Category Tense

Change of Tenses in Indirect Speech

Change of Tenses in Indirect Speech A change of time may mean a change of tense. So after past reporting verbs, the verbs of original speech are usually made more past. A simple present tense in the direct speech becomes simple past in the reported speech. Direct speech: James said, ‘I am ready.’ Indirect…

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Present or Future Tense Worksheet

Present or Future Tense Worksheet Complete the following sentences using the most appropriate form of the verb. 1. The plane ———————- at 6.30. (arrives / will arrive) 2. I will phone you if I ————————– time. (have / will have) 3. I ———————- James on Monday. (will see / am…

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Tenses Worksheet Solved

Tenses Worksheet Fill in the blanks with appropriate verb forms. 1. I —————————- Malaysia last month. a) Have visitedb) Had visitedc) Visited 2. I ——————————– waiting for his reply for two weeks now. a) Have beenb) Amc) Had been 3. I ———————– you. a) Am believingb) Believec) Have been believing…

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Sequence of Tenses Worksheet

Sequence of Tenses Worksheet If you begin writing in the past tense, don’t change to the present. Fill in the blanks using appropriate verb forms. Note that the paragraph starts in the past tense and should remain in the past tense. Once upon a time, there lived a crocodile in…

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Past Simple Vs Past Continuous

Past Simple Vs Past Continuous Both the past simple and the past continuous refer to completed actions in the past. Most of the time when we are talking about such actions, we use the past simple. This is by far the most common way about talking about the past. I…

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