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G.2 - Use & notion (How sentences are used)

Danny on English Tenses

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Can you name the tenses?

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Take a look at this review of twelve tenses using example sentences. Getting the tenses write when you are speaking is going to make it a whole lot easier to make yourself understood.

Simple Tenses

Present Simple

"I play tennis."

Past Simple

"I played tennis."

Present Perfect Continuous

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The Present Perfect Continuous is used to talk about events which started in the past and may still be continuing now - this tense usually has a link to the present time.

This is how we make the Present Perfect Continuous tense:

subject + have / has + been + -ing verb

"He has been waiting for 20 minutes."