Past Perfect Continuous (Progressive) Tense, is it difficult? No. It just shows that an action started in the past and continued up to a defined point in the past. It’s very close to Present Perfect Continuous. So, what is the difference? Present Perfect Continuous: an action “continues up to the present.” Past Perfect Continuous: an …
Pluperfect in Latin means “more than perfect.” Well I would say “more than complete.” “Perfect” means “complete, completed” in the name of the tense. Ok, back on track. So, more than complete. Why? Is it like complete complete? 🙂 It means that action was (had been) completed before something else was completed. Without further ado, …
Past Continuous Tense, also Past Progressive Tense, introduction to parallel actions, perpendicular actions…. Oh yes! I call them perpendicular! Additionally, point or period in time for continuous actions in the past.
Also called Present Perfect Progressive Tense. Uses: Action started in the past and stopped recently or just stopped Present Perfect Continuous vs Present Perfect Simple: Action started in the past and continues in the present etc
We also call this tense Present Indefinite.
In this course we are going to discuss the fundamental principles in tenses. The time concept, the doer of the action, action, verb, difference between them, non-action verb etc.
We call this tense Present Continuous. However, we can use it not only for the present actions that are happening right now. Not only for the ongoing actions that are in process in the present, and they are not happening right now. We can use it for the future actions instead of using future tenses!
When can we not use Present Perfect? When can we use both Present Perfect and Past Simple? When do we prefer to use one? Find all the answers here!
Don't be fooled with the name "Simple" Past Simple and Present Perfect are like twins, it's sometimes difficult to tell them apart, find out why!