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Tenses diagram - MIND MAP



moravc
Czech Republic

Tenses diagram - MIND MAP
 
Dear friends,
have you ever seen a diagram of (all) English tenses with explanations which tense to use in which case?
It would look like a picture of interlinked bubbles or something...
It might look like a "spiders web" - decision making diagram - which tense to use...

For example:
1a) On Mondays, every week - about past - use past simple
1b) On Mondays, every week - about present time - use Present Simple
1c) You speak about everyday actions - Use Present Simple
2) You speak about todayīs actions - Use Present Continuous
3) The second part of the sentence is in Past Simple - Use Past Perfect for previous actions
4) The first sentence is in Present Perfect and the second sentence tells the exact time of the action. - Use Past Simple or Past Continous...

So I am looking for  "a  map of directions" which tense to use ...

IT IS MEANT AS  A TOOL FOR ADVANCED STUDENTS - SOMETHING WHICH WOULD HELP THEM TO MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION WHILE DOING THE MUTLIPLE CHOICE TEST on tenses.

Could you help me? Have you seen something like that?
Please pleaase, need your help !

morav.

26 Jan 2009      



macomabi
Portugal

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/esl/esltensverb.htm

Try this one.l

26 Jan 2009     



macomabi
Portugal

http://www.athabascau.ca/courses/engl/155/support/verb_tenses.htm

or this one... Is this what you are looking for?

26 Jan 2009     



moravc
Czech Republic

Dear mariabizarro,

They are both useful, but I was looking for a diagram - something like:

Question1.... -- 1a-yes ----------- use Present Simple or Present Continous --------
--- Question2 .. ---- 2a) YES - use PContinous
                   .. ---- 2b) NO  - use PSimple
Question1..... --1b-no ------------- use Past tenses

I rather looking for a picture - diagram - decision making map , not a table...

Anyway, Thanks a lot !
I will use some information from those websites as well.
Thank you.

27 Jan 2009     



jecika
Serbia

Hello moravc,
is this what you are looking for?
Unfortunatelly I wasnīt able to find any mind maps with all the tenses

http://www.tt-group.net/text/Mind_maps/Mind-maps-Past-Simple-Tense.htm

 the past simple tense

http://www.tt-group.net/text/mape_uma/mape_uma_2.htm
 the present simple tense

Good luck

27 Jan 2009     



moravc
Czech Republic

Dear jecika,
thatīs what I was looking for... :-D
I would be extremely happy to find something liket that for all tenses...

If anyone of you, my dear friends, would come over a such mind map, please please let me know.

Thanks !!

27 Jan 2009     



aftab57
United Kingdom

Are these any use.
 
 
 
although this is same as jecika above .

27 Jan 2009     



moravc
Czech Republic

Yeah, good ones ! Thank you.

Maybe I will find a complex mind map for all tenses later. Question

Or I will try to make a new map of tenses...
But it seems a really hard work !Confused

27 Jan 2009     



eslweb
United Kingdom

Morav,

I don īt know if you are still looking for a Mindmap for the tenses, but I thought it was a good idea and have added one to my site. You can find it at:
http://www.jamesabela.co.uk/intermediate/Grammar/index.html

If you can learn all of the tenses on the map, then you will be doing very well indeed. I doubt many native speakers would know them all.

James

14 Mar 2009