Tag: tense

67 Shouldn't it be "Nobody touch him!" 2018-01-25T19:13:16.810

40 Husband is dead: He and his wife {are/were} great scientists 2018-07-12T13:38:49.770

38 "Didn't use to get" or "Didn't used to get"? 2016-08-16T09:57:13.050

38 Can I say: "When was your train leaving?" if the train leaves in the future? 2019-05-12T19:01:11.053

29 Why is "won't" used instead of "doesn't" sometimes? 2018-10-30T19:25:28.093

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

25 What is the difference between "you are being" and "you are"? 2016-05-26T16:05:18.873

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

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

19 "Thanks for sharing this" - why isn't it "Thanks for having shared this" ? 2016-05-31T12:47:41.047

17 I'm born or I was born, which one to use 2013-02-06T02:30:56.253

15 Is saying "I figured it out!" (past tense) correct usage? 2014-10-16T18:02:59.540

14 When should I use "didn't" instead of "haven't"? 2013-01-25T03:29:23.150

14 Differences in meaning when the verb tense changes (headlines) 2014-02-18T12:29:12.433

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

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 "If something was" vs "If something were" 2017-04-26T12:09:47.113

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

14 Why is "hanged for this" correct but not "hung"? 2020-07-16T04:49:43.407

13 Which tense is being used in 'it is moved from location A to B'? 2013-03-18T08:28:29.703

13 "Is" vs "has been" in English 2014-02-04T09:40:10.853

13 Shouldn't it be "HAVE been put on hold" instead of "HAD been put on hold"? 2018-01-07T13:14:50.633

12 Is "I >am having< a code which ... " acceptable? 2013-01-29T22:48:10.310

12 Why is the present simple tense used for an event that is in the future? 2014-01-02T10:57:00.780

12 "He saw it stop and his son get out" 2014-10-19T15:22:39.193

12 "It's time you ..........to bed." 2014-11-04T19:42:51.160

11 If you were to have asked 2013-10-11T20:23:37.910

11 Do I need an extra "had" in the following sentence? 2015-07-23T11:28:38.273

11 How can I say "can" in the future form? 2015-10-04T00:43:57.180

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

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

11 Why is past tense not used? 2017-04-11T10:07:12.267

11 Why "be dealt cards" rather than "be dealing cards"? 2019-03-26T06:54:30.403

10 Is this rule "If" specific? 2013-01-26T14:20:02.050

10 What is the difference between "I was there" and "I have been there"? 2014-02-27T05:45:21.177

10 Do verb tenses have to remain absolutely consistent through a piece of writing? 2014-07-07T16:31:19.353

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 'recently' with present perfect and past 2015-04-11T04:43:31.630

10 "Tom wants (wanted) you to pick him up" - which tense to use? 2016-05-13T16:13:01.803

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 "I look forward" or "I'm looking forward"? 2013-03-13T12:38:18.797

9 Present perfect--just how much relevance? 2013-05-02T02:34:19.360

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

9 Is "would + present tense" bad grammar? 2013-07-18T12:35:56.847

9 Difference between "have done" and "had done" 2015-02-08T11:39:56.267

9 "Dostoyevsky is a Russian writer. He has written Crime and Punishment." - or is it "he wrote"? 2015-07-11T12:55:47.217

9 Confused! Are there any differences between "I have to go", "I had to go", "I've had to go", "I get to go", "I got to go", "I've got to go"? 2016-01-08T02:03:23.783

9 Frequency of tenses 2016-01-27T18:17:35.863

9 "Stucked": Is it correct? 2016-03-26T04:02:20.353

9 What tense of the word sing completes the sentence below appropriately? 2016-12-02T15:01:38.963

9 In the sentence "I have never seen it snow", what tense is the verb "snow"? 2018-06-07T01:47:36.597

8 What does this perfect tense intend to say? 2013-02-11T12:53:55.663

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

8 "What was I saying" or "What did I say" when you're interrupted? 2013-09-21T18:49:30.057

8 Why is it not OK to use the Present Perfect here? 2013-09-22T20:29:24.503

8 Tense when saying "This is the first time" you've been somewhere 2013-10-03T00:30:06.487

8 How to use the past perfect tense with 'until' 2013-12-06T08:14:40.280

8 “I just see” or “I just saw”? (Or neither?) 2014-04-17T13:28:35.673

8 Present Perfect and Past Progressive with wait 2014-05-01T11:30:40.360

8 Does "is designed" vs "was designed" imply anything different? 2014-08-13T17:06:38.150

8 Typical behavior and habits via the present simple and "will" 2014-09-20T04:40:31.593

8 past simple versus past perfect 2014-09-20T07:49:13.387

8 I have and will 2014-09-20T13:09:32.857

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

8 how to use be and become 2014-12-01T09:35:21.137

8 "I made it" vs. "I've made it" 2015-01-29T17:02:17.357

8 "As if you have your teacher with you" 2015-07-14T07:21:35.727

8 Present Perfect: Yes or No? 2017-02-13T22:23:21.867

7 Where is your mobile phone? 2013-03-28T02:47:11.527

7 "done" vs "have done" 2013-08-29T13:01:30.390

7 "You will soon envy the one who does" 2013-09-18T12:47:14.987

7 Is this correct... "Every time I will listen to this song, I will remember you." 2013-11-07T13:53:57.810

7 “Did” vs. “had done” 2014-02-18T00:17:21.483

7 Present progressive vs shall/will 2014-07-03T04:19:04.077

7 Why is the simple present tense used? 2014-08-10T11:22:39.607

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

7 "Have worn it" or "have been wearing it"? 2015-04-03T16:37:24.493

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

7 What tense should I use in “caught a cold and stay at home”? 2016-09-23T12:47:51.823

7 "prohibiting" instead of "prohibit"? 2016-10-18T03:49:54.960

7 "I have ridden a rollercoaster and now I'm dizzy" - correct or not? 2017-02-09T13:53:07.370

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

6 Tense to use for a past event that is still relevant at the present time 2013-03-20T21:31:41.087

6 Confusion with Had+forget 2013-03-30T13:52:16.500

6 "Found" or "have found"? Present perfect vs. simple past 2013-04-14T11:04:43.020

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

6 Are the reference times same? 2013-06-07T14:28:45.100

6 What is 'deictic time'? 2013-06-21T13:39:29.373

6 "No chance of finding him sober now; he will have been drinking all day." 2013-06-22T07:39:02.037

6 For the last Х years - with which tense 2013-09-28T06:29:22.850

6 Is it grammatically normal or acceptable to use the present tense while saying something in the past? 2013-12-04T06:37:16.523

6 Could have vs would have 2014-05-07T15:17:54.043

6 English translation of Spanish imperfect tenses 2014-07-21T12:23:35.543

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

6 Mixing tenses in reported speech sentences 2015-01-07T14:01:13.033

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

6 The final exams "have started", "have been started" or "are started"? 2015-01-14T19:56:46.377

6 Houston, we have a problem: 'Has' or 'had'? 2015-02-10T16:47:13.730