Englsh Grammar

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Updated On 02 Feb, 19


Dating and relationship Vocabulary - Spoken English Lesson - Using mustn't and needn't correctly - Using the future perfect continuous tense - Ill have been working - Using the expression ought to in English ( Modal Auxiliary Verb) - The difference between in and Inside - 'Will I/we' OR 'Shall I/we' in questions (Future) - Which one is correct? - Using Each other and One Another correctly - The Past Continuous Tense (I was Sleeping) - 03 basic uses of being - Difference between 'Idle', 'Idol' & 'Ideal' - The difference between of and off - Present Perfect Continuous Tense VS Past Perfect Continuous Tense - Using Used to and would with Past actions - The Past Perfect Tense (I had gone) - Difference between - dead, death and die - Present Perfect tense (We have gone) and Simple past tense (we went) - Phrases to talk about Driving in English - Expressing Time in English - Using an with consonant abbreviations - How to use multiple adjectives in a sentence? - Using travel words in English - The difference between Lay and Lie - Talking about addictions in English - The difference between passed and past- Saying sorry and Excusing yourself in English - Describing a bad day at work - Using 'too' correctly - Making, Accepting & Declining an invitation in English - Phrasal verbs with ASK - Using Should, Could and Would have done correctly - English Phrasal Verbs - Using the word 'Thing' in different ways - How to achieve your New Year Resolutions? - How to avoid giving information? English Lesson to practice conversation - Using 'ed' and 'ing' adjectives correctly - 14 different ways to say ' I Like it ' - 07 reasons - Why your English speaking isn't improving - Spoken English tips - Difference between 'See', 'Watch' and 'Look' - The difference between the verbs 'Speak' and 'Talk' - Difference between ' I Hope ' and ' I Wish ' - Difference between ' Small ' & ' Little ' - The difference between 'Beside' and 'Besides' - Using 'Myself', Yourself, Ourselves, Themselves Correctly - Reflexive Pronouns - Difference between 'Almost', 'Almost All' and 'Most' - Using 'Also' , 'Too' & 'Either' correctly in a sentence - Using Some & Any - Using ' TO BE ' as the main verb in a sentence - Using the expression 'BUT' in different ways - Modal verbs - Can and Could - Making Suggestions and Recommendations


Lecture 16: Present Perfect tense (We have gone) and Simple past tense (we went) –

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The difference between Present Perfect tense (We have gone) and Simple past tense (we went) – English Grammar Lesson

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In this lesson, you will learn the difference between the present perfect and simple past tense. Often, people get confused when to use the above sentence structures.

The Present Perfect tense is used to speak about an action is completed in the present time period. This structure is always linked to the present time period and cannot be used to speak about an action that was completed in the past. It is also used to speak about an action that has no specified time. The verb is in the past participle form.

Example 01 I have watched three movies this week. (‘this week’ is the present week. Use the present perfect tense with terms like ‘today’ ‘this morning’ ‘this yearmonth’)

Example 02 I have completed my graduation. (time not specified)

Example 03 My uncle has gone to New York three times. (We use the present perfect because he exists in the present and so far he has gone to New York thrice)

Example 04 I have lived in London for seven years. (I still live in London in the present, till date)

Negative Sentences Use ‘not’ in the negative.

Example 01 I have not seen John today

Example 02 I have never eaten Chinese food. (till date I haven’t eaten Chinese)

Questions Place ‘havehas’ before the subject

Example 01 Have you ever watched a horror film?

Example 02 Have you read ‘the secret’?

The Simple past tense is used to talk about a action that was completed in the past. The verb is in the past form.

Example 01 I watched three films last week. (last week is a past time frame and so we use the past form ‘watched’)

Example 02 I lived in London for seven years. (we use the past ‘lived’ as I no longer live in London in the present)

Example 03 I completed my graduation in 2013.

Example 04 My uncle went to NY three times. (here we use ‘went’ because he no longer exists in the current)

Negative sentences Make negatives using ‘did notdidnt’ followed by a verb in the present form.

Example 01 I didnt see John yesterday. ( not ‘didnt saw’)

Example 02 I did not have pizza last night.

Questions Use did before the subject to make a question.

Example 01 Did you read the news paper yesterday?

Example 02 Did you call me last evening?



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