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    For the time being/for now/for the present

    Hi,

    - For the time being, they have studied for the exam.
    - For the present, they have studied for the exam.
    - For now, they have studied for the exam.

    I would like to ask whether We can use the present oerfect with for the time being, for the present and for now or not.

    Thanks.

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    Re: For the time being/for now/for the present

    'For the time being, they are studying for the exam.'
    'They have stopped studying for the time being.'

    Not a teacher.
    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 29-Jan-2015 at 16:42.

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    #3

    Re: For the time being/for now/for the present

    Ademoglu, all of your examples are incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: For the time being/for now/for the present

    Is it impossible to use the present perfect with those?

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    #5

    Re: For the time being/for now/for the present

    In my opinion, yes.

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    Re: For the time being/for now/for the present

    Quote Originally Posted by ademoglu View Post

    - For the time being, they have studied for the exam.
    - For the present, they have studied for the exam.
    - For now, they have studied for the exam.
    All of those are good if you do as I did and cross out the initial phrases. Unfortunately, past perfect does not work with those phrases.



    Quote Originally Posted by ademoglu View Post
    I would like to ask whether We can use the present perfect with for the time being, for the present and for now or not.
    Well, you didn't use present perfect in your examples, but you could certainly say:

    For the time being, they are studying for the exam.

    or

    For the present, they are studying for the exam.

    or

    For now, they are studying for the exam.

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    #7

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    'For the time being, they are studying for the exam.'
    'They have stopped studying for the time being.'

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: For the time being/for now/for the present

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Well, you didn't use present perfect in your examples, ...

    The OP used the present perfect tense ("they have studied") in all three examples.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: For the time being/for now/for the present

    'For the time being, they have studied English.'

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: For the time being/for now/for the present

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    'For the time being, they have studied English.'

    Not a teacher.
    No, Matthew Wai. That's incorrect.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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