Tag: perfect-constructions

1 Tenses agreement..Have/had..and how backshifting works 2015-12-08T19:17:51.210

1 backshifting of the "had to" 2016-02-03T13:25:56.130

1 Is correct tense used? 2016-02-08T13:24:44.860

1 Can I substitute 'came' for 'have come' in this context? 2016-02-21T19:30:16.853

1 "The word histology has offered the German scientist Mayer in 1918" 2016-03-13T07:02:53.383

1 Expressing achievements with present perfect 2016-03-15T12:12:49.273

1 Past simple or present perfect for an action in the past 2016-03-23T08:57:06.500

1 Present perfect or past simple with since 2016-04-26T17:28:52.030

1 Using "would have had to have" 2016-05-03T18:28:13.730

1 "became" vs "has become" 2016-06-11T23:25:35.153

1 "I have submitted the application" is it a right sentence? 2016-06-22T15:58:02.433

1 I will have offended every breathing entity 2016-07-30T10:23:11.543

1 "has been" vs "had been" 2016-10-30T20:59:39.723

1 Difference between "did you go" and "have you been to" 2016-11-15T09:25:44.137

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

1 would have come / had come 2016-12-20T13:32:49.820

1 Correct structure/grammar 2016-12-21T14:57:16.887

1 "I wish I got..." versus "I wish I had got..." 2017-01-04T08:42:27.190

1 usage of 'having been + past participle' 2017-02-11T14:53:16.237

1 Could [“ought” + perfect infinitive] refer to the future, when such future is not obligatory? 2017-02-14T13:14:59.190

1 I have given something to someone in past but the exact time I do not remember 2017-02-21T08:46:19.190

1 Why is the past simple used in "As soon as I started the car I realised..."? 2017-03-17T14:06:13.423

1 Help understanding the difference between "to have+verb" and "to+verb" 2017-03-22T12:25:29.383

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 Past tense,past perfect tense,present perfect tense in english 2017-05-03T10:54:37.813

1 Should I write "expertise I will have gained" or "expertise I have gained"? 2017-05-30T20:52:25.260

1 Present perfect passive question 2017-06-27T09:23:26.197

1 "all the books I've read were written by her": the author either is dead or doesn't write books anymore? 2017-11-04T18:39:59.013

1 Should I use "would notice" or "would have noticed" in the following case? 2017-11-14T12:21:06.597

1 "Have never been" vs "never was" 2017-12-29T14:41:04.317

1 Difference between "I have often observed" and "I often observe"? 2018-02-26T20:35:41.300

1 “Had been + ing” or “have been + ing” 2018-04-03T19:50:50.330

1 Present perfect for situations before another past event 2018-05-26T15:23:45.510

1 I haven’t slept or I haven’t been sleeping for two days 2018-05-27T18:42:07.597

1 Is it correct to say 'I have been waiting for you for an hour, and I am leaving now'? 2018-06-11T16:49:02.313

1 "have been reading" vs "have read" 2018-06-12T23:02:11.213

1 "would you be surprised" vs "would you have been surprised" 2018-06-16T12:49:51.887

1 When the guests had finished their soup they were brought plates of salad 2018-08-01T14:34:56.603

1 "I have had this book for 10 years' or "I have this book for 10 years" 2018-08-02T10:44:14.477

1 Improve the bracketed part of the sentence 2018-09-06T12:11:06.517

1 “is said to be” vs. “is said to have been” 2018-10-09T17:00:42.620

1 Is it possible to use past simple instead of past perfect in "...all the washing up HAD BEEN DONE..."? 2018-12-08T19:23:08.700

1 Can WANT be used with PERFECT INFINITIVE to refer to the past? 2018-12-25T15:04:32.673

1 Future perfect progressive tense with 'if' 2019-02-16T22:14:41.247

1 Present Perfect and Present Continuous tenses in one sentence with only one subject 2019-03-29T03:18:23.973

1 Present perfect continuous for the verb to sign? 2019-04-15T06:27:44.353

1 present simple + recently 2019-06-20T00:17:07.453

1 What is the difference between “have interviewed” and “are interviewing” in this sentence? 2019-07-12T17:36:21.530

1 "be in love" vs. "fall in love" in a perfect construction 2019-08-10T13:34:32.180

1 Tenses in English 2019-08-26T08:06:00.027

1 Which version of the word "dry" is suitable to question about the next step of instructions 2019-09-03T08:57:47.873

1 “If” Clause, Type 3, and Perfect Tense 2019-09-09T23:18:59.307

1 Using present perfect continuous 2019-09-22T01:26:04.750

1 "He found the bicycle that he had lost yesterday." Past perfect with yesterday? 2019-12-03T01:07:51.617

1 "Did you ever go?" or "Have you ever been?" 2020-04-16T16:40:43.390

1 hadn’t felt / hadn’t been feeling (in context) 2020-04-23T09:42:39.967

1 Why can't I use Present Perfect Continuous or vice versa Present Perfect forms in these sentences? 2020-05-05T21:37:42.767

1 "Julie has cooked dinner Let's go and eat!" (PrPerf vs PrPerfCont) 2020-05-25T15:13:00.260

1 Soon with Past Perfect 2020-06-14T13:32:56.997

0 A question about "should" and the past tense 2013-08-02T07:14:18.147

0 Would you help me with using present perfect? 2014-04-21T21:26:09.957

0 Word order in an example 2014-08-12T16:23:55.107

0 Is there a present perfect error 2014-12-06T18:40:04.647

0 Which tense should I use in this sentence? 2015-01-02T17:49:17.710

0 Can "have" in perfect tenses be used to make questions? 2015-01-03T23:12:10.117

0 I have been aware or I'm aware 2015-02-04T05:01:55.243

0 Did + past tense or past participle? 2015-03-01T12:05:45.903

0 Use of Perfect Infinitive 2015-09-12T18:20:55.533

0 Asking question about event that happened some minutes ago 2015-10-01T19:26:39.447

0 why did the author choose past perfect 2015-10-03T17:00:49.600

0 "hasn't" or "hadn't" 2015-11-05T17:47:34.273

0 What is difference between "has been taken residency" and "has been taking residency"? 2015-11-12T13:06:29.190

0 Is the sentence 'the nearest past' or 'I finished the thing and I have nothing to do.'? 2016-02-03T07:33:27.027

0 Help understanding how to use 'been'/present-perfect aspect 2016-06-03T14:09:27.923

0 "Have questions", how to use the correct sentence to feedback "Have they finished painting the office yet?" 2016-06-15T05:59:07.183

0 Is 'She has been taken' active or passive voice? 2016-07-29T16:22:50.007

0 What is the difference between these two sentences (“was created” vs “has been created”)? 2016-08-10T19:31:52.083

0 Can I use a past simple and a past perfect in the same sentence? If so, what logic does it follow? 2016-09-13T20:15:45.737

0 Is a time expression always necessary with the future perfect? 2016-09-29T12:44:50.410

0 Which of the following sentences are correct? 2017-01-01T11:51:48.250

0 I have "been writing" or "written" six letters since morning. Which is correct? 2017-01-07T16:22:20.437

0 Could ever imagine and could ever have imagined 2017-01-17T16:41:29.303

0 was vs had been unemployed for seven months 2017-01-26T07:26:44.740

0 Since + past perfect continuous 2017-02-01T03:49:10.250

0 I knew I have never been your enemy or I knew I had never been your enemy? 2017-02-15T11:56:30.233

0 difference between "has been too lonely" and "is too lonely" 2017-02-27T11:39:42.970

0 Can I use “has been” or “have been” if I’ve done something for a long time, and plan on continuing it in the future? 2017-03-12T17:55:17.363

0 Should I revise translated sentences (Present Perfect Continuos) 2017-03-15T10:01:53.030

0 Using adverbial modifiers ("the whole day" vs "for the whole day") 2017-03-18T14:58:20.373

0 "With" usage in adverbial 2017-04-03T13:56:42.923

0 'I have been queuing up for too long' 2017-04-13T17:53:20.380

0 The corectness of the following sentences 2017-04-20T15:00:38.830

0 The meaning of already (before and completion) 2017-05-02T15:30:39.617

0 I wish it was longer vs I wish it had been longer for a video I just watched 2017-08-16T15:57:21.880

0 He was so sure that he "has" or "had" scored a home run? 2017-08-17T12:24:25.613

0 What is the difference between I was there, and I have been there? 2017-08-18T16:49:27.903

0 This war has begun in the context of the crisis in Chavismo politics 2017-08-30T16:45:21.287

0 Could be better or...? Usage of a perfect infinitive 2017-09-19T18:49:57.943