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    Default Exercise: Tenses - I Need You To Check The Answers

    When I 1) _____ (be) a child, I 2) ______ (dream) about travelling to lots of different places. I 3) _____ (long) to go to Japan, to Honolulu, to Alaska. Well, I am 40 years old now, and I 4) _____ (be) a travel guide for ten years; so I 5) _______ (be) to all those places. This year alone I 6) _____ (travel) to fifteen countries. Last week I 7) ______ (visit) friends in Bangkok, and then 8) _____ (go) to see the sights of Singapore. Now I 9) ______ (just, return) from Chairo - I 10) ____ (fly) there a week ago with a group of businessmen. When we 11) ______ (get) home, one of them 12) _____ (shake) his head and 13) _____ (say) to me: "You look tired. 14) _______ (have) a holiday recently?" I 15) _____ (laugh) and 16) _____ (say): "Going on holiday is my job." He 17) ______ (reply): "Perhaps you ought to work for a week or two then."

    My answers:

    1) was
    2) dreamt (dreamed)
    3) was
    4) have been
    5) have been
    6) have travelled
    7) visited
    8) went
    9) have just returned
    10) flew
    11) got
    12) shaked
    13) said
    14) have you had
    15) laughed
    16) said
    17) replied

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    Default Re: Exercise: Tenses - I Need You To Check The Answers

    That looks supiciously like homework to me. However, as I am 'good people', I'll suggest that you look at numbers 3 and 12.
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    Default Re: Exercise: Tenses - I Need You To Check The Answers

    Is "shaked" used in BrE? (Not shook?)
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    Default Re: Exercise: Tenses - I Need You To Check The Answers

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    That looks supiciously like homework to me. However, as I am 'good people', I'll suggest that you look at numbers 3 and 12.
    3) longed/was longing
    12) shook

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    Default Re: Exercise: Tenses - I Need You To Check The Answers

    My teacher does not give homeworks. This is an exercise in my English book.
    I just wanted you to check my answers because I will not see my English teacher soon.

    5jj, about number 3... Maybe am?
    Barb, is shaked acceptable in AmE?

    Edit: Oh! was longing, of course.

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    Default Re: Exercise: Tenses - I Need You To Check The Answers

    No, no "shaked" here. Just "shook." At least, in my experience.
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    Default Re: Exercise: Tenses - I Need You To Check The Answers

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Is "shaked" used in BrE? (Not shook?)
    No
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    Default Re: Exercise: Tenses - I Need You To Check The Answers

    Yeesh. This was a matter of not seeing well. I thought he had highlighed another one as an error, but it was "shaked" all along. Sorry for the confusion.
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