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    Default Perfect Gerund

    1)The commission was accused of_______ with political matters in accordance with the survey.

    B) having interfered (key)

    2)The boy was dismissed for ___ to work on time.

    C)not having come

    E)not coming (key)


    If the first answer is perfect gerund, why is the second present?

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    Default Re: Perfect Gerund

    Both sentences happened in the past tense

    1- ... was accused of ... - past simple passive
    2- ... was dismissed for ... - past simple passive
    He was dismissed because he didn't come to work on time

    I hope it is clear now

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