English tenses · Present perfect · tenses · Verb

What to Say when Someone Asks You a Question with Have You?

How to say I have and I haven’t. Let’s say someone asks you this question: Have you been in Paris? Maybe you’ve been there. So you say: Yes, I have. I was there two years ago. Or you haven’t been there. So you say: No, I haven’t. If you say: I do, or I don’t,… Continue reading What to Say when Someone Asks You a Question with Have You?

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ESL grammar · Past Simple · Present perfect · Uncategorized

Irregular Verbs with –en Infographic

Participles ending in –en: driven, ridden, spoken. By Jacqueline Schaalje Have a look at this infographic for a quick reminder on some common irregular verbs. If you need help with the tenses, check this out. This article explains about the differences between past simple (in which you need V2) and present perfect (in which you use… Continue reading Irregular Verbs with –en Infographic

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Past Simple · Present perfect · tenses · Verb

Grammar Quiz – Overview of Present Perfect and Past Simple

By Jacqueline Schaalje In this article we’ll try to sort out present perfect and past simple. You can use both present perfect and past simple to say something about the past: 1. I spoke with Barney last week. (past simple) 2. I’ve just spoken to my mother. (present perfect) The Difference Between the Two The… Continue reading Grammar Quiz – Overview of Present Perfect and Past Simple

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ESL grammar · Grammar · Irregular verb · Past Simple · Present perfect · tenses

Walked or Have Walked? – How to Distinguish Between Past Simple and Present Perfect

I’m going to review with you how to use Past Simple and Present Perfect. If you need more than just a review, you can read more about these tenses here and here. Past simple is the easier of the two to understand. When Do You Use Past Simple? When something happened in the past. The past… Continue reading Walked or Have Walked? – How to Distinguish Between Past Simple and Present Perfect

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Present perfect · Uncategorized

Present Perfect and Present Perfect Progressive (Continuous)

Look at these two sentences: 1 We’ve waited for an hour to get into that club. 2 We’ve been waiting for an hour to get into that club.   They’re both using present perfect. (For a review of present perfect, please go here): What’s the difference between the two sentences? The first sentence uses present… Continue reading Present Perfect and Present Perfect Progressive (Continuous)

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