Present Tenses

Questions and answers related to English present tenses: present simple, present progressive, present perfect and present perfect progressive.

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What the present perfect of swim?

I/you/we/they have swum.

He/she/it has swum.

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What is the present tense of wove?

The present tense of wove is to weave

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What is the present participle of play?

Playing

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What is the present tense form of she went?

she goes

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What is the present tense of split?

Split

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What is the past form of sleep?

When trying to use the word sleep in a past tense style, the proper grammatical version of the word is "slept."

"I was so tired at work this morning as for the past two nights, I have slept horrible" is a sentence which uses the past form of sleep in a correct fashion.

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What is the present perfect of follow?

The present perfect of follow is has/have followed.

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What is the present tense of became?

The simple present tense is "I become."

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What is the past perfect tense of jump?

The past perfect is had jumped.

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How would you write the past tense of party?

Partied.

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What is the present perfect tense of understand?

have / has understood.

I have understood everything you said.

She has understood the experiment quite well.

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What is the past tense of affect?

The past tense of affect is affected.

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What is the past tense form for creep?

The past tense of "creep" is "crept".

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Is you i saw a present tense?

No. It is past tense. "You I saw at the Mall, yesterday, but you were too busy loading your truck, to notice me drive past you.

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What is the present perfect tense for sleep?

The present perfect is -- have /has + past participle = has/have slept.

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Simple present tense of not sleep?

I do not sleep

You do not sleep

He,she,it does not sleep

We do not sleep

You do not sleep

They do not sleep.

In many cases you can Say "awake" also! can't you?

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What is the past perfect tense of want?

The past perfect tense of "want" is "had wanted".

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What is the present tense of rush?

I/you/we/they rush.

He/she/it rushes.

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How do you differentiate between the present tenses?

The simple present tense.This is used to express something that is happening now and something that happens all the time. It follows this structure:
  • Subject + do + verb (However, 'do' is only used in negative sentences)

For example:

  • I like.
  • You do not like.
The present continuous tense.This is used to express something that is happening at this exact moment. It follows this structure:
  • Subject + auxiliary verb 'be' + present participle.

For example:

  • I am playing.
  • You/we are playing.
  • He/she/it is playing.
The present perfect tense.This is used to express experience, change and a continuing situation. It follows this structure:
  • Subject + have/has + past participle.

For example:

  • I have finished.
  • He has finished.
The present perfect continuous tense.This is used to express an action that has recently stopped or an action continuing up up to the present moment. It follows this structure:
  • Subject + have/has + been + present participle

For example:

  • I have been working.
  • She has been working.
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What is the present perfect tense of prepare?

I have prepared.

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What is the present tense of seem?

Present tense is seem.

I seem to be lost.

She seems to be lost

When I saw them they seemed to be lost -- past tense.

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What is a verb?

Verbs describe (i) an action, (ii) a state or (iii) an occurrence:-

  1. As an action word, it is something that you do, like walk or play or eat.
  2. As a state of being: "My name is John. I am 20 years old. I am Caucasian and my girlfriend looksgorgeous! And she has a heart of gold!"
  3. As an occurrence/happening: "The snow glistened on the trees tops."

1. ACTION VERBS are something that someone or something is doing, such as run, talk, play, go, cook, speak, etc.

For example, in the phrase: "He is running", the two words 'is running' is the present continuous form of the verb 'to run'.

Here are a few more examples:

  • They slept late that day.
  • It slid off the shelf.
  • Safa played with her toys.
  • She screamed as loudly as she could.

2. 'STATE' VERBS

Examples:

  • Ice is cold. Puppies need a lot of care and attention. Bananas are yellow. Some people preferwinter to summer. Does life exist on other planets? Do you know what I mean?

3. 'OCCURRENCE' VERBS

Examples:

  • The centenary of Florence Nightingale's death fell on Monday 10th May, 2010.
  • William becomes six on Tuesday.
  • A completely happy day? It happens, sometimes!

REGULAR AND IRREGULAR VERBS

With regular verbs, the past and perfect forms end with '~ed', e.g. talk/talked.

Irregular verbs do not end their past and perfect forms with '~ed'. They change quite differently e.g. speak/spoke/spoken, sing/sang/sung.

AUXILIARY VERBS are words that "help" the verb. e.g.

  • In the sentence "I will run", 'will' is the helping verb, making it into a future form of the verb to run.
  • In the sentence "I have run", 'have' is the helping verb, changing the main verb 'run' into it's present perfect form.

The verbs to be, to have and to do are used as auxiliary verbs. Their present, past, singular and plural forms all being used as appropriate.

MODAL AUXILIARY VERBS: can, could, may, might, would, shall, should, must, ought to.

Examples:

  • I must visit my grandmother.
  • You ought to do more exercise.
  • Ben can ride a bike.
  • My Uncle might come on Sunday.
  • I could help you with your homework, but I don't know if I should (help you with your homework.)

Note that Modal Auxiliary Verbs have no infinitives.

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What is the simple present tense form of get?

The present simple of get is get / gets

Examples

'I think we get our results today.'

'We get our milk delivered to our house.'

'We don't always get what we deserve.'

'They get their milk from the farm.'

'Did you get your bag from that new shop?'

'Please get me a hot drink.'

'Mary gets her good looks and caring nature from her mother.'

The dog gets tired easily

It gets cold in August

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What is the present participle of sit?

Sitting

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What is present tense for dry?

The present participle is drying.

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