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#1 is the Present Perfect Tense, used negatively. #2 is using the Present Perfect Tense, affirmative #3 is again using the Present Perfect Tense, but negatively also. Sorry, if I do NOT understand your question. Sra
Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 8:28pm by SraJMcGin

Note the question is past tense; therefore the answer also must be past tense. Sra
Monday, June 8, 2009 at 5:24pm by SraJMcGin

English Grammar
The correct statement would be "(I) haven't talked to you for a while" It is called present perfect tense, although it deals with what did (or did not) not happen earlier, at an unspecfified time. "I did not talk to you" would be past tense.
Friday, November 14, 2008 at 3:28pm by drwls

You need the past tense -- as you used "rose," which is past tense. Do you mean "The women raise their voices?"
Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 9:08pm by Ms. Sue

Spanish / Perfect Tenses
Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. GuruBlue gave you an excellent site for the Perfect Tenses. You will be primarily concerned with the Present Perfect Tense (Present of the auxiliary "haber" plus the "past participle" as in "he estudiado" = I have studied. OR...
Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 4:06pm by SraJMcGin

Would this sentence be past simple tense or past perfect tense? I learned how to create a financial plan and to budget money in my class.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 5:21pm by J

The word 'aged' is a past tense verb or a participle. As a participle, it can be used as an adjective if used alone or as a verb if used with auxiliary verb(s). The man looks as if he aged ten years. (past tense verb) The aged cheese is quite delicious. (adjective) She has ...
Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 4:43am by Writeacher

The past tense "hung" is for things (paintings on walls, clothing on hangers). The past tense "hanged" is used when referring to this method of killing people.
Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 2:50pm by Writeacher

A. is simple past tense B. and D. also refer to the past, but when used together with "has" or "had" the verbs are called present perfect and past perfect (or pluperfect) tenses. C. is present tesne
Sunday, March 1, 2009 at 11:25pm by drwls

composition and communication
#1 is correct. #4 - the verb "are investing" is called present progressive. The rest of your sentences have present tense verbs (the simple present, not present progressive or any other). Try rephrasing them so you have these tenses: simple past (walked, talked, sang, brought...
Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 8:49am by Writeacher

They would be identical in meaning if you use "works" -- present tense to match the present tense of the main verb (is sitting).
Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 2:07am by Writeacher

And where is YOUR attempt? We do not DO the work for you, but HELP after you try. This is what the English will be of the Spanish you are to write: Javier lends the overcoat to Gabriel. You didn't state the tense you wanted, so I provided the Present Indicative Tense, which is...
Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 6:42pm by SraJMcGin

Since the project appears to be finished, you'd use the past tense -- "asked." If the project hasn't been completed, the present tense is correct. I prefer the use of colleagues, rather than teammates in this context.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 at 7:26pm by Ms. Sue

I don't think you need to start over. Keep the first and the third sentences. Make the second and fourth sentences' verbs be past and present perfect tenses. Past = walked, spent, worked, etc. Present perfect = has earned, have spent, etc. Make the fifth one future progressive...
Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 4:40pm by Writeacher

"obeyed" is the simple past tense form of "obey" -- but if it's used with a helping verb (is, was, has, have, etc.), it's in another tense or voice. So which sentence has the past tense form used WITHOUT a helping verb?
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 1:54am by Writeacher

Bob's right. One thing is consistency, however. Do not jump from tense to tense without a specific reason to do so. I always have trouble reading essays or stories where the person starts in present, switches to past, throws in a few futures, and is overall disorganized.
Sunday, August 8, 2010 at 8:57pm by MattsRiceBowl

ACCOMPLISH Present tense: accomplish Past tense: accomplished Active: accomplish Noun: accomplishment Adjective: accomplished
Monday, September 14, 2009 at 5:48pm by Ms. Sue

• Write five sentences about the role of education in successful financial planning, in which you correctly use a different verb tense in each sentence. • Mark each verb used in bold and, in parentheses, identify the specific tense used. • Post your submission as an attachment...
Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 12:42pm by jub

We just started learning about Reflexive Verbs. And We learned how they are supposed to be in the Past tense, but our focus right now is only on the Present tense. And for the present tense I am wondering whether I need agreement or not? Cause I believe agreement is only added...
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 7:58pm by Sydney

First of all, the question is in the past tense so the best answer will also be in the past tense. Then, consider the difference between ser (permanently) and estar ("seem, or temporarily") and try again! Sra
Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 12:03pm by SraJMcGin

can anyone plz tell me what's the differences between past perfect tense and past perfect continuous tense?and tell me few examples of each one? Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. The past perfect tense is to show that something "had happened" prior to another...
Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 5:29pm by Katrina

English Language
He argued in the past but then had made money puts it at a prior time to arguing. The purpose of the Past Perfect Tense (had made) is to show an action in the past tense but prior to another verb in the past! Writeacher was asking you WHICH happened first. Sra
Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 5:53pm by SraJMcGin

Either Mark or his students _______ on the ferry boat. 13. If you want to use the present tense, which word would best fill the blank? A. were B. are C. was D. is B is the only present tense?
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 2:10pm by alex

identify tenses
1. The dou had been given the second best time slot. a. past perfect in the passive voice b. past continuous in the passive voice c. an infinitive in the passive voice Answer a 2. The promotional poster was designed by Zach a. past continuous in the passive voice b. an ...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 5:31am by Jim Collum

If it pertains to grammar, it is probably a shift in the verb tense. You might have shifted from past to present, etc. You should try to keep your tenses the same thoughtout your paper or at least within the same paragraph. If it is not referring to tense, you will need to ...
Monday, September 15, 2008 at 3:16am by Anonymous

3 grade english
A kangaroo rat FOUND nuts to survive. I THOUGHT a rattle snake confused you. The scorpion RAN fast. The past tense of "go" is WENT. The past tense of "take" is TOOK.
Monday, February 6, 2012 at 6:34pm by Ms. Sue

"had" is the auxiliary verb to form the past perfect tense. "has" or "have" are the auxiliary verbs to form the present perfect tense. Rethink them all.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 2:11pm by Writeacher

language arts
write a sentence using a present, past, or future tense verb. rewrite your sentence using a perfect tense verb. can you just show me one example.. thanks xx
Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 11:34am by zerina

both of them are correct.... the difference is that one of them is in past tense and the other is in past perfect tense.. but you can use any one of them,its okay
Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 12:41am by urja

The role of education plays a big part in financial planning (PRESENT). It has worked a crucial part of becoming successful with your money (PRESENT PERFECT TENSE). It will help you in learning basic math skills in order to better your finances (FUTURE TENSE). The whole idea ...
Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 4:40pm by dan

The role of education plays a big part in financial planning (PRESENT). OK It has worked a crucial part of becoming successful with your money (PAST). The verb is "has worked" and it's present perfect; the helping verb "has" tells you the tense. It will help you in learning ...
Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 4:40pm by Writeacher

Verb tenses: You began with the verbs in present tense and then switched to past tense somewhere. Go through the whole paper and make sure all verbs are in past tense. Rephrase so there are no instances of "you." Study these comma uses, and then go through the paper making ...
Monday, August 8, 2011 at 10:00pm by Writeacher

Further explanation: Nosotros jugamos could be EITHER the present indicative tense (with 3 English translations possible) or the Preterit (past tense, with 2 possible English translations) Present = we play, we DO play, we ARE playING Preterit = we played, we DID play Just in ...
Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 3:56pm by SraJMcGin

. The following sentence is in what tense? Laura has given donations to the local food bank. A. Present B. Present perfect C. Past perfect D. Past
Monday, September 3, 2012 at 5:23pm by Anonymous

9. The following sentence is in what tense? Laura has given donations to the local food bank. A. Past perfect B. Past [C. Present perfect] D. Present is my answer correct
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 4:33pm by jake

The following sentence is in what tense? Laura has given donations to the local food bank. A. Past perfect B. Present perfect C. Present D. Past I THINK ITS A. RIGHT?
Monday, September 3, 2012 at 5:23pm by JESSICA

Get a good dictionary, so you understand the meanng of each word. Often you will find synonyms. Pick a synonym that you are familiar with, write a sentence and then substitute the new word. Keep in mind the part of speech. embarked = verb, pst tense rein s = either the noun or...
Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 11:13pm by SraJMcGin

Now that I have more time, let me show you the English translations for different tenses. ella canta = she singS, she DOES sing, she IS singING = Present ella cantó = she sang, she DID sing = Preterit (a past tense) ella cantaba = she used to sing, she WAS singING = Imperfect...
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 1:18am by SraJMcGin

4th grade
What is the difference between past tense and past participle? what is used when? for example past tense: I walked to the Cafe. past participle: I had walked to the cafe.
Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 6:17pm by Gita

Language Art
"stealing" - a participle, not a complete verb, so it cannot serve as the main verb of a sentence unless you put a helping verb with it (is, are, will be, etc.). "stole" - past tense, not correct in the sequence of tenses here because the main verb is in past tense (saw). "...
Sunday, June 5, 2011 at 7:05am by Writeacher

It's PAST TENSE. You can tell from the tense of "Weren't" - so which form of "suppose" should you use?
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 12:48am by Writeacher

pratical english
The following sentence is in what tense? Laura has given donations to the local food bank. A. Present B. Present perfect C. Past perfect D. Past i think the answer is b is this correct?
Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 9:52pm by Anonymous

Would another past tense from be has ran or what would you combine with had, has, or have for past tense?
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 10:31pm by Jim

That's good. Your correction fixes the shift in tense so it's all in the past tense now.
Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 8:59am by Writeacher

what is a past tense and future tense verb
Saturday, July 3, 2010 at 8:26pm by Anonymous

1. yes 2. they are unable = capital T in They 3. one over he other. = the other 4, 5, 6, 7, = yes 8. hung = past tense / hangs = present tense. (because of puts, go with hangs) 9. = yes 10. what he sees, he simply = run-on sentence = sees; he 11, 12, 13 = yes Sra
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 10:07am by SraJMcGin

Okay! I hope this is it. The role of education plays a big part in financial planning (PRESENT). It has worked a crucial part of becoming successful with your money (PAST). It will help you in learning basic math skills in order to better your finances (FUTURE TENSE). The ...
Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 4:40pm by dan

First of all, consider verb tense. Make sure that, throughout your paper, you are consistent in verb tenses -- keep them in the present tense or in the past. Don't mix them up. The word "so" in the first sentence should be deleted. (There is no "that..." clause to complete the...
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 10:58pm by Writeacher

6th grade grammar
#1. "is coming" is the verb (present progressive tense) #4. "has been" is the verb (present perfect tense)
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 6:33pm by Steve

Write 5 sentences about the role of education in successful financial planning, in which you correctly use a different verb tense in each. 1. Education "is very" (simple present tense) important in your critical role for financial success. 2. I'm "trying" (present progressive...
Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 6:13pm by Tiffany

Education in financial planning had opened (past perfect tense) my eyes to better money management. Financial planning education will be teaching (future progressive tense) me better money saving strategies. The role of education will play (simple future tense) a part in ...
Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 8:04pm by Com 155

No, sorry. Here are the principal parts of this verb and how each is to be used correctly: eat - present tense; add -s for 3rd person singular uses; use with helping verbs for different tenses (could, will, etc.) ate - simple past tense; use alone for finished past actions; no...
Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 12:36pm by Writeacher

I had to put verbs in past tense.1.Necesité (necesito) medicine. 2.The doctor gave me a injection. I had to change (da) to past but I don’t know the past tense. 3.Después, el doctor me dó(da) una receta ir a la famacia y comprar.
Friday, November 25, 2011 at 2:03pm by Mia

If you want the verb in simple past tense, then use the verb "meet." How long has it been since you met Peter? The simple past is used for a single action in the past; it's over and done with. The present perfect (with helping verbs "have" or "has") is used for an action that ...
Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 9:56am by Writeacher

Identify the tense of the underlined verb. Laura( has been writing) a novel for the past two years. present progressive past progressive present perfect progressive past perfect progressive
Monday, January 2, 2012 at 10:58pm by Lovely

what verb tense in the sentence 'Jenna's mom will take her home'. I believe it is present tense.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 9:18pm by wane

Social studi
Both are correct. Juno read a letter from his grandma. This verb is in the past tense. Juno reads a letter from his grandma. This verb is in the present tense.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 11:00pm by Ms. Sue

English shifting and mixed sentences
16 and 17 are correct. Re-think the others. Here's why 18, 19, and 20 are incorrect choices: 18 - verbs are "was returned" and "carried" - both are past tense. No shift. 19 - verbs are "won" and "was celebrated" - both past tense. No shift. 20 - verbs are "crashed" and "were ...
Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 12:21pm by Writeacher

You need to let us know what YOU THINK. Then someone here will be happy to help you. PS -- as a verb, "lead" (pronounced LEED- long e sound) is the spelling for present tense, but "led" (pronounced (LeD - short e sound) is the spelling for past tense.
Monday, May 31, 2010 at 12:34am by Writeacher

Soanish-8th grade Help!
I'm trying to conjugate this in the past tense tú/presentarse would I conjugate it in past tense like this- (tú te presentaste) Something looks wrong with it
Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 4:40pm by Jake

Education "plays"(present tense) a major role in successful financial planning. OK You "will need" (future tense) to take a financial class to help you with successful financial planning. The whole verb is "will need". I "have completed"(present perfect tense)a class on ...
Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 9:01pm by Writeacher

1.Jenny (had) never (used) graphics software on the computer. 2.She (was writing) a report about the Ohio River. 3.Jenny (wanted) photographs in her report. 4.She (has been taking) many pictures of the Ohio River. 5.Jenny (has Scanned) the photographs with her new scanner. 6....
Monday, January 31, 2011 at 5:48pm by Hayden

1. & 2. = OK 3. dripped with moisture 4. sequence of tense = she thought....had been given and inscribed OR she thinks....have been and inscribed 5. sequence of tense = stay in present or stay in past = mentions & decides OR mentioned & decided 6. ok 7. there is... 8. grow by ...
Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 4:53pm by SraJMcGin

Once you have written your five sentences, please post them if you'd like someone here to check them. Use the following tenses: present simple past future present perfect present progressive Study this section of this ...
Monday, November 8, 2010 at 9:44pm by Writeacher

1. OK 2. OK 3. By making a zero budget each month "will give" (future tense) the opportunity to pay off old debts. 4. I "have learned" (present perfect tense) a lot about the importance of maintaining my finances properly. 5. After graduating, I "will be leading" (future ...
Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 1:46am by Writeacher

Sentence 1 is in the present tense. It means that the speaker will soon take her to the doctor. Sentence 2 is in the past tense. It means that he was going to take her to the doctor, but apparently is not now. Sentence 1 is best in this context.
Monday, August 29, 2011 at 10:24pm by Ms. Sue

Yes, "helped" is the "simple past" answer. "Was working" would be the equivalent of "past progressive" or (in Spanish) the imperfect tense. Both refer to the past. "would like" is conditional "has driven" is present perfect.
Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 11:03am by drwls

I'd change are to is. If you completely want to change that sentence, than you can say the following: That table with four chairs surrounding it, is discounted today. You could take the "surrounding it" it out, if you'd like. Please note that are doesn't have to be changed to ...
Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 9:24pm by Anonymous

The conjugation is correct if the present indicative tense was requested, but it seems to require a different tense. Please post the context, namely the environment surrounding the sentence, was it in the past, was it a hypothetical situation, was it an instruction to someone...
Friday, September 24, 2010 at 2:20am by MathMate

I need help conjugating the verb Pasar into prsent tense, imperfect tense, preterite, -ing, tu affirmative command, Ud. affirmative command, Uds. affirmative command, future, and conditional tense. I also need to conjugate Tener into present tense. I am having trouble because ...
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at 3:34pm by Christian

DBQ Essay (plzz read!)
Since this occurred in the past, you need to use the past tense of your verbs. Please correct these errors.
Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 8:42pm by Ms. Sue

For more about the conjugations of "to be", see The form that you use depends upon the subject pronoun and the tense (past, present, progressive, past participle or subjunctive). The table at the website above explains it ...
Monday, July 21, 2008 at 3:10am by drwls

Identify the verb tense in the following sentences. 1. Zach stopped to call a friend Past continuous 2. What are you doing? present continuous 3. I was hoping to hear from you. Simple past 4.The guy makes his own instruments. simple present
Monday, June 10, 2013 at 6:53pm by Jim Collum

identify tenses
Present perfect will have "have -ed" somewhere in the verb phrase. Past tense will have NO auxiliary verbs. I don't know how that would even occur in a sentence. Modals ARE a form of auxiliary verbs. Present continuous will have "be" or some other present tense form of "be" ...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 5:31am by Writeacher

I wrote five sentences but they all have to have different verb tense. Can u let me know if right are let me know what I need work on. 1.This class made me look at my financial future. Look is verb and its in present tense, 2. Financial planning is a class all students need to...
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 11:30am by Renee

Which tense (simple or past) do I use to describe a hotel I visited last month? For example: I stayed at the Paris hotel with my parents last month. The hotel has (or Had?) a replica of the Eiffel tower. Thanks present tense, has, because even though you are no longer at the ...
Sunday, February 25, 2007 at 5:56pm by David Lai

Again you need to identify the Present Tense (a, c) versus the Past Tense (a is also the Preterit, b & d are the Imperfect) and the subject-verb ending. a. either we live, we do live, we are living (Present) OR we lived, we did live (Preterit) b. they used to live, they were ...
Friday, May 22, 2009 at 10:56am by SraJMcGin

Yesterday Joe RAN five miles. Joe HAS RUN every day this week. The past tense is RAN. The past perfect tense is (have, has, had) RUN.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 10:31pm by Ms. Sue

Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. You need to know what tense y our teacher said! If she said Present Tense, it will be -ar = -o, -as, -a, -amos -an / -er = o, es, e, emos, en and the English will be I AM speaking, I DO speak, I speak. It will be describing ...
Monday, April 7, 2008 at 10:17pm by SraJMcGin

2nd grade
You use did for the simple past tense, use done for the present perfect and past perfect tenses. (forms of to do) In this case, it is in the present, so you would use 'did.'
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at 10:28pm by Cline

1.She (uses) a viewer program to look at the photographs. 2.Jenny's new software (helps) her modify the photographs. 3.The picture (was) too dark. 4.Jenny (cropped) the photo using the new software. 5.Jenny (will have improved) her photographs. Tell if present, past, future, ...
Monday, January 31, 2011 at 9:56pm by Hayden

BAA App. Essay Help! (please read!)
One of my personal achievements has to do with artistic. >> Artistic what? You can't just leave this adjective hanging. When I was in the 7th grade I participate in the 2012 Reflections Competition. >> You need the past tense of "participate." My art work represent...
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 9:03pm by Ms. Sue

"the activities that i liked to do was" Les activites que j'aimais faire quand j'etais enfant etaient ( you have to use the past tense; sont is the present tense)... In french, barbie is feminine as it is a doll (une poupee), la barbie (FYI -in french it is more correct to say...
Friday, January 9, 2009 at 4:07am by Celia

What is your question? Is that sentence supposed to be in the present or past tense?
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 12:55am by Writeacher

No. The verb tense must match the question. Only #1 is past tense, like the question.
Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 3:41am by drwls

True. The phrase "are going" could be present tense -- as in -- What are you wearing now? However, in your sentence, the word "tomorrow" tells us that the verb is in the future tense.
Sunday, November 22, 2009 at 7:55pm by Ms. Sue

1. verb tense 2. main verb past tense form 3 regular or irregular I will wash those dirty dishes.
Monday, November 7, 2011 at 9:29pm by stephanie

3 grade english
write three sentence about whales. use present tense in one sentence, past tense in one sentence, and future tense in one sentence. my son write three sentence i want did he write correct or not 1- whale willl swim to have some krill. 2- whale leaped out the water because to ...
Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 1:01pm by dw

Write the missing verb form present get past got then what would past tense be with has,have, or had? would it be went or gone? Thanks
Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 8:56pm by jill

John BECAME (past tense) or HAS BECOME (Present Perfect)
Monday, September 1, 2008 at 1:38pm by SraJMcGin

Oh, oh! You have entered the realm of the Subjunctive! It may be dying out in English, but it is alive and well (or SHOULD be) in Spanish ! First of all, you must categorize the main verb, for the dependent verb is totally dependent on that main verb. If you have 2 separate ...
Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 7:23pm by SraJMcGin

Choose the progressive or emphatic verb tense that is used in each sentence. 18.Ms. Palmer has been organizing the class schedules for us. present perfect progressive past progressive present progressive 19.We had been listening to the radio when the lights went out. present ...
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 12:49pm by heather

"am" = present tense "exists" = present tense If you use other tenses in either place, the sentence won't have correct (or understandable) verb tense sequence.
Friday, October 30, 2009 at 11:01pm by Writeacher

A memo could be in the past, present or future tense whereas an academic paper is usually in the past tense. A memo could be written naming people (Sally will do....; Fred has....) or using pronouns (I did...) whereas an academic paper is more often written in the third person...
Thursday, August 28, 2008 at 1:24am by Dr Russ

Are you asking about the present? Is Fort Carson in danger of being closed down now? You phrased your question in the past tense, so I assumed you were asking about it in the past.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 10:14pm by Ms. Sue

All are fine -- keep using present tense for these. No past tenses.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 5:39pm by Writeacher

is this past or present tense Mi Papa escribio un cheque
Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 7:24pm by josh

ur question is not clear!!! Mixture of your present and past tense is confusing
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:32am by oluchi

WE are learning the subjunctive and we have a worksheet where we put the right tense of the word in parentheses in the blank. The question I am confused on is: Habituellement, apres qu'ils (finir)_______ leurs devoirs, leur mere les laisse regarder la tele. Sorry for not ...
Monday, January 26, 2009 at 2:55am by Deanna

Are the verbs in these sentences passive voice, weak or past tense. My answers: 1. The book was informative but too long.--weak or past or both?? 2.The teachers have sent the book to the publisher.--past 3.The essay has been shortened by ten pages.-- past 4. This method of ...
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 7:56pm by Matt

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