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I have to put these statements below in chronological order& figure out what the essential clues are. I think the essential is the tenses, am I right??? Please help?????

These are the statements

a. We're going to live in Cape Town

b. After we've lived in Cape Town for a few years, we'll move back to Johannesburg.

c. We live in Johannesburg.

d. We lived in Durban for 5 years.

e. We were going to move to Port Elizabeth in 1983 but my job there fell through

f. By the time we move to Cape Town, we'll have spent 3 years in Johannesburg.

g. We lived in Pretoria for a while before we moved to Durban.
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Hi,

It's not just tenses. For example, consider words like 'before' and 'after', which are pretty clear clues.

Try this yourself, and post your answer, and we'll be happy to check it for you.

Best wishes, Clive
essential clues are tenses and words like before and after that describe how two events are relative to each other in time. From oldest to most current, the order is g,d,e,c,a,f,b
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Thank you for your quick response. I think the answers in chronological order is g, e, d, b, f, a, c


Whoever wrote this test, I think he had a few too many. This is a crazy test!

Chronological means time line. After reading it 4 times, I am still confused because of the tenses, names of cities and town and unclear description.

If this is your answer:g, e, d, b, f, a, c, it would look like this:

g. We lived in for a while before we moved to .

e. We were going to move to in 1983 but my job there fell through

d We lived in for 5 years.

b After we've lived in for a few years, we'll move back to .
f. By the time we move to , we'll have spent 3 years in .

a. We're going to live in
c. We live in .

It makes no sense to me. Maybe I need a drink to help me see better…

Hi,

Indeed, I agree that it's an unclear and very odd test.
Does chronological order mean, for example, the order in which the statements were said, or the order in which 'we' stayed in these places and did these things?

Statement e, for example, could be said at any time.

Statement g, for example, could be said before or after statement d.

Or I could just make a chronological list of places, eg
Pretoria Durban Johannesburg Capetown Johannesburg

Clive

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hi, chronological order, meaning, the order in which 'we' stayed in these places.
Hi,
Pretoria Durban. Johannesburg. And in the future, Capetown and then Johannesburg.

But not at Port Elizabeth.

Clive
no, no, sorry, its the order in which these took place
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