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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"When {you're signing up|sign up}, you choose your native language and country..."

I recently posted an entry on Lang-8 where I wrote about their new app, HiNative. Here is a sentence from that entry: When you're signing up, you choose your native language and country and your ...
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Why does this sentence use present perfect ? Can we use the past tense?

Why does this sentence use present perfect? Can we use the past tense? Francesca De Santis is evidently having an affair with Caruso's golf coach, Roberto Vargas. A notorious ladies' man, Vargas ...
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Came or come from a poor family

Would you say I came/was from a poor family I come/am from a poor family My family used to be poor but not anymore. Normally, you would say I am from this country because that is your native ...
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"Could be" vs. "could be entering"

France could be entering a new age of deep political instability. Thousands of jihadists could be entering Tunisia, and this would be the greatest force of instability in the North African ...
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Difference between had been and have been [duplicate]

My friend just answered to one of my important questions. Now how should I reply to him? 1.Oh!That question had been on my mind for a long time, finally, I got my answer. ( Oh! I had that question on ...
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What’s the difference between "are buying" and "will buy"? [duplicate]

What’s the difference between the present progressive tense are buying and the simple future tense will buy as used here? Next week we are buying a new car. Next week we will buy a new car.
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Problem with the meaning of the verb

I have a problem about the use of tense of a verb. On the TOEFL test, there is a sentence mixed the past with the present. It it possible to use the past and the present in one sentence? When we can ...
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"I am loving you" vs "I love you"

In famous song Still loving you it is said, that "I am loving you". Is it expressed in present continuous tense or not? And if it is, then shouldn't it be in present simple?
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shall I put "will" in these two following sentences?

Shall I put "will" in these two following sentences? Students who (will) graduate tomorrow will work in the factory three years later. Police should make sure if there is(will be) terrorists ...
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Uses of Present Perfect

I have a book that says "we use present perfect for something that happened in the past without a specific time and still continue until now". Then what should I use if it happened in the past with a ...
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'Our calendar is based... or was based'? [duplicate]

Our calendar is based on Julius Caesar's calendar. Our calendar was based on Julius Caesar's calendar. Which is correct "is" or "was"?
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using present tense for shot period events

The child goes to bed. He takes a chair. He wants to know your name. are these sentences are valid for present tense. can I use present simple for short period events.
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Any addition which appeared or have appeared in recent times

Yavanika is one of the latest additions to good drama which appeared/have appeared in recent times. If I saywhich appeared in recent times, will that be considered wrong? As far as tense of the ...
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How should I understand this use of past and present tense in the same sentence?

'Cause, baby, now we got bad blood You know it used to be mad love So take a look what you've done 'Cause, baby, now we got bad blood BY TAYLOR SWIFT
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Difference between "have" and "have been"?

Tell me all you know. First of all I thought they both mean doing a continuous action until the very present, until I saw the other post on pretty much the same topic. I feel what that post provide ...
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how to use "adverbs" and "tenses"

Although the importance of the bacteria in water sea has often never been realized/ was not realized, it has been found/ it is found that they are useful. I would like to use an adverb in the first ...
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Present Tense In News Titles [duplicate]

Why news titles use the Present Indefinite for the events that have already happened? Here is an example (sorry, it was the one that attracted my attention): Windsor-area mom dies of flesh-eating ...
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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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Difference between "dry" and "dried"

What is the difference between these questions: Have the clothes dried? Have the clothes gotten dry? Have the clothes gotten dried?
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If it was not for vs If it hadn't been for

1 If it was not for Vivian, the conference wouldn't be going ahead. 2 If it hadn't been for Dad, I wouldn't have gone to college. I know the second sentence indicates a time in the past ...
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Confusion in "is being"

I know when to use is being. It means the event is currently happening. I have a doubt whether that event already existed and is still happening or it's a new event and is currently happening. ...
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"Have you ever worked in a ..." vs. "Have you ever been working in a ..."

Which one of these sentences is right, the perfect simple or the perfect continuous? A: Have you ever worked in a factory? B: No, never! or A: Have you ever been working in a factory? B: No,...
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What is the main difference between simple present and present perfect?

I'm really confused between simple present and present perfect. Is there anything to help me understand the differences?
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It has been or it is

Someone was ill. He recovered one week ago. Now he is well. Which of the following should he say? i. It has been a week I am well. ii. It is a week I have been well.
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The longest that I have ever been in London is/was

The longest that I have ever been in London is 28 days. vs The longest that I have ever been in London was 28 days. Could anybody please tell me which one is correct? Is or was?
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"to reach his office" vs "will reach his office"

If I want to use the present or the future in this case, which one is better? I am talking about instructions that I must tell a person something. Sit on this chair and wait for the manager to reach ...
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Using "when" to talk about the future

When the new park opens, I’ll go there every day. When the new park has opened, I'll go there every day. Can we use both of these? What is the difference between them?
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I (have) had a rabbit for six years

I've had a rabbit for six years. I have a rabbit for six years. I've cared a rabbit for six years. I am caring a rabbit for six years. Which tense should I use? Why?
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What is the difference? "we live" vs "we are living" [closed]

What is the difference between these sentences? If this theory about parallel universes is correct, it means that we are living in more than one universe at the same time. If this theory ...
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We are going to movies at eight tomorrow. Is this possible?

I (non-native speaker) am studying about present tenses for the future. We can use present simple or present continuous for the future events. So I wonder... My train leaves at 11. (I think this is ...
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Types of tenses in the present and their meanings

These both are a present tense, but I'm wanting to know know what eactly they are called and what their difference in meaning are. These are the sentences at question: I am eating. I eat. I'm ...
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Past and Present Perfect confusion

I have a sentence She has drunk milk This sentence refer to Past Perfect but how its different from Present Perfect ? As both (past and present perfect tense) verb's present the past ? How can I ...
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Present Tense and Future Tense

The question, below, is in present tense but the answer, below in second clause, is in future tense. Why? The question is " what does the headline suggest about the main idea of the article?". The ...
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Use of S and es

Finally, results of the proposed technique and existing technique are compared which show that our proposed technique acts significantly to achieve better results in terms of cost, wait, and ...
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present or future in that case

I will tell you when he comes and I don't know when he will come when he comes answers to the question I will tell you what? and when he will come answers to the same question I don't know what? ...
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Their eyes looks identical or their eyes look identical? [closed]

Their eyes looks identical or their eyes look identical? Which one would be grammatically correct?
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Which tense has been used in the following sentences? [closed]

It seems to me that both of the following sentences use Present Indefinite as well as Past Indefinite tense simultaneously. They hit him. They cut the rope.
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Grammar: Phrase and Actions

Our clothes sell so well in this country that we have no need to export. Two questions. Our clothes sell so well in this country... Is this part of the sentence a noun phrase although it ...
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Is it 'everything seems okay' or 'everything seemed okay'? [closed]

It's in the past. What's the difference between everything seems and everything seemed?
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Can you use "had" for the present tense?

Your suggested edit is pending review. Editor Stats CJ Dennis had 2 edit suggestions approved, and 0 edit suggestions rejected Is "had" correct in that sentence? It is the number I ...
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Past and present in same sentence

It was not about me Now I have to rise above In this sentence structure, was and have are used together. Is this the correct form? If yes, can we join the part with past tense and the part with ...
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Population Is Counted At

I have a question about the past/present tense usage of the verb "count" here: The study is the first to pinpoint an end to the burgeoning population. The scientists estimate there is an 85 ...

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