# Thread: tense and sentence construction

1. ## tense and sentence construction

Here is a case: A person scored 780 on GMAT last year. He will apply using that score next year.

Now, I construct the following sentence:

If that person applies next year, it will be two years from the time that he has given GMAT/ since he has given GMAT/ since the time that he has given gmat/ since the time he gave gmat.

Thanks,
Kiran

2. ## Re: tense and sentence construction

Originally Posted by kiranlegend
Here is a case: A person scored 780 on GMAT last year. He will apply using that score next year.

Now, I construct the following sentence:

If that person applies next year, it will be two years from the time that he has given GMAT/ since he has given GMAT/ since the time that he has given gmat/ since the time he gave gmat.

Thanks,
Kiran
"It will be two years since he took GMAT."

3. ## Re: tense and sentence construction

Originally Posted by kiranlegend
Here is a case: A person scored 780 on GMAT last year. He will apply using that score next year.

Now, I construct the following sentence:

If that person applies next year, it will be two years from the time that he has given GMAT/ since he has given GMAT/ since the time that he has given gmat/ since the time he gave gmat.

Thanks,
Kiran
According to me from the above mentioned options, the last option seems appropriate...

If that person applies next year, it will be two years since the time he gave gmat.

Note: Although as a student you take exam and as a teacher you give exam...

4. ## Re: tense and sentence construction

Originally Posted by anupumh
According to me the last option seems appropriate...

If that person applies next year, it will be two years since the time he gave gmat.
He didn't "give" GMAT, he "took" GMAT. A teacher or institution gives an exam, a student takes it.

5. ## Re: tense and sentence construction

Originally Posted by bhaisahab
He didn't "give" GMAT, he "took" GMAT. A teacher or institution gives an exam, a student takes it.
I only picked the available option, though I agree with "give for teacher and take for student"...

6. ## Re: tense and sentence construction

since he took gmat? how about since the time he took gmat? which is correct?

thank you.

7. ## Re: tense and sentence construction

Originally Posted by kiranlegend
since he took gmat? how about since the time he took gmat? which is correct?

thank you.
I dont see anything wrong with that..

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