Could you help, please, with the following multiple-choice sentence:
Last month's job losses were the __ (=highest) since 1984.
a. deepest b. steepest c. steadiest
My choice is STEEPEST
Barack Obama said that the United States has a plan to bring the deficit ___ (=decrease the deficit) once the economic crisis has been resolved.
a. lower b. down c. downward
My choice is DOWN
He doesn't think that current economic conditions will continue to __ (=he thinks that the current economic conditions will change)
a. prevail b. lag on c. drag out
My choice is PREVAIL
And another question - is it OK after WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO LATELY?
say I WAS DOING A VERY IMPORTANT PROJECT.
I mean Past continuous after Present Perfect Continuous.
All these questions came up during an intersting discussion with my students.
Thank you a lot for your time and help.
I agree with all your choices.
I would say 'I've been doing a very important project'.
EDIT: too late again.