Author: Manjusha Nambiar

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Present Perfect Tense With Definite Time Adverbs

In traditional grammar books you may have read that the present perfect tense is not used with adverbs referring to definite periods of time. This is quite confusing. Although the present perfect tense is not usually used with...

Present Perfect Tense Form And Uses

Form Affirmative  I have written She has written. You have written. Negative I have not written. She has not written. You have not written. Question Have I written? Has she written? Have you written?...

How To Use The Present Perfect Tense Correctly?

The present perfect tense generally represents an action which has been completed within a period of time that extends up to the present. Have you seen him this morning? Have you seen him today? I have never seen him before. We have endured his tyranny for...

Correct Use Of The Present Perfect Continuous Tense

The present perfect continuous tense shows that an action started in the past, has continued up to the present and is still continuing. Alice has been knitting a sweater since morning. Scientists have been planning a manned mission to...

Prepositions At The End Of Clauses

Prepositions at the end of clauses A preposition often connects two things – a noun, adjective or verb that comes before it and a noun phrase or pronoun (prepositional object) that comes after it. He was...

Prepositions | Some Points To Remember

Using prepositions correctly presents special problems for people whose first language is not English. That’s because so many prepositional phrases are idiomatic: They have evolved through use and do not necessarily make logical sense....

Prepositions Common Mistakes

In this lesson we will learn about some common mistakes in the use of prepositions. Incorrect: This is my first time to see a movie since a long time. Correct: I haven’t seen a movie for...

Uses Of Prepositions

Prepositions are words that link a noun or a pronoun to another word in the sentence. Here is a list of some of the most common prepositions: about, between, above, beyond, across, but, after, by, against, despite,...