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    Verb Tenses

    ACTIVE (Simple i Cont): Present, past, present perfect, past perfect, future
    PASSIVE (Simple i Cont):Present, past, present perfect, past perfect, future

    Hi. I have test on Tuesday and I have huge problem. I have to use these tenses. I know how to make these tenses, I DONT know when to use each of tenses.

    E.G. Teacher will give us with sentences: (this is an example) The Jones _________ (go) to Italy last summer.
    Now I have to use some tense. There is 21 tenses. How do I know which one I have to use.

    SHe will give us more complicated test and sentences.

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    Re: Verb Tenses

    Quote Originally Posted by dario1 View Post
    ACTIVE (Simple i Cont): Present, past, present perfect, past perfect, future
    PASSIVE (Simple i Cont):Present, past, present perfect, past perfect, future

    Hi. I have test on Tuesday and I have huge problem. I have to use these tenses. I know how to make these tenses, I DONT know when to use each of tenses.

    E.G. Teacher will give us with sentences: (this is an example) The Jones _________ (go) to Italy last summer.
    Now I have to use some tense. There is 21 tenses. How do I know which one I have to use.

    SHe will give us more complicated test and sentences.
    Have you not had lessons on the construction of sentences using different verb tenses?

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    Re: Verb Tenses

    not. This teacher obviously have other stuff to do. I know for example when to use Present perfect cont
    1. An action that has just stopped or recently stopped
    2. An action continuing up to now

    But this doesnt help.

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    Re: Verb Tenses

    Quote Originally Posted by dario1 View Post
    not. This teacher obviously have other stuff to do. I know for example when to use Present perfect cont
    1. An action that has just stopped or recently stopped
    2. An action continuing up to now

    But this doesnt help.
    1. Is past perfect continuous, it would seem.
    2. Is present perfect continuous from your description.

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    Re: Verb Tenses

    you see. It is all Present perfect cont

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    Re: Verb Tenses

    Can you give two sentences that illustrate your defintions 1/ and 2/?

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