Can someone help me with this questions, I am doing it wrong all the time.

Question 1 (1 point)
Simple Past (I worked) or Present Perfect (I have worked).

be
She was dismissed two years ago; since then she ..... out of work.

Only type the correct form of the verb


Question 2 (1 point)
Simple Past (I worked) or Present Perfect (I have worked).

be
The market ..... very slack for quite some time now.

Only type the correct form of the verb


Question 3 (1 point)
Simple Past (I worked) or Present Perfect (I have worked).

represent
They ..... us for three years now.

Only type the correct form of the verb


Question 4 (1 point)
Simple Past (I worked) or Present Perfect (I have worked).

rise
Gas production ..... by 12% last year, though the number of gas drillings went down by 7%.

Only type the correct form of the verb


Question 5 (1 point)
Simple Past (I worked) or Present Perfect (I have worked).

see
Yesterday we ..... your products at the Frankfurt fair.

Only type the correct form of the verb

Question 6 (1 point)
Simple Past (I worked) or Present Perfect (I have worked).

be
We ..... in business for three years now.

Only type the correct form of the verb


Question 7 (1 point)
Simple Past (I worked) or Present Perfect (I have worked).

have
For many years now the Colgate company ..... a strong dental educational programme in schools around the world.

Only type the correct form of the verb


Question 8 (1 point)
Simple Past (I worked) or Present Perfect (I have worked).

lead
John E. Pepper ..... the company since 1983, and is still going strong.


Question 9 (1 point)
Simple Past (I worked) or Present Perfect (I have worked).

operate
KLM ..... a regular service to Seoul for some years now.

Only type the correct form of the verb


Question 10 (1 point)
Simple Past (I worked) or Present Perfect (I have worked).

be
They ..... in urgent need of these medicines ever since January.

Only type the correct form of the verb


Question 11 (1 point)
Simple Past (I worked) or Present Perfect (I have worked).

fall
Figures published today by the Department of Trade show that unemployment ..... by 0.9% over the last three months.

Only type the correct form of the verb


Question 12 (1 point)
Simple Past (I worked) or Present Perfect (I have worked).

arrive
Sorry I haven't been in touch with you before but I have been very busy since I ..... here on the 18th.

Only type the correct form of the verb


Question 13 (1 point)
Simple Past (I worked) or Present Perfect (I have worked).

call
I have already ordered some dollars for you. I ..... the bank two hours ago and they will have them ready for you tomorrow.

Only type the correct form of the verb


Question 14 (1 point)
Simple Past (I worked) or Present Perfect (I have worked).

visit
The board of directors ..... Japan yesterday.

Only type the correct form of the verb


Question 15 (1 point)
Simple Past (I worked) or Present Perfect (I have worked).

notice
When ..... you ..... the breakdown of the machine?

Only type the correct form of the verb


Question 16 (1 point)
Simple Past (I worked) or Present Perfect (I have worked).

drop
Since the speed limit on motorways was introduced some years ago, the number of accidents ..... by 10%.

Only type the correct form of the verb


Question 17 (1 point)
Simple Past (I worked) or Present Perfect (I have worked).

form
Procter & Gamble has been in the soap business since William Procter and James Gamble ..... their partnership in 1837.

Only type the correct form of the verb


Question 18 (1 point)
Simple Past (I worked) or Present Perfect (I have worked).

found
William Colgate ..... the Colgate Company in 1806 as a starch, soap and candle business in New York City.

Only type the correct form of the verb


Question 19 (1 point)
Simple Past (I worked) or Present Perfect (I have worked).

reach
As a result of their aggressive sales techniques Procter & Gamble's turnover ..... $10 billion in 1980.

Only type the correct form of the verb


Question 20 (1 point)
Simple Past (I worked) or Present Perfect (I have worked).

receive
Thank you for the samples we ..... yesterday.

Only type the correct form of the verb
Hi,

That's a lot of questions.

Can you try the first 4, so that we can then check your answers and offer corrections?

Clive
For a lot of these, if not all, you only need to know two basic principles.

1. If the sentence tells when something happened, like the exact time, day, month, or year, you fill in the blanks with the simple past.

The reason is that the present perfect cannot be used with expressions of definite time, for example, Tuesday, last week, in 1996, last April.

2. If the sentence tells in a since clause when the situation began, you fill in the blanks with the present perfect.

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Now you need to answer the questions the best you can and post them again together with your answers and we'll check them for you.

CJ
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Okay here are the questions with the answers that I gave. The computer tells me that I have 9 faults. I may have 6 faults. The words that are bold is the answers that i gave.

1. William Colgate found the Colgate Company in 1806 as a starch, soap and candle business in New York City.

2. We are writing you to inform you that we moved to Brussels three weeks ago.

3. I have already ordered some dollars for you. I called the bank two hours ago and they will have them ready for you tomorrow.

4. Since the speed limit on motorways was introduced some years ago, the number of accidents dropped by 10%.

5. Yesterday we saw your products at the Frankfurt fair.

6. KLM have operated a regular service to Seoul for some years now.

7. Sorry I haven't been in touch with you before but I have been very busy since I arrived here on the 18th.

8. She was dismissed two years ago; since then she was out of work.

9. We were in business for three years now.

10. They represented us for three years now.

11. Owing to the fall in share prices we sustained considerable losses in the last quarter of the year 2000.

12. Last week they suffered a £100,000 loss in a huge fire.

13. For a great many years now the Colgate company maintained a close partnership with the international dental community.

14. I spoke to Mr Williams yesterday and you will be pleased to learn that he has agreed to a 5% discount on any repeat order.

15. John E. Pepper have led the company since 1983, and is still going strong.

16. For 25 years now we worked successfully for banks and insurance companies.

17. Gas production rose by 12% last year, though the number of gas drillings went down by 7%.

18. Thank you for the samples we received yesterday.

19. Figures published today by the Department of Trade show that unemployment have fell by 0.9% over the last three months.

20. For many years now the Colgate company have had a strong dental educational programme in schools around the world.
Is there anyone that can help me.
Alexa JoleneThe computer tells me that I have 9 faults.
If you've already had these checked, why are we checking them again?

1. William Colgate found founded the Colgate Company in 1806 as a starch, soap and candle business in New York City. to find and to found are two different verbs.

2. We are writing you to inform you that we moved to Brussels three weeks ago. OK.

3. I have already ordered some dollars for you. I called the bank two hours ago and they will have them ready for you tomorrow. OK.

4. Since the speed limit on motorways was introduced some years ago, the number of accidents have dropped by 10%.

5. Yesterday we saw your products at the Frankfurt fair. OK.

6. KLM have operated a regular service to Seoul for some years now. OK. Also have been operating.

7. Sorry I haven't been in touch with you before but I have been very busy since I arrived here on the 18th. OK.

8. She was dismissed two years ago; since then she was has been out of work.

9. We were have been in business for three years now.

10. They have represented us for three years now.

11. Owing to the fall in share prices we sustained considerable losses in the last quarter of the year 2000. OK.

12. Last week they suffered a £100,000 loss in a huge fire. OK.

13. For a great many years now the Colgate company has maintained a close partnership with the international dental community.

14. I spoke to Mr Williams yesterday and you will be pleased to learn that he has agreed to a 5% discount on any repeat order. OK.

15. John E. Pepper have led has led the company since 1983, and is still going strong.

16. For 25 years now we have worked successfully for banks and insurance companies. Also have been working.

17. Gas production rose by 12% last year, though the number of gas drillings went down by 7%. OK.

18. Thank you for the samples we received yesterday. OK.

19. Figures published today by the Department of Trade show that unemployment have fell has fallen by 0.9% over the last three months.

20. For many years now the Colgate company have had a strong dental educational programme in schools around the world. Or has had (American English).

CJ
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Hi,

I just see the answers, not the questions. That may be why no-one has replied.

Clive