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Which ones are wrong?

They ---- quiet until the soldiers ----.

A) were keeping / passed
B) kept / passed
C) had kept / passed
D) kept / had passed
E) had kept / had passed
F) were keeping / had past
G) were keeping had passed
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I think the answer is D.
Dj BuenoI think the answer is D.
you mean the wrong one is D?
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Nope.I mean the correct answer must be D. Because they kept quiet until the other action had been over.
Oh, It's difficult.

I choose E as the wrong one, F as the suspected wrong one.Emotion: indifferent
Which ones are wrong?

They ---- quiet until the soldiers ----.

A) were keeping / passed
B) kept / passed
C) had kept / passed
D) kept / had passed
E) had kept / had passed
F) were keeping / had past
G) were keeping had passed

Look at the spelling of the last word in each answer. F) is the only answer that has "past" instead of "passed". I'd definitely pick F) as being wrong (because of "past"). "Passed" means went by; walked, rode, and/or drove by. This makes sense. But "past" means in the past; at an earlier time. "Past" isn't appropriate here.
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I'd say:
F is wrong for sure
G and A are not very good because Past Simple seems better.
B, D and E are ok.
Not sure if #C is possible is some context.
I think I'd agree that all are possible except F, for the reason Nef gives.

MrP


Hi, guys!

English-Chinese Concise Dictionary says: "past" is the past participle of "pass"Emotion: indifferent

Not very comprehensive this dict. may be, the items in it are seldom wrong. In fact, this is the first "mistake" found by me.
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