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    Present Indefinite/Simple

    Hi,
    I would like to ask two questions.
    1: Is it necessary to write "the" before all of these?
    2: Is the order OK? I have seen some websites showing "Present Perfect" after "Present Simple".

    Present Indefinite/Simple
    Present Continuous/progressive
    Present Perfect
    Present Perfect Continuous/progressive

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    Re: Present Indefinite/Simple

    1. It depends on context, but I don't think it's always necessary to use an article before these terms when writing sentences about them.

    2. There's no rule about listing the order of verb tenses. I can understand why they might be listed either way.

    I think we more often see them listed as you showed because the forms tend to increase in complexity (use more/longer words and are more complicated to diagram on a timeline) in that order. Listing the continuous tenses together makes sense also, because they are more closely related in style.

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    Re: Present Indefinite/Simple

    It's incorrect to capitalise the names of tenses.

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    Re: Present Indefinite/Simple

    @Rover

    Thank you for pointing out my mistake. Should I write like "Present indefinite, Present continuous" etc.?

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    Re: Present Indefinite/Simple

    Capitalize the first letter of proper nouns, titles, and sentences and (usually) all letters of acronyms. Present simple is not a proper noun so its first letter is capitalized only when it's used in a title or at the beginning of a sentence.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 21-Apr-2016 at 19:53. Reason: To correct error about acronyms
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    Re: Present Indefinite/Simple

    I have seen some websites using "Negative Sentences". So is it incorrect? Should they use "Negative sentences" in the title?

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    Re: Present Indefinite/Simple

    In a title, 'Negative Sentences' is correct.

    GoesStation said that.

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    Re: Present Indefinite/Simple

    I've edited my post #5. I had lost my train of thought while revising it originally, and mis-stated the rule for acronyms.
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    Re: Present Indefinite/Simple

    Present Indefinite/Simple
    Present Continuous/Progressive
    Present Perfect
    Present Perfect Continuous/Progressive


    I want to use all of the above in the title. So I must capitalise the first letter of each word.

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    Re: Present Indefinite/Simple

    If they're section titles, yes. Each important word in a title is capitalized:

    Word Capitalization in Section Titles
    Section 1: Choice of Words to Capitalize
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