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Never in the present perfect and the past perfect

After another grammar repetition, I started thinking about adverb 'never' in the present participle and past participle. The rules say that using 'never' in the tenses is possible, but what is the ...
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Past perfect tense and definite time adverbs

Example: Ken lives in city C. My mom and I live in city B. My mom: Was Ken in city B when we left for city A on 2/15? my first response: He had already arrived at the time. ...
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“Was now” VS. “Had now been”?

WAR AND PEACE she thought, feeling that the Almighty Hand, hitherto unseen, was becoming manifest in all that was now taking place. “Well, Mamma? Everything is ready. What's the matter?” asked ...
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Using of “yet” with present tense?

wall street journal In many ways, the jury is still out on the bail changes. The court system doesn’t yet have data showing if there are racial disparities as to who goes to jail and who is freed. ...
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'still' in this sentence

I've come across a sentence that looks like this: Years wore on and the eagerly awaited end of the world still hadn't come. I don't understand why there is "still" in the sentence or rather its ...
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past habits with adverbs of frequency?

Can we use past continuous tense to refer a past habit with adverbs of frequency words? For example: He was going for a morning walk every day.
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The verb tense after “Until”

I asked a related question, which its answer's comments say I can use different tense after "Until", I thought of posting the question in a separate question to get a complete answer. Which of the ...
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The usage of “until” in this sentence

Someone wrote: Then again I came back to the taxi with completely wet clothes till the driver repaired it after 30 mintues. The context is: the taxi became punctured ... I left the taxi and ...
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“never eats meat” vs “never eaten meat”

I am really confused about the usage of "never" and "ever". When I am talking about "never" and "ever", I see that they are not verbs, so they don't affect the verb after them. But what is the ...
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What kind of tenses we use for 'today'

I am a bit confused about using tenses with 'today'. Which tenses we can use with 'today'? Are these sentences grammatical? I have eaten all the food today. She washes clothes today. I am watching ...
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Can the past tense be used with “now”?

Is the tense of the verbs correct? Great white sharks, along with tiger sharks, appear in the western coasts frequently in summers, but now, in July, the water was cold and the sharks were less. ...
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Usage of “since” vs. “onward”

It has been accepted by Japan since 1950. It was accepted by Japan 1950 onward. It feels like to me that these sentence have the same meaning. I wonder if native speakers of English think so too....
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Why does “Mission Accomplished” not have an auxiliary verb?

I thought you need to add "is/has (been)" in between? e.g. "Mission is accomplished", "Mission has been accomplished" So as "All done", shouldn't it be "All are done", "All have been completed", etc.?...
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Verb Tense to use with the phrase “so far”

What verb tense should we use when we have the phrase, "so far" in the sentence? How was your day so far? How is your day so far? How has your day been so far?