Tag: present-tense

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

23 Using present simple when talking about a past event in spoken English 2018-07-15T11:05:18.697

14 is it possible to use the present simple tense with the time marker 'this evening'? 2014-12-11T10:45:26.593

14 What is the difference between "I still use" vs "I am still using" in this sentence? 2018-10-09T14:30:28.203

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

11 You look good vs You are looking good 2014-11-18T05:15:14.297

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

9 Have to / having to? 2014-08-06T08:01:05.173

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

9 Difference between "We are married for 5 years" and "We have been married for 5 years" 2015-05-20T20:54:22.550

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

8 How to express something that happens currently, but that might be fixed in the future? 2013-02-28T23:07:23.690

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 What is the difference between "I am going home" and "I go home"? 2019-01-29T19:32:32.970

8 "It doesn't matter" or "it won't matter"? 2019-03-21T17:10:40.097

7 "as we discuss in detail in a moment" - why not "as we'll discuss"? 2015-01-22T18:27:56.603

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

7 appropriate tense for “No matter how many times ~” sentence 2017-12-21T21:58:18.110

6 Will you still love me when I'm no longer young and beautiful? 2014-09-04T09:45:57.253

6 Informal question construction: "Anyone know what...", "Everyone finished?" 2019-05-19T10:10:12.423

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 Which one must I use "see/am seeing" and what is your reason? 2014-03-21T15:03:38.987

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

5 Why is it acceptable to use the present tense when speaking about text? 2014-11-06T17:42:24.453

5 How do you say that tree rings (are - will be) closer if there isn't much rain [in a year]? 2015-02-16T06:47:28.223

5 "I am wanting food"; Does it sound strange or not? 2016-03-16T14:19:17.560

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

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

5 What is the difference between ‘I'm never having a beard when I grew up’’ and 'I will never have a beard when I grew up'? Request 2017-01-20T03:43:11.180

5 "My computer isn't working" or "My computer doesn't work" 2017-02-24T17:09:51.737

5 Shall I use simple present or present perfect tense for the sentence about my friend's upcoming birthday 2017-06-26T20:11:39.703

5 Compare "Whenever I see Graham, he's wearing/wears a tracksuit." in meaning 2018-04-23T20:19:08.900

5 Is "You are influencing your negative behavior over me" grammatically well-formed and natural-sounding to native speakers? 2019-11-28T19:27:15.390

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

4 "I have been sent" or "I am sent"? 2013-10-04T20:55:08.167

4 Significance of inversion: 'Here comes Bob' vs 'Bob is coming here' 2014-04-13T05:15:55.623

4 A few questions on the purpose clause 2014-09-02T19:37:57.280

4 Is "I have got a pencil" appropriate here? 2014-11-12T07:56:34.223

4 A new school {has been / is} built 2015-02-06T21:13:50.193

4 Question about "would": Present Simple or Past simple? 2015-06-25T15:40:46.707

4 "what do you say" vs. "what are you saying" 2015-08-26T13:19:17.463

4 I am writing this letter or I write this letter 2015-11-16T14:16:34.643

4 "He likes it tomorrow" / "We leave for Hawaii tomorrow" - Why is the first sentence bad? 2016-01-16T03:05:56.820

4 "I'll go buy some tomatoes." and "I go buy some tomatoes." Which one makes more sense? 2016-07-03T07:17:04.520

4 "I wanted to wish her... before I left" 2016-08-25T01:26:04.850

4 Which tense is more appropriate in the following context? 2016-09-18T16:15:10.420

4 Why "present continuous tense" instead of "present simple" 2016-11-23T04:19:23.323

4 A: "I saw a girl" / "I saw it"; B: "was she beautiful?" or "is she beautiful?" / "was it nice?" or "is it nice?" 2017-03-28T04:02:35.233

4 "I always knew" or "I've always known"? 2018-01-29T09:45:22.623

4 Present Simple vs Present Continuous in "It happens because ice ____ (FLOAT) into the Atlantic Ocean." 2019-05-19T11:25:49.323

4 Meaning of "to stay in hospital" in a headline vs. "will remain hospitalized" in the lead 2020-04-08T21:31:32.163

3 What are "is" and "was" pointing to, or referring to in these sentences? 2013-04-03T07:50:55.883

3 Grammar about present tense in a conditional phrase 2013-04-09T12:25:51.103

3 The usage of the present simple for the future actions 2013-06-05T09:48:32.793

3 "We plan" versus "we are planning" 2013-06-13T13:15:57.823

3 How to use "never" with Present simple tense 2014-03-16T10:19:56.887

3 "glad to find you" or "glad to found you" 2014-05-01T19:48:51.763

3 "Is stolen" vs "was stolen" 2014-05-15T09:04:17.740

3 Why the present progressive tense is used in "you are coming from" 2014-06-06T03:58:05.280

3 Understanding present continuous 2014-06-30T04:48:41.793

3 Why is it grammatically correct to use present tense in this sentence? 2014-08-06T18:05:30.050

3 Should “Apple has launched two phones yesterday” be past tense or present tense? 2014-09-10T12:52:11.183

3 Present Simple with "since" 2014-10-11T07:42:57.443

3 The simple present for future? 2014-11-22T12:53:17.067

3 Meaning of the present tense in this context? 2014-12-11T07:33:46.917

3 Is it possible to use the present simple tense after the conjunction 'while'? 2014-12-11T10:57:19.240

3 "A law decreased what schools had been permitted" vs. "are permitted" 2015-01-19T16:20:20.983

3 Understanding of Simple Present tense 2015-01-21T05:39:12.523

3 "while they wait" - why not "while they are waiting"? 2015-02-08T10:41:46.970

3 "doesn't" or "didn't" in "What doesn't kill you…" 2015-04-23T09:06:13.440

3 Present tense reported speech 2015-04-26T12:57:42.563

3 "have read" vs "read" - Is this simple present vs present perfect? 2015-09-21T14:29:41.577

3 Why should we use 'Did you come?' instead of 'Did you came?'? 2015-10-16T06:05:21.287

3 "Martin Schkreli has been arrested" -- is the sentence present perfect? 2015-12-17T15:38:33.613

3 Present perfect + point of time = simple past 2015-12-20T20:34:47.073

3 A suprising usage of the present simple tense: "Why do you ask?" vs. "Why are you asking?" 2015-12-31T15:56:37.833

3 "What {is / was} your happiest moment in 2015?" 2016-01-15T13:40:18.807

3 The simple present tense has been used with "since" 2016-01-27T01:52:02.583

3 'We are having a party this evening' - Why do we use the present continuous? 2016-02-05T17:18:02.947

3 Using literary present when there's a sequence of events 2016-02-29T00:30:43.760

3 The "To Come" Infinitive 2016-07-01T16:57:36.440

3 "I don't see" vs "I am not seeing him" 2016-11-02T20:08:06.193

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

3 *It is twenty years since Arsene Wenger has become the manager of Arsenal 2017-04-02T15:46:02.450

3 Is it grammatical to use a present tense in an event that is not happening yet? 2017-04-30T17:24:49.233

3 Present simple + time? "I can't do it for the next 5 hours" 2017-05-06T10:31:37.663

3 Why not present continuous or "going to" for these events? 2017-06-18T10:30:30.637

3 Difference between present continuous and future progressive 2017-06-26T15:21:22.163

3 Shall I use have forgotten or forget in this sentence? 2017-07-08T17:16:28.740

3 Got you or have got you? 2017-08-09T23:59:38.010

3 Present Simple Tense with For 2017-12-11T10:10:43.650

3 Did you have a moment to talk? vs Do you have a moment to talk? 2017-12-13T22:52:29.733

3 How to use "Think" and "Mix up" when reporting news? 2017-12-30T00:01:34.983

3 The future simple vs. The present simple 2018-01-03T18:58:15.567

3 does "what does she do?" always mean "what is her job?" 2018-01-20T11:05:27.940

3 "Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad dies aged 91" - why Present Simple Tense? 2018-01-28T15:42:18.373