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    richard001 Guest

    Default What's the difference?

    Hi teachers,
    I am confused by the phrase below,can you tell me the differences between them?

    1.has happened
    2.has been happening
    3.used to happen

    4.will happen
    5.will be happening
    6.will have been happening

    Thanks a lot!

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    Default Re: What's the difference?

    1. has happened (It happened at some unspecified time in the past)
    2. has been happening (It is still going on)
    3. used to happen (It happened in the past but no longer happens today)

    4.will happen (It will happen in the future)
    5.will be happening (It will be going on in the future)
    6.will have been happening (It will be going on in the future, but only after some other event in the future takes place)

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    richard001 Guest

    Default Re: What's the difference?

    what's the difference between
    1.used to happen & had happened
    2.happen & going on

    The room will has been getting cool after the air-condition turns on. does this sentence correct?

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    Default Re: What's the difference?

    1. had happened (It happend first, then something else happened)
    2. going on (In an ongoing state; continuous; still going on)

    The room will have cooled down once the air-condition kicks in.

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    richard001 Guest

    Default Re: What's the difference?

    He will have been sleeping till we get there. Is this correct?If not,could you show me a example with "will have been doing" phrase?I find it is really hard to understand.

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