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Difference between Simple Past and Past Continuous Tense

Difference between Simple Past and Past Continuous Tense

Difference between Simple Past and Past Continuous Tense

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Difference between Simple Past and Past Continuous Tense

 As we have already studied from the previous post before, both the Simple Past and the Past Continuous Tense refer to completed actions in the past time.  However, both of them actually have some differences. (Also read : Difference Between Simple and Present Continuous Tense)

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Below are some differences

A. We use Simple Past Tense to talk about a finished action in the past, often with time expressions like yesterday, last week, a year ago etc. This is by far the most common way of talking about the past.

Examples:

  1. I lived there for 6 years.
  2. I only found out a few moments ago.
  3. I asked her but she didn’t know anything.
  4. The company made 100 people redundant last year.

B. The most common use of the past continuous tense is to talk about something that was happening around a particular time in the past [to emphasize the continuity of the action]. (Also read other article at : Gemuruh Petir Menyertai Hujan)

Examples:

  1. What were you doing at 8 o’clock last night? I was watching television.

(I started watching television before 8 o’clock and I continued watching it after 8 o’clock.)

  1. In 1994 he was working in a small town in Poland.

(he started working in 1994 and he continued working in a small town in Poland after 1994.) read more

Difference Between Simple and Present Continuous Tense

Difference Between Simple and Present Continuous Tense

Difference Between Simple and Present Continuous Tense

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Difference Between Simple and Present Continuous Tense

 As we have already studied before, both of Simple Present Tense and Present Continuous Tense are expressing the present activities, it means that the activities happen about the time of speaking. However, both of them have some differences. (Also read : Definition and Examples of Proper Nouns)

The differences can be shown as below:

A. The Simple Present Tense is used for:

  1. Regular actions or events
  • He plays tennis most weekends.
  • We have fasting a month on Ramadhan.
  • I eat rice three times a day.
  1. Facts
  • The sun rises in the east.
  • The earth is round.
  • Water consists of H2O.
  1. Facts known about the future
  • We leave at 8.30 next Monday.
  • They have meeting at 10.00 tomorrow.
  • Persebaya fights to Arema FC next Wednesday.
  1. Thoughts and feelings about the time of speaking
  • I don’t feel very well.
  • This meatball tastes delicious.

B. The Present Continuous is used for:

  1. The time of speaking (‘now’)
  • Shh, I’m trying to hear what they are saying .
  • We are using the Internet.
  • (Also read other article at : Jenis Profesi Dalam Bahasa Inggris)
  • He is studying English grammar.
  1. Things which are true at the moment but not always
  • We’re looking for a new flat.
  • I’m looking for a new apartment.
  • He’s thinking about leaving his job.
  • They’re considering making an appeal against the judgment.
  • Are you getting enough sleep?
  1. Present plans for the future
  • We’re having dinner with them next week.
  • We’re going on holiday tomorrow.
  • (Also read other article at : Beautiful Nature of Indonesia)
  • I’m meeting my boyfriend tonight.
  • Are they visiting you next rainy season?

For getting information about the differences of Simple Present Tense and Present Continuous Tense, let’s look at these examples :

  • I don’t usually have cereals for breakfast but I’m having some this morning because there is nothing else.
  • I often cycle to work but I’m taking the car this morning because it’s
  • raining very hard.
  • I’m thinking about having my hair cut short but I don’t think my
  • husband will be very happy about it.
  • My parents live in Washington but I’m just visiting.
  • She usually plays the violin, but he’s playing bass guitar tonight.
  • The weather forecast was good, but it’s raining at the moment.

Note how, in all these examples, we use the present continuous to talk about events which are temporary/limited in time and the present simple to talk about events which are habits/permanent.

 That’s all the material about Difference Between Simple and Present Continuous Tense we can share for this occasion. We hope the post above can increase our understanding about Grammar, especially about the Difference Between Simple and Present Continuous Tense. (Also read other article at : UAS Bahasa Inggris Kelas 11 Semester 2) read more

Latihan Soal Uraian Simple Present Tense

Latihan Soal Uraian Simple Present Tense

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Example of Simple Present Tense

Example of Simple Present Tense

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Example of Simple Present Tense

 After discussing the material of Simple Present Tense, now we want to share some of example of Simple Present Tense in order we have more understanding about it. Below is the post of Example of Simple Present Tense we can share to make the readers have more understanding about simple tense. (also read the material : The function of Simple Present Tense)

These are some sentence of Example of Simple Present Tense.

Statement (Positive):

  • Anita speaks English very well.
  • My uncle lives in very small house.
  • Joni rides a motorcycle to school.
  • My parents usually read newspaper in the morning.
  • They play basketball every Sunday.
  • I pay tax every month.
  • They watch Korean drama.
  • I help my mother at house.
  • You sing Ed Sheeran’s songs melodiously.
  • Tini goes to school by bus.
  • Melia eats rice every morning.
  • He lives in Bandung.
  • I am the best pianist in my town.
  • You are Mrs. Rania’s best student.
  • They are on the seventh floor.
  • She always washes her face before going to bed.
  • The sun rises from the east every day.
  • Cheetah is the fastest animal in the world.
  • Working whole day makes my body so tired.
  • Mother always takes care her child every time.
  • Government gives fund to poor people as a compensation of new oil policy.
  • Several national televisions broadcast their program 24 hours a day.
  • I want to lose you again.
  • I need your reason coming late.
  • read more

    Pattern Function Future Perfect Tense

    Pattern Function Future Perfect Tense

    Pattern Function Future Perfect Tense

     As the title Pattern Function Future Perfect Tense, in this session we will discuss about the material of the pattern, the function, time signal and the examples of Future Perfect Tense in grammar category, so let’s to the discussion as below. (also see : The Pattern and Function of Future Tense)

    Material of Pattern Function Future Perfect Tense

    The Pattern of Future Perfect Tense

     There are two pattern of future perfect tense. They are using “WILL” and “BE GOING TO”

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    Using “WILL”

     (+) Subject + will + have + Verb3

    Examples:

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    You will have learned a few words.

    She will have decorated her home.

    I will have bought a computer.

    They will have shifted to a new home.

    (-) Subject + will + not + have + Verb3

    Examples :

    You will not have learned a few words.

    She will not have decorated her home.

    I will not have bought a computer.

    They will not have shifted to a new home.

    (?) Will + Subject + have + Verb3 + ?

    Examples :

    Will you have learned a few words?

    Will she will have decorated her home?

    Will I have bought a computer?

    Will they have shifted to a new home?

    Using “BE GOING TO”

     (+) Subject + am/is/are + going + to + have + Verb3 read more

    Future Perfect Continuous Tense

    Future Perfect Continuous Tense

    Future Perfect Continuous Tense

     In this occasion we would like to share grammar session entitled ”Future Perfect Continuous Tense”. There three main parts we want discuss, they are the pattern, the function and the examples of Future Perfect Continuous Tense.

    Let’s go discussing about Future Perfect Continuous Tense:

    The Pattern of Future Perfect Continuous Tense

     Future Perfect Continuous Tense has two different forms: “will have been doing ” and “be going to have been doing.” Unlike Simple Future forms, Future Perfect Continuous forms are usually interchangeable.

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    Future Perfect Continuous Tense with “Will”

    (+) Subject + will + have + been + verb1 + ing + complement

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    Examples:

    They will have been watching television.

    She will have been working in this office.

    It will have been raining.

    (-) Subject + will + not + have + been + verb1 + ing + complement

    Examples:

    They will not have been watching television.

    She will not have been working in this office.

    It will not have been raining.

    (?) Will + subject + have + been + verb1 + ing + complement + ?

    Examples:

    Will they have been watching television?

    Will she have been working in this office? read more

    Pattern Past Future Tense

    Pattern Past Future Tense

    Pattern Past Future Tense

     Talking about Pattern Past Future Tense or Simple Past Future Tense is actually not only the pattern itself but also about the function and the examples of it. So in this occasion I will share about Pattern Past Future Tense, the function and the examples Past Future Tense.

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    The Function of Past Future Tense

     Past Future is used to express the idea that in the past we thought something would happen in the future. It does not matter if we are correct or not. Past Future Tense follows the basic rules of “Would” or “was/were going to”. “Would” is used to volunteer or promise, and “was going to” is used to plan. Moreover, both forms can be used to make predictions about the future.

    Examples:

    • I knew Yenny would have lunch. (voluntary action)
    • I told you he was going to come to the party. (plan)
    • Ratna said Sonny was going to bring his sister with him, but he came alone. (plan)
    • I had a feeling that the vacation was going to be a disaster. (prediction)
    • He promised he would send a postcard from Egypt. (promise)

    Pattern Past Future Tense

    There are two pattern I can share in Pattern Past Future Tense. They are by using:

    1. Was/were going to
    2. Would

    Explanation

    1. Was/Were going to

    ( + ) Subject + was/were + going to + V1 + C

    • I was going to study hard.
    • She was going to write a short story.
    • They were going to play well.

    ( – ) Subject + was/were + not + going to + V1 + C

    • I was not going to study hard.
    • She was not going to write a short story.
    • They were not going to play well.

     ( ? ) Was/were + Subject + going to + V1 + C + ?

    • Were you going to study hard?
    • Was she going to write a short story?
    • Were they going to play well?
    1. Would

    ( + ) Subject + would + V1 + C read more

    Function of Past Future Continuous Tense

    Past Future Continuous Tense

     The Function of Past Future Continuous Tense. For continuing sharing about grammar, in this occasion I want to share about Past Future Continuous Tense. In this case I want to discuss about the function or purpose or usage, the pattern, time signal and the examples of Past Future Continuous Tense. Below is the information.

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    The Function of Past Future Continuous Tense

     Past Future Continuous Tense is used to express about the idea’ that in the past action/event was predicted, planned, promised, expected or obliged to be happening (being continued) in a certain period in the past future, or while simultaneously another action/event happened or was also happening (being continued) in the same period in the past future, regardless the fact that idea was not proved to be true.

     We can use Past Future Continuous Tense for the function or purpose of Past-Continuous Tense, Present-Continuous Tense and Future-Continuous Tense.

    The Pattern or Formula of Past Future Continuous Tense read more

    Past future perfect tense

    Past future perfect tense

     Past Future Perfect Tense. Actually Past future perfect tense is rarely used in daily conversations. However, by sharing this, it is expected to assist students to understand and comprehend about Past future perfect tense.  so here I want to share about the pattern and the function or usage of Past future perfect tense.

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    The Pattern of Past future perfect tense

    By using Verb

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    (+) S + would/should + have + V3

       She would have shouted, but I couldn’t.

     I would have married her if i had become an engineer                    three years ago.

    (-) S + would/should + not + have + V3

       She would not have shouted, but I couldn’t.

       I would have married her if i had become an engineer                     three years ago.

    (?) Would/should + S + have + V3

       Would she have shouted, but I couldn’t.

     I would have married her if i had become an engineer                      three years ago.

    Without using Verb read more

    Past Future Perfect Continuous Tense

    Past Future Perfect Continuous Tense

    Past Future Perfect Continuous Tense

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    The function of Past Future Perfect Continuous Tense

     Past Future Perfect Continuous Tense is used to express an action or imaginary situation that would have been happening in the past. The verb of Past Future Perfect Continuous Tense is in progress at a certain point or during certain periods in the past. Past Future Perfect Continuous Tenses are suppositions or assumptions, referring to the actors in the sentence just assumed the sentence stated by it.

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     Actually, Past Future Perfect Continuous Tense is rarely being used in daily life, however, there is no mistake if we know it.

    Examples:

    • He would have been waiting for me for 3 hours at 10 p.m. yesterday, but he had gone at 9 p.m.
    • She would have been working at that company for 3 years by the end of last year if she didn’t get an accident.

     

    The Pattern of Past Future Perfect Continuous Tense

    There are two patterns of Past Future Perfect Continuous Tense, they are:

    A.   By using Verb

    The Pattern:

    (+) S + Would/Should + Have + Been + Verb-ing + Complement

    • My boyfriend would have been giving flower at this hour yesterday morning.
    • I would have been driving my car to Los Angles for a day last week.

    (-) S + Would/Should + Not + Have + Been + Verb-ing + Complement

    • My boyfriend would not have been giving flower at this hour yesterday morning.
    • I would not have been driving my car to Los Angles for a day last week.

    (?) Would/Should + S + Have + Been + Verb-ing + Complement

    • Would your boyfriend have been giving flower at this hour yesterday morning?
    • Would you have been driving my car to Los Angles for a day last week?

    B.   Without using verb (Nominal form) read more