Present perfect & past simple; for & since

  I’ve started working for the company in 1984. The sentence above is wrong. Now take a look at the ones below. Which sentences are correct? I started working for the company since 1984 I started working for the company in 1984 I have worked for the company since 33 years I have been working for theContinue reading “Present perfect & past simple; for & since”

Past Simple / Present Perfect – The sushi restaurant example

A: There’s a sushi restaurant not far from here. Do you know it? => B1: Yes, but I didn’t try it. => B2: Yes, but I haven’t tried it. I hear so many conversations on similar lines in the classroom and sometimes a discussion arises over which of the two answers – B1 or B2Continue reading “Past Simple / Present Perfect – The sushi restaurant example”

3 questions about time periods

You start chatting to a student who you haven’t met before; it’s the 14 February. She/he arrived in Malta on 07 February; she/he returns home on the 28 February. You don’t have this information so at some point you will probably need to use one of these questions: How long have you been staying here for? – ThisContinue reading “3 questions about time periods”

Pokémon Go and a grammar problem

“I probably would have never went down there if it weren’t for this game,” Wiggins told CNN. My question for you is not about Pokémon Go but rather about a comment made to the news agency CNN by a game player (see above). There’s a major grammar mistake. What is it? After you’ve sent in your answer, read andContinue reading “Pokémon Go and a grammar problem”