Simple Past: Being Explicit About The...
Is it "compulsory" to specify the time you're talking about (for example 'last year...
Tenses In Reported Speech?
At school we were taught that the sentence She said "I love you" , being converted...
Past Perfect Vs Past Simple?
Hello all, Do you think that the Past Pefect is unnatural in this context (a description...
Tenses?
1. Present Simple Tom walks to school every day. Tom has strong legs. Tom is...
As If + Backshift?
Hi there, Do we need the backshift after as if / as though in the past tense...
Past Tenses
Complete the story with the vrbes in correct tense (Past Simple , Past Continuous...
Backshifting In Conditional Sentences...
Hi, I really don't know what kind of tense I can put after "I", and what native speakers...
Past Perfect?
Hi. Why is the past perfect used here? 'The nazi party first met in 1921. The...
The Use Of The Past Perfect?
Hello all! In spite a chronical lack of time, I have managed to spare some of it...
Passive Voice?
Hello 1. "Have you heard about the murder last night?" "Yes, that's terrible. I...
Just/Ago?
Hi There's the sentence: I've just noticed it a minute ago . Is it a good sentence...
4 Questions?
Look through the following sentences and select the TENSE and the time reference...
Current Period And Past Simple?
I've got a grammar exercise, in which I'm to make up situations for the following...
Present Perfect Or Past Simple?
While I was working on a grammar exercise, this question came up. We were supposed...
Never + Past Simple?
Hello all, I've always been puzzled by the use of Past Simple in contexts like this...
Conditionals In Conjunction With Relative...
Hello! Could you possibly tell me whether in a conditional sentence with a relative...
How To Get Rid Of Past Perfect?
Hi all! This question emegred in my mind long ago, but somehow I forgot it for...
Can Anyone Help Me To Explain Why This...
Hi, I would appreciate any help to explain in grammatical terms why the following...
The Bank Was Robbed?
Hi, Could someone comment on these? I don't understand the difference between present...
My Questions Concerning Perfect Tenses...
I have some nagging doubts about the usage of perfect tenses (especially in cotrast...