Verbs and Verb Tenses
English Grammar Frequently Asked Questions



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How do you form the Simple Past in English?


Asked by: English4Today Student : Dan, USA

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In quoting a line from a book, is it correct to use the word "wrote" or "writes" as in; a) In his book, Good English, Joe Smith writes, "English is good." or b)In his book, Good English, Joe Smith wrote, "English is good."?
Asked by: Randall LEE, USA

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Why do we say “I did not meet him” rather than “I did not met him”, since this is the past tense?


Asked by: Rick, USA

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What is the correct form: He is a student, but he (isn’t going, doesn’t go) to school right now because it’s the summer holiday?


Asked by: Alshoala, USA

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Question from Sahra in Brazil:

What’s the difference between these sentences:

“I’m married for 3 years” and “I’ve been married for 3 years”?


Asked by: Sahra, Brazil

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I just called or I’ve just called? What’s right?
Stevie Wonder says: I just called to say I love you. Shouldn’t it be Present Perfect instead of Simple Past?


Asked by: Henrik, Croatia, USA

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Apart from the "cue" word, 'fall', which comes before asleep, can you kindly tell me when to use asleep and when to use sleep?
Asked by: Ellen WONG, China

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The past tense of 'overcome' is 'overcame'. But I hardly hear people use 'overcame'. Instead, I hear "I have overcome the problems". Is this correct?
Asked by: Kayoko KINA, USA

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What is the right use of the present continuous tense?
Asked by: Carla, Italy

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Should the verb be singular or plural in the following sentence: "It is critical that the investigator explore(s) prior situations."
Asked by: Tom Jeanneret, USA

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What is the correct way to express "copy" as a verb. For example, he copies from his neighbor.
Asked by: Susan S. Kurtz, USA

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Can I make "portend" into past tense? Sample sentence follows: Juggling back-to-back translation changes portended only confusion and problems.
Asked by: PJ Jacobs, USA

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Is it correct to say 'they've two children' or should it be 'they have'
Asked by: Mary Gorden, USA

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Is it correct the following sentence: "On the last time they went to Germany, they would have been glad to meet you" or is it better to say: "On the last time they went to Germany, they wish they could have met you"?
Asked by: giulia, Italy

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Hi! I was told today that I had to say "if I were you" and not "if I was you".Why is that? Moreover, why do we have to say "last year, you were in England" and not "you was" for the second person singular? Thanks
Asked by: Chris, Belgium

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is the phrase "your letter have come to my attention" is corect
Asked by: yakov poleg, Israel

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Your unselfish sacrifices, dedication, and endless energy has been a contribution OR should it read has been?
Asked by: Gisele Hales, USA

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Hi. I would like to know many ways to use verb "to take". I have to explain about that until next saturday for my class. Thank you very much for help me
Asked by: Márcia, Brazil

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In a conditional sentence, is it more correct to say " If I was you, I would ......" or "If I was you, I would.......", and why?
Asked by: Simon Taylor, USA



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