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A Myriad of Grammar Problems... Emotion: sad

I have absolutely no idea how to do these, can someone tell me what's going on here, Ive looked up many pages on the web but still am stumped on these:

Exercise 9
Rewrite the following in the PASSIVE voice.

E.g. 1. My wife wrote the letter. --> The letter was written by my wife.

2. My father painted the house. --> The house was painted by my father.

3. The storm will destroy the harvest. --> The harvest will be destroyed by the storm.

4. He has knocked the fence over. --> The fence was knocked over by him.

5. The man in the black hat found the child. --> The child was found by the man in the black hat.

Exercise 10
Rewrite the following in the ACTIVE voice.

E.g. 1. This task can be done by small children. --> Small children can do this task.

2. The supermarket will be opened by the mayor. --> The mayor will open the supermarket.

3. The charge was made by the police. --> The police made the charge.

4. The drawings were done by a famous artist. --> A famous artist did the drawings.

5. The company has been taken over by the Government. --> The government was taken over the company.

Are these right, I have to get them 100% word correct...but I'm really not sure if their right.

For example, we can use the present continuous (also used to refer to the future when we make arrangements) to talk about what is happening now. The simple present is commonly used to refer to routines or habits and it can also be used to refer past and future events.

Exercise 1
Look at this example taken from a newspaper: 'Prime Minister unveils new policies'. Although it is written in the present tense, it refers to past time.

Look at the following sentences using present simple tense verbs and decide what time reference they have - PRESENT, PAST, or FUTURE.
E.g. 1. When you see her, will you say hello from me. Future
2. Cantona passes to Giggs, who passes to Sharp.
3. She walks in, comes right up to me and says...
4. The train leaves at 10.30.
5. We'll phone as soon as we get there.
Number 2,3 I said was Present, and Number,4,5 I said was Future.
Exercise 2
Look through the following sentences and select the TENSE and the time reference used.
E.g. 1. If I won a lot of money, I'd travel the world. Past Simple Future
2. I wish I had more time to finish this exercise.

3. When you have finished, you can go home.

4. 'Major calls for peace summit' (headline).

5. I'm meeting some friends at the pub tonight.

6. We've got the next lesson in the language library.

7. I am to give a speech at the conference next week.

I have NO IDEA how to do the above 2 exercises, I can't even attempt them very well...can anyone relieve me of the stress I'm having with these?
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Exercise 9

4. He has knocked the fence over. --> The fence has been knocked over by him.

(Your others are OK)

Exercise 10

5. The company has been taken over by the Government. --> The Government has taken over the company.

(Your others are OK)

Exercise 1

3. She walks in, comes right up to me and says...-- Past

(Your others are OK)

Exercise 2


2. I wish I had more time to finish this exercise-- Past tense verb, Present time reference.

Please try the others yourself now-- and get rid of that formatting! It makes editing a horror. I've had to re-copy and re-paste this text 3 times now!
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Thanks for confirming what I got right, and what I got wrong, appreciated Emotion: smile.

I'll try the answers so, but just to let you bear in mind, when it comes to tenses, I have to choose between the following options:

Present Perfect
Present Simple
Present Progressive
Past Simple

And...obviously Past, present, future for the Time Reference.

Here's my answers so:

Exercise 2
Look through the following sentences and select the TENSE and the time reference used.
E.g. 1. If I won a lot of money, I'd travel the world. Past Simple Future
2. I wish I had more time to finish this exercise.

3. When you have finished, you can go home.

4. 'Major calls for peace summit' (headline).

5. I'm meeting some friends at the pub tonight.

6. We've got the next lesson in the language library.

7. I am to give a speech at the conference next week.


Question 2: Past Simple, Present Time Ref.
Question 3: Present Progressive, Future Time Ref.
Question 4: Present Simple, Present Time Ref.
Question 5: Present Progressive, Future Time Ref.
Question 6: Present Perfect, Present Time Ref.
Question 7: Present Simple, Future Time Ref.

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You've still got that damn word-processing code in there-- I can't edit more of that. It's too much trouble. Copy and paste from Notepad or something.
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Look through the following sentences and select the TENSE and the time reference used.
E.g. 1. If I won a lot of money, I'd travel the world.
2. I wish I had more time to finish this exercise.
3. When you have finished, you can go home.
4. 'Major calls for peace summit' (headline).
5. I'm meeting some friends at the pub tonight.
6. We've got the next lesson in the language library.
7. I am to give a speech at the conference next week.
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3. When you have finished, you can go home. -- present perfect, future
6. We've got the next lesson in the language library. -- present perfect, future

Your others are OK.
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Exercise 9, Number 4 The fence has been knocked over by him.

She walks in, comes right up to me... - past

Sorry I am late in answering you, if you have still not submitted, let me know, I will help you out.
4 is actually in the past because it's a newspaper headline. It has already happened.
4 is actually in the past because it's a newspaper headline.
No. We are talking grammar here, not real life.
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