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English present tenses + Past simple

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student65's version from 2015-12-03 20:39

Present simple

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What are the situations in which you need to use the present simple?General truths, current habits, permanent situations and states, telling jokes and other informal stories, live sports commentary, news paper headlines, reviews and summaries, instructions and directions, proverbs and sayings.
What are the two situations in the future in which the use of present simple is needed?For fixed events in the future, or in time clauses in the future.
How do you form present simple?Only the verb in the present tense
What words and phrases are often used with the present simple?Always, usually, often, sometimes, rarely, seldom, nowadays, from time to time, most/much of the time etc.
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Present continuous

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What are the situations in which you need to use the present continuous?Actions happening now or around now, temporary situations and series of actions, changing and developing situations, annoying of amusing habits, background information in jokes and other informal stories,
What are the two situations in the future in which the use of present continuous is needed?In the future for arrangements and in the future in time clauses.
What words and phrases are often used with the present continuous?Now, currently, at the moment, at present, today, this week etc.
How do you form present simple?Present simple auxiliary + verb with ing
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Present perfect simple

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What are the situations in which you need to use the present perfect simple?Situations and states that started in the past and are still true, series of actions continuing up to noew, completed actions where the important thing is in the present result, actions completed recently.
In what situation in the future is the present perfect simple used?In time clauses in the future.
How do you form present perfect simple?Verb have in the present simple + third column of the irregular verbs in the past (or just the verb in the past)
What words and phrases are often used with the present perfect simple?Since, for, it's te first time, before, already, yet, ever, just, still, recently, so far etc.
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Present perfect continuous

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What is the situation in which you need to use the present perfect continuous ?Actions and situations continuing up to the present (or just before the present)
In what situation in the future is the present perfect continuous used?in time clauses
What words and phrases are often used with the present perfect constinuous?Since, for, just, all day etc.
How do you form the present perfect continuous?Verb have in the present simple + third column of the irregular verbs(mostly be) in the past (or just the verb in the past) + verb with ing
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Past simple

Question Answer
What are the situations in which you need to use the past simple?Single completed actions, repeated or habitual actions in the past, general truths about the past, permanent situations and states in the past, the main events in a story.
In what situations in the present is the past simple used?In condition sentences and after the words ; wish, it's time, would rather etc.
How do you form the past simple?The verb in the past.
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