Look at the bold verbs in the following sentences. In each: a) Correct the sentence b) Name the correct tense c) Say what the meaning of the correct tense is.

I read a book at the moment.

a. I'm reading a book at the moment b. Present Continuous c. Used here to describe an action happening now.

He's getting up at eight every morning.

a. He’s getting up at eight every morning b. Present indefinite tense c. On going action

I'm in England since last week.

a. I’ve been in England since last week b. Present perfect continuous c. Not completed past action

Can you come for a drink tonight? Sorry, I'll go to see Hamlet at the National Theatre.

a. Sorry, I’m going to see Hamlet at the National Theatre b. Future Continuous c. Future action

At the station I realised I left the tickets at home.

a. At the station I realised I had left the tickets at home b. Past perfect c. action happened in the past

marked as duplicate by choster, Jason Bassford, Nathan Tuggy, user3169, Laurel Sep 21 '18 at 21:06

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  • I would just like to point out that your question is in the imperative form, which is an order. We would generally say: Please look at [some thing] to not be giving an order.... – Lambie Sep 21 '18 at 14:56
  1. First one is correct.
  2. He gets up at 8 every morning. Present Tense Simple. Used to express daily routines.
  3. The tense is correct but my explanation would be 'used to express an action that started in the past and continues in the present.'
  4. The verb is good but it is present tense continuous. Used for planned actions.
  5. Tense and verb good but the explanation would be 'used to express an action that happened before a past action.' First action is I realised which is a past action. Second one is i had left which happened before the first action.

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