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"The April rain, the April rain,
Comes slanting down in fitful showers,
Then from the furrow shoots the grain,
And banks are fledged with nestling flowers;
And in grey shawl and woodland bowers
The cuckoo through the April rain
Calls once again."

Mathilde Blind, April Rain
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Mind Map - Verb tenses



  • hamideljhamidelj Posts: 4
    it seems a useful map to make a review
  • HilandriusHilandrius Posts: 16 ✭✭
    This is a great map for beginners now I have everything in one place. Now I dont have to search my grammar book everytime.
  • zapppsrzapppsr Posts: 232 ✭✭✭
    And 3 months later... lol. Well, first, use the verbs that are more natural to you. Even in my native language there are verb tenses that I don't use frequently.

    Use the tenses as the need comes. If you really have to report something that could have happened in the past if it was raining or not... lol.
  • GlorianGlorian Posts: 1,251 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2015
    Hm... and what "Not used in english" means? :confused:
    May I trust this map @Lynne, do you approve?
  • nour360nour360 Posts: 62 ✭✭
    Great job @zapppsr ! thank you for sharing such a reference
  • mmuazzammmuazzam Posts: 9
    Dear Zapppsr, can you please share updated chart?
  • mmuazzammmuazzam Posts: 9
    @ Zapppsr : can you please share from where you get this chart?
  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,876 mod
    @Glorian - It's a good starting point. The tenses are difficult to "pin down" into any kind of formula. Let's keep it that way though, it will keep AI entities guessing. :wink:
  • LienLien Posts: 266 Inactive
    edited January 2016
    Thank you for your instruction, @Bubbly. @Lynne @zapppsr The mindmap is understandable. These tenses always screw up in my mind. I will learn better and harder. All of you will see my improvements. :)
  • polyethenepolyethene Posts: 20 ✭✭
    Thanks for this map of English tenses. :D Finally I have all of tenses on one page.
    If you have more maps, can you send me it?
  • zapppsrzapppsr Posts: 232 ✭✭✭
    You are welcome @polyethene ! This is the only one I have at the moment!
  • polyethenepolyethene Posts: 20 ✭✭
    @zapppsr Okay! Thanks a lot. Do you have some tricks or advice how to efficiently learn English?
  • zapppsrzapppsr Posts: 232 ✭✭✭
    Nowadays there are lots of materials online. Youtube videos teaching English, BBC learning English, forums etc... I think you are in the right track @polyethene. Just keep practicing and getting in touch with the language as much as you can.
  • polyethenepolyethene Posts: 20 ✭✭
    You are the next pearson who tell me about listening (e.g. BBC) or watching videos. I have complied to these advices and everyday I listen BBC News and Radio 4 (for 1 or more hours daily) and watch a lot of films on Youtube in English (I like TEDx presentatios and longer documentary films created by National Geographic etc.) I hope my English will be better, but I must practise writing and speaking (I need someone to speak by using Skype).
    Thanks for response!
  • zuliandri2zuliandri2 Posts: 2
    wow owesome, thanks zapppsr , it is complitely to practicing english.
  • mahnoormahnoor Posts: 3
    Where is mind map??
  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,876 mod
    Go to the first post in this thread @mahnoor.
  • makimaki Posts: 136 ✭✭✭
    Useful material!
  • SponkaSponka Posts: 1
    That is a very nice review of tenses.
  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,876 mod

    how could i see the map?, i don't know how to do it.

    Go to the first comment in this thread. You should be able to see it there. (Click on the image to enlarge it.)
  • amandafauzeaamandafauzea Posts: 2
    it's really useful map. thanks a lot!
  • rikanararikanara Posts: 3
    is there any explanation when will we use the tenses?
  • AnuradaAnurada Posts: 207 Inactive
    @zapppsr This map is very useful. I will try to make sentences by using this map thankyou
  • sammanisammani Posts: 418 ✭✭✭
    @zapppsr,this is short ,sweet and helpful.
  • pratyushbatpratyushbat Posts: 34 ✭✭
    Its not clearly stated here though
  • sarathaer93sarathaer93 Posts: 27 ✭✭
    Great job. Thank you @zapppsr
  • lakybellakybel Posts: 7
    It is very helpful to remember tenses.Thank you.
  • Indu07Indu07 Posts: 116 ✭✭
    It isa very useful map,indeed.
  • RafahRafah Posts: 2
    Thanks zapppsr. I liked it :)
  • KajiThebeKajiThebe Posts: 3
    That's really cool; loved it.
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