Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    smelvanzq is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Tagalog
      • Home Country:
      • Philippines
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    103
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default "Always"- for past tense??

    hello! could you help me?

    Does "always" always follow by base form of verb?

    I always take a bath

    When I was a child I always took a bath -is this correct?
    pls help..

    thank you so much!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    1,553
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: "Always"- for past tense??

    Quote Originally Posted by smelvanzq
    When I was a child I always took a bath -is this correct?
    Yes, it is. You are no longer a child, so you are talking about a past habit. Even if you still regularly take a bath, you're talking about what you did in the past.

  3. #3
    smelvanzq is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Tagalog
      • Home Country:
      • Philippines
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    103
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: "Always"- for past tense??

    Thanks teacher!.. I have another sentence teacher could you pls check?

    She always ate banana when she was living - is this correct? or
    she always eats banana when she was living -
    - this sentence is in past,should I use ate or eats

    His mom always scolded him! or
    His mom always scolds him!

    Last year Ben always go to church
    Last year Ben always gone to church -

    Thank you so much teacher!

  4. #4
    smelvanzq is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Tagalog
      • Home Country:
      • Philippines
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    103
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: "Always"- for past tense??

    Pls help me teachers... Thank you very much!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    1,553
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: "Always"- for past tense??

    Quote Originally Posted by smelvanzq
    She always ate banana when she was living - is this correct? or
    she always eats banana when she was living -
    - this sentence is in past,should I use ate or eats
    It's the past. She is now dead, so she doesn't eat any more. One small correction though: "She always ate bananas when she was living."

    His mom always scolded him! or
    His mom always scolds him!
    That depends. Does his mom still scold him? If so, use the present. If not, use the past.

    Last year Ben always go to church
    Last year Ben always gone to church
    "Last year" is in the past -- last year finished in December. So, as this is the past, logically we need the past tense. (There's not much logic in English, but this is very logical.)

    However, the past tense of "go" is not "gone" -- that's the past participle, which is something different. The simple past tense form of "go" is "went".

  6. #6
    smelvanzq is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Tagalog
      • Home Country:
      • Philippines
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    103
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: "Always"- for past tense??

    Thank you so much teacher!

Similar Threads

  1. Past tense
    By Amy in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-Nov-2004, 09:50
  2. IF
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04-Mar-2004, 00:49
  3. help with tenses
    By cyrus in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 14-Oct-2003, 06:39
  4. Do we have future tense?
    By shun in forum Teaching English
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-Oct-2003, 17:06

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •