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    Choose the suitable verb

    Choose the suitable verb.

    The new employee guidebook ........ finally distributed to the new employees.
    a.was b.are c.were d.has.

    Explain please. Thank you.

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    Re: Choose the suitable verb

    We don't just hand out answers here. Tell us which answer you would choose and explain why you would choose it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Choose the suitable verb

    I choose the plan D because I think the tense of sentences is the present perfect.

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    D would only work if it was followed by "... finally been distributed ...". The present perfect form of "to be" is "has/have been", not just "has/have". Try again.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    So maybe the correct answer is a. The tense is past simple.

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    Re: Choose the suitable verb

    Yes, you are right.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Choose the suitable verb

    Is that true? Oh thank you very much.

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    Re: Choose the suitable verb

    Is what true?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Choose the suitable verb

    Quote Originally Posted by sherlockIelts View Post
    Is that true?
    emsr2d2 does not strike me as the sort of person who lies in this forum.

    I imagine that you are trying to express surprise/gratitude, but that is not a very tactful way to do it. You could try: I was right? I can hardly believe it. Thank you.

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    Re: Choose the suitable verb

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    Hello, Sherlocklelts:

    May I make a respectful suggestion?

    I know that you do NOT want to guess when you are taking an examination.

    I suggest that you review the active and passive forms of sentences.

    Then you would know that "The new handbook was finally distributed" is the passive version of something like: "The manager finally distributed the new handbook."

    If the active sentence were something like: "The boss finally distributed the new handbooks," then you would choose "The new handbooks were finally distributed (by the boss)."

    For "has" to be the answer, the active would have to be something like: "The manager has distributed the new handbook." That is to say, "The new handbook has been distributed (by the manager)."

    When I was young, I enjoyed taking tests if I was confident that I knew the material. I am sure that you will find that to be true for you, too.

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