What are signal words?

Signal words help you to put in the correct tense. You can easily put in the correct form of the verb if you know the signal word and which tense it demands.

signal word tense
every ... (day) Simple Present
sometimes
often
usually
seldom
now Present Progressive
at the moment
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last ... Simple Past
... ago
yesterday
in 1990
yet Present Perfect
ever
already
so far
up to now
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