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Anonymous:Tenses and Sentences
I have to decide whether each of these sentences are one of the following:
Here are the sentences and my attempts:
John is working hard à Simple Present
I saw him last week à Simple Past
I was having a bath when the phone rang à Past Continuous
Isabel had finished her lunch when I arrived à Present Perfect
Nigel lives in à Present Continuous
I’ve had a cold for 5 days à Past Perfect
They discussed the problem for three hours à Simple Past
I’ll give him the message when I see him à Future form.
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When I did this on a computer application, it said I got 4/9…I changed probably 1 since then and they are my answers, although I can’t find out why they are wrong either, can anyone enlighten this situation. Much appreciated. Thanks.
These are wrong; try again:
John is working hard Simple Present-- HINT: -ing
Isabel had finished her lunch when I arrived à Present Perfectt-- HINT: had, not have
Nigel lives in London à Present Continuoust-- HINT: -s
I’ve had a cold for 5 days à Past Perfectt-- HINT: have, not has
Anonymous:1. John is working hard --> Present Perfect
2. Isabel had finished her lunch when I arrived --> Past Perfect Continuous
3. Niges lives in London --> Present Simple
4. I've had a cold for 5 days --> Present Perfect Continuous
If they are still wrong, then I give up!!S5K8x
2. Isabel had finished her lunch when I arrived --> Past Perfect (had+pp)
3. Niges lives in London --> Present Simple (this is correct)
4. I've had a cold for 5 days --> Present Perfect (have+pp)
Present Perfect Continuous (have+been+ing)
Past Perfect Continuous (had+been+ing)
Keep that in mind.
Anonymous:john is working hard present continuous
isabel had finished her lunch when i arrived past continuou
nigel lives in london present perfect
john is working hard present continuous OK
isabel had finished her lunch when i arrived
nigel lives in london
All these sentences are wrong because they lack capitals and punctuation.
Best wishes, Clive
Anonymous:john is working hard--continous present tense
isabel had finished her lunch (past perfect tense) when i arrived--simple past tense
niges lives in London--simple present tense
i've had a cold for 5 days-- perfect present tense
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