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?
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
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
Ready for a Slightly More Difficult Tenses Quiz? By Jacqueline Schaalje Not so Easy Not so Easy Not so Easy Not so Easy Not so Easy Not so Easy Not so Easy Not so Just like last time, but now slightly more tricky. Can you use the correct tense in these sentences? Try the test… Continue reading Basic Tenses Review 2
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
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)
This article is to clear up about “have” and “had.” I’ve had a number of people telling me they don’t understand where to use it. So here is a review of the main tenses with have. Have Present Simple In present simple, “have” means you are the owner of something. Or it is something that… Continue reading Easy Grammar Have and had