Tenses and usage help please!

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Tenses and usage help please!

Unread postby Draper » 04 Jan 2012, 20:45

I have answered a few questions and would like to know if I have made any mistakes.

I saw him this morning: past simple
I’ve seen him this morning: present simple

She’s gone to Paris: present continuous
She’s been to Paris: past simple

She went out when I got in: past continuous
She had gone out when I got in: past simple

She stopped smoking: past simple
She stopped to smoke: present continuous

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Tenses and usage help please!

Unread postby Josef » 04 Jan 2012, 22:02

1 and 7 are correct.

There are two tenses in 6 and one of them is correct.

You might also learn to number items where appropriate. It can help in many situations, including the classroom.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Tenses and usage help please!

Unread postby Draper » 05 Jan 2012, 18:08

Thanks matter.

With regards to 6 are the two tenses past simple and present perfect?

If you could explain the rest I would be really grateful (or anybody else for that matter). I'm a bit stuck here and would really appreciate the help.

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Re: Tenses and usage help please!

Unread postby Josef » 06 Jan 2012, 10:17

6 is past perfect followed by past simple.

Why don't you look at the following? It has all the tenses and explains their uses:
http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verb-tenses.htm

All your sentences use only three tenses: past simple, present perfect or past perfect. Concentrate on those three tenses in the link I gave you.
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