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    use of tenses

    I have question which needs the right answer. My question is about two sentenses that must have the correct tenses:
    1- The rise in demand for timber distroys / is disrtoying large areas of rain forest.
    2- I work / have worked at the university for over ten years now

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    Re: use of tenses

    Welcome to the forum, Abdelghani Berrahou.

    We like to help when we can, but we don't help with homework. Your teacher wants to know what you can do, not what we can do.t

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    #3

    Re: use of tenses

    Note the correct spelling of sentence and destroy.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: use of tenses

    Abdelghani Berrahou claims to be an English teacher. Can that be true?

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    Re: use of tenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Abdelghani Berrahou claims to be an English teacher. Can that be true?
    Hi!yes i admit i have made mistake when i wrote "distroy" this was a slip of typing! but why don't you focus on the question that I asked which was about the use of the right tenses in the two sentences?!!! this what i really want to know...speaking about spelling mistakes or punctiations and capitalization in forums is rarely acceptable because we usually need to know the context rather than the spelling patterns. so plz answer my question since you're native speakers and I'm not.
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    Re: use of tenses

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Welcome to the forum, Abdelghani Berrahou.

    We like to help when we can, but we don't help with homework. Your teacher wants to know what you can do, not what we can do.t
    Hi! this is a homework! who told you that!!! i just want to get the answer because i discussed it with my friend and we wanted to get the right answer. i think this forum helps people who wants to improve their English lge .. this is why i joined that forum! so try to give me the answer.
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    Re: use of tenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Abdelghani Berrahou View Post
    Hi! this is a homework! who told you that!!! i just want to get the answer because i discussed it with my friend and we wanted to get the right answer. i think this forum helps people who wants to improve their English lge .. this is why i joined that forum! so try to give me the answer.
    Are you an English teacher, Abdelghani?
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    #8

    Re: use of tenses

    I think the administration should prohibit that red colour. It's so annoying.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: use of tenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    I think the administration should prohibit that red colour. It's so annoying.
    There is no need for red to be prohibited but there is also absolutely no reason for those posts to be that colour. I have edited the posts so they are in black, as normal.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #10

    Re: use of tenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Abdelghani Berrahou View Post
    Hi!yes i admit i have made mistake when i wrote "distroy" this was a slip of typing! but why don't you focus on the question that I askedwhich was about the use of the right tenses in the two sentences?!!! this what i really want to know...
    In this forum we expect English teachers not to make mistakes such as those I have underlined.
    speaking about spelling mistakes or punctiations and capitalization in forums is rarely acceptable
    It is more than acceptable in this forum; it is essential. An important part of what we do here is point out people's mistakes so that they can try to avoid them in the future.

    this is a homework! who told you that!!!
    Well, they looked like questions from a homework and, quite frankly, the post did not look as though it came from an English teacher.

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