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tense Examples

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  • Examples of tense
    1. A tense hush — similar to those intervals of electrical stillness that separate the resoundings of a thunderstorm — fell upon the room.
    2. “We’re here to help you” versus “Were here to help you” makes no sense; a subjectless, past-tense message — as in, “The doctors were here to help you, but now they’re gone” — has scarcely appeared in the history of the universe.
    3. You need to relax, all this overtime and stress is making you tense.
    4. Those who endorse the A-theory of time, for example, often attempt to show that tense is ineliminable, i. e. , it is impossible to adequately paraphrase tensed sentences into tenseless ones.
    5. Lips that have thinned over time may cause a person to appear irritable or tense, a naturally elevated brow may suggest judgment or skepticism, and undereye shadows can make a person appear weary and burdened.
    6. We watched a heart-racingly tense thriller.
    7. Things can get especially tense, he said, when the evictees are former soldiers of the Kosovo Liberation Army, the separatist guerrilla group that fought the Serbs.
    8. future-tense form
  • Examples of tenses
    1. The historic tenses include the imperfect, the pluperfect, and the future perfect. ‎
    2. The basic tenses in English are present, past, and future.
    3. A child familiar with past tenses formed with "-ed" overregularizes by saying "goed" instead of "went".
  • Examples of tensed
    1. Those who endorse the A-theory of time, for example, often attempt to show that tense is ineliminable, i. e. , it is impossible to adequately paraphrase tensed sentences into tenseless ones.
    2. We used Somatotype 1.0 software (MER Goulding Software Development, Geeveston, Australia) to evaluate each individual somatotype profile from ten anthropometric measures (height, weight, tricipital, subscapular, suprasinal and medial calf skinfolds, biepicondylar humerus and femur breadths, arm (flexed and tensed) and calf circumferences).
    3. Mallory tensed, and as the policeman passed the door, he stepped out, brought his hand over and down in a side-handed blow to the base of the neck that had every ounce of power in his shoulders behind it.
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