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  Verb Tenses
Present progressive tense describes an ongoing action that is happening at the same time the statement is written.
Present perfect tense describes an action that happened at an indefinite time in the past or that began in the past and continues in the present.This tense is formed by using has/have with the past participle of the verb.
Present perfect progressive tense describes an action that began in the past, continues in the present, and may continue into the future.
leo.stcloudstate.edu /grammar/tenses.html   (732 words)

 Verb Tense Consistency
Contains is present tense, referring to a current state; washed down is past, but should be present (wash down) because the minerals are currently continuing to wash down.
Use present tense to state facts, to refer to perpetual or habitual actions, and to discuss your own ideas or those expressed by an author in a particular work.
The present perfect is also used to narrate action that began in real life in the past but is not completed, that is, may continue or may be repeated in the present or future.
owl.english.purdue.edu /handouts/grammar/g_tensec.html   (2136 words)

 Present Tense Productions Home
Present Tense produces film and video for broadcast, exhibits, educational markets, nonprofits, and business.
In 1999, Karen and Nancy formalized years of collaboration by creating Present Tense to produce documentary and educational media.
Present Tense’s first project was Roots of Discovery (for NASA, the National Science Foundation, and NASDA, Japan’s space agency).
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 Present Tense Gallery: News
Actually a contemporary craft gallery, Present Tense carries everything from metal, wood and paper wall art to cabinets and boxes and glass bowls that resemble sea glass.
Present Tense, a contemporary craft gallery tucked into the charming main street of San Clemente, is filled with the whimsical, wonderful work of artists from all over the country.
Visit Present Tense for a one-of-a-kind piece of art for your home or a gift that will be forever treasured.
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 Verbs - Present Tense
The present tense refers to a sentence where the action is currently taking place.
Examples of present tense sentences are "He runs", "She reads", and "They play".
Turning a verb root into a present tense verb depends on if the verb is a weak or strong verb:
www.unc.edu /~echeran/paadanool/lesson4.html   (47 words)

 BGreek: Lk 19:1-10: ambiguous present tense
present tense for Zacchaeus' declaration, in response to scoffers' outrage
present tense in English to translate the Greek present tense.
the use of the present tense in v.
www.ibiblio.org /bgreek/test-archives/html4/1995-11/11289.html   (525 words)

  Using Verb Tenses
The simple present is used to describe an action, an event, or condition that is occurring in the present, at the moment of speaking or writing.
The simple present is used when the precise beginning or ending of a present action, event, or condition is unknown or is unimportant to the meaning of the sentence.
While the simple present and the present progressive are sometimes used interchangeably, the present progressive emphasises the continuing nature of an act, event, or condition.
www.arts.uottawa.ca /writcent/hypergrammar/usetense.html   (2849 words)

 Greek Tenses
The present tense may be used to describe an action that, begun in the past, continues in the present.
The present tense may be used fairly frequently in narrative literature to portray a past event vividly, as though the reader were in the midst of the scene as it unfolds.
The present tense may be used to describe a future event, though it typically adds the connotations of immediacy and certainty.
www.bcbsr.com /greek/gtense.html   (2115 words)

 Matsuno (specific) - The Present Tense: An Impossible Dream?
However, statements in the present progressive tense are multi-agential in their implication in that what is responsible for making those descriptive events progressive is not limited to the author of the statements, though the possibility that the author could eventually monopolize the agential capacity could not totally be eliminated.
Consequently, the memory of completed progression in the present and the anonymous objectivity of progression in the present based upon the memory, when combined together, yields a likelihood of a dynamics to be described in the present tense.
Association of progression in the present with the present memory of completed progression cannot be objectified on its own unless, for instance, the memory is claimed to remain invariant.
www.focusing.org /apm_papers/matsuno3.html   (1585 words)

 Present tense
In Norwegian, the present tense is formed by adding an -r ending to the infinitive.
Unlike many other languages, the present tense verb does not have to be conjugated to agree with the subject of the sentence.
While most present tense verbs are formed by adding an -r to the infinitive, there are a few that have an irregular present tense.
www.stolaf.edu /depts/norwegian/web/present.html   (195 words)

 Aktionsart & the Present Tense
It is incorrect to think of the time element (present time) as fundamental to a present tense verb and to therefore conclude that linear action is just a trait that may or may not accrue to the verb.
The idiom is as old as the tense itself and is due to the failure in the development of separate tenses for punctiliar and linear action in the ind. of present time.
In the former case, it is present, and in the latter, past; however it serves the same purpose in both cases.
www.ntgreek.net /present.htm   (2169 words)

 ENGLISH PAGE - Verb Tense Tutorial
Verb tenses are tools that English speakers use to express time in their language.
I had studied a little English before I moved to the U.S. will have studied every tense by the time I finish this course.
I am going to have studied every tense by the time I finish this course.
www.englishpage.com /verbpage/verbtenseintro.html   (298 words)

 Spanish Grammar: present progressive
The present progressive is formed by combining the verb "to be" with the present participle.
Sometimes when forming the present participle it is necessary to change the spelling of a word so that it agrees with the way it is pronounced.
To form the present progressive, simply conjugate the verb estar to agree with the subject of the sentence, and follow it with the present participle.
www.studyspanish.com /lessons/presprog.htm   (347 words)

 Tense and related topics
And most English "traditional tenses" (i.e, the tenses that are "sort of the same as" the 6 tenses Latin had: present, imperfect, future, perfect, pluperfect, and future perfect) canonically use only a few combinations.
Linguists reserve the technical term "tense" for true inflection, i.e, one that produces a real change in a single word, as in Latin or Spanish, which are inflectional languages and have a lot of tenses, all encompassed paradigmatically.
The rule is that the FORM of the next verb (Infinitive, Past or Present Participle, inflected form, etc.) is determined by the preceding verb, and the first verb is inflected for tense (past or present), and person and number subject agreement in the present (and in the past for "be").
www-personal.umich.edu /~jlawler/aue/tense.html   (2323 words)

 Spanish Grammar: present perfect
Because the present perfect is a compound tense, two verbs are required: the main verb and the auxiliary verb.
In Spanish, the present perfect tense is formed by using the present tense of the auxiliary verb "haber" with the past participle.
The present perfect tense is frequently used for past actions that continue into the present, or continue to affect the present.
www.studyspanish.com /lessons/presperfect.htm   (505 words)

 The Present Tense in Spanish
The formal study of the various moods and tenses of Spanish verbs will be be spread out over several weeks of the semester, and the individual exercises will normally concentrate on the tense/mood being studied.
Verbs whose infinitive ends in -uir (but not -guir) insert a y in present tense endings whenever the ending does not contain the sound “i”, that is, in all forms except for nosotros and vosotros.
As indicated at the beginning, the present tense is used to indicate an action in progress, and this is true even if the action began in past time but the emphasis is on the present time.
users.ipfw.edu /jehle/courses/PRESENT1.HTM   (961 words)

 Writing Tips: Sentence Builder - Verbs - Verb Tense   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The present tense shows that an action is taking place in the present but does not indicate when the action will end.
Use the present tense to describe something that is universally true and not limited to a particular time.
Use the present tense to discuss the contents of a book, a poem, or an essay even though the work might be written in the past.
www2.actden.com /writ_den/tips/sentence/tense.htm   (275 words)

 ENGLISH PAGE - Present Perfect
It is like saying, "I have the experience of..." You can also use this tense to say that you have never had a certain experience.
Using the Present Perfect suggests that we are still waiting for the action to happen.
Present Perfect suggests the process is not complete and more actions are possible.
www.englishpage.com /verbpage/presentperfect.html   (887 words)

 Writing Guide: Present-Tense Verbs
The tense of the verb in a sentence reflects the time at which the action is set.
The present tense highlights the vividness with which they re-occur whenever they pass through our minds and, because they're works of fiction, they can and do relive with every re-reading.
Thus, to avoid the sense that they are neutral and unconcerned, speakers often use the present tense when relating a past action, since it lends the story a sense of being right there right then.
www.usu.edu /markdamen/WritingGuide/14prtens.htm   (1071 words)

 15: Present Progressive Tense
This is the most basic tense in D'ni and we recognize it by the absence of prefixes.
When the present tense verb becomes progressive, it describes an action that is currently in progress, that is happening right now in the present:
These present progressive verbs, when translated into English, will always take the form of subject + to be + verb-ing — the -ing ending in English is often a clue that you have a progressive tense.
linguists.bahro.com /domahreh/lessons/lesson15.html   (323 words)

It is important to remember that tense is not the same as time and that the actions started in the past, continue now and will go on in the future.
This tense is used to describe actions that began in the past, still go on in the present and possibly in the future.
The other tense used to express future in English is formed with the auxiliary "will" followed by a verb in the infinitive form of the main verb.
www.geocities.com /gob72/grammarverbtenses.html   (1769 words)

 Welcome to Present Tense
Present Tense: Films and Discussion is offering an outstanding and inspirational fall film series.
Present Tense is a non-profit, volunteer film organization that offers independent cinema and documentaries as well as intelligent community discussions.
No one will be turned away from our shows or talks.
www.presenttensefilms.com   (271 words)

 Use the Present Tense/Plain Language Action & Info Network
A document written in the present tense is more immediate and less complicated.
Even if you are covering an event that occurred in the past, you can clarify the material for your reader by writing as much as possible in the present tense.
You help your reader understand and relate to your document if you eliminate the need for him or her to "translate" the text from the past or conditional tense into the present.
www.blm.gov /nhp/NPR/handbk_14.html   (306 words)

 Tense & Time
Will take is often thought of as "future tense" but this use of the auxiliary is only one way of expressing future time, and in any case the auxiliary verb will is present tense.
The vivid present conveys a sense of immediacy.
The tense of a verb in a subordinate clause may be 'attracted' to the past tense of a main clause.
www.phon.ucl.ac.uk /home/dick/tta/tense/tense.htm   (1640 words)

 Present Perfect Tense - When to Use
We use the Present Perfect Tense to talk about an action which started in the past and continuous up to now.
We also use the Present Perfect Tense to talk about a past action that has the result in the present.
Present Continuous Tense when to use; how to form; ing forms of the verbs; English action and state verbs; the difference between the Present Continuous and the Present Simple tenses; test.
www.eclecticenglish.com /grammar/PresentPerfect1A.html   (387 words)

 English Grammar: Simple Present Tense (EnglishClub.com)
Note that with the verb to be, we can also use the simple present tense for situations that are not general.
This page shows the use of the simple present tense to talk about general events.
But note that there are some other uses for the simple present tense, for example in conditional or if sentences, or to talk about the future.
www.englishclub.com /grammar/verb-tenses_present.htm   (214 words)

 Lagelands Grammar - Present tense
To be able to form the present tense of regular verbs, it is important that you are able to determine the stem (stam) of the verb.
Once you have the stem of the verb, forming the present tense is easy.
Below you will find the conjugation of the present tense of hebben (to have) and zijn (to be).
www.ucl.ac.uk /dutch/grammatica/present_tense.htm   (486 words)

 Past Tense? Present?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It should appear in the present tense, "twists," or the other verbs should be changed to the past tense as well.
Here both wrote and lived are in the past tense since they refer to Dillard's life, not her writings.
You can remember to write about literature in the present tense because you are currently reading or thinking about it.
writing2.richmond.edu /writing/wweb/litpres.html   (417 words)

 Revelle Humanities -- The Literary Present
The basic rule is: You should use the past tense when discussing historical events, while you should use the literary present when discussing fictional events.
When you are writing about writers or artists as they express themselves in their work, stay in present tense.
Examine your changes of tense very carefully, however, and see if there is a logical reason for them.
humanities.ucsd.edu /writing/workshop/present.htm   (152 words)

 Present Continuous Tense - When to Use
The Present Continuous Tense is also used to talk about activities happening in the near future, especially for planned future events.
Quick Spelling Hint: Make sure you DO NOT spell this tense as Present Continuos or Present Continous that appear to be very typical spelling mistakes.
Present Perfect Tense - when to use; how to form; how to use yet already, for and since; the difference between the Present Perfect and the Past Simple tenses
www.eclecticenglish.com /grammar/PresentContinuous1A.html   (254 words)

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