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    Difference between these verbs

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    Difference between these verbs
    Message de ferdawss posté le 25-04-2010 à 19:51:11 (S | E | F)

    Hello,
    what is the difference between these verbs :

    I had been working
    I have worked
    I had worked
    I will have been working
    I will have worked
    I have been working


    Thanks for your answers.
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    Modifié par lucile83 le 25-04-2010 20:19
    Politesse


    Réponse: Difference between these verbs de gerondif, postée le 25-04-2010 à 20:06:18 (S | E)
    Hello to you too !
    It is difficult to explain without a context:
    what is the difference between these tenses:

    I had been working: When you arrived last night, I was tired because I had been working.( you insist on the duration)
    I have worked : look ! Here is my exercise.(you show now the result of a past action)
    I had worked before you arrived.(You just state the fact)
    I will have been working: Tomorrow, when you arrive at 5, I will have been working all afternoon and I will feel tired ( you insist on the duration)
    I will have worked: Tomorrow, when you arrive at 5, I will have worked all afternoon (you state the fact and don't insist too much on the duration)
    I have been working: the same as "I have worked" but you insist on the duration.
    I've been working all afternoon, I'm exhausted !






    Réponse: Difference between these verbs de notrepere, postée le 26-04-2010 à 23:55:05 (S | E)
    Hello!

    This is like asking, what is the difference between the Présent, Imparfait, Passé simple, Futur, Subjonctif, Conditionnel, Plus-que-parfait, Futur antérieur, etc. in French. The answer: a lot of hard work, a lot of memorization, a lot of tears, a lot of screaming, a lot of coffee, maybe a few glasses of wine. You will find, however, as in both French and English and most other languages, for day to day conversation, all you need to know is past, present and future. I can't tell you the last time I used the Future Perfect Continuous in English: I will have been working... It just ain't () all that commonly used.

    P.S. Spend your time learning the Present and Past Continuous in English. These seem to stump () English learners the most. Once you have that down (), you will have been working a long time with the English language.

    WARNING:

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    Modifié par notrepere le 26-04-2010 23:56


    Réponse: Difference between these verbs de may, postée le 27-04-2010 à 03:55:44 (S | E)
    Bonsoir,

    Also, a lot of anger . However, when I ask somebody:

    " Have you ever visited the United States ", present perfect tense is my only choice to make a perfect sense, isn't it?

    Regards,


    Réponse: Difference between these verbs de notrepere, postée le 27-04-2010 à 04:08:01 (S | E)
    Hello:

    You're right, May. You better learn ALL of the present tenses in English. Present Perfect is pretty important.

    Yes, I have visited the United States. I live there. However, I have never visited France.

    WARNING:


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    Modifié par lucile83 le 27-04-2010 08:03
    You need not warn people; American English is not that dangerous, is it?



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