Have finished or had finished?

Have finished or had finished?

“Had” is used here because it is past perfect. I have finished the work. I.e. the work has been finished without mentioning any timeline.

Has just finished or just finished?

I have just finished my homework. Having said that, In American English it’s acceptable to use” just” with simple past as well as with present perfect to express that something recently happened. I just finished my homework.

Have just done or just did?

Just is an adverb. Have done is the verb and the present perfect tense; did is also a verb and past simple tense. Unless there is another time frame in a sentence, unless there is another action, the correct verb is did.

Does just mean only?

We will look at the times when you must choose one and not the other. “Just” can mean “merely,” “barely” or “exactly.” It is also used to describe a time in the recent past, or a simple truth. Here are some examples where you can use “just” while “only” would be incorrect. I just made tea.

What tense is I have been?

The present perfect continuous is formed with have/has been and the -ing form of the verb. We normally use the present perfect continuous to emphasise that something is still continuing in the present: She has been living in Liverpool all her life.

Had been Vs have been?

“Had been” is used to mean that something happened in the past and has already ended. “Have been” and “has been” are used to mean that something began in the past and has lasted into the present time.

Has been worked?

‘Is working’ is the present continuous form of a verb which indicates that the action is being performed at the present. ‘Has been working ‘ is the present perfect continuous form of the verb which explains that an action is being performed for some time and is not over.

Had been has been have been?

“Has been” and “have been” are both in the present perfect tense. “Has been” is used in the third-person singular and “have been” is used for first- and second-person singular and all plural uses. “Had been” is the past perfect tense and is used in all cases, singular and plural.

When to use have been has been and had been?

Present perfect ‘have/has been ‘ is used when describing an action completed in the recent past and still assumes importance in the present. We use ‘had been’ when you describe something that happened in the past before something else in the past.

Has been and have been difference?

“Have been” is used in the present continuous perfect tense in the first, second, and third person plural form whereas “has been” is used in the singular form only for the third person.

What is the past tense of has been?

To make a past passive form of a continuous tense we use was/were + being + past participle of the verb. She has already be invited. She has already been invited. To make a passive form of the perfect tense we use have/has/had + been + past participle of the verb.

When to use was and were?

Generally, “was is used for singular objects and “were” is used for plural objects. So, you will use “was” with I, he, she and it while you will use “were” with you, we and they. There is a tip you might want to consider. Even though you are singular, you must use “were”.

Do you use was or were with everyone?

When using the past tense, we use was for the first and third person singular. Everyone is a third person singular pronoun. It’s, ‘everyone was…’ The subjunctive is ‘were’ for all persons, singular and plural.

Why do we use were in the second conditional?

With the phrase “If I were / if she were… etc.” you are changing the “mood” of the verb from indicative to subjunctive (see quick grammar tip below). Therefore, whenever you use the second conditional to talk (or write) about a hypothetical situation, use were instead of was in the if clause.

Can we use was in second conditional?

In the second conditional, when the verb in the if-clause is a form of be, we use were instead of was. Note that this use of were is possible and recommended with all subjects. Was is also becoming acceptable, but many grammarians still insist that you should use were.

Is if she were correct grammar?

“If she was” is past tense, indicative mood. It describes something that happened or may have happened in the past. “If she were” is present tense, subjunctive mood. It describes a hypothetical situation that is not true.

Is it I was or I were?

The confusion occurs because when writing in the past tense, I was is correct while I were is incorrect. However, when writing about non-realistic or hypothetical situations, if I were is the only correct choice. Even though they look almost identical, if I was and if I were are not interchangeable.

Is it grammatically correct to say if I were you?

From my research online the correct way is to say “If I were you” and not “If I was you” because this is the “subjunctive mood”. However they don’t say the underlying reason for it. They just say use “If I were you” when it is subjunctive. I read that the subjunctive is a mood and not a Tense.

Who were you or who you?

“You were” , is correct. As I said above, was and were are in the past tense, but they are used differently. Was is used in the first person singular (I) and the third person singular (he, she, it). Were is used in the second person singular and plural (you, your, yours) and first and third person plural (we, they).

What if I were to tell you?

In other words, it is used to hypothesis about an unreal / impossible present or future situation: If I were to tell you (but I have no intention of doing so. In other words, it is used to hypothesis about an unreal / impossible present or future situation: If I were to tell you (but I have no intention of doing so.

What is the meaning of if I were you?

B1. used when you give someone advice: If I were you, I’d probably go. I think I’d take the money if I were you.

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