English Tenses

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English TensesPresent SimpleUse1.To express an action that happens again and again, that is a habit. I usually get up at 7 o’clock. Nick always helps his friends.2.To express a fact which is always true. Rockets fly faster than airplanes.Expressions: always every day usually sometimes never Present ContinuousUse:1.to express an activity that is happening at the moment of speaking What are you doing now?2.to express an activity or situation that is true now but it is not necessarity happening at the moment of speaking. Don’t take the book I am reading it.3. to express a temporary activity I’am living with my friends until I find a place to live4. to express a planned future arangement I am having a meeting with my classmates tomorrowWe don’t use Present Continuous with words: like believe know think want remember hope neeed rememberPast SimpleUse1. to express a finished action in the past I bought this book in Vilnius.2. to express actions which follow each other in the story Shakespeare was born in England. He wrote hamlet in 1599. He died in1637.3. to express a past situation or habit Jack played chess very well when he was a small boy.Past Simple time expressions Last night Two days agoI did Yesterday morningin 1985 When I was youngPast ContinuousUse1. to express an activity in progress in the past. When I woke up it was snowing2.to describe a situation or activity during the period in the past Jan looked lovely. She waswear

 

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