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Discussion in 'Primary' started by OG19, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. OG19

    OG19 New commenter

    Apologies for another spag post but does anyone have a definitive list of tenses children need to know for the Sats?
    I have past, present, future, past progressive and present perfect.
    Is that it?
  2. teacup71

    teacup71 Occasional commenter

    Looks right.
    I hope.
  3. markuss

    markuss Occasional commenter

    Future tense? Really? There isn't one in English.
  4. wordclass

    wordclass New commenter

    Present - simple and progressive; past - simple and progressive; present perfect... [Taken from Appendix 2 of NC document]

    Marcuss is referring to the fact here is no inflection (word ending) to denote future time in English.
    teacup71 likes this.
  5. markuss

    markuss Occasional commenter

    So, therefore, no future tense. Nobody nowadays is going to teach that English does have one, surely?
  6. Studyzonetv

    Studyzonetv Occasional commenter

    Last edited by a moderator: May 3, 2016
  7. Milgod

    Milgod Established commenter

    markuss was so distracted by the future tense comment that he forgot to mention that the OP called them Sats.
    teacup71 and CarrieV like this.
  8. wordclass

    wordclass New commenter

  9. teacup71

    teacup71 Occasional commenter

    oops. Sorry didn't spot future.

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