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    are run/ run/ were run/ ran

    Hello, this is a question from an English Proficiency test.



    A lot of trains _____________ late today due to heavy storms.

    (a) are run (b) run (c) were run (d) ran


    I am still confused wih (a) and (c). I chose (a)....(since "today" seems to go with the present tense) but I am not sure about my answer at all and still have no idea of which one is correct. Could you tell me which one is correct and why? Thank you in advance!
    Last edited by amiable25; 03-Jan-2015 at 05:14. Reason: I am sorry, Grumpy. I have edited the original post.

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    Re: are run/ run/ were run/ runned

    Dear amiable25
    That's not how this forum works. First, you tell us which option you think is correct, and then we will comment.
    Also, please check the spelling of the words you have typed.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: are run/ run/ were run/ runned

    I am sorry, Grumpy. I have edited the original post.

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    #4

    Re: are run/ run/ were run/ runned

    I am not a teacher.

    Are you sure it's, 'today late' and not, 'late today'?

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    Re: are run/ run/ were run/ runned

    Sorry, I've corrected it. Since I memorized the question from the paper, there was confusion.. TT

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    #6

    Re: are run/ run/ were run/ runned

    You could say a lot of trains are running late today, but that's not one of your choices, is it?

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    #7

    Re: are run/ run/ were run/ runned

    The end should be either "a heavy storm" or "heavy storms".

    Given the choices, only "ran" works. The speaker must be talking about earlier today.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: are run/ run/ were run/ runned

    Also, please note that your title included the ungrammatical word "runned" while the answers included the grammatical "ran."
    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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    #9

    Re: are run/ run/ were run/ runned

    Thank you for telling me. I have edited my post once again.

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    #10

    Re: are run/ run/ were run/ ran

    For me, the answer to your question is D.

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