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    Past and Present Tense

    I'm having trouble with these two tenses. I don't know which one should I choose for the following questions. Please check if these answers are correct. Also, please give me some explanation for the one that is incorrect. Thank you for your help!

    1. Now, I___________to my teacher.
    a. listens
    b.listened
    c. am listening
    d. be listening


    2.The fashionable women___________designer clothing to the lunch.
    a. wore
    b.wears
    c. is wearing
    d. was wearing


    3. I______the paperwork before I left for the day
    a. done
    b. did
    c. finish
    d, finishes


    4. I_____the news on the radio this morning
    a. hear
    b.heard
    c. here
    d. listen


    5. If she__________been smart, she would have stayed at home.
    a. would of
    b. would have
    c. had
    d.could of

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    Re: Past and Present Tense

    Quote Originally Posted by htk620 View Post
    I'm having trouble with these two tenses. I don't know which one should I choose for the following questions. Please check if these answers are correct. Also, please give me some explanation for the ones that are incorrect. Thank you for your help!






    1. Now, I___________to my teacher.

    a. listens
    b.listened
    c. am listening Yes
    d. be listening


    2.The fashionable women___________designer clothing to the lunch.
    a. wore
    b.wears
    c. is wearing
    d. was wearing

    Note it's women (plural). So only one answer could be correct anyway.

    3. I______the paperwork before I left for the day
    a. done
    b. did
    c. finish
    d, finishes

    No, you've already left for the day, so you need a past tense answer.

    4. I_____the news on the radio this morning
    a. hear
    b.heard Yes, same as above
    c. here
    d. listen



    5. If she__________been smart, she would have stayed at home.
    a. would of
    b. would have
    c. had Yes
    d.could of
    R.


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    Re: Past and Present Tense

    2. a wore
    3.b did

    Are these the right answers? Thanks again!

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    Re: Past and Present Tense

    Quote Originally Posted by htk620 View Post
    2. a wore
    3.b did

    Are these the right answers? Thanks again!
    Yes.

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