Archive for February, 2013

Time conjunctions used with the past perfect tense

February 4th, 2013 in English Grammar

The past perfect tense is usually used to talk about something that had happened before something else in the past. Consider this situation: We are talking about two past events. In this case, we will use the past perfect tense for the earlier of the two actions and simple past for the other.

Present perfect and present perfect continuous tenses

February 3rd, 2013 in English Learning

The present perfect and present perfect continuous tenses are often confused. Of course, there are situations when both tense forms are possible. For example, consider the following sentences.

Learning the conditional forms

February 2nd, 2013 in English Learning

In English, there are four conditional forms. While learning conditional forms, it is always a good idea to start with the first conditional. The first conditional sentences focus on real situations.

Special structures with must and can

February 1st, 2013 in English Learning

Must to express inference or probability

Must can be used with be to make an inference.

  • She must be over forty. (= I suppose she is over forty.)