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this is the task,please help me sove it:

fill in the blanks to make true sentences,use the past simple,past continuous,past perfect or present perfect continuous of the verbs in the brackets!

b)when the europeans_________(arrive),the maori ______(live) all over the island.

c)the maori_____________(live) in new zeland for a thousand years.

d)before the maori _____(arrive),there________(be)no other people there.

e)schools_______(teach) the maori language for some time now.

f)when captain cook________(arrive) in new zeland,the maori_________(not have)metal tools.

please help me!!
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Anon, please tell us your answers first. Emotion: smile
b)arrived,have been living

c)have been living

d)arrived,was

e)have been teaching

f)arrived,don´t know,

i am stupid i know!! Emotion: big smile
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b)arrived OK,have been living no. you have to use a "more past" tense

c)have been living OK

d)arrived OK ,was no: "people" is plural

e)have been teaching OK

f)arrived OK,don´t know, use the normal tense for speaking about a past event; it's the same as "at that time, the Maori ..."
so

b)arrived,had lived

d)arrived,were

f)arrived,didn´t have
Yes, OK!

But I made a mistake for b, sorry (so who's stupid, now?). Forget my "more past" tense comment, please... It should be "were living" (not had lived).
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b. arrived, lived

c lived

d arrived

e. taught

f. arrived didn't have
Sorry, I don't agree with c and e. With "for", you can't use the simple past.
PieanneSorry, I don't agree with c and e. With "for", you can't use the simple past.

Sure you can - at least in spoken English. With C we know that they still live there so it can't be LIVED i..e. simple past.
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