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    Verb tenses.

    Which of the following verb tenses are correct?
    a) You should study English everyday.
    b)By the time we arrive she will have swum three laps.
    c) If I were you, I wouldn't walk home alone.
    d) On several occasions he has stole money from work.

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    Re: Verb tenses.

    [quote=Crux4180;211628]Which of the following verb tenses are correct?


    a) You should study English everyday.
    b)By the time we arrive she will have swum three laps.
    c) If I were you, I wouldn't walk home alone.
    d) On several occasions he has stole money from work. (has stolen)

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    Re: Verb tenses.

    Thanks for your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crux4180 View Post
    Thanks for your help
    You are most welcome!

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    Re: Verb tenses.

    Note,
    a) You should study English every day.

    b) By the time we arrive she will have swum/swam three laps.

    swim - Definitions from Dictionary.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Note,
    a) You should study English every day.
    b) By the time we arrive she will have swum/swam three laps.


    No, I don't agree with you. Swim-swam-swum. It must be "have swum"

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    Re: Verb tenses.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    No, I don't agree with you. Swim-swam-swum. It must be "have swum"
    But you don't know how they do things over there.

    b

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    No, I don't agree with you. Swim-swam-swum. It must be "have swum"
    You can disagree, Harry, but it won't negate the fact that there are indeed two past participles here, swum / swam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    You can disagree, Harry, but it won't negate the fact that there are indeed two past participles here, swum / swam.
    I know only one:swum. And "swam" is the past indefinite of the verb "to swim".
    My American friend Ray Reeder couldn't remember the list of irregular verbs though he was about to retire soon.

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    Re: Verb tenses.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    I know only one:swum. And "swam" is the past indefinite of the verb "to swim".
    Knowledge is power though, right? Teach the good, the bad, and the ugly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith
    My American friend Ray Reeder couldn't remember the list of irregular verbs though he was about to retire soon.
    I don't follow you. What do you mean?

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