Present Continuous Tense

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The present continuous tense is used for actions happening now or for an action that is unfinished.

The present continuous tense (sometimes referred to as the present progressive or present imperfect) is the verb tense most commonly used in modern English. It combines the present tense and continuous aspect.

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Past Perfect Tense

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The past perfect tense is used to show that something happened before another action in the past.

The past perfect, sometimes called pluperfect, describes events in the past. This is a specific type of tense and even when it seems hard to use, it is actually pretty easy. This tense describes events that happened in the middle of another event in the past, or which „passed in the past“. To construct the past perfect tense, we need to know all the irregular verbs and their forms.

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Past Continuous Tense

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The past continuous tense is used to describe actions that began in the past and often continued for a short period of time after the action started.

The past continuous (sometimes past progressive) tense is a really important tense used in English. This tense is very often used in daily conversation so it is really necessary to know how to use it.

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Past Simple Tense

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The past simple tense (sometimes called preterite, simple past or past indefinite) is the basic form of the past tense. This is one of the most common past tenses and can describe a lot of events. It is really important to know how and when to use this tense for daily conversation.

The term „simple“ is used because it distinguishes syntactic sentences from the auxiliary of the past perfect or past progressive tense. The past simple is one of the easiest tenses to learn, which is one reason why this tense is called the past simple tense.

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Verb form V4 (the –s form)

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There can be up to five different forms of verbs, usually referred to as V1, V2, V3, V4 and V5. Verbs are simply words that express action or a certain state of being. The –s form is used as the third-person singular. The verb is formed by adding –s (or sometimes –es) to the end… Continue reading Verb form V4 (the –s form)