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When did we start learning English grammar in grade school? Was it Elementary, Middle, or High school.

Shouldn't it be When did we started since it's simple past tense?

Please explain, thank you.

It also seems like when we're having a conversation during the present, present perfect tense is the most commonly used form.
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Pls also help with this sentence:

When did we started/start to learn English grammar in grade school?

Same as above just a different structure. Please explain.
Hi,

When did we start learning English grammar in grade school? Was it Elementary, Middle, or High school.

Shouldn't it be When did we started since it's simple past tense?

Please explain, thank you.

When you form the Simple Past using the auxiliary verb 'did', it is followed by the bare infinitive (eg start).

We started in grade school.

We did not start in grade school.

When did we start?

You need to review how to form the Simple Past. Write and post some more sentences here, if you wish.

It also seems like when we're having a conversation during the present, present perfect tense is the most commonly used form. Why do you think that?

You don't think we say things like this?

eg Columbus discovered America in 1492

eg I started school in 1989.

eg I like chocolate.

eg I am going to Paris next week.

Best wishes, Clive
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I just feel that I hear and use:

I've done this, she's this, he's that, we've been planning, they've got a nice car, she has the same sweater as I...
Hi,

I just feel that I hear and use: Maybe. But do you talk a lot to native speakers?

I've done this, she's this, he's that, we've been planning, they've got a nice car, she has the same sweater as I...

The example in pink is Simple Present.

Anyway, you need to know a variety of tenses, don't you? You can't just learn one or two tenses if you expect to have good English.

Best wishes, Clive
How would you say she has the same sweater as I in present perfect tense?

She has worn the same sweater as I? But I'm trying to say she has the exact same sweater as me.
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Hi,

How would you say she has the same sweater as I in present perfect tense?

She has worn the same sweater as I? But I'm trying to say she has the exact same sweater as me.

You are just talking about a simple present situation, so just use Simple Present tense.

ie She has the exact same . . .

You don't seem to know when to use the Present Perfect. Have you studied that yet?

Best wishes, Clive
I have but I forgot all about it.
Hi,

I suggest you review it.

Then post some sentences that we can check for you.

Best wishes, Clive
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