Tag: past-tense

37 Why is 'The Chinese have invented the printer' wrong? 2015-04-12T16:40:05.103

26 "Rollbacked" or "rolled back" the edit? And what about "double-click"? 2016-10-14T16:40:56.747

26 Why do native speakers use the present continuous tense when talking about people in a picture? Why not the past continuous tense? 2020-06-01T03:47:04.273

25 When to use "drank" and "drunk" 2014-10-20T20:06:18.270

20 "My boss was furious with me and I have been fired" vs. "My boss was furious with me and I was fired" 2019-04-24T14:10:29.500

19 Past tense: learned/learnt, dreamed/dreamt? 2013-04-03T21:26:29.347

18 When is using the past perfect tense not necessary? 2013-04-16T04:55:49.520

16 17 billions of bottles VS 17 billion of bottles 2015-01-06T05:09:11.017

14 Is there a simple and clear way to explain the difference between past simple and present perfect? 2014-12-13T19:19:07.653

14 Past form of "make do" 2016-06-02T14:57:27.547

13 “I saw a dog” vs. “I have seen a dog” 2014-12-14T03:15:38.117

13 "Tea drinking" vs. "tea drunk" in this context 2019-01-13T22:07:11.053

12 "She never saw a bear before she moved to Alaska." Why incorrect? 2013-12-26T18:44:13.673

12 I was wondering vs. I am wondering vs. I wonder 2016-02-01T20:07:51.190

11 Why "Would you mind if I asked you something?" is correct? 2013-12-12T20:40:19.433

11 "I built a giant house of playing cards an hour ago" 2015-02-12T08:18:05.467

10 Tense agreement: "Before he 'had come'/'came' to the factory, Tom 'was studying'/'had studied' at the university of London" 2013-03-10T14:54:06.290

10 Is Present Perfect used in real life? 2013-03-29T10:00:26.480

10 "My wife and I have been living here since we have been married." is the tense correct? 2014-09-24T14:08:07.437

10 Can I use future tense and past tense in one sentence with "if"? 2017-07-07T13:38:05.673

10 Had Begun vs Began 2018-07-17T01:29:06.163

9 "asked" as past tense and "asked" as past participle 2013-02-04T18:59:09.187

9 "Have had" versus "had" 2013-05-22T02:53:14.540

9 Present-perfect-tense vs. Simple-past-tense 2014-05-09T13:16:18.887

9 "I heard the clock strike ten": why not "striked ten"? 2014-10-19T12:20:29.583

9 Is "I never saw him yesterday" grammatical? 2015-02-07T17:22:11.423

9 I didn't ('go' or 'went') to party? 2015-05-27T04:38:40.280

9 English's imperfect tense and its imperfection 2016-01-09T19:18:20.857

9 Confusion about the use of the present simple in a story 2017-01-17T10:53:43.717

8 May "since" be used with simple past verbs? 2013-02-15T19:18:46.480

8 Should I always use the perfect present, when the sentence uses "never"? 2013-02-16T16:38:28.810

8 "could not [verb]" might strictly imply that attempts were made 2014-03-25T12:42:13.483

8 "I'm born and brought up in India" - I don't want to use the 'past' tense here 2014-05-20T05:23:18.370

8 Should I use the past tense with did? 2014-09-19T22:06:10.410

8 “We have sold nearly everything he owns to make the down payment!” 2014-10-02T18:38:45.683

8 Which tense should be used? 2015-04-04T12:33:12.247

8 I win or I won right after the end of a game 2015-12-11T14:40:43.650

8 Which is the correct tense to use with 'by'? 2016-07-26T02:51:35.800

8 Why is past continuous wrong in this sentence? 2017-04-15T15:29:41.183

7 Mistaking versus mistaken 2014-01-28T14:52:55.867

7 Bit or Bitten - which is correct usage? 2014-09-07T07:36:04.177

7 Past simple vs used to vs would 2015-02-15T21:10:11.580

7 How should I use 'must' in past tense? 2015-02-25T00:34:06.960

7 Which tense to use in an academic paper when referring to past research? 2016-05-23T11:39:20.030

7 Is adjective "backuped" correct? 2016-12-21T12:19:04.157

7 Using did +verb instead of the past form of the verb 2017-03-08T14:23:24.380

7 Past and future linked 2017-07-18T11:32:48.740

6 Is it possible to be grammatically correct without using past perfect? 2013-04-17T03:20:47.767

6 Simple past vs past progressive in as/while/when-clauses 2014-01-06T16:10:09.007

6 Past Simple or Present Perfect: Tried or Have Tried 2014-01-23T07:57:52.497

6 after she had her baby; after she had had her baby 2014-08-11T06:29:21.350

6 "I did try" or "I have tried"? 2015-01-12T18:09:17.397

6 My grandpa died 30 years ago. I "have never met" / "never met" him. - Which one? 2015-03-14T10:48:13.633

6 Should I use the past simple "I learned", or the present perfect "I've learned"? 2015-03-27T18:51:58.583

6 How do I decide which of two past events took place first? 2015-04-03T06:21:49.597

6 Does 'Was' necessitate a situation which no longer holds? 2015-04-17T15:37:06.380

6 Using “Had Born” in English sentences 2015-06-12T16:18:54.223

6 Repeated present perfects 2015-07-19T12:11:36.960

6 Why is 'I saw her cry' correct, but 'I saw her cried' isn't? 2015-09-14T11:08:01.787

6 past tense + potential (could + [verb]) 2015-12-15T08:11:20.657

6 Past perfect and Past perfect continuous 2016-09-16T16:47:32.730

6 My leg got most tired 2017-12-02T09:00:41.753

6 Does the past perfect tense make sense in this sentence? "Sent from an "is" to a "was" before he'd had his breakfast." 2017-12-08T19:24:12.867

5 At the time of speaking, no relation to present 2013-03-24T11:36:59.823

5 Using the past perfect in a simple sentence 2013-03-24T14:06:41.617

5 How many was it or is it 2013-03-27T15:55:40.607

5 "got" vs. "have got" 2013-04-02T15:54:56.663

5 "it wasn't" vs "it isn't" 2013-04-02T17:18:03.503

5 Does "will" always become "would" in the past? 2013-06-23T22:51:37.613

5 "Had" vs. "had been" 2013-07-03T07:34:32.043

5 Can "some day" be used to refer to past time? 2013-10-31T16:10:12.297

5 I received vs. I've received your mail 2013-11-21T01:52:58.577

5 Past Simple vs Past Continuous (with for/because) 2013-12-30T23:03:41.973

5 Subject + Verb + being... vs Subject + Verb + having been (past tense) 2014-01-01T15:13:00.833

5 How do you used to feel / How did you use to feel 2014-05-29T13:50:19.303

5 What is the difference between these sentences using past perfect tense? 2014-06-02T10:44:51.487

5 Difference between “he kissed me” and “he had kissed me” 2014-06-06T13:18:29.427

5 Past Simple vs. Present Perfect 2014-11-02T13:50:20.530

5 Don't speak until I [tell, told, have told or what?] you? 2015-03-31T21:01:21.470

5 Can "revolution that would transform" be rewritten as "revolution that transformed"? 2015-09-07T13:06:29.743

5 hanged or hung? 2015-10-28T06:21:00.717

5 Reference to dead people in past or present tense? 2016-06-02T00:17:52.197

5 What is the difference between these two sentences ("I was told" vs "I had been told")? 2016-08-09T19:53:10.213

5 She said the train left at 8 pm 2016-10-02T09:44:02.230

5 Used to or past simple with the adverb 'When' 2016-10-10T12:55:37.043

5 HSBC also pointed out it managed to increase 2017-02-21T05:53:29.637

5 Do I use 'was' or 'did' as an auxiliary in an interrogative clause? 2017-02-21T17:42:50.583

5 This photo {has been taken vs. was taken} in Okinawa 2017-09-22T08:54:27.313

5 Past tense substitute for "current" or "actual" 2017-12-19T21:49:21.977

5 Difference between did and does 2019-04-26T12:55:15.783

4 What’s the purpose of ‘for’? 2013-02-15T11:21:29.757

4 Present perfect in a past-tense context 2013-03-27T00:34:07.400

4 "Was going to" versus "would be" as the past tense of "will" 2013-04-18T02:27:50.180

4 Should I say "the reason is" or "the reason was"? 2013-04-18T03:15:16.230

4 "Sarah has climbed the Matterhorn, sailed around the world" 2013-06-11T06:17:42.323

4 Can past tenses in a sentence have different time reference? 2013-07-20T07:44:20.740

4 Tenses: Chronological Events in fiction 2013-10-24T22:09:50.750

4 "I would rather did it myself" or "I would rather do it myself"? 2013-11-15T06:19:37.887

4 It's been a long time since I (went/have been) to Canada 2014-01-02T15:05:51.993