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    Tense Constructions

    Hi there, I'm struggling with these sentences, can anyone help me out?, concentrating on the underlined verbs, are these the right tenses?

    1. No thanks, Ive just Had a coffee. (Future Perfect)
    2. I've just been to the bank, so you needn't go. (Past Perfect)
    3. Why [U]don't[U] you talkto Tim, and tell him how u feel? (Past Simple)

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    Sharon

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    Re: Tense Constructions

    Quote Originally Posted by Shaza1690 View Post
    Hi there, I'm struggling with these sentences, can anyone help me out?, concentrating on the underlined verbs, are these the right tenses?

    1. No thanks, Ive just Had a coffee. (Future Perfect) - I've just had is perfect, but it's not the future perfect! You need an apostrophe in I've, and no capital letter on had.

    2. I've just been to the bank, so you needn't go. (Past Perfect) - The underlined part is fine, but we would normally say "you don't need to go". You "needn't" is quite old fashioned.

    3. Why [U]don't[U] you talk to Tim, and tell him how u feel? (Past Simple) - It's "Why don't you talk to Tim......?"

    Kinds Regards,


    Sharon
    See above. In these posts, please type the word "you" in full, not "u".

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    Re: Tense Constructions

    Quote Originally Posted by Shaza1690 View Post
    Hi there, I'm struggling with these sentences, can anyone help me out?, concentrating on the underlined verbs, are these the right tenses?

    1. No thanks, I've just had a coffee. (Present Perfect)
    Past perfect is "I had (I'd) just had coffee."
    Future perfect: "I will have had coffee."
    2. I've just been to the bank, so you needn't go. (Present Perfect)
    Past perfect is "I had (I'd) just been to the bank."
    3. Why don't you talk to Tim, and tell him how you feel? (Present simple)
    Simple past is "Why didn't you talk to Tim, and tell him how you felt?"
    Kinds Regards,

    Sharon
    R.

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