Tag: perfect-aspect

14 What is the difference between "being" and "having been" in this context? 2014-01-06T09:07:50.900

14 "I didn't know" or "I haven't known"? 2014-04-22T23:11:48.480

13 Is there a difference between "should not have done something" and "needn't have done something"? 2017-06-15T06:32:41.880

11 Is the present perfect ok in "We have seen them in 2011"? 2016-09-05T14:57:58.367

10 "I had not noticed." but "I did not know." 2014-03-26T11:57:06.277

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

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

6 Using have gone to / been to / been in 2017-01-16T23:15:42.450

5 Why is the past perfect used here? It doesn't seem to refer to two past actions... 2016-05-05T03:23:57.400

5 " Have to " vs "Have had to " 2016-10-03T12:02:27.727

4 "We have broken this rule for 2 years." 2013-07-13T19:11:22.300

4 "They have been exempted" vs. "they are exempted" 2013-07-24T06:49:04.080

4 I've never *been* sailing 2014-02-14T12:23:40.117

4 Meaning of perfect aspect in infinite clauses 2014-03-27T10:51:04.240

4 past perfect in a time clause 2014-10-08T17:13:34.237

4 Past simple or past perfect in this case 2015-01-18T05:53:48.223

3 Can Present Perfect with a time period tell about an action that stopped in the past 2013-07-15T14:06:50.687

3 Future Simple and Future Perfect 2014-04-21T19:50:20.133

3 Using perfect constructions after "since" 2015-01-29T08:37:00.543

3 Should I use past simple or past perfect 2015-04-20T06:14:39.850

3 Is it necessary to repeat "had" in the following sentence? 2015-07-23T15:51:19.130

3 Have I had known about the lack of security 2016-12-26T18:44:12.763

3 How about "When I saw Debbie, she had played golf"? 2018-11-05T03:32:56.053

2 "I have never done it" vs "I have never been doing it" 2013-07-15T14:15:41.187

2 Is it ok to say "would have had to have played" and "to have even had"? 2013-09-12T01:15:27.850

2 Book Recommendations Re: accessible English Tenses System 2013-12-28T17:53:55.157

2 “Was in labour for 3 hours” versus “had been in labour for 3 hours” 2014-04-03T11:14:27.410

2 In this sentence, "have heard" vs "heard"? 2015-02-16T11:24:58.843

2 Past perfect for something that did not happen 2015-03-13T11:52:41.573

2 How has she gone to Prague? 2015-05-31T01:00:07.483

2 Present or Past tense in this sentence 2017-01-16T18:14:16.300

2 You have gone through - you have been going through 2017-02-19T07:29:56.823

2 Why can't i use "I haven't known" someone in English 2017-12-20T10:17:31.243

2 Will be done vs will have been done 2018-01-25T10:50:23.403

2 By the time we get there, he will be/will have been gone 2018-10-13T08:07:25.470

1 past perfect here 2015-02-17T11:27:29.617

1 My car has/had not made that kind of noise before 2015-04-01T21:14:15.890

1 What does "has had" mean in sentences? 2015-09-29T04:13:17.287

1 present continuous = present perfect in many cases 2015-11-25T01:18:42.757

1 Why should there be a use of perfect to make this statement grammatical? 2015-12-31T09:58:44.480

1 Which is correct, "Humans haven't walked" or "didn't walk"? 2016-09-27T20:11:34.593

1 Perfect construction in a complement 2016-12-08T00:24:12.520

1 Is "What would have happened if you were a few minutes later?" grammatical? 2016-12-14T18:57:08.317

1 When to use simple past or present perfect? (I called him or I have called him) 2017-01-18T06:18:46.753

1 Has been studying or Have been studying? 2017-01-18T15:34:08.160

1 Using "already" in Simple Aspect 2017-03-10T13:25:00.247

1 Having deal with "to get used to" and "to be used to" 2017-03-25T09:08:53.887

1 The preference of using Present Perfect Continuos 2017-04-20T15:32:01.047

1 Which one would be preferable here, Present Perfect or Present Perfect Continuous? 2017-05-01T10:53:00.760

1 Should “The man has always needed religion and as profoundly as he has always needed food” use a simple tense instead? 2017-12-14T20:24:42.963

1 usage of present perfect tense 2017-12-23T23:52:19.137

1 Future Perfect and Future Continuous with present reference 2018-01-09T15:17:36.637

1 What is the difference between **could + have p.p.** and **could + infinitive**? 2018-06-09T03:01:40.717

1 Can we use present perfect with a specific time? 2018-09-15T19:23:04.940

1 Does every present perfect sentence have some kind of connection between what happened in the past and the present time? 2019-01-09T09:02:51.323

1 Using infinitive instead of perfect infinitive 2020-02-07T19:25:41.507

0 "...to understand what he did / had done." 2014-03-29T16:14:36.550

0 past simple or past perfect why 2015-03-22T14:20:47.427

0 Should I use perfect or not? 2015-07-30T08:18:56.700

0 He has been watching TV 2016-01-17T16:19:20.730

0 "Had hosted" vs "had been hosting": What's the difference? 2016-11-25T16:50:18.310

0 How to describe one event that preceded the other with "was" or "had been"? 2016-12-07T09:23:39.263

0 Present perfect 2017-01-30T02:36:22.527

0 What does this sentence imply? 2017-02-27T13:13:08.537

0 Took a subject vs Have taken a subject 2017-04-22T09:21:52.577

0 Having pp, have pp sentence 2017-04-28T18:01:40.187

0 about past perfect 2017-08-11T03:35:23.587

0 What combination of tense and aspect is “It has already been planned”? 2017-08-27T15:03:03.243

0 Is past perfect most appropriate here? 2017-11-19T12:54:01.857

0 Usage of "had" in this context 2017-12-10T12:56:56.783

0 How to say in correct tense 2018-03-16T12:09:04.717

0 My intention is (to finish/to have finished) my studies by June 2018-04-29T17:44:22.830

0 A question regarding usage "by the time"? 2018-06-15T05:21:50.017

0 When should we use “Perfect infinitive” instead of “infinitive” in passive voice? 2018-09-02T16:37:31.407

0 Equivalents of Russian perfective/imperfective verbs 2019-01-19T10:33:12.190

0 Future Perfect continuous question 2019-02-02T13:00:17.870

0 Grammar: Past perfect tense 2019-04-27T06:48:59.417

0 "But the idea that someone might be arming the Seam would never have been allowed" — why "would have"? 2019-06-24T22:05:57.297

0 Problems with perfect tenses 2019-06-21T16:35:06.620

0 Difference in usage of tenses in following sentences 2019-07-22T16:36:44.763

0 Choice of verb-form (and I wish to know the name of this grammar structure) 2020-02-01T15:51:46.207

0 Has vs had grammaticality for something that happened last week 2020-02-22T16:00:22.043

0 Can I use the helping verb "had" instead of "has" in the Perfect Tense when talking about the present period of time? 2020-05-19T06:05:56.047

0 She hoped to have done 2020-06-06T13:56:01.607

0 present, past, passive and perfect participle usages 2020-09-01T12:20:27.883

-1 In this sentence, "HAD TO" vs "HAD HAD TO"? 2015-02-17T06:51:27.733