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Future Continuous

"We will be eating soon." The future continuous describes actions that take place in the future and is used to empathize a specific time when the action happens. It is often indicated by words like "after" (= nachdem) or "when" (= wenn). The future continuous, like other continuous tenses, doesn't exist in German. Formation: subject …

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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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Ancient earthworks discovered in the Amazon rainforest

Archaeologists find previously undocumented geoglyphs using drone footage ©Salman Kahn and José Iriarte The ongoing deforestation of the Amazon, which threatens to destroy the natural habitat of countless plant and animal species, has been increasingly worrying both environmental activists and state authorities all around the world for the past few decades. However, this harmful human …

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