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The Past Perfect Continuous Tense

By | March 10, 2015

The Past Perfect Continuous Tense is used to describe: 1. something that started at some point in the past, continued for a period of time up to a certain point in the past, and was still in progress when another action took place. Examples: a. I had been living in Chicago for three years when all my families… Read More »

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 »