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Put the bracketed expressions into the sentences and choose the correct tens.
1. I'm sorry for her. She (have) bad lucky.(all her life)
2. He (be) unemployed.(ever since he left school)
3. (you live) in this town? (How long)
6. I (not work) very hard. (When I was at university)
7. He was ill before Christmas, but he (be) fine.(since then)
10. I (learn) a lot. (in this job)
11. I (not learn) much.(in this job)
12 My boyfriend and I (know) each other. (for ages)
14. I (spend) three days in hospital. (last month)
[QUOTE=MohamedSobieh;522197]Put the bracketed expressions into the sentences and choose the correct tens[e]. You need to do that before we can help you.
I'll show you how by doing the first one:
1. I'm sorry for her. She has had bad lucky all her life.
Oh, I'm really sorry I thought you will answer directly.
OK. I'll start
2. He has been unemployed ever since he left school.
3. How Long have you lived in this town?
6. I didn't work very hard when I was at university.
7. He was ill before christmas, but he has been fine since then.
10. I have learned a lot in this job.
11. I didn't learn much in that job.
12. My boyfriend and I have knowen each other for ages.
14. I spent three days in hospital last month.
10 and 11 are a problem. First, you've changed 'this' to 'that' in 11. (Maybe not a problem)
There are several choices for 10, 11.
10. I learn a lot in this job; I've learned a lot in this job.
I haven't learned much in this job.
I'm not learning much in this job.
I don't learn much in this job.
If you change it to 'that job':
I hadn't learned ...
I wasn't learning ...
I didn't learn ...
"That job" tends to indicate it was in the past, as opposed to "this job" which is the one you have now.