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What is the different between (The company was benefited from xxx) & (The company benefited from xxx) and which is better?

[TLDR] Why is the "I am seeing a lady" phrase mean that the guy who's saying this means that he's dating her, that it is not only at the moment of saying it, that it happens every day and why do I ...

do these sentences have different meanings? When she was back, I decided to do my homework.(Can this one have two meanings?) I decided to do my homework when she was back.(Can this one have two ...

How can I tell what the past participle of something is- especially if the past participle is usually different? Ex: Drink = have drunk, choose = had chosen, and bring = have brought. If these are all ...

I've seen '' Would have + ed '' in the sense of have + ed or just ed. why ? for example : Context : '' Z had no house because he's poor but now he has a house. A and B his friends are wondering how ...

"Have never been" or "never was", which one is grammatical in the following context? John: Hey Subha, can you please make pizza for us tonight? Me: You know I have never been/was never a good ...

12: Depression is so much misunderstood and still so powerful. If you asked me what I was feeling, I would tell you I actually feel absolutely nothing, I try so hard to feel something but nothing ...

Here’s the two sentences: This has not always been the case. This might not have always been the case. Obviously, using "has" in the first and "have" in the second is correct. I know that. ...

What's the difference between below questions? Are they the same? Did you see the movie? Have you seen the movie? Had you seen the movie? I have used question 1 and 2 in situations when ...

When you have a sentence in the direct speech talking about someone’s age such as “a producer discovered me when I was 13” How does it change into the reported speech? he said a producer had ...

Can we use past continuous tense to refer a past habit with adverbs of frequency words? For example: He was going for a morning walk every day.

What's the differences between the following sentences: I'm very proud to have been involved in this project. I'm very proud to be involved in this project. Are they all correct? Thank you....

I watched a movie and later discussed it with my friend. Is the example below correct? I recognised the actor today. Before I hadn't known he is there. Or is it better to say: I recognised the ...

Can I use "before" with past simple? Or "earlier" is better? Wear this shirt. This one is better. I told you it is okay. I wore it before/earlier. (meaning a moment ago)

I have this sentence Figure 2 shows a screenshot of a dialogue for creating an anchor. In this dialogue, the anchor ( has been / is / was ?) specified by a text pattern. I don't want to say how ...

If something is being written in the past tense, is it correct to say: He was graduating high school in June and entering college in August? How should it be stated?

I learned that you can use Past simple even if something happened before the statement in the past if you are talking about specific time (such as year, month etc.). But is it possible to say ...

What are your motivations for doing this course? What do you want to achieve? Are you wanting a practical outcome, are you just browsing, or do you want to further develop your understanding of a ...

I am very happy to have helped you. I'm very happy to be helped you. I'm very happy to help you. I was very happy to had helped you. By the first sentence, I wanted to mean that I've helped someone ...

Again I am wondering which version is more suitable: "Do you love me?" "I don`t know." Should the response be: "You do know that whenever you say that you don't know whether you love me ...

Having received a Western-style school education and worked very hard to improve his writing skills, he later became a famous professional writer. The second worked follows the past tense aspect. But ...

Currently i am writing on essay on" has Russia economy worked well? Why or why not" I don't understand what's the implication of present perfect here. Does the question want me to discuss the economy ...

The context is a situation where I've been looking for my keys for the last a couple of minutes. First, I check the pockets of my trousers, then I check the drawers. When I was checking the ...

I was in … for x years

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"I have been in America for 10 years" indicates that the speaker is still currently in America. But what if you are not in America anymore and you want to express that you have spent 10 years living ...

I am wondering whether it is better to say: You would think that I was a thief. or You would think that I am a thief. and I wouldn't say one was more correct than the other or I ...

I am wondering about the tenses in this sentence. When I lied to him, I crossed a line. I think "lied" and "crossed a line" are correct since the lying results in me crossing the line. Does the ...

Past Simple/ Present Perfect

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Is it right to say "I've missed this programme but I've watched another informative programme" Should I say 'but I've watched...' or 'but I watched...' Thanks

If I want to say that I was able to accomplish something, when should I say "I made it", and when should I say "I've made it"? What's the difference between the two forms? Please give me a long ...

I have to write one of the following phrases into a formal correspondence (but not too formal), I was asked to review a document, and then get back to him when the document is finished 1) I have ...

a. She was happy to see her mother. Does this mean a1. She was happy when she saw her mother. a2. She was happy that she'd seen her mother. a3. She was happy that she was going to see her mother. ...

Read after his finishing homework. Read after he has finished homework. Are these sentences correct? What's the difference between them?

From the article "Delhi launches doorstep delivery of govt. services" in The Hindu (emphasis mine): The applicant would have to call 1076 and fix an appointment with a mobile sahayak, who will go ...

Should I write the substance of a poem In past tense or in present tense? Here are a few lines of the poem owl: Downhill I came, hungry, and yet not starved; Cold, yet had heat within me that was ...

past tense VS past

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I want to mean that while I was in Brazil, I got used to coffee. And here, what's the difference in nuance between past tense and past perfect tense? I got used to coffee when I was in Brazil. I had ...

If someone's just died ( a day, two days ago - maybe in the context of a funeral), do you use past simple or past perfect in the following cases? How long did you know her/ have you known her? ...

For example: How long will you have been studying** when you graduate?** Will you have been studying - future perfect continuous graduate - simple present. The same sentence contains two different ...

She is smelling a black rose. (Progressive verb) She is looking at the sky. (Temporary activity) We say that first sentence is a progressive verb but second is a temporary activity. I believe both ...

Present or past tense

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Is this sentence correct? If this present or past perfect tense? I cannot figure it out. I have had been doing this for eight hours.

Which one is grammatically correct? "In the last year, I had the opportunity to.." or " In the last year, I have had the opportunity to.." That's because I've read you can't use past simple ...

I read the sentence in title in an English grammar book by P.C. Wren although the actual sentence given in exercise was : One of his many good traits that (come or comes) to my mind was his modesty....

The earliest copyist engraver who had worked after Mantegna's pen drawing had simply copied the lines that Mantegna made with his pen. Mantegna made his drawing before it was copied. Then why is ...

This passage is from 6 minute English by the BBC: But because I know that is not good for my health, I do also like to go to the gym a couple of times a week and I will do some exercise like a bike ...

Should I use "Has won" or "won" in the following context? Here's the text: John: Subha, did you know our school team has won/won today's soccer match? Me: No! I didn't know that. With the ...

We usually grow vegetables in our garden, but this year we are not growing any. I saw this in a grammar exercise. I am curious why do they use "grow" instead of "grew".

1a. This football team won the league championship 3 times over the last 5 years. 1b. This football team won the league championship 3 times during the last 5 years. 1c. This football team won ...

Last week Tim went camping with his friends. They seemed (to have a good time). To having a good time. To have had a good time. To be having a good time. No improvement. ...

In the context: Ms. Johnson will be tired tonight due to the fact that she is busy with her work all day long. Is there any other way to say it correctly? For example: A) Ms. Johnson will be tired ...

I know that the verb to see can be used in the Present Continuous tense if it means: to visit/to meet someone: I'm seeing my dentist tomorrow (I've got an appointment). to watch (a movie/concert/...

Consider: I have not heard from him since he lived here. (Activity) How long is it since you were in London? (State) John is now with his parents in New York city, it is already three ...

I'm often confused the participle clause used in English grammar. He broke his leg and he went home. (= Having broken his leg, he went home.) He had broken his leg and he went home. (= Having broken ...

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