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Choose the correct variant. My answers are blue.

1. He ... for me for 20 minutes at the entrance to the theatre.

1) has been waiting 2) has waited

2. I ... the symphony many times before.

1) had heard 2) have heard

3. I felt somebody ... my shoulders.

1) patting 2) is patting

4. What ... in your briefcase?

1) There is 2) Is there

5. ___ of people came to the concert.

1) Thousands 2) The thousands

6. The ... sun was hidden by clouds.

1) rising 2) risen

7. There is ... apple and ... orange on ... plate

1) an/an/the 2) an/an/a

8. My mother told me ... more quietly.

1) to talk 2) if I would talk

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Choose the correct variant. My answers are blue.

1. He ... for me for 20 minutes at the entrance to the theatre.

1) has been waiting 2) has waited

2. I ... the symphony many times before.

1) had heard 2) have heard

3. I felt somebody ... my shoulders.

1) patting 2) is patting

4. What ... in your briefcase?

1) There is 2) Is there

5. ___ of people came to the concert.

1) Thousands 2) The thousands

6. The ... sun was hidden by clouds.

1) rising 2) risen

7. There is ... apple and ... orange on ... plate

1) an/an/the 2) an/an/a

8. My mother told me ... more quietly.

1) to talk 2) if I would talk

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Can you explain to me why you chose other options in #2 and #7?

Or perhaps you could explain your choices for those two to me, and then I can comment?

Clive

#2. My choice: 2) have heard

If there is no indication that this action preceded any moment/action in the past, Present Perfect is used.

#7. My choice: 1) an/an/the

The construction there is is used when the speaker reports on the thing that is in a place known to the interlocutor, so it is already known which plate in question.

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