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Will – Future

"I'll be back in 30 minutes." The will - future is one way to express the future in English and is used to describe actions which are hoped for, expected or assumed or for descisions  that are made spontanously. Formation: subject + auxiliary "will"/"won't" + infinite verb Examples: They assume that she won't do her

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Past Perfect

"They had talked to the teacher... ...before they went home." The past perfect is equivalent to the German "Plusquamperfekt". It is used to express and differ between older and younger actions so if there is an action and another action, which happened before, is supposed to be described, the older action has to be expressed

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Present Perfect

"We have just bought a new car." The present perfect expresses actions which happen in the past but have a result in the present and generally don't happen regularly. It is translated into the German tenses "Perfekt" or "Präteritum". The present perfect is often indicated by "just"(= gerade), "already"(= schon -> only in sentences) or

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Conditional I

"If it wasn't raining, she wouldn't need an umbrella." The conditional I is used to express possibilities, typical behaviors in the past and for indirect speech. It is also often used in the so called if - clauses. Formation: subject + "would"* (+ not) + infinite verb Examples: We would leave now. If it wasn't

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