Present Progressive Instead of Present Simple

I’ve had much discussion with many people about a certain use of Present Progressive tense instead of Present Simple tense. I perfectly well know that Present Simple speaks of habitual actions, events, and facts. What about Present Progressive? It is a rather young tense in English and I really intend to understand it’s usage in … Read more

What’s the difference between “has had,” and “had had?” [closed]

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it’s on-topic for English Language & Usage Stack Exchange. Closed 8 years ago. Improve this question I was writing an essay for my school project, and I stumbled upon this type of grammatical situation and … Read more

“I had lived before i moved” vs. “I lived before I have recently moved” (Both correct?) [closed]

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it’s on-topic for English Language & Usage Stack Exchange. Closed 5 years ago. Improve this question I would like to know if both of the following sentences are grammatically correct: I had lived in London … Read more

Is this correct: “Why does the fact that John has a girlfriend bothers me so much?”

‘Why does the fact that John has a girlfriend bothers me so much?’ Is this grammatically correct? I mean the tenses. ‘Does’ and ‘bothers’ sound a little awkward to me. Answer It sounds a lot awkward to me. You can’t have does followed by a verb with the -s suffix. You need does…bother. AttributionSource : … Read more

Since + present perfect

“Since the company downsixed, it’s harder to get good internal customer service from Human Resources and Finance.” Shouldn’t it be “Since the company downsized, it has been harder to get…”? I thought we should use the present perfect after the word “since”. Please explain. Thank you. Answer You are correct. Your second sentence is better. … Read more

Should I use the present simple or present continuous here?

Which of these two paragraphs is correct? The first paragraph: Secondly, the author gives an example about meerkats. He argues that the sentinel meerkat guards his group while they are eating or searching for food… The second paragraph: Secondly, the author gives an example about meerkats. He argues that the sentinel meerkat guards his group … Read more