Would/Will?
Why is it that when 'would' is used as the past tense of 'will' it is rarely found...
Questions About "Perfect Progressive Tenses...
I have seen some sentences that include "perfect progressive tenses" and I am absolutely...
Unlike
Hi, The past perfect tense can have specific time unlike the present perfect tense...
About Tense In Stories: This Is Bothersome...
Hi, The excerpt below is from a book by David Sedaris, and I would like to know...
The Future Perfect?
According to Michael Swan's Grammar Book,we use the future perfect when talking...
Past Tense?
Hi everyone! She is talking about other's wrong methods and the methods didnt work...
Present Perfect Continuous Or What?
Hello everybody! I'm always confused about using PPC when talking about events that...
Past Perfect?
Hi. Is there any difference between the following two sentences. When he had eaten...
A Question On Indirect Speech.
A weeks ago. John made a comment below. John's comment: "it's against the law...
Subjunctive Mood?
I'm still somewhat confused regarding the subjunctive mood. Suppose we are talking...
Past Simple Or Past Progressive?
Hi, I'm having trouble deciding whether to use the past simple or past progressive...
What's The Scope Of "Backshifting"?
The rule of the sequence of tenses says that if the main clause is in the past tense...
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Wasn't Even Talking To Him VS Didn't Talk...
She told herself that with luck maybe she wouldn't have to see him. She wouldn't...
Are/Were?
Hi. I recently got back one of my essays and my teacher rectified a few sentences...
Backshifting(Indirect Speech)
Hi, Today I have a question about indirect speech. ex) A: "I hate spiders." B...
Please Correct My Sentences?
I am now confused of the way I should use the tenses in my English. Below are some...
Grammar
Hi, George said, " When I saw the advertisement it was the house I was looking for...
Can You Explain This To Me?
When do we use simple past and when do we use past continuous? We say "I was talking...
I Hadn't Considered That.
Hello, I came across this in one episode of The Big Bang Theory series: (Sheldon...
Reported Speech Problem?
if someone says in direct speech , for example he said "we were watching TV when...