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English Grammar in Use: Past Continuous

English Grammar in Use: Past Continuous
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Arcade Game Generator Arcade Game Generator Input one set of questions and answers, and create a whole batch of interactive, arcade-style games [view examples] Save them for use in the class, embed them in your blog/website/wiki! IPad versions of "Wordshoot" and "Flashcards" already available - more to follow! STEP 1: QUIZ TITLE a. Type the title of your quiz in the box below. STEP 2: QUESTIONS*ANSWERS b. What is two plus two? If you would like to direct players to a particular game, specify it here: None: Free choice The Present Perfect Tense Don't confuse the present perfect with the past tense. The present perfect is used with unspecified periods of time in the past or to show the passage of time. Here's an example of a mistake: She has cleaned her bathroom yesterday. This mistake specifies when she did something which you can only do with a past tense. Here's the correction: She cleaned her bathroom yesterday. Sometimes people learning English use the past tense when they should use the present perfect. I lived in Minnesota for 10 years. (ok but it sounds like he is no longer there and lives in another place.) I am living in Minnesota 10 years. I live in Minnesota 10 years. This person wants to say that he moved to Minnesota 10 years ago and is still there. I have lived in Minnesota for 10 years. or... I have lived in Minnesota since 1996. Notice also that for and since are often used in the present perfect.

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Simple Past vs. Past Progressive Exercises and Tests Form See also explanations on Simple Past and Past Progressive Use After another or at the same time? Do you want to express that the actions in the past happened one after another or at the same time? New action or already in progress? If you want to express that a new action happened in the middle of another action, you need both tenses: Simple Past the new action and Past Progressive for the action already in progress. Only mentioning or emphasising progress? Do you just want to mention that an action took place in the past (also used for short actions)? Certain Verbs The following verbs are usually only used in Simple Past (not in the progressive form). Signal words Exercises on Simple Past and Past Progressive one after another or at the same time: Exercise 1, Exercise 2 new or already in progress: Exercise 3, Exercise 4 just mentioning or emphasising progress: Exercise 5, Exercise 6 mixed exercises: Exercise 7, Exercise 8

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