Most common errors with Tense
English grammar में tense का बहुत महत्वपूर्ण role है तथा Tense से यह पता चलता है कि कोई कार्य किस काल (वर्तमान , भूत या भविष्य ) में हो रहा है. इसलिए tense शब्द verb के रूप का बोध कराता है, Tense से सम्बंधित कई प्रश्न competitive exams में पूछे जाते है/ कुछ common errors नीचे दी गई है, Lets have a look……
Incorrect: I have come Delhi yesterday.
Correct: I came Delhi yesterday.
Incorrect: They have gone to America a week ago.
Correct: They went to America a week ago.
Explanation:– we use simple past tense with Yesterday, last +night/week/day/month/year, ago.
Incorrect: I had seen him last week.
Correct: I saw him last week.
Incorrect: I know Mr. Gupta for the past five years.
Correct: I have known Mr. Gupta for the past five years.
Incorrect: After she arrived home from school, she cooks food for the family.
Correct: After she arrives home from school, she cooks food for the family. (verb-tense consistency)
Correct: After she arrived home from school, she cooked food for the family. (verb-tense consistency)
Incorrect: He ate nothing since yesterday.
Correct: He has eaten nothing since yesterday.
Incorrect: It’s time we should buy a new car.
Correct: It’s time we bought a new car.
Incorrect: It is high time you would get a job.
Correct: It is high time you got a job.
Explanation:– Use simple past tense [sub.+V2] with It is time/it is high time/It is right time.
Incorrect: The student complained that his pen was stolen.
Correct: The student complained that his pen had been stolen.
Incorrect: I didn’t see him since he left New York.
Correct: I have not seen him since he left New York.
Rule:– Present perfect + since + simple past
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Incorrect: I finished the homework recently.
Correct: I have finished the homework recently.
Explanation:–We use the words Recently, already, yet, so far with perfect tense.
Incorrect: Tom has been watching the Oscar nominated film three times.
Correct: Tom watched the Oscar nominated film three times.
Incorrect: The fond is flooded with water because it is raining continuously for the last three days.
Correct: The fond is flooded with water because it has been raining continuously for the last three days.
Incorrect: A wise man did not pretend to know everything.
Correct: A wise man does not pretend to know everything.