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Present Perfect or Past Simple?

Present Perfect or Past Simple?

Which tense to use? This can be a tricky question because both tenses are used to talk about things in the past. And in fact, very often we use them together in a happy mix! ­čśë For example: Taylor: How long have you lived in Barcelona? James: Oh, I’ve only moved here recently. I arrived … Continue reading

The Present Perfect Continuous

The Present Perfect Continuous

To complete┬álast week’s post, here is the video explaining the present perfect continuous and the difference between the simple and continuous tense. The main difference is the verb you use: an action verb or a state verb. Action verbs describe a process, for example: walk, live, work, talk, listen, cook, write, make. These verbs can … Continue reading

The Present Perfect Simple

The Present Perfect Simple

A new week, a new tense! This time we’ll have a look at the present perfect simple.┬áThe name of this tense can be a bit confusing because this tense is generally used to talk about the past – not the present. You can use it to talk about general past experiences when you want to … Continue reading