THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE AND PAST TENSE

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The difference between two simple tenses

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SIMPLE PRESENT AND PAST TENSE By : misterhadi

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present tense Past tense To describe actions that happen regularly or repeatedly. To describe actions started and finished at the specific time in the past. We use...

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present tense Past tense (+) subject + verb/s (-) subject +do/does + not + verb (?) Do/Does + subject + verb..? (+) subject + verb2 (-) subject + did + not + verb (?) Did + subject + verb ...? structure

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present tense Past tense (+) He studies English every Friday. (-) He doesn’t study English every Friday. (?) Does he study English every Friday? (+) He studied English yesterday. (-) He didn’t study English yesterday. (?) Did he study English yesterday? Examples :

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Did you know...? Most of the action verbs are used in PAST tense although we don’t put spesific time in the past such as : yesterday, last night, two days ago, etc... But we can make them PRESENT by adding adverb of frequency such as : always, usually, often or adverb of time such as every day, twice a week, on Sundays, etc...

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Look at the following sentences... I buy this book in gramedia. I bought this book in gramedia. I always buy good books in gramedia. I buy English books in gramedia every month . He meets your English teacher. He met your English teacher. He often meets your English teacher. He meets your English teacher every Friday .

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The following action verbs are mostly used in past tense. buy sell see meet fight close open say find fight get etc..

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Examples : I bought this dictionary in Gramedia. He sold his old house and moved here. We saw the accident very clearly. Ucok fought again at school. She found your key near the toilet. I got your number from your neigbor.

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