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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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    Re: Verb tenses.

    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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    Re: Verb tenses.

    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.

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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"
    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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    Re: Verb tenses.

    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.

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    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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