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    The tenses

    Hey everybody... I got a problem with the tenses in English!
    I don't realy understand when I supposed to use these tenses:
    Past Simple
    Past Progressive
    Present Perfect Simple
    Present Perfect Progressive
    Past Perfect Simple
    Past Perfect Progressive

    I hope it's the correct place to ask about it.
    Could you please help me?

    Edit, I want to know what is the correct sentence between these:
    - Why did you do the test?
    - Why did you the test?

    Thank you so much !
    Last edited by David Rose; 02-Mar-2010 at 19:51.

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    Re: The tenses

    I recommend reading this website. It has a complete explanation of what you are looking for.

    ENGLISH PAGE - Verb Tense Tutorial

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    Re: The tenses

    Cool, I'm seeing what I looked for.
    Thank you alot!

    I have question about the words "this/that"!
    I don't understand when I supposed to use with "that".
    As I understood I have to use "that" when I talk about something is far away.
    So when I talk about website which I browse, should I use "that" or "this"?

    Thank you again!

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    Re: The tenses

    We use 'this' to refer to people, things, situations and experiences that are close to the speaker or very close in time. We use 'that' when they are more distant, either in time or physically.

    If you are browsing the website, you should use 'this'.
    I can't find that website I told you about last week.

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    Re: The tenses

    OK, I got it!
    Thank you :)

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