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    #1

    the performers have rehearsed

    This is a multi-choice grammar question. I would have written ‘had rehearsed’ if it’s not a MCQ question.
    I don’t understand why ‘have rehearsed’ being a present perfect could be the correct answer. I’m confused. What have I failed to understand in the use of present perfect in this case?

    The performers ____________ their dance routine before they boarded the coach to the competition venue.
    (a) rehearse
    (b) rehearsed
    (c) have rehearsed
    (d) were rehearsing

    Thank you!
    Last edited by Oceanlike; 10-Oct-2016 at 12:23. Reason: Correct wrong verb written (bought changed to rehearsed)

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    #2

    Re: the performers have rehearsed

    Please use Edit Post to correct 'bought' both times you wrote it.

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    #3

    Re: the performers have rehearsed

    Oh sorry. I did not realise my mistakes there.

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    #4

    Re: the performers have rehearsed

    Why did you not correct them as you had already realized them?
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: the performers have rehearsed

    Oceanlike had not realised he/she had made those mistakes until they were pointed out. However, the errors have still not been corrected in post #1. Oceanlike, please do what you were asked to do by Rover.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: the performers have rehearsed

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Why did you not correct them as you had already realized them?
    Oh...i see. Okay I do it right now. Sorry

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    Re: the performers have rehearsed

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Oceanlike had not realised he/she had made those mistakes until they were pointed out. However, the errors have still not been corrected in post #1. Oceanlike, please do what you were asked to do by Rover.
    So sorry. What happened was that I had failed to understand that Rover was telling me to correct my errors there and then. I had unwittingly interpreted his message as "in future, use Edit Post to correct my mistakes". I don't know why I had interpreted it that way now that I re-read his message. So sorry.

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    #8

    Re: the performers have rehearsed

    But you still haven't done it. In any case, "have rehearsed" is not right.

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    #9

    Re: the performers have rehearsed

    It's a poor question because two answers are possible. Neither of them is "have rehearsed".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #10

    Re: the performers have rehearsed

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    But you still haven't done it.
    I don't understand why you said that I still have not done it. I corrected both times that I had written 'bought' wrongly, replacing the wrong verb 'bought' with the correct verb ' rehearsed' - twice. Please see my first post, under the 'last edited section - Last edited by Oceanlike; 10-Oct-2016 at 18:23. Reason: Correct wrong verb written (bought changed to rehearsed)

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