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look at the incorrect sentences below and:
a) correct the verb
b) name the tense
c) comment briefly on the use of the correct tense.

1) he is checking the door every day before going to bed.
2) They have been shopping yesterday.
3) by the time he is seventy, he will visited many countries.

kindly help me out with these questions.
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You have to make some effort yourself first.

What do you think is incorrect in those sentences?

CJ
I think it should be:

1) He checks the door every day before he goes to bed.
present simple
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prince78I think it should be:1) He checks the door every day before he goes to bed.present simple
Correct.

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CJ
why is it present simple and not present continuous?
AnonymousWhy is it present simple and not present continuous?
Unless other words in the sentence indicate otherwise, we assume it's a description of a permanent habit rather than a temporary one.

CJ
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what are the answers for the second and third one ?

They have been shopping yesterday ?
By the time he is seventy , he will visited many countries
AnonymousThey have been shopping yesterday
You can't use the present perfect with any mention of a time in the past (yesterday). You will have to change it to the past tense.

CJ
AnonymousBy the time he is seventy, he will visited many countries.
"will visited" does not form any tense. You need the future perfect tense here.

You can learn the tenses through this chart. Click on this link and take a look.

http://www.easypacelearning.com/all-lessons/grammar/1198-12-verb-tenses-table-learning-english-gr...

CJ
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