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The Present Tenses, The Past Tenses, The Simple Future Tense, The Future Continuous Tense, The Future Perfect Tense: Review Exercise

Instruction: Put the verb in brackets in the correct form. 1. I have a neighbor, a girl.  She (be) … ten years old. Her name (be) … Tata. She (like) … to watch cartoons on TV. She (watch) … the program every evening before she (study) … . 2. Right now Tata (sit) … in the living room.… Read More »

The Past Perfect Tense vs The Simple Past Tense: Exercise

Instruction: Decide whether you should use the past perfect tense or the simple past tense. 1. Last night Maria (read) … a very good novel. 2. I (read) … the novel before she (read) … it last night. 3. A burglar (steal) … my bike last night. 4. I am sure that the burglar (plan) … to steal… Read More »

The Past Perfect Tense: Exercise 1

Instruction: Put the verb in the brackets into the past perfect tense. 1. The man (lock) … the door before he went out. 2. By the time you came yesterday, my dad (already, leave) … for Jakarta. That’s why you couldn’t meet him. 3. After he (have) … lunch, John went to his friend’s house. 4. I (already,… Read More »

The Past Perfect Tense

The past perfect tense is used to describe: 1. an action that began and finished before another action in the past. Examples: a. The people had already evacuated before the category five tornado struck the city. b. When we arrived at his house, he was not there. He had already left. c. I missed the lesson. When I… Read More »