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    Hi,

    Can you ex plane to me this lesson. i can,t understand it.What is the ''present perfect tense, past perfect tense and future perfect tense''

    thank you.

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    Re: PERFECT TENSE

    Welcome to Using English.

    This is a big question. How much of this topic do you understand already?
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by shabysaf View Post
    Hi,

    Can you ex plane to me this lesson. i can,t understand it.What is the ''present perfect tense, past perfect tense and future perfect tense''

    thank you.
    The answer to these questions are easily found on the web. Simply enter each phrase into the search box of a search engine and press enter.

    If you are interested in learning grammar (and Well done - Good idea!) you are going to need at least 1) a grammar book or 2) an ability to search the web.
    I'd suggest acquiring both.

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    Re: PERFECT TENSE

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Welcome to Using English.

    This is a big question. How much of this topic do you understand already?
    thank for your reply Barb, just i know how to made present perfect and past perfect i don,t know perfect continue tense and future perfect. if you can please give some example i will try to understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    The answer to these questions are easily found on the web. Simply enter each phrase into the search box of a search engine and press enter.

    If you are interested in learning grammar (and Well done - Good idea!) you are going to need at least 1) a grammar book or 2) an ability to search the web.
    I'd suggest acquiring both.
    thank you Raymott ,

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    Re: PERFECT TENSE

    [QUOTE=shabysaf;817011]Hi,

    NOT A TEACHER


    (1) The teachers have given you excellent advice.

    (2) I am also a learner, so I understand your confusion.

    (3) I hope that the following examples are correct:

    (a) Present perfect: I have just read your interesting post.

    Present perfect progressive (continuous) : I have been thinking about your post for the last 5 minutes (I am still thinking about it).

    (b) Past perfect: I had already eaten dinner before Mona came to my home. (I finished my dinner at 6:15 p.m. Mona came to my home at 6:30 p.m.)

    Past perfect progressive: I had been eating for 10 minutes when Mona came to my house. (I started to eat at 6:05 p.m. At 6:15 p.m., I heard a knock on my door. So I stopped eating and answered the door. Mona came in, and I invited her to join me for dinner.)

    (c) Future perfect: By December of this year ( = When December, 2011, arrives), I will have been a member of usingenglish.com for two years. I started in December, 2009.)

    Future perfect progressive: By December of this year (December is still not here yet), I will have been reading many interesting posts, such as yours, for two years.

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    thanks a lot parser

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