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    Need help with Tenses please

    I'm really stuck on these, I have submitted my answers already but they are wrong. I need to find the right tense for these four sentences. Any help would be great, thanks

    She has been promoted

    a) Present Simple
    b) Present Continuous
    c) Past Simple
    d) Present Perfect

    When you have finished, you can go home

    a) Present Simple
    b) Present Continuous
    c) Past Simple
    d) Present Perfect

    I wish I had more time to finish this exercise

    a) Present Simple
    b) Present Continuous
    c) Past Simple
    d) Present Perfect

    If I win a lot of money, I'll travel the world

    a) Present Simple
    b) Present Continuous
    c) Past Simple
    d) Present Perfect

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    Re: Need help with Tenses please

    Welcome to Using English.

    How did you answer these questions?
    Some are tricky, especially the last one, which is a conditional.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Need help with Tenses please

    The anwers I gave were:

    If I win a lot of money, I'll travel the world b) Present Continuous but think it might be Present Simple

    She has been promoted c) Past Simple but think it might be Present Perfect

    When you have finished, you can go home b) Present Continuous but think it might be Present Perfect

    I wish I had more time to finish this exercise b)Present Continuous but think it might be Present Perfect

    I got all the other ones correct but for some reason these are confusing me

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    Re: Need help with Tenses please

    All non-continuous perfect forms contain a part of HAVE and the third form (past participle) of the full verb.
    All continuous forms contain a part of BE and the -ing form of the full verb.
    Both affirmative simple forms comprise one verb only.

    Some of your questions are difficult to answer, as they contain two clauses, each with a verb. Which are you supposed to identify?

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