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Questions tagged [present-tense]

Present Tense uses the base form of a verb to describe current actions, events and states-of-being. Ex: I answer to no one.

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use the situations below and make sentences using present perfect tense [on hold]

The sentences are: james lived in oregon as a child. now he lives in Canada.
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Present tense or Will

The person who wins gets the prize The person who wins will get the prize The person who will win gets the prize The person who will win will get the prize Which of the above are ...
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Present Perfect study English

I study English I don’t understand this sentence: "I think most of you have probably received a tin of her cookies over the years" Why someone used Present Perfect?
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Present Simple vs Present Continuous in “It happens because ice ____ (FLOAT) into the Atlantic Ocean.”

I've come across a grammar task for English Exam preparation. There goes a text: A survey by the Japan Agency for Science and Technology shows that Arctic ice is melting (Present Continuous is used ...
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Informal question construction: “Anyone know what…”, “Everyone finished?”

I've encountered this slight problem with an informal sentence: Anyone know what a serrated knife is? I thought the sentence was incorrect - there's no ·s for the third person singular. However, ...
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Will vs Present tense

I hope he arrives soon vs I hope he will arrive soon I don't know if he leaves today vs I don't know if he will leave today I know he knows vs I know he will know I hope it heals soon ...
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Confused to use Present Simple Tense or Present Perfect Tense

Today Bangladesh has won any tri nation series very firstly. The Daily Star has wrote, " Bangladesh win tri-nation series final. " My question is, Shouldn’t it be like Bangladesh has won tri-nation ...
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What is the difference in this case between present progressive and present perfect continuous

For the following questions you can answer using "I have studied for 2 hours. "I studied for 2 hours." "I am studying for 2 hours." First Question: What can she say at 4pm? "I am studying for 2 ...
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Does the present fit in this case

January 1st is on Saturday next year or january will be on Saturday next year I think present fits because it is something that can't be changed . So what is the better solution, is it only a point ...
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That's where past/present-tense [closed]

The bag where I buy at the shop is missing. The bag where I bought at the shop is missing. Which one is correct?
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~all of which + having vs. have?

We had exams three days ago, and there's a question I still don't get. We had to correct (but were not allowed to split into two sentences): Good papers do not merely review literature and then say ...
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Is it correct to say “Luke can't swim today, he is having a cold”?

Is the continuous form of "have" ok in the sentence "he's having a cold"? Or is it ONLY correct and possible to say "He has a cold"? I can't figure out if in this case "have a cold" is a state verb ...
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Past tense or present tense with after

Some people after you help them, just go away. Or Some people after you helped them just go away. Or Some people after you’ve help them just go away? Thanks
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Use of right tense

Can we say: Now it's 05:05 pm. We haven't finished the work yet when they have already arrived. Is it a correct sentence? Is there any problem about it?
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They think he learns fast or they think he is learning fast? [closed]

They think he learns fast or They think he is learning fast? What is correct?
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Can I use present perfect twice and present simple + simple past in the same sentence?

I have just checked your bank account, and it appears that you have already received all of the money that I sent you. I am not sure if I can use second past perfect verb tense in the same sentence ...
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Elementary: Confusion with usage of plural form in present simple

Have been following a book, but I am getting confused. See the below 2 sentences: 1) In Britain the banks usually open at 9:30 in the morning. 2) The City Museum closes at 5 o'clock in the evening. ...
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Usage of present tense in a past tense sentence

I read that if sentence is in past tense then all clauses of the sentence should be in past, except if it is a universal truth. Now, I want to create a sentence and situation is this - I watched ...
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Present Perfect and Present Continuous tenses in one sentence with only one subject

Are the tenses in this sentence correct: We have placed order for required parts and waiting to get them.
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Have you ever negative form

I have to create negative question in present perfect: I know how to ask positive question, it will be: "Have you ever paid a bill?" But the task says "not pay" so should I ask: "Have you ever ...
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“Has sat” vs “Has sit”

My friend and I were looking towards our boss and wondering when to enter his room to speak to him. Usually, a good indication of whether he is free or not is to check whether he is sitting down. So ...
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Is this an example of historical present

Their manager came off and told them the interview is not sanctionned and to stop immediatly. I remember watching Sting, who had been posing coolly during the interview with a straw dangling from ...
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“It doesn't matter” or “it won't matter”?

It doesn't matter. It won't matter. Where is correct? Still confused when I use it so tell me good people where is the correct what should I talk
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Present perfect simple vs present perfect progressive

Why we use the present perfect rather than the present perfect progressive? Example: Passengers who (have spent) days sleeping on the airport floor are perplexed as to why only one third of flights ...
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Which Verb form shall we use to describe completed / Finished Action referring to Present tense

Scenario, I Change the date of program and wanted to inform to my friends. Which Tense Should I use? ........That is why I change this date. Is the above sentence construction is correct to ...
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This restaurant has become popular in recent years. (event or process?)

Does the sentence This restaurant has become popular in recent years. imply an ongoing, continuous process (becoming popular) that has been happening during the recent years? Or does it mean that ...
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What is the tense of: is located

Consider the sentence: The shop is located near the bus stand. Is it present tense? Doubt is ---- is a helping verb presentence and located is past tense.
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This paragraph (is taken / has been) taken from book

We usually write this e.g "this paragraph is taken from book" or "this paragraph has been taken from book". and "this poem is written by" or "this poem has been written by" Could ...
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mistake or mistook?

I saw the following sentence, and am wondering whether "mistake" should be replaced with "mistook." Plastic bags have been found in the guts of dead sea turtles, which mistake them for jellyfish. ...
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what to use? future tense or present tense after where

In the example the move on Y axis will not be started until I switch the toggle into the position where input 4 will be set to Low. or In the example the move on Y axis will not be started until ...
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“We all know the climate changes, it has in the past, it is changing now”

We all know the climate changes, it has in the past, it is changing now and it will in the future, but what is different about what we are doing now compared to what happened in the Cretaceous? ...
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When…+present perfect [closed]

Is Susan does not live here,When I first came here three years ago, she has moved to another city. Or Susan does not live here,When I first came here three years ago, she had moved to another ...
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tense: “are” or “were”

Is the present tense "are" properly used in the following? Why wasn't "were" used instead? "And it makes sense, up to a point, to debate ending remedies for discrimination that are more appropriate ...
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That would require that he imagine(s?) something

Which one is correct? And why? "That would require that he imagine something." "That would require that he imagines something."
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why don't we use present perfect simple to explain that the action is still in progress

When we say " he has written many books" it does mean that he began in the past writing books and goes up to now , but it does not say that he will write another book or if he is not dead he will ...
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Present simple and continuous (which use?)

In my grammar book I've encountered sentences where(according to the answers) there is possible both- present simple and present continuous, but I can understand only the use of pr. simple. Wheather ...
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What is the difference between “I am going home” and “I go home”?

What is the difference between these two sentences: I am going home. I go home. I know that people don't usually use the second expression, but can we use it? Also, I don't really know, if it ...
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Is present continuous ok with “this is the last time”

Is it possible to say or write this is the last time I am bothering you with that I won't do it again or is it better to write or say this is the last time I have bothered you with that I ...
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“ing”-form after “while” / “during” question

I was wondering - when using "while" usually the "ing" form of a verb follows but what if the sentence continues? Example: While his friends are enjoying (1. ing) their vacation at the beach he ...
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I would like to know which sentence is correct [closed]

Which of these sentences is correct? Could you please help me with your name or May I please know your name
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What tense should be used at sentence «Currently I work as engineer, but I also look for work as manager»?

What tense should be used at this sentence? Now I use Present Simple, and at the one hand it seems to be right choice, because my work is not attached to a time, but at the other hand something this ...
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Present participle Future

Is this sentence correct? "I have all the documents and I should be filing it this week." I know (I will be filing...) would work, but I was just wondering if the above sentence is acceptable.
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“you have ordered” vs “you ordered”

Why does the author prefer to use present perfect in this case? I have included all the records you have ordered Why not ordered as the two orders were made quite a long time ago (6 months and 8 ...
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Why does here use a present “find”?

Missing 13-year-old Jayme Closs found alive in Wisconsin "And I just shut myself totally down. I thought today was going to be the day, and then I find out two hours later that she’s found and ...
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is the verb “lie” in the sense of telling lies always stative?

I was watching Lord of the Rings, and in the scene where the ork said that Aragorn had fallen off the cliff, Legolas said: "you lie". Why did he say it in the present simple time? Wouldn't the present ...
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Can Present Perfect Continuous and Present Continuous have the same meaning?

According to https://englishsentences.com/present-tense/ b. Present Continuous The present continuous tense describes actions and/or events that are currently happening or going on now; in ...
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When to use present continuous

If something is planned you have been imposed, can that be considered as an arrangment to use present continuous? For example, you received an email saying there will be some work in 3 weeks along ...
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Can we use present perfect for a finished event [duplicate]

My friend went to a concert of Bob Dylan 3 weeks ago. Today I met him and spoke with him about the concert. I know I can say, "hope you enjoyed the show," because the show is over, but would it be ...
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Present perfect and since

I learned that present perfect is used with “since” when we talk about duration, something began in the past and continues to the present, with non continuous verbs, like: I have known her since I ...
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“as great as has”

Which sentence is more correct and why? Einstein is as great a scientest as HAS ever lived. Or, Einstein is as great a scientist as ever lived.