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    Unhappy please help teachers !!

    hi, pls help me. pls can you identify this verb form and give me another example for it, is it a past simple?: I've been working non-stop all day.



    i would appreciate any help....thanks, lucy

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    Talking Re: please help teachers !!

    have+been+v+ing is not a simple past.
    it is past progressive, i think


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    Re: please help teachers !!

    ok thks matilda what about this one:

    I was sure I had'nt met him before.

    is it a present continuous?? how would you write the sentence above in another way?> any ideas.??

    lucy :)


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    #4

    Re: please help teachers !!

    I have been working all day.

    This statement is in Present Perfect Progressive. Unfinished time. The day has not ended and you are still working.


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    Re: please help teachers !!

    I was sure I hadn't met him before.

    I was sure: This part of the sentence is in Simple Past, but the second part is in Past Perfect.

    When using the Past Perfect you refer to two events in the past and one ocurred before the other.

    In this case, you were first sure and proven wrong about having met him before.

    I hope this is help you out.

    Gloria

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