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    Mlutiple Choice Option [is offered/has been offered]

    Mona . the manager's job.

    a)offers
    b)is offered
    c)has offered
    d)has been offered (Answer Key)

    Hi,

    Can option "b" (is offered) be correct as well? If not then why? Aren't "b" and "d" the same?

    Source: taken from school exam sheets
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    Re: Mlutiple Choice Option [is offered/has been offered]

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Mona …. the manager's job.

    a)offers
    b)is offered
    c)has offered
    d)has been offered (Answer Key)

    Hi,

    Can option "b" (is offered) be correct as well? If not then why? Aren't "b" and "d" the same?

    Source: taken from school exam sheets
    Thank you
    In an examination with a non-contextualized sentence, I would choose D. I could dream up a context in which B would work, but it is a stretch. One would be using the historical present.

    First, my parking spot is taken away. Then, I am sent to the Staten Island office. And what happens next? Mona is offered the manager's job.

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    Re: Mlutiple Choice Option [is offered/has been offered]

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    In an examination with a non-contextualized sentence, I would choose D. I could dream up a context in which B would work, but it is a stretch. One would be using the historical present.

    First, my parking spot is taken away. Then, I am sent to the Staten Island office. And what happens next? Mona is offered the manager's job.
    Thank you. Would you please be nice enough to clarify me the difference between "b" and "d"

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    Re: Mlutiple Choice Option [is offered/has been offered]

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    Thank you. Would you please be nice enough to clarify me the difference between "b" and "d"
    B has to be in the historical present, D would be normal reporting of events that have happened.

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    Re: Mlutiple Choice Option [is offered/has been offered]

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    B has to be in the historical present.
    What do you mean by that? Can you clarify it to me by an example?

    Thank you very much.

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    Re: Mlutiple Choice Option [is offered/has been offered]

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    What do you mean by that? Can you clarify it to me by an example?

    Thank you very much.
    I have already given you an example of the historical present. What more do you need?

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    Re: Mlutiple Choice Option [is offered/has been offered]

    What is "historical present"?

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    Re: Mlutiple Choice Option [is offered/has been offered]

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    In an examination with a non-contextualized sentence, I would choose D. I could dream up a context in which B would work, but it is a stretch. One would be using the historical present.

    First, my parking spot is taken away. Then, I am sent to the Staten Island office. And what happens next? Mona is offered the manager's job.
    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    What is "historical present"?
    Mike's response, which I have bolded, is an example of the historical present.

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