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    can you assist me in helping with the tenses of some sentences
    John is having a shower at the moment
    is this Present Perfect

    I have never met anybody famous
    is this Present Perfect


    I have been working here for 10 years
    is this present perfect Continuous

    I go shopping at least twice a week
    is this present perfect

    i m having difficulty working out the tenses can you help

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    You have correctly identified the tenses in examples (2) and (3) as Present Perfect and Present Perfect Continuous, respectively. (1) and (4) are incorrect, though, (1) is Present Continuous (or Progressive), indicating an activity in progress, while (4) is an example of the Present Simple Tense.

    What creates the biggest difficulty for you to identify grammatical tenses in sentences? Please don't hesitate to ask more specific questions and I'm sure someone will be here to help you out.

    All the best,
    Tee Kay

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    Thanks Tee Kay

    im studying english TEFL and have never had to use 12 different tenses I am a little confused about whats what but thankyou so mutch for your reply it will allow me to go back and have another look at the exercise again Thankyou very mutch for taking the time to reply i really do appreciate it!!!!!

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    You're welcome .

    Glad to have been of some assistance.

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