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Now, when the garden awaits the return of spring
Now, when the silence is deep and blue
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Mind Map - Verb tenses

zapppsrzapppsr Posts: 231 ✭✭✭
edited November 2014 in The Tenses
Verb tenses is always a requested topic in any English learning discussion. I'm always trying to explore and get familiarized with them. That's why I did an adaptation of a very good map I found on the web.

Please let e know if everything is correct and we can discuss if there are more variations. In this one I didn't use negatives or questions, that I already know are other possibilities.



  • zapppsrzapppsr Posts: 231 ✭✭✭
    @lynne Hi! I tried to announce this topic but it does not show on recent topics. How does it work?
  • BobmendezBobmendez Posts: 397 ✭✭✭
    @zapppsr, I watched your map carefully. It is interesting and helpfull, but shouldn't 'I shall wash the car' be placed beside 'I will wash the car' in simple future? I thought 'shall' is the outdated auxiliary for (We, I) simple future but not the modal verb.
  • BobmendezBobmendez Posts: 397 ✭✭✭
    'We are meeting tomorrow'
    How about this future? It should be mentioned in your map. I suspect there are other ways to talk about the future. I would like to see the map where all these are classified and sorted.
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,657 mod
    edited December 2014
    @Bobmendez‌ - Shall is still used in the UK, but usually for making a suggestion, or for emphasis, so "I will wash the car", would be more natural, unless you are having a little argument with yourself. :wink:


    @zappsr - It's a very good illustration. Have you ever tried using Prezi?
  • zapppsrzapppsr Posts: 231 ✭✭✭
    Hi folks. Thanks for replying and sorry for being absent all this time. Yes Lynne, I'm familiar with Prezi. I have made one or two presentations with it but didn't invest much on it. I use Powerpoint mot of the time.

    So Lynne, as a native speaker would you suggest any changes on the mind map. The examples by @Bobmendez should be included?

  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,657 mod
    edited January 2015
    You need to correct the "I will have been washing that car..." sentence. Can you see why?

    I will have been washing that car for years. = You must be tired by now.
    Post edited by Lynne on
  • zapppsrzapppsr Posts: 231 ✭✭✭
    "for years this June" instead of "for the years"?
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,131 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    simple and informative!!!
  • zahirzahir Posts: 32 ✭✭
    Good map to show the verb tense. Would you please tell me the difference of using "I may wash the car" and "I might wash the car"?
  • BobmendezBobmendez Posts: 397 ✭✭✭
    I think the latter is less probable and more polite in case it is an offer.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,131 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Making sentences out of this map is more complicated!:)
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 6,744 mod
    So what is now the result of the map, is it worth to look at and learn from it?
  • zapppsrzapppsr Posts: 231 ✭✭✭
    Yes... Do I have to correct anything and post version 1.1?
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,131 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Do you have version 1.1 of this map?
  • zapppsrzapppsr Posts: 231 ✭✭✭
    Not yet. Will do it if necessary.
  • MOHSENMOHSEN Posts: 114 ✭✭
    its really great :)
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    It's very useful to the person who isn't native speaker, but some time wants to revise grammar. Thanks!
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0
    Thank you for sharing this map! I'm having a difficulty in terms of tenses. Now I can use this as my guide!
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    It's a really good map. It's clear for learner. It's my new wallpaper
  • zapppsrzapppsr Posts: 231 ✭✭✭
    Nice!!! Glad that you all liked it!
  • SairaSaira Posts: 846 ✭✭✭
    @zapppsr ,It's very good map,for remembering tense,I appreciated.Thanks
  • DinaZDinaZ Posts: 14 ✭✭
    @zapppsr thank you, I took it.
  • madhugmadhug Posts: 779 ✭✭✭
    excellent info graphic image, everybody can easily understand it. it is very useful to new English learners. Thank you for sharing image.
  • RobRob Posts: 39 ✭✭
    Hi, zapppsr!
    Which software did you use to make the map? Can you become file available for download?

  • zapppsrzapppsr Posts: 231 ✭✭✭
    Hi Rob. I used https://www.xmind.net/ to create the file.
    Do you want the .xmind file to edit?
  • RobRob Posts: 39 ✭✭
    Yes, @zapppsr. I have xmind installed in my machine. Could you send me file, please?

  • zapppsrzapppsr Posts: 231 ✭✭✭
    You can download it here.
  • DerKutscherDerKutscher Posts: 7
    Hi zappsr ,

    you are my personal rescuer... :)
    I've never understood the tenses.
    This a very good summary of it.


  • zapppsrzapppsr Posts: 231 ✭✭✭
    You are welcome @DerKutscher
  • Thanks zapppsr, this map will be very useful to me :). This year I am suppose to do a exercise with all verb tenses .Unfortunately, I am kinda scared.... Do you have any advices or tips for me?
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