Anonymous:
Tenses and Sentences

I have to decide whether each of these sentences are one of the following:

  1. Future Form
  2. Simple Present
  3. Past Perfect
  4. Past Continuous
  5. Simple Past
  6. Present Perfect
  7. Present Continuous


Here are the sentences and my attempts:

John is working hard à Simple Present

I saw him last week à Simple Past

I was having a bath when the phone rang à Past Continuous

Isabel had finished her lunch when I arrived à Present Perfect

Nigel lives in à Present Continuous

I’ve had a cold for 5 days à Past Perfect

They discussed the problem for three hours à Simple Past

I’ll give him the message when I see him à Future form.

I’m going to teach in next year à Future form.

When I did this on a computer application, it said I got 4/9…I changed probably 1 since then and they are my answers, although I can’t find out why they are wrong either, can anyone enlighten this situation. Much appreciated. Thanks.
.
These are wrong; try again:

John is working hard Simple Present-- HINT: -ing

Isabel had finished her lunch when I arrived à Present Perfectt-- HINT: had, not have

Nigel lives in London à Present Continuoust-- HINT: -s

I’ve had a cold for 5 days à Past Perfectt-- HINT: have, not has
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Anonymous:
1. John is working hard --> Present Perfect
2. Isabel had finished her lunch when I arrived --> Past Perfect Continuous
3. Niges lives in London --> Present Simple
4. I've had a cold for 5 days --> Present Perfect Continuous

If they are still wrong, then I give up!!S5K8x
1. John is working hard --> Present Continuous (be+ing)
2. Isabel had finished her lunch when I arrived --> Past Perfect (had+pp)
3. Niges lives in London --> Present Simple (this is correct)
4. I've had a cold for 5 days --> Present Perfect (have+pp)

Present Perfect Continuous (have+been+ing)
Past Perfect Continuous (had+been+ing)
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It can't be a continuous tense unless it's got an -ing.
Keep that in mind.
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Anonymous:
john is working hard present continuous

isabel had finished her lunch when i arrived past continuou

nigel lives in london present perfect
Hi,

john is working hard present continuous OK

isabel had finished her lunch when i arrived past continuou Past Perfect / Simple Past

nigel lives in london present perfect Simple Present

All these sentences are wrong because they lack capitals and punctuation.

Best wishes, Clive
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Anonymous:
john is working hard--continous present tense
isabel had finished her lunch (past perfect tense) when i arrived--simple past tense
niges lives in London--simple present tense
i've had a cold for 5 days-- perfect present tense
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