Let's look at ways to talk about making suggestions and requests concerning deadlines in a meeting. Complete the sentences using the correct tense.
One of the core elements of any language is its tense system. In
English the tenses have two important aspects, the simple form and the
continuous form. Do you know the tenses?
The present simple can have a future meaning when we talk about timetables (for buses, trains or planes) or schedules (for concerts, films or theatre): "Our plane arrives in half an hour."
When we want to say that something exists somewhere, we use there is or there are. Learn more about the way these very common expressions are used.
When we talk about mixed conditionals, we usually mean a combination of the second and third conditionals. Find out more and get some practice in a short exercise.
Do you sometimes get confused about whether to use for or since? Practise using them in our latest Basics exercise.
We use the present perfect to talk about an action or event that began in the past but that is still happening or is unfinished: "I've had a headache for hours."
"At 7 o’clock this morning, I was just waking up." We use the past continuous to talk about something we were doing at a particular point of time in the past.
"Are you learning English?" We make the present continuous with am / is / are and the -ing form of the verb. We use this tense to talk about things that are happening at the moment.
"Do you like whisky?" We form questions in the present simple tense with the helping verb do. The present simple is used to talk about routines and general truths.
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