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    verb usage

    Hi,
    I'm writing work report and I usually find it difficult what verb to use to narrate is it past tense or present perfect tense?

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    Re: VERB USAGE

    Hi, and welcome to the forum. Several tenses might be appropriate in such a report. Can you write a sentence or two for us to consider?
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    Re: VERB USAGE

    Are you talking about things that have finished or not?
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 20-Oct-2017 at 23:37. Reason: Fixed typo

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    Re: VERB USAGE

    Quote Originally Posted by I want to learn English View Post
    Hi.
    I'm writing ​a work report and I usually am finding it difficult to know what which verb tense to use to narrate. Is it past tense or present perfect tense?
    Note my corrections above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: verb usage

    Quote Originally Posted by I want to learn English View Post
    Hi,
    I'm writing a work report, and I am usually finding it difficult what verb to use to narrate is it decide whether the past (simple/continuous) tense or the present perfect tense is appropriate.
    Or,

    Quote Originally Posted by I want to learn English View Post
    Hi,
    I'm writing I (regularly) write work reports, and I usually find it difficult what verb to use to narrate is it decide whether the past (simple/continuous) tense or the present perfect tense is appropriate.
    Note that "narrate" is a transitive verb.

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