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    [Grammar] He completed law at Harvard

    Hi. I just want to ask you a question. Should we use the past simple for old news? Or the present perfect if it shows an experience? In this example I'm saying that the information isn't new. - He completed/ has completed law at Harvard.
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    [Grammar] We will see whether you will win/ can win/ winHi

    Hi. In English you use the present simple after a few words such as: unless, if, provided, until, as soon as, before, after. But I know that if, can be used with will. But it's not a conditional sentence then. However I would like to give you 3 examples, so that you can help me resolve my...
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    [Grammar] He had hurt his back and he had to stay at house for 3 weeks

    Hi. I want to ask you a question, which is linked with the past perfect and the past simple. Somewhere on the Internet I saw such examples and I don't know if they are correct. 1. He had hurt/hurt his back and he had to stay at house for 3 weeks. 2. The museum occupied the building where the...
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    [Grammar] He could have kicked him, because he had insulted him vs insulted him

    Hi. Can I use the past perfect before modal verbs? 1. He might have kicked him, because he had insulted him. 2. He might have kicked him, because he insulted him. Thanks
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    [Grammar] We gave up a goal, although we were playing well or...

    Hi. I want to ask you a question about the past tenses. I know that there are 4 narrative tenses and I can often see the difference between them. However I've been thinking of an example, which might be relative in my opinion. Here it is. ,,We gave up a goal, although we were playing better...
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    I've learnt many things/I learnt many things

    Hi. I know that it's possible to use the simple past tense, even if there is no time expression. However, I realise that the action has to be finished in the past. Here I'd like to give you an example, so that you can see what I mean. This amazing journey has finished. I've learnt/learnt many...
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    [Grammar] Arsenal will play Chelsea in the final vs Arsenal's playing Chelsea in the final

    Hi. I would like to ask you a question, which is linked with the future. Which tense is proper, if I want to announce that a football match will happen one day in the future? 1.Arsenal's is playing Chelsea in the final. 2. Arsenal plays Chelsea in the final. 3. Arsenal will play Chelsea in the...
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    [Grammar] Before my injury, I had scored many goals vs Before my injury, I scored many goals

    Hi. Which tense will be more appropriate in this example? - Before my injury, I had scored many goals or Before my injury, I scored many goals. Thanks
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    [Grammar] I've been listening to music vs I was listening to music

    Hi. I would like to ask you a question, which is connected with these tenses. Which tense should I use, if I want to inform someone, that my action isn't finished and it happened at some point in the past. Can we use the past continuous without a time reference? Here's an example: A: Hi, Josh...
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    [Grammar] Why do you have his money?

    - What the hell? Why do you have his money? - I've stolen it. - How much did you take? - € 5.000. - Have you killed him? - No, I haven't. The President of Ireland has opened a new stadium in Dublin. It cost plenty of money but it was worth it. Ireland has played the first match here against the...
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    [Grammar] Were you at school today? or Have you been to school today?

    Hey I'd like to show you a conversation, which consists of 2 tenses. I know, that American speakers can use the past simple instead of the present perfect in many cases, whilst British people prefer the perfect tense. John: Have you been to/at school today? Or Were you at school today? Bart...
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    [Grammar] My girlfriend is working hard vs My girlfriend works hard

    1.My girlfriend's studying medicine. She's working really hard there. VS. My girlfriend's studying medicine. She works hard there. 2. The current government and all the ministries are doing nothing. VS. The current government and all the ministries do nothing.
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    [Grammar] They aren't doing anything vs They don't do anything

    I'd like to ask you a question, which I find confusing. I know the general use of these tenses, however in some cases they're conceived relatively. I'm going to show you an example. - This government is the worst that we've ever had. Not only have they increased bureaucracy, but also they've...
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    [Grammar] When I was studying, I used to party more vs When I studied, I used to party more.

    Hi. I want to ask you a question. Which sentence sounds better? When I was studying, I used to party more. When I studied, I used to party more. In my opinion the second sentence is more appropriate, but I don't know, if I'm right.
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    [Grammar] I've talked to a barrister, who has helped me vs I talked to a barrister, who helped

    Hi. I have a question, connected with these 2 tenses. Should we say? : I've talked to a barrister, who has helped me or I talked to a barrister, who helped me. Thanks
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    [Grammar] I've been working in the garden - the perfect perfect continuous

    Hi. I've been thinking of one example, which isn't explained in any books. I know the rules of the present perfect continuous, however what should we do when we announce a piece of news by using this tense and then we would like to give more details? For example: - Hi, I can't go to the party...
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    [Grammar] I've done it because he broke my finger...

    Hi. I've asked you this question recently but I'd like to do it one more time in order to be fully convinced. - I've damaged his phone. - Why have you done it? - I've done it, because he broke my finger on purpose. Could you glance at this example and correct the mistakes?
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    [Grammar] The present perfect and the past simple

    Yesterday I asked you one question connected with these tenses, but now I'd like to ask you a slightly distinct question. - I haven't done it. - Why haven't you done it? - Because I haven't had time. The second option, which sounds better in my opinion. - I haven't done it. - Why did you not...
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    [Grammar] The past simple vs the past perfect

    Hi. I'm going to give you an example so that you can see my problem. I didn't meet him because I didn't know that he was in Switzerland or I didn't meet him because I hadn't known that he was in Switzerland. I would choose the first opinion as my lack of knowledge occurred at the same time...
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    [Grammar] The past

    Hi. I must ask you 2 questions or rather give 2 examples connected with the past. - How was your yesterday's show at school? - It was good. The audience was delighted. They must've enjoyed the performance. - I see. What did you do/What were you doing? - I sang/I was singing I suppose that the...
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