Can "almost" be used in the all tenses?

I give you the examples for "almost".

  1. She has almost forgot about her cake and the presents.
  2. She had almost forgot about her cake and the presents.
  3. She almost forgot about her birthday cake and the presents.
  4. She almost forgets about ....(the same as the above)..
  5. She will/would have almost forgot...
  6. She will/would almost forget ..
  7. She was almost forgetting about..
  8. She is almost forgetting about.
  9. She will be almost forgetting about..

Are they possible in English, and could you tell me the differences between them?

I await for your explanation, thanks!

closed as too broad by Glorfindel, Nathan Tuggy, shin, Varun Nair, JavaLatte May 9 '17 at 18:19

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  • BTW, you "wait for an explanation" or "await an explanation". "Await for" is ungrammatical. – Tᴚoɯɐuo May 8 '17 at 21:45
  • Note that you should use he past participle after has/had/have: the past participle of forget is forgotten. This should be used in sentences 1, 2 ,5. If the simple past doesn't end with -ed, the past participle is probably irregular was well. – JavaLatte May 9 '17 at 18:18

Yes, you can do this.

Almost X simply means we were close to doing X, but X did not happen, is not happening, or will not happen, depending on the tense.

It adds the idea of "close to X but didn't X" to any meaning when you construct a verb in English with modals or tense changes.

Almost can also just mean "incomplete" and the word position can change the meaning.

She will forget about it = In the future, she will 100% forget about it.

She almost will forget about it = She was close to forgetting about it, but in the future, she will not forget about it.

She will almost forget about it = Right now she remembers everything. In the future, she will forget about it, but not completely forget all of it. She will still remember a portion of it.

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