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saj
 
Reply Mon 20 Jul, 2009 03:02 pm
which tense are these sentences in, can you please note for any past and present tense wether the tenses are active or passive, thank you

1) "she was regretting the whole idea"
2) "Richie have been filming his upcoming sherlock holmes movie"
3) "the image was taken in 1979"
4) "the explicit photo will go up for auction next month"
5) " she has no intention of growing old gracefully"
6) "the singer is also seen in a photo shoot for a magazine"
7) " her hard work is paying off"
8) " If she had, her skirt definately would have stayed on"

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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 20 Jul, 2009 03:16 pm
@saj,
saj wrote:
1) "she was regretting the whole idea"


past continuous (active)

Quote:
2) "Richie have been filming his upcoming sherlock holmes movie"


This is incorrect, it should start with "Richie has been..." instead of "have been".

The tense is present perfect continuous (active).

Quote:
3) "the image was taken in 1979"


simple past (passive)

Quote:
4) "the explicit photo will go up for auction next month"


simple future (active)

Quote:
5) " she has no intention of growing old gracefully"


simple present (active)

Quote:
6) "the singer is also seen in a photo shoot for a magazine"


simple present (passive)


Quote:
7) " her hard work is paying off"


present continuous (active)

Quote:
8) " If she had, her skirt definately would have stayed on"


Spelling note: "definitely"

present perfect conditional (active)
saj
 
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Reply Mon 20 Jul, 2009 03:37 pm
@Robert Gentel,
thank you.

i have a few more questions.

is the term "paying off" a phrasal verb

what tense are these sentences in

" Last week, she was spotted with her children"
" her boots had such high heels that even she would have struggled to perform a routine"
" jenny has spent most of her time living in New York"
" jenny posed for a photographer"
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 20 Jul, 2009 03:42 pm
@saj,
saj wrote:
is the term "paying off" a phrasal verb


Yes.

Quote:
" Last week, she was spotted with her children"


Simple past (passive)

Quote:
" her boots had such high heels that even she would have struggled to perform a routine"


Simple past (active)

The tense is a bit confusing with the conditional.

Quote:
" jenny has spent most of her time living in New York"


Present perfect (active)


Quote:
" jenny posed for a photographer"


Simple past (active)
George
 
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Reply Mon 20 Jul, 2009 04:41 pm
You are a kind and patient man, Mr. Gentel.
saj
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jul, 2009 10:36 am
@Robert Gentel,
hi my gentel
which tense are these sentences in, can you please note for any past and present tense wether the tenses are active or passive, thank you

1) "she was regretting the whole idea"
2) "Richie have been filming his upcoming sherlock holmes movie"
3) "the image was taken in 1979"
4) "the explicit photo will go up for auction next month"
5) " she has no intention of growing old gracefully"
6) "the singer is also seen in a photo shoot for a magazine"
7) " her hard work is paying off"
8) " If she had, her skirt definately would have stayed on"



thank you for your help. could you kindly underline in the sentences where the tense lies.

Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jul, 2009 09:38 pm
@saj,
saj wrote:
1) "she was regretting the whole idea"


Past continuous (active)

Quote:
2) "Richie have been filming his upcoming sherlock holmes movie"


Correction: Richie has (not have)

Present continuous (active)

Quote:
3) "the image was taken in 1979"


Simple past (passive)

Quote:
4) "the explicit photo will go up for auction next month"


Future (active)

Quote:
5) " she has no intention of growing old gracefully"


Simple present (active)

Quote:
6) "the singer is also seen in a photo shoot for a magazine"


Simple present (passive)

Quote:
7) " her hard work is paying off"


Present continuous (active)

Quote:
8) " If she had, her skirt definately would have stayed on"


Hey, I already did all these earlier....



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thank you for your help. could you kindly underline in the sentences where the tense lies.


Not sure what you mean by this, but if you are looking to determine what parts of the sentence are key to identifying the tense just look at the verbs (including the to be verb and auxiliary verbs).

For example:

I am writing. (am writing = present continuous)
I have been writing. (have been writing = present perfect continuous)
I was writing. (was writing = past continuous)
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jul, 2009 09:40 pm
@George,
George wrote:
You are a kind and patient man, Mr. Gentel.


When I made this site, it was originally going to be called "fluencynow.com" (I no longer own the domain so the current site is not affiliated with me) and this is what it was supposed to be for: helping people learn for free.

You are no slouch yourself when it comes to Latin, I always try to pop in to vote your answers up.
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Liven
 
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Reply Sun 10 Jun, 2012 02:53 am
@saj,
Hi Saj

my name is Liven
Do you perhaps have the meaning and use for each of these sentences
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