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differences between the tenses


differences between the tenses
does anyone know where i can find a comprehensive list which details the differences between the tenses. u know (present perfect vs. present perf progressive; past tense vs. present perfect; past progressive vs. past perf progressive; etc.)

because some of the differences are so minute and they even overlap in some areas (i think). sometimes two tenses can be used but it differs with the speaker �s meaning.
if anyone has the info regarding this, i would appreciate that very much. 

19 Aug 2009      

United Kingdom

I haven �t got anything like this but you can hace a look at these two printables:
Hope it helps :)

19 Aug 2009     


maiagarri, you didn �t mention. Is this material for you or for your students? With exercises or without? Either way, a good Grammar book, such as Cambridge �s English Grammar in Use,  will be indispensable. I also recommend Round Up (Longman). It is a series which combines games and fun with serious systematic practice of English Grammar.
Check here.
I always suggest it my ss � parents - up to them to decide about buying or not -  from Level 2 up, to buy a grammar and these two I suggest are also used in British Council in Portugal.
Idalina Jorge

19 Aug 2009