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    What are perfect tenses?

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    Re: tenses

    Hi Nachaska, and welcome to the forums.

    This is simple present: I watch Monday Night Football every week.
    This is simple past: I watched Cincinnati squeak out a win over Pittsburgh this afternoon.

    This is present perfect: I have watched two football games already today.
    This is past perfect: I had already watched two football games when the third game of the day started.

    There are other perfect tenses, like this one: I will have already watched three games when the Texas/Nebraska game started this evening.
    Or this one: I have been watching football all day and I don't plan to stop soon.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Thank you so very very much. Hopefully can do well on my test Monday!

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