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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! šŸ˜‰ 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 completeĀ last 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.Ā The 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