Author Topic: Amount of users per program at theSwamp  (Read 17547 times)

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sinc

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Re: Amount of users per program at theSwamp
« Reply #90 on: October 03, 2007, 07:00:03 PM »
ne has always eluded me.

Write
Wrote
Written

What's the rule to this?

It's a tense thing.  "write" is used for the simple present tense - "I write", "you write", etc.

"wrote" is the simple past tense - "I wrote", "you wrote", etc.

"written" is used mainly in the perfect tenses.  "Perfect" means that it indicates an action that has reached its conclusion, and the related "perfect progressive" means the action is still going on.  But each of these has three different variants, depending on whether we are talking about something in the past, the present, or the future:

Past Perfect:  "I had written"
Past Perfect Progressive:  "I had been writing"
Present Perfect:  "I have written"
Present Perfect Progressive:  "I have been writing"
Future Perfect:  "I will have written"
Future Perfect Progressive:  "I will have been writing"

Birdy

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Re: Amount of users per program at theSwamp
« Reply #91 on: October 03, 2007, 07:39:13 PM »
heh.
around here it's just all "writ"
"excuse me while I get this proposal writ up."

(I'm not from around here) :|

Josh Nieman

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Re: Amount of users per program at theSwamp
« Reply #92 on: October 03, 2007, 10:51:50 PM »
heh.
around here it's just all "writ"
"excuse me while I get this proposal writ up."

(I'm not from around here) :|

Finally, someone talking sense!

Maverick®

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Re: Amount of users per program at theSwamp
« Reply #93 on: October 04, 2007, 08:52:46 AM »
It's a tense thing.  "write" is used for the simple present tense - "I write", "you write", etc.

"wrote" is the simple past tense - "I wrote", "you wrote", etc.

"written" is used mainly in the perfect tenses.  "Perfect" means that it indicates an action that has reached its conclusion, and the related "perfect progressive" means the action is still going on.  But each of these has three different variants, depending on whether we are talking about something in the past, the present, or the future:

Past Perfect:  "I had written"
Past Perfect Progressive:  "I had been writing"
Present Perfect:  "I have written"
Present Perfect Progressive:  "I have been writing"
Future Perfect:  "I will have written"
Future Perfect Progressive:  "I will have been writing"


The things I learn here.  :-o :-D

Greg B

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Re: Amount of users per program at theSwamp
« Reply #94 on: October 04, 2007, 09:28:22 AM »
"written" is used mainly in the perfect tenses.  "Perfect" means that it indicates an action that has reached its conclusion

Ah!  Well then I was correct with wrote, because none of my actions ever reach a conclusion.