Participle Tenses
If we want to use a participle phrase, how do we express that something happened...
Past Tense And Past Perfect Tense?
Ali: I had had my lunch then washed my hands in the canteen this morning. Ali:I...
As If?
Hi, I was taught to use past tense after the expression "as if" as in "he behaves...
Why Until Today Used With Past Continuos...
Dear teachers, As far as I know, until now/today often go with Present perfect...
Past Perfect Vs Past Simple?
Hello all, Do you think that the Past Pefect is unnatural in this context (a description...
When The Teacher (Had) Arrived, They Stopped...
Hello, everyone. One of my grammar books says both past perfect and simple past tense...
Had Been Doing (To Califjim)
Hi, Jim. I'd like you to answer this question. I had been reading a book for...
How Come Is The Perfect Progressive Tense...
Under the sentences I don't know how come the perfect progressive tense is used...
"As Were Most Of Her Friends"
In "Practical English Usage", Michael Swan also deals with inversion ("298 inversion...
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In The Following Sentence, Should?
In the following sentence, should 'finished' be used instead of 'had finished'?...
Would Rather/It's High Time + Simple Past...
Hi everybody, I know that the following are the correct ways to express our preferences...
Past Perfect Or Present Perfect?
Dear teachers, Could you please help me choose correctly between the present perfect...
Past Tense Or Past Perfect Tense?
I’m not sure when to use past tense and when to use past perfect tense. For number...
Reported Speech Strikes Back - Episode...
While doing some reported/indirect speech stuff (again!) lots of questions has come...
HAD Had?
Hi all, here's the sentence in question: "If you had had your fanny pack around...
Questions About "Perfect Progressive Tenses...
I have seen some sentences that include "perfect progressive tenses" and I am absolutely...
When To Use . . . ?
Hi. Now I understand that I've been through . . . is correct to use when describe...
Can't Make It Out
What's the difference in these sentences...I can't make it out: If I get a bonus...
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Sentence Out Of A Book?
So this sentence is from a book I'm reading: I fantasized that my father had forgotten...
Past Tense Or Past Perfect? (From Tintin...
The following quote is from Tintin's volume: Red Rackham's Treasure . Quote...