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    Simple past, present simple. Names of the tenses.

    I'm wondering why it's "simple past", but "present simple". Why are the orders of words different?

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    Re: Simple past, present simple. Names of the tenses.

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    I'm wondering why it's "simple past", but "present simple". Why are the orders of words different?
    I've heard (and probably used) all variations:

    Simple present
    Present simple
    Simple past
    Past simple

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