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    Smile Correct Verb

    What are the possibilities of verb tenses can this verb in brackets be conjugated at ?

    - I'm tired now, I (work) all day.

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    Smile Re: Correct Verb

    Quote Originally Posted by damas17 View Post
    What are the possibilities of verb tenses can this verb in brackets be conjugated at ?

    - I'm tired now, I (work) all day. I have been working all day.


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    Re: Correct Verb

    Yeah thanks. I know, but In my class, we haven't seen the past perfect continuous yet. so it's gonna be whether the past simple (/continuous) or the present perfect...

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    Quote Originally Posted by damas17 View Post
    Yeah thanks. I know, but In my class, we haven't seen the past perfect continuous yet. so it's gonna be whether the past simple (/continuous) or the present perfect...
    Oh no, it's the present perfect tense as well, but in its continuous or progressive aspect.

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    Re: Correct Verb

    Quote Originally Posted by damas17 View Post
    What are the possibilities of verb tenses can this verb in brackets be conjugated at ?

    - I'm tired now, I (work) all day.
    You can also say, I'm tired now; I (worked)(was working) all day.

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    Re: Correct Verb

    You could also use 'have worked', but 'have been working' is by far the best.

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    You could also use 'have worked', but 'have been working' is by far the best.
    Maybe, but only if the person was still working at the time the statement was made. (the question was about possible verb tenses)

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    Maybe, but only if the person was still working at the time the statement was made.
    'I have been looking for this pen all afternoon.' = I have spent all afternoon looking for it,I have just found it. I am not looking for it now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    'I have been looking for this pen all afternoon.' = I have spent all afternoon looking for it,I have just found it. I am not looking for it now.
    I don't want to get into another discussion about perfect tense, but I don't agree with your interpretation.

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    Re: Correct Verb

    See English Grammar in Use, Raymond Murphy, Cambridge University Press. I don't need this reference to know that I am right, but maybe you do.

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