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explainnig the 'tense'

Unread postby Sammy » Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:02 am

I would like to explain the English tense through games and activities. The approach is the inverted pyramid, i.e through games and activities you arrive at the concept. How do I go about it?
Appreciate your help.

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Re: explainnig the 'tense'

Unread postby Jenniferfhughes » Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:27 am

The tenses simply show the time of an action or state of being as shown by a verb. The simple tenses are used to show permanent characteristics of people and events or what happens regularly, habitually or in a single completed action. The continuous tenses are used when talking about a particular point in time. Sometimes you need to give just a little bit more information about an action or state and that is where the perfect tenses come in.

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