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The Past Perfect Continuous Tense

By | December 28, 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 vs The Simple Past Tense: Exercise

By | December 28, 2015

Instruction: Decide whether you should use the past perfect tense or the simple past tense. 1. Last night Maria (read) … a very good novel. 2. I (read) … the novel before she (read) … it last night. 3. A burglar (steal) … my bike last night. 4. I am sure that the burglar (plan) … to steal… Read More »

The Past Perfect Tense

By | February 5, 2018

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 Simple Past Tense: Exercise 1

By | December 28, 2015

Instruction: Put each of the following sentences into the simple past tense. After that, make the sentence into an interrogative and negative one. Use ‘yesterday’ as the time signal. Example: Maria is budy today. a. Maria was busy yesterday. b. Was Maria busy yesterday? c. Maria was not busy yesterday. 1. Lisa is happy today. 2. The room… Read More »

The Simple Present Tense, The Present Continuous Tense, The Present Perfect Tense, The Present Perfect Continuous Tense: Review Exercise 1

By | December 11, 2017

Instruction: Decide whether you should use the simple present tense, the present continuous tense, the present perfect tense, or the present perfect continuous tense. 1. Ana has a lot of friends, and she likes to write to them. She (write) … two letters a week. Right now she (write) … a letter to a friend living in Jakarta.… Read More »

The Present Perfect Continuous Tense vs The Present Perfect Tense: Exercise

By | December 11, 2017

Instruction: Decide whether you should use the present perfect continuous tense or the present perfect tense. 1. A: You (work) … for over five hours. Why don’t you stop and take a rest. B: I (not, finish) … yet. 2. A: Do you like collecting stamps? B: Yes, I do. I (collect) … stamps since I was a… Read More »