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    verb forms

    Help!! what is the VERB FORM in the following sentences please
    1/ I've been working non-stop all day.

    2/ I was sure I had'nt met him before.

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    Re: verb forms

    Quote Originally Posted by mjs
    Help!! what is the VERB FORM in the following sentences please
    1/ I've been working non-stop all day.
    Present progressive.

    Quote Originally Posted by mjs
    2/ I was sure I had'nt met him before.
    Past perfect.

    *hadn't*

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    Re: verb forms

    Quote Originally Posted by mjs
    Help!! what is the VERB FORM in the following sentences please
    1/ I've been working non-stop all day.

    2/ I was sure I had'nt met him before.
    1 I have (present) been (perfect) working (progressive\continuous)
    2 hadn't (past) met (perfect)

    the tense of have shows if it's present or past, the past participle makes it perfect and the -ing form makes the first progressive.

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