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Had Already or Have Already: Which is Correct?

English tenses can become fairly complicated once you get past the basics of the language. For example, to understand whether to use “has already” or “had already,” it’s essential to grasp the nuances of meaning each term implies and the type of past tense you’re trying to convey. Both “had already” and “have already” are …

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Which is Correct “Are” or “Were”? When to Use Each Conjugation

“Are” and “were” are both “to be” verbs, but you cannot use them interchangeably. Since misusing these verbs can create confusion, let’s look at when which is correct: “are” or “were”? You should use “are” when the subject of your sentence is plural or from the second-person point of view (i.e., “you”) and in the …

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Can You Use “Just” With the Past Perfect Tense?

Understanding the various past tense forms in English can make even the most studied speakers feel like they are trying to master rocket science. How can you be sure which words to use and when to use them?  You can use the word “just” with past perfect tense. The past perfect tense indicates that one …

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