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TIME EXPRESSIONS USED WITH VARIOUS TENSE FORMS


Usually, never, seldom, always, generally
These expressions are almost always used with the simple present tense.
·         He seldom donates money to charities.
·         He always wears neat clothes.
·         You never thank me for anything.
·         I usually drink coffee in the morning.
At present, now, at the moment, right now etc
These expressions are usually used with the present continuous tense.
·         I am learning German now.
·         He is working on a new novel at present.
·         He is doing research in molecular biology at the moment.
Already, just, yet
These expressions are usually used with the present perfect tense.
·         I have already watched that movie.
·         We have not yet heard from them.
·         John has just left.
Since and for
These time expressions are usually used with the present perfect and present perfect continuous tenses.
·         We have lived here since 1999.
·         I have been working since morning.
·         It has been raining for hours.
·         We have been living here for six years.
Yesterday, last year, some years ago
Use these expressions with the simple past tense.
·         I met him yesterday.
·         His father died three years ago.
·         I visited Japan last year.
Tomorrow, next year, next month
These expressions are usually used with the simple future tense.
·         I will talk to him tomorrow.
·         We will move to our new home next month.
·         He will retire next year.


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