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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #123806: Vocabulary: past, present, future...
    > Other English exercises on the same topics: Conjunctions | Idioms [Change theme]
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    Vocabulary: past, present, future...







    In order to help you speak about the past and the present...


     At present

     Just now 

     At the moment  The present 
     At present/ presently                                           Recently 
     Not long ago  Then

     At one time

     At one/ some point 

     At that time 
     On that occasion  Two days ago                                                   

     A long time ago

     Long ago

     It dates from 
     It goes back to  Old 
     Ancient  Antique/ ancient         
     An antique                     Original 






     Before  beforehand       
     Prior/ previous  prior to 
     Previously/ earlier                                                 in a former life            
     The past 

     in olden days 

     in olden times 

     Earlier  in the past 
     Old fashioned  outdated/ obsolete                                                  
     Out-of-date antiquated 
     Current/ present up-to-date





      BEWARE: FALSE FRIENDS... (1) actual= real, existing in act, fact, or reality;

                                                      (2) presently= now, at the present time. 



    ... and about the future too...

     My former husband  my husband-to-be 
     At some future date                                    in weeks/ years to come 
     Soon  in a while/ shortly 
     In the near future  in the distant future 
     After a while  impending 
     Afterwards the following day/ month                              
     Before long at some future date
     In the long run                                                   after doing it 

    Let's keep a  FEW EXPRESSIONS in mind: 

    - He left a long time ago... 

    - It's been a long time since (+ preterite)... 

    - He left before I could tell him...

    - Do it before going to bed...

    - It has lost its former charm... 

    - That was prior to her resignation... 

    - ... a state-of-the-art car...

    - it's the very latest thing...  




    Those words and expressions will help you pass this test with flying colours... 


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    1. 'I remember meeting your father in England , but I can’t remember whether it was in summer or not.'

    2. 'My last visit to my cousin January when we celebrated his 25th birthday.'

    3. The of this car was a little lady who drove very carefully.

    4. If I had known what his reaction would be, I wouldn’t have acted in such a way.

    5. He speaks French so well that , he must have taught it.

    6. When I saw the black clouds and felt the raging wind, I knew that storm was going to destroy the area.

    7. 'My Mum’s train arrived an hour ago. Mum should be home . Wait for her. she’ll be glad to see you.'

    8. He looks very tired . He’s had a sleepless night. I’m sure he’ll feel better in a few days.

    9. She had sent two letters to give more information her arrival in the area.

    10. It may be difficult for him now, but his wages will increase and everything will be alright.

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