Tag: present

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • Present tenses to talk about the future

    Present tenses to talk about the future

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • The simple present tense

    We use the simple present tense to talk about permanent situations, or about things that happen regularly, repeatedly or all the time.