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    Post Many children start go/going

    I'm asked to put the verbs between brackets in the correct tense form, so this was my answer.

    Many children start (go) going for dental check-ups at an early age, but Kelly (be) was fourteen years old when she (go) went for the first time. It (be/not) was not a happyexperience. Until then Kelly (be) was lucky. She (always/have) had good teeth and (never/suffer) never suffered from toothache. But for two or three months Kelly (get) got, on and off, in one of her teeth. So her mother (decide) decided that a trip to the dentist (be) was necessary.

    Is that correct?
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    re: Many children start go/going

    Is this homework?
    I am not a teacher.

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    re: Many children start go/going

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
    Is this homework?
    No, it's not. I'm preparing for an exam and this was the exam of last year.
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    re: Many children start go/going

    Quote Originally Posted by ucef View Post
    I'm asked to put the verbs between brackets in the correct tense form, so this was my answer.

    Many children start (go) going for dental check-ups at an early age, but Kelly (be) was fourteen years old when she (go) went for the first time. It (be/not) was not a happy experience. Until then Kelly (be) was lucky. She (always/have) always had good teeth and (never/suffer) never suffered from toothache. But for two or three months Kelly (get) got pain?, on and off, in one of her teeth. So her mother (decide) decided that a trip to the dentist (be) was necessary.

    Is that correct?
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    I agree with your choices if the missing words and space are added.

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    Re: Many children start go/going

    I prefer "She had always had good teeth and had never suffered from toothache."

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    Red face Re: Many children start go/going

    Hi! I think this might help your studies if you ever come across some trouble and need a refresher. It's best to review as much as you can before any exam.
    English Verb Tenses. Hope this helps!

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