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    Question Grammar tense

    Hi there
    Was wondering if some one could help me figure out a few things
    was is the verb tense of these three sentences past perfect, present perfect? Somthing not even perfect at all :)


    1. This time last week, I was lying on the beach (analyse as a structure)



    2. If I had studied, I would have passed (analyse as a structure)



    3. Would you mind closing the window? (analyses as a functional exponent)



    Hey and does anyone know what the word family for economise is?

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    Re: Grammar tense

    1. This time last week, I was lying on the beach (analyse as a structure)
    was lying = +Progrssive, +Past, -Perfective
    It is therefore PAST PROGRESSIVE

    2. If I had studied, I would have passed (analyse as a structure)
    would have passed = +Past, -Progressive, +Perfective
    Therefore, it is: Past Perfect

    had studied = +Past, -Progressive, +Perfective
    Therefore, it is : PAST PERFECT

    3. Would you mind closing the window? (analyses as a functional exponent)

    would mind= +Past, -Progressive, -Perfective
    Therefore, it is: Past Simple.

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