Problems with Tenses
(moga,punjab in India)
Please explain the present, past and future tenses
how to use past perfect and future tense
by priti shah
i am not able to use proper grammer tense in my writting as well as in speaking i am very greatful and thankful to you if you guide me in this matter
present perfect tense
Please explain present perfect tense and situations where we use it over other?
Past and Past Perfect
what is difference between these 2 sentences? When should we use one over other?
I spoke to him.
I had spoken to him.
past simple and past continuous
(mantova lombardy italy)
I never understand the difference between the past simple and past continuous
When to use the present continuous?
by John Kenter
I'd like to ask you a question about English tenses if you don't mind. I found some sentences in a thread in which someone poses this question:
"a. John wonders why Mary kicked him.
b. (X) John wonders why did Mary kick him.
Why is (a) OK, but (b) not? "
To which another guy replies:
"John is not asking anything and that's why the question structure (why did Many kick?) is wrong. John is only wondering why Mary kicked him."
My question is why would the guy use present continuous:
"John is not asking anything"
when replying to the above question? Could it be replaced by, say,
"John does not ask anything?"
Someone told me that the continuous form is more often used in this context. Is that true? I'd be grateful if you could explain it for me.
Using the present perfect tense with the past tense
I understand that we use present perfect when we're explaining an event that happened sometime before the present event, and usually present and present perfect are used in one sentence. I ran into two sentences (shown below) that do not fit the present perfect tense definition and would appreciate it if you could explain it to me.
Sentence A. Friends and family alike clucked their judgmental tongues and warned her that two months was not long enough for her to have come to grips with her loss.
Q1: "clucked" and "warned" are in the past tense, and "to have come" is in present perfect. I thought present perfect goes with present tense, not past tense?
Sentence B. They decided that her grief must have rendered my friend lonely and confused, and assumed that she couldn't be ready to love again so soon after her tragic loss.
Q2: "decided"..."have rendered". Again, it starts with past tense, but follows with present perfect "have rendered"
Very confused..please explain. Thank you so much for your explanation.
I forget my grammer in speaking.....what I should do for this?
when i speak out my cue card then I do not easily change my tense
Tips for using tenses correctly
i know about tenses but i always use wrong?
most of the time i do made mistake while speaking?
give me the tips pls.