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    Hello all,, I have a question in my English book about present perfect and simple past, it's truly confusing and i need your help solving it here's the question :

    - Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs in brackets and for and since :

    I (1) ........................(just/ watch) a TV programme in a series about British authors.

    There(2)...............(be) two episodes already- this was the third. Each prgramme is about different writer.

    The programme(3).............(last) an hour (4)............(discuss) the writer jane austen. I was especially(5)............(interest) in this programme because I (6)..................... (enjoy) reading Jane Austen's novels and upbringing.

    She(8)............(come) from a literary family who gave her a good education. The also(9)................(encourage) her when she wanted to write. In total she(10)....................(write) six novels, as well as some shorter works.

    These novels(11).................(become) some of the most popular book of all time. People (12)................(make) many films from her stories. Most are quite traditional, but there (13).............(also/ne) versions set in modern times. Additionally, she (14)............(influence) the writings of many later authors, including ones today.


    Wish you to help me. Thanks alot

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    Hi There Smaila

    You first !
    You try answering the questions and we'll correct them.

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnParis View Post
    Hi There Smaila

    You first !
    You try answering the questions and we'll correct them.

    John
    Okay, This is how i answered 1- I have just watched , 2- There was 3-Lasted 4- Discussed 5- Interested 6- I enjoyed 8- came 9- encouraged 10-Has written 11-Have become. 12-Have made 13-Also were 14- Influeneced XDThis is how I answered at class and most of them were wrong , so now it's your turn.

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    Re: Present perfect and Simple past

    Quote Originally Posted by smaila View Post
    Hello all,, I have a question in my English book about present perfect and simple past, it's truly confusing and i need your help solving it here's the question :

    - Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs in brackets and for and since :

    I have just watched a TV programme in a series about British authors.

    There had been two episodes already- this was the third. Each programme is about different writer.

    The programme lasted an hour, and discussed the writer Jane Austen. I was especially(5)............(interest) in this programme because I (6)..................... (enjoy) reading Jane Austen's novels and upbringing.

    She(8)............(come) from a literary family who gave her a good education. The also(9)................(encourage) her when she wanted to write. In total she(10)....................(write) six novels, as well as some shorter works.

    These novels(11).................(become) some of the most popular book of all time. People (12)................(make) many films from her stories. Most are quite traditional, but there (13).............(also/ne) versions set in modern times. Additionally, she (14)............(influence) the writings of many later authors, including ones today.


    Wish you to help me. Thanks alot
    Okay, This is how i answered 1- I have just watched , 2- There was 3-Lasted 4- Discussed 5- Interested 6- I enjoyed 8- came 9- encouraged 10-Has written 11-Have become. 12-Have made 13-Also were 14- Influeneced XDThis is how I answered at class and most of them were wrong , so now it's your turn.
    Try again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smaila View Post
    This is how I answered at class and most of them were wrong , so now it's your turn.
    If you knew most of them were wrong, them there was not much point re-submitting them to us. As bhaisahab said, "Try again." We are happy to help people who make some effort to help themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Okay, This is how i answered 1- I have just watched , 2- There was 3-Lasted 4- Discussed 5- Interested 6- I enjoyed 8- came 9- encouraged 10-Has written 11-Have become. 12-Have made 13-Also were 14- Influeneced XDThis is how I answered at class and most of them were wrong , so now it's your turn.
    Try again.
    I (1) have just watched(just/ watch) a TV programme in a series about British authors.

    There(2) had been (be) two episodes already- this was the third. Each prgramme is about different writer.

    The programme(3) lasted (last) an hour (4) discussed (discuss) the writer Jane Austen. I was especially(5) Interested (interest) in this programme because I (6)have enjoyed (enjoy) reading Jane Austen's novels.

    She(8) came (come) from a literary family who gave her a good education and upbringing.They also(9) encouraged (encourage) her when she wanted to write. In total she(10) has written (write) six novels, as well as some shorter works.

    These novels(11) became (become) some of the most popular book of all time. People (12) made (make) many films from her stories. Most are quite traditional, but there (13) also were (also/ne) versions set in modern times. Additionally, she (14) has influenced (influence) the writings of many later authors, including ones today.

    Okay this is me trying again. (Please tell me that's enough)! and thanks for your replay :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by smaila View Post
    I (1) have just watched(just/ watch) a TV programme in a series about British authors.

    There(2) had been (be) two episodes already- this was the third. Each prgramme is about different writer.

    The programme(3) lasted (last) an hour (4) discussed (discuss) the writer Jane Austen. I was especially(5) Interested (interest) in this programme because I (6)have enjoyed (enjoy) reading Jane Austen's novels.

    She(8) came (come) from a literary family who gave her a good education and upbringing.They also(9) encouraged (encourage) her when she wanted to write. In total she(10) wrote (write) six novels, as well as some shorter works.

    These novels(11) became (become) some of the most popular books of all time. People (12) have made(make) many films from her stories. Most are quite traditional, but there (13) have also been (also/ne) versions set in modern times. Additionally, she (14) has influenced (influence) the writings of many later authors, including ones today.

    Okay this is me trying again. (Please tell me that's enough)! and thanks for your replay :)
    Bhai.

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    The programme lasted an hour (4) discussed (discuss) the writer Jane Austen.
    This needs to be either The programme, lasting an hour, discussed ..., or the programme lasted an hour, and discussed...

    Last edited by 5jj; 12-Oct-2011 at 15:10. Reason: mistake removed

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    You don't agree on everything, now I wonder which answer should I use.
    And Bhai just one more thing please, in the sentence ( she wrote about six novels) can you please explain why did you use simple past here. Thanks again

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    Re: Present perfect and Simple past

    Quote Originally Posted by smaila View Post
    You don't agree on everything, now I wonder which answer should I use.
    And Bhai just one more thing please, in the sentence ( she wrote about six novels) can you please explain why did you use simple past here. Thanks again
    In my view, if you write "has written", it implies that she might write more, which is impossible.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 12-Oct-2011 at 15:40.

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