Present perfect and simple past: differences

We do not use the present perfect with expressions that refer to a completely finished period of time, like yesterday, last week, when, then, five years ago, in 1995. The simple past is used with this meaning. I saw Alice yesterday. (NOT I have seen Alice yesterday.) I was born in 1979. She died three … Продължете с четенето на Present perfect and simple past: differences

Past verb forms with present or future meaning

A past verb form does not always have a past meaning. Verbs like I had, you went and I was wondering are often used to talk about the present or the future. after if, unless, supposing etc. After if, unless and words with similar meanings, we often use past verb forms to refer to the … Продължете с четенето на Past verb forms with present or future meaning

Present perfect progressive tense

Affirmative Negative Question I have been writing She has been writing. You have been writing. I have not been writing. She has not been writing. You have not been writing. Have I been writing? Has she been writing? Have you been writing? Uses of the present perfect progressive tense We use the present perfect progressive … Продължете с четенето на Present perfect progressive tense

Present perfect tense

Affirmative Negative Question I have written She has written. You have written. I have not written. She has not written. You have not written. Have I written? Has she written? Have you written? Uses of the present perfect tense past events connected with the present We can use the present perfect tense to say that … Продължете с четенето на Present perfect tense