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- Present Perfect Continuous Quiz
- Past simple / Present perfect (simple / continuous)
For example: Lisa was dancing yesterday at 8 o'clock. Choose the correct verb form Past Simple or Past Continuous to complete the sentences. You can review how to use the past simple here and how to use the past continuous here. Put the verbs into the correct tense simple past or present perfect simple. He met was meeting were meeting a lot of friendly people while he worked was working were working in California.
Present Perfect Continuous Quiz
Example: come - com ing aber: agree - agr ee ing. Both tenses are used to express that an action began in the past and is still going on or has just finished. In many cases, both forms are correct, but there is often a difference in meaning: We use the Present Perfect Simple mainly to express that an action is completed or to emphasise the result.
We use the Present Perfect Progressive to emphasise the duration or continuous course of an action. The following verbs are usually only used in Present Perfect Simple not in the progressive form. Do you want to emphasise the completion of an action or its continuous course how has somebody spent his time?
I have been doing my homework. Meaning: That's how I have spent my time. It does not matter whether the homework is completed now. Do you want to express that a completed action led to a desired result or that the action had an unwanted side effect?
Why are you so wet? It does not matter whether the car is clean now. In negative sentences: Do you want to express how much time has past since the last time the action took place or since the beginning of the action? I haven't played that game for years. Meaning: It's years ago that I last played that game. I haven't been playing that game for an hour, only for 10 minutes. Meaning: It's not even an hour ago that I started to play that game.
If an action is still going on and we want to express that it is a permanent situation, we would usually use the Present Perfect Simple. For temporary situations, we would prefer the Present Perfect Progressive. This is not a rule, however, only a tendency. James has lived in this town for 10 years. Meaning: He is a permanent resident of this town. James has been living here for a year. Meaning: This situation is only temporary. Maybe he is an exchange student and only here for one or two years.
Example: travel - trave ll ing final ie becomes y. Exceptions when adding 'ed' : when the final letter is e , only add d Example: love - love d after a short, stressed vowel, the final consonant is doubled Example: admit - admi tt ed final l is always doubled in British English not in American English Example: travel - trave ll ed after a consonant, final y becomes i but: not after a vowel Example: worry - worr i ed but: play - pla y ed.
Exceptions when adding 'ing' : silent e is dropped. Example: lie - l y ing. Duration how long I have been writing for an hour. Emphasis on completion I have done my homework.
Meaning: My homework is completed now. Emphasis on duration I have been doing my homework. Result: The car is clean now.
Past Perfect. This exercise focuses on the difference between the present perfect simple and present perfect continuous.. While Tom read , Amely watch a documentary on TV. Present Continuous vs. Past Continuous January 10, ; Transitive vs.
Any action or an event that started in the recent past and express idea of completion or occurence, without an exact time of its completion is expressed in the present perfect tense. Present perfect tense is also used for actions completed in the recent past, not very long time ago. The paragraph given below summarizes experiences of my visit to Vishakapatnam. Actions in this paragraph relate to an event that took place in the recent past. Read carefully and note the usage of present perfect tense in the passage.
Example: come - com ing aber: agree - agr ee ing. Both tenses are used to express that an action began in the past and is still going on or has just finished. In many cases, both forms are correct, but there is often a difference in meaning: We use the Present Perfect Simple mainly to express that an action is completed or to emphasise the result. We use the Present Perfect Progressive to emphasise the duration or continuous course of an action. The following verbs are usually only used in Present Perfect Simple not in the progressive form.
Skip to main content. Do you know the difference between We've painted the room and We've been painting the room? We've painted the bathroom. She's been training for a half-marathon.
Past simple and Present perfect.
Past simple / Present perfect (simple / continuous)
Present Perfect Simple or Past Simple some sentences might require Continuous form, but this time, please, form only Simple tenses: 1 We sing a song on Monday. Past simple We use the past simple to talk about completed actions in the past. The Present perfect is used to talk about.
Сьюзан пойдет со. А вы останетесь. - Мне неприятно тебе это говорить, - сказал Стратмор, - но лифт без электричества - это не лифт. - Вздор! - крикнул Хейл. - Лифт подключен к энергоснабжению главного здания.
How long have you (been) ? Study this example situation: We use the present perfect to talk about something that began in the past.
Беккер предпринял последнюю попытку: - Мистер Клушар, я хотел бы получить показания этого немца и его спутницы. Вы не скажете, где они могли остановиться. Клушар закрыл глаза, силы покинули .
Дай Бог, чтобы телефон работал, мысленно взмолился Беккер.