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    tina20 is offline Newbie
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    Default Grammar question!!!

    Please could you guys go through my answer and tell me where I went wrong.

    1. I had been to France two years ago.

    a) I went to France two years ago. (simple past tense)
    Explanation: reference is to a past event
    Last edited by tina20; 09-Oct-2010 at 10:56. Reason: Nervousness

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    Default Re: Help with CELTA pre-interview task!!!

    I'll start-

    1 c)- you say it is a reference to a past event, but then so is the past perfect. You haven't cleared up why the past simple is preferable here.
    2 Check the tense and your explanation is wrong for me- that would be a good reason for using the continuous (progressive) form.

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    Default Re: Help with CELTA pre-interview task!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I'll start-

    1 c)- you say it is a reference to a past event, but then so is the past perfect. You haven't cleared up why the past simple is preferable here.
    2 Check the tense and your explanation is wrong for me- that would be a good reason for using the continuous (progressive) form.
    Thanks for the input!
    Last edited by tina20; 09-Oct-2010 at 08:51.

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