Tag: tense-agreement

13 Tense agreement in the past irrealis conditionals 2014-05-29T13:25:26.070

11 "When I have had to break bad news I never know whether I .." or "I never knew whether I ..."? 2016-01-15T22:07:29.103

10 Why is this sentence wrong "He wasn't a stranger because I have met him before"? 2016-05-18T17:07:14.167

9 The teacher told us that ice {floats/floated} on water 2016-01-04T13:27:53.830

6 "I wish I knew what was (is) wrong with my car" - which is correct? (subjunctive mood) 2020-07-05T18:31:53.713

5 Tense disagreement with time adverbial: “had been wearing” used with “a week ago” 2014-06-05T15:33:55.510

5 Tense matching problems, e.g.: “I found out Pat is/was male” 2014-06-13T04:06:34.943

5 "Uprooting plants IS/ARE/HAD BEEN/WAS like uprooting your life." 2014-09-03T05:45:48.920

5 Choice of tense following "I wish it was true that..." 2016-03-24T16:55:36.690

4 The order of events when using past perfect 2013-10-03T14:26:31.673

4 Non-deontic uses of "should have done" 2014-06-06T15:01:30.160

4 Alternative "Higgsless" models would have been considered if the Higgs boson was not discovered 2014-09-25T16:32:27.240

4 Enjoy or enjoys? 2015-02-14T00:04:13.397

4 "came" or "comes" in the "when" block of the future perfect continuous in the past 2015-08-31T15:00:03.797

4 The room felt cold because we (didn't close/hadn't closed) the windows. Which option is correct? 2015-09-15T19:15:13.027

4 Past progressive for a finished event 2015-12-05T06:52:46.937

4 sequence of tenses in complex sentence 2015-12-17T10:42:03.807

4 I wish you would speak louder.... vs I wish you spoke louder....? 2016-04-24T04:47:16.633

4 Hasn't been opened yet vs isn't open yet 2016-05-11T12:19:56.503

4 Why is "never mastered" used instead of "never master"? 2016-09-05T17:25:38.063

4 Why is it "I saw you kiss her yesterday" instead of "I saw you kissed her yesterday"? 2016-09-25T01:42:50.717

4 'Went' vs 'have all gone' vs 'goes' after a future perfect clause 2017-04-17T21:13:54.243

4 If I were you, I wouldn't bother him while he ..... sleeping.- "is" vs "was" 2017-05-19T11:17:58.177

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

3 "I experienced a feeling I have never had before" - is sequence of tenses correct? 2015-01-27T10:59:07.580

3 "Did you see (have you seen) what they did to our city (have/had done to our city)?": sequence of tenses 2015-02-09T10:59:53.607

3 "She had grown up, and it was said that she became a barmaid, kind and generous." - is it awkward to use Past Perfect here? 2015-07-17T17:53:12.033

3 "Would have thought" in context 2015-10-07T17:55:09.060

3 She is/was going to the cinema 2015-10-13T05:04:25.710

3 mixed tenses/tenses agreement 2015-12-09T18:41:36.597

3 After I had done, they did vs After I did, they did 2015-12-12T06:54:17.197

3 tenses harmony/mixed tenses 2015-12-16T05:16:12.980

3 gerund or past simple: "I have registered for 4 classes after meeting (I met) my counselor" 2015-12-23T08:35:41.293

3 harmony of tenses, sentence construction , like/liked 2015-12-23T14:45:45.257

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 Which tense should I use in "I was talking about … when she started to talk about …"? 2016-02-07T19:22:07.557

3 Can you explain this kind of tense usage? 2016-08-29T11:45:34.450

3 Question related to tense agreement 2016-09-19T20:35:35.700

3 They would have liked (their friend to drink less) or (that their friend drink less) 2017-01-30T08:00:38.443

3 I did as suggest but to no avail 2017-02-22T17:41:47.427

3 Sequence of tenses issue 2017-04-03T13:49:27.363

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

3 I wanted to do something but have forgotten 2017-08-18T11:22:28.503

2 Tenses from a point of view 2013-03-06T23:45:41.690

2 "Would have known" vs. "would know" in the subordinate clause 2013-04-23T22:49:17.957

2 Tense disagreement of the irrealis forms "could ..." with "would have..." 2014-03-31T16:41:14.590

2 I have a question of sequence of tense 2014-09-01T18:22:29.943

2 Present Perfect after Past Perfect in a text 2014-12-04T12:45:03.513

2 Use of past perfect with present perfect in "Mother Tongue" 2015-03-31T01:21:57.253

2 present perfect or past simple for actions in this case 2015-07-26T13:54:51.300

2 Subjunctive mood sentence about busyness setting up a question 2015-09-14T23:33:10.023

2 Past perfect twice in a sentence? 2015-11-12T16:04:03.927

2 Tense agreement in "What I was going for {was / is} ..." 2015-12-09T18:27:50.103

2 Necessity of past perfect 2015-12-19T08:14:21.190

2 Tense disagreement in "I guess he would + perfect infinitive" sentences 2016-01-03T15:40:45.407

2 "But he would have no way of knowing if the answer he received were true" - Is it a subjunctive? 2016-02-16T20:45:39.560

2 Question about "would start" 2016-05-12T13:10:54.183

2 Can volts be counted and followed by a plural verb? 2016-07-04T11:19:04.763

2 Can you clear my this doubt of tense usage - "this happens" and "this happened"? 2016-07-25T10:09:51.897

2 Why 'I had rather...get in trouble' and not 'I had rather...got in trouble' since 'had' is past tense? 2016-11-05T13:52:25.267

2 tense-agreement 2017-03-04T06:05:39.100

2 Shall I write, I am going to buy or I have bought? 2017-03-28T17:18:06.550

2 Differences of Sequence of verbs 2017-04-20T14:31:35.017

2 Second conditional and sequence of tenses 2017-06-13T09:04:37.917

2 Having problem with present contiunous and context 2017-06-21T07:05:08.847

2 we wed, we wedded, we were wed or we were wedded? 2017-09-02T02:22:40.417

2 Is the tense in "...who would feel that they were being used." grammatical? 2017-09-05T18:09:43.223

2 Historical present-''I remember how 2018-04-04T18:47:36.080

2 Sequence of tenses in two independent clauses? 2019-02-19T18:07:12.800

2 What tense should I use when referring to someone's children when some are alive and others dead? 2019-05-28T12:38:53.120

1 Tense simplification in the present or future irrealis conditionals 2014-07-11T14:43:45.610

1 Plant's output amounted to 10 000 tonnes, which is (was) 20% higher y/y. 2014-07-23T07:09:27.893

1 sentence about 'death' 2014-11-02T14:34:49.760

1 "It had now been two weeks since he had left the house" 2014-11-12T14:48:17.987

1 Switching from Past Simple to Present Perfect in consecutive sentences 2014-11-24T15:55:24.870

1 mixed tense in sentence 2014-12-01T22:05:51.983

1 While and past simple 2015-08-26T09:28:08.237

1 Tenses agreement 2015-12-06T13:21:23.807

1 tense agreement: "I was talking how the people who had been (have been) brave enough to take part in WW2 were (are) people we should look up to." 2015-12-07T19:22:42.717

1 past simple or present perfect 2015-12-24T08:25:13.270

1 Past or present tense for a hypothetical situation 2015-12-26T16:05:04.700

1 Tense agreement in three past conditionals 2015-12-27T21:45:46.003

1 Why is the past simple used in this sentence? 2015-12-28T09:48:00.043

1 'Is influenced' - Helping verb and main verb in different tenses 2016-01-26T16:48:09.380

1 Which one sentence is correct and why? 2016-02-04T19:29:57.660

1 What kind of tenses we use for 'today' 2016-02-09T08:06:07.677

1 What tense is a certain part followed by 2016-03-07T20:48:45.337

1 Use of present perfect with "until" - "...until he's eaten everything" 2016-04-20T15:05:02.670

1 All they want to do was kiss the ground 2016-07-26T14:25:31.487

1 There is no or there was no 2016-08-19T15:15:15.033

1 mixing tenses in a sentence with "while" 2016-08-29T12:06:02.390

1 Would/will when the statement stands true 2016-09-14T07:32:26.187

1 "She said she would collect the book on Monday when she _____ home from school"-"came" or "would come"? 2016-09-19T19:23:55.533

1 Shall I put "will" in these following subordinate clauses? 2016-10-18T12:43:29.060

1 In tense can I mix past with present in same sentence to show permanence of past? 2016-11-24T00:06:36.017

1 I'm confused between these two sentences. Which one to use? 2017-02-05T20:42:45.480

1 Tense agreement in a special case 2017-02-11T09:22:23.033

1 Tense agreement in a somehow complicated case 2017-03-09T21:36:45.083

1 "to receive" vs "to have received" 2017-03-10T10:53:24.830