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Hi Everyone!
The following are sentences from a grammar book, and I have to complete them according to the tenses( Present Perfect Simple or Past Simple). I am not sure about my answers. I write the sentences as they appear in the book. So if you can- complete them and also explain why you chose that tense.
  1. Rose completely (changed) since she (become) a senior partner in this law firm.

  2. The weather (change). When I (arrive) it was still warm.

  3. Someone (break into) my flat during the night.

  4. I (call) you several times lately but you (not bother) to return my calls.

  5. Since I (find) that note in my mailbox yesterday, I (not stop) thinking about it.

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dangreen200Sure Clive,

Here are my answers to the sentences:

1.Rose has completely changed since she has become a senior partner in this law firm.

2. The weather has changed. When I arrived it was still warm.

3. Someone has broken into my flat during the night.

4. I have called you several times lately but you didn't bother to return my calls.

5. Since I have found that note in my mailbox yesterday, I haven't stopped thinking about it.

1. has changed; became

2. ok

3. broke; (has broken would be ok if the night is not over but then it would be redundant to say 'during the night')

4. ok

5. found; haven't stopped (you can't use present perfect with expessions of finished time (yesterday))

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Sure Clive,

Here are my answers to the sentences:
1.Rose has completely changed since she has become a senior partner in this law firm.
2. The weather has changed. When I arrived it was still warm.
3. Someone has broken into my flat during the night.
4. I have called you several times lately but you didn't bother to return my calls.
5. Since I have found that note in my mailbox yesterday, I haven't stopped thinking about it.
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