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    Question Verb's tenses

    Hi, I have a problem in speaking ,it's about tenses of the verbs ,my vocabulary knowledge is good but I always get confused about the tenses . would you help me improve my speaking ?
    And what's your recommend about enhancing dictation?

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    Default Re: Verb's tenses

    Welcome to the forum, Fati.

    We can help with specific questions, bbut explaining the whole tense system is beyond the scope of this forum.

    If you can posts specific sentence in which you don't understand why we use one tense rather than another, we should be able to help.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fati123123 View Post
    Hi, I have a problem in speaking ,it's about tenses of the verbs ,my vocabulary knowledge is good but I always get confused about the tenses . would you help me improve my speaking ?
    And what's your recommend about enhancing dictation?
    Please don't leave a space before a comma or period, and please do leave one after.
    The punctuation in blue is correct. The rest is wrong.

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    Default Re: Verb's tenses

    The main problem for me is grammar tenses too.I'm always absent-minded about them.I'm studyying,reading,writting but some tenses are such similar to each other that it's difficult which of them to choose.I'll be pleased if you help us that way more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by englishlearner77 View Post
    The main problem for me is grammar tenses too.I'm always absent-minded about them.I'm studyying,reading,writting but some tenses are such similar to each other that it's difficult which of them to choose.I'll be pleased if you help us that way more.
    You also have the same problem with spacing around punctuation. It makes me wonder if anyone listens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    It makes me wonder if anyone listens.
    Five and a half years and you still believe that's possible?
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: Verb's tenses

    Repeat 100 times tonight:

    Full stop. Space. Capital letter.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Verb's tenses

    Thank you.I have a quastion about the tenses, what tense do we use for progressive or repieted action in the past?
    exm. My father ...... me to school everyday last week.(take)

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    I would use took there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fati123123 View Post
    Thank you. (Space required after full stop) I have a quastion question about the tenses. What tense do we use for progressive or repieted repeated actions in the past?
    exm. For example: My father ...... me to school everyday every day last week. (take)
    Please see my corrections to your post above. You have now been told three times that you must put a space after a full stop. You must listen to our advice. Also, check your spelling carefully before you post. I am sure that your spellchecker told you that "quastion" and "repieted" were incorrect.

    Like Tdol, I would use "took" in the example you gave.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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