly. We also call this tense the present indefinite because it is used to talk about actions that happen unceasingly.

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Past Perfect Continuous Tense Examples

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The past perfect continuous tense represents an ongoing action that started and continued for some time in the past. Here are some examples. The Past perfect continuous tense examples Examples of Affirmative sentences Construction of an affirmative sentence for the past perfect continuous tense: Subject + had + been +(-ing) + object. Examples of past… Continue reading Past Perfect Continuous Tense Examples

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Past Simple Tense Examples

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The past simple tense represents actions without specifying the time that has already finished. Here are some examples. The Past Simple tense examples Examples of Affirmative sentences construction of an affirmative sentence for the past simple tense: Subject + past simple (verb + ed or irregular verb) + object. Examples of past simple tense: They… Continue reading Past Simple Tense Examples

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Past Tense

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The past tense is one of three general English grammatical tenses whose function is to place an action or event in the past. All of the past tenses are really important to know. Without knowing them, you will not be fully prepared to understand sentences and you might misuse words. We begin this section with… Continue reading Past Tense

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Past Perfect Continuous Tense

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The past perfect continuous tense (sometimes referred to as the past perfect progressive tense) is specific type of tense in English. It is easy to learn but harder to use. As we already know, the past perfect continuous also describes events that „passed in the past“ – just like the past perfect tense.

The only difference is that the past perfect continuous describes events that started, lasted but also ended at some point in the past.

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Past Perfect Tense Examples

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The past perfect tense is used to show that something happened before another action in the past. Here are some examples. Past perfect tense examples Examples of Affirmative sentences Construction of an affirmative sentence for the past perfect tense: Subject + had + past participle + object. Examples of past perfect tense: I had written… Continue reading Past Perfect Tense Examples

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Past Continuous Tense Examples

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The past continuous tense represents an ongoing action of the past. Here are some examples. Past continuous tense examples Examples of Affirmative sentences Construction of an affirmative sentence for the past continuous tense: Subject + was/were + ( –ing) + object. Examples of past continuous tense: The sun was shining brightly We were having dinner… Continue reading Past Continuous Tense Examples

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Present Continuous Tense Examples

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The present continuous tense is used for actions happening now or for an action that is unfinished. Present Continuous Tense Examples – examples of Affirmative sentences Construction of an affirmative sentence for the present continuous tense: Subject + to be (am/is/are) + verb +(-ing) + object. Examples of negative sentences – negative sentence construction for the present continuous tense: Subject + to be (am, are, is) + not + verb+(-ing) + object.

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