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The Past Perfect Tense

By | February 28, 2015

The past perfect tense is used to describe: 1. an action that began and finished before another action in the past. Examples: a. The people had already evacuated before the category five tornado struck the city. b. When we arrived at his house, he was not there. He had already left. c. I missed the lesson. When I… Read More »

The Present Perfect Tense: Exercise 1

By | January 5, 2015

Instruction: Complete each of the following sentences with the correct form of the verb in the brackets. Use the present perfect tense. Example: I (know) … Jim for a long time. I have known Jim for a long time. She (live) … in that hotel since last month. I (see) … this film before. I don’t want to… Read More »

The Simple Present Tense vs The Present Continuous Tense: Mixed exercise

By | December 26, 2014

Instruction: Decide whether you should use the simple present tense (eat/eats) or the present continuous tense (is/am/are eating). 1. Right now I (be) … in the living room. I (read) … a novel. I often (read) … a novel in my spare time. 2. Herman (speak) … Indonesian. Indonesian is his mother tongue, but at the moment he… Read More »

The Simple Present Tense: Execise 3

By | November 11, 2014

Instruction: Arrange the words into a good sentence (affirmative or positive, negative, or interrogative). You can a word or words if necessary. Example: live / dormitory /you / in / a (?) Do you live in a dormitory? 1. English / at / university / he / the / teaches (+) 2. Indonesia / grow / paddy /… Read More »

The Simple Present Tense: Exercise 2

By | November 11, 2014

Instruction: Make each sentence into negative by using DO NOT or DOES NOT. Substitute the subject with a corresponding pronoun. Example: Andy visits his grandfather every month. a. Andy does not visit his grandfather every month. b. He does not visit his grandfather every month. c. He doesn’t visit his grandfather every month. 1. His father works for… Read More »

The Simple Present Tense: Exercise 1

By | November 11, 2014

Instruction: Substitute the subject of each of the following sentences with the word or words in parentheses. Remove the ‘s’ or ‘es’ from the verb where necessary. Add an ‘s’ or ‘es’ to the verb where necessary. Example: The man works at the university. (the woman) The woman works at the university. 1. The boys go to school… Read More »

The Simple Present Tense

By | November 10, 2014

Sobat pembaca semua. Kali ini saya ingin membahas salah satu tense yang sering dipakai dalam bahasa Inggris lisan maupun tertulis, yakni Simple Present Tense. Tense ini digunakan untuk menjelaskan: 1. sesuatu yang terjadi/yang dilakukan secara teratur/reguler. Jika sobat pembaca ingin bercerita tentang sesuatu yang terjadi/dilakukan setiap hari, setiap minggu, setiap bulan, sekali seminggu, dua kali sebulan, dan seterusnya,… Read More »