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    Hello, I started my first topic yesterday and learnt something about my grammar mistakes, usingenglish is the greatest website to improve and discuss English.
    Here are my other grammar mistakes.



    I'm sure they will find their way out of problems they face after they _______(exchange) vows.

    I said exchanged, answer is exchange

    After the answer key, I thought that exchange is more suitable because future's past is present, but i wrote the verb in past tense which is double past of future.
    I am trying to explain with my bad English, hope you will understand.




    Soon you will find yourselves in our Department of Basic English, known as Preparatory School. Here, in the academic year that has just begun, you ______(spend) 20 hours a week bringing yourselves up to a level of English...

    I though that it should be spend but the answer is will spend


    Okay, future tense is sensible here, but I think I need an explanation.





    Now, many of you will probably sit here thinking, " It can't be that bad.My high-school days _____(be) the most stressful period of my life.Because my future _____(depend) on the University Entrance Exam, I missed out... "

    has been ,depended these are what I wrote.
    were, depends these are the answers.

    I think first gap is talking about experiences then I use present perfect tense.
    For the second gap, "depends" sounds nicer than "depended", but I used "depended" here because my future is not depending on the University Entrance Exam anymore.



    You're right: your first year at METU ______(be) that bad.You will probably make a lot of new friends, have more ...

    isn't is what I wrote.
    won't be is the answer.

    I thought that it is talking about a fact or a truth, so I used simple present tense, but "won't be" seems reasonable too.


    ...However, the workload ______(certainly/keep) you busy.Also, you will have to stay on the alert, as surprise "pop" quizzes _____(appear) in your classrooms throughout the semester.

    certainly keeps, will have appeared, these are what I thought.
    will certainly keep, will appear are the answers.


    Thank you for your helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by murattopak View Post
    I'm sure they will find their way out of problems they face after they _______(exchange) vows.

    I said exchanged, answer is exchange
    The finding of their way out and the exchanging of vows are future actions. In temporal clauses (after when, before, after, etc,) we use a present tense for future time. So, it's exchange.
    Soon you will find yourselves in our Department of Basic English, known as Preparatory School. Here, in the academic year that has just begun, you ______(spend) 20 hours a week bringing yourselves up to a level of English...

    I though that it should be spend but the answer is will spend

    Okay, future tense is sensible here, but I think I need an explanation.
    The present tense is possible, but as the first sentence has, correctly, indicated the future with will, it's natural that the second does.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    The finding of their way out and the exchanging of vows are future actions. In temporal clauses (after when, before, after, etc,) we use a present tense for future time. So, it's exchange.The present tense is possible, but as the first sentence has, correctly, indicated the future with will, it's natural that the second does.
    Well, thank you again I understand it now, can you please also look at the others if you have time.

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    You'll get quicker answers if you ask about the others in separate threads with a title relevant to each — such as 'My high school days has been/were...', 'Your first year at METU' and 'Certainly keeps/will certainly keep.'


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    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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