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    present perfect simple & continuous & simple past

    hello everybody
    this is my first post here
    I hope to cheek me this exercise because I'm not sure about the answers.

    complete the gaps with simple past tense / present perfect simple / present perfect continuous

    my name is Kirsten. I'm private detective, female , thirty six. I __have been working ___ (work) for San Monica private investigation for three years now
    my boss is charlie walker. we ____have known__ (know) each other since we __met__ (meet) 2006 when my neighbor was killed and charlie __gave___ (give) me a job with his company before that I __worked___ (work) as a secretary. my new job is certainly more interesting.
    I used to be married to guy called Pete we ___got divorced___ (get divorced) four years ago. I _____have living____ (live) alone since then. my home is small one room apartment just south of San Monica. before that I ___lived__ (live) in a four bedroom house which belonged to my husband family.
    It ____was______ (be) Tuesday , 21st November , the week before thanksgiving. when I last haven't been (not/be) friend for long. just a few months. that day when I _left_ (leave) home Lorna's car was outside my apartment.

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    #2

    Re: present perfect simple & continuous & simple past

    Is this a homework exercise?

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    Re: present perfect simple & continuous & simple past

    Welcome to the forums, Jordan.

    The exercise itself is FULL of errors. Did you not type it in correctly, or were those errors part of the original text? If they were part of the original text, throw away this book and buy a new one.
    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: present perfect simple & continuous & simple past

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Is this a homework exercise?
    No , I take it from an exam
    http://www.bazhenov.org/quizzes/nce_...module13testa/

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    Re: present perfect simple & continuous & simple past

    you can see this exercise from this link
    http://www.bazhenov.org/quizzes/nce_...module13testa/

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    Re: present perfect simple & continuous & simple past

    Jordan, you have made so many mistakes in copying over the original text that it's hard to help you.

    Are you stuyding on your own, without a teacher?

    When you submitted your answers on that site, what did it say? I didn't finisht the module since the "fill in the blank" section that followed seemed pointless. I had no idea what words they were looking for. So I cannot see how they provide feedback.
    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: present perfect simple & continuous & simple past

    Quote Originally Posted by jordan1766 View Post
    You can see this exercise in this link:
    http://www.bazhenov.org/quizzes/nce_...module13testa/
    You copied it incorrectly.

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    Re: present perfect simple & continuous & simple past

    Quote Originally Posted by jordan1766 View Post
    I _____have living____ (live) alone since then.
    That answer is wrong. "When I last haven't been" is also wrong, but that's not the text.

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    #9

    Re: present perfect simple & continuous & simple past

    ...when i last saw her. We hadn't been friends for long.
    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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