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  1. Hi5
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    Question Please help

    Hi,

    Please assist and explain which verb to be is the most appropriate for the following sentence:

    John __________ soccer training in the afternoon. Then he walked home.
    a) received
    b) has received
    c) had received.

    Thanks.


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    Re: Please help

    Quote Originally Posted by Hi5 View Post
    Hi,

    Please assist and explain which verb to be is the most appropriate for the following sentence:

    John __________ soccer training in the afternoon. Then he walked home.
    a) received
    b) has received
    c) had received.

    Thanks.
    Looking at the second part, which of the options do you think should be chosen?

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    #3

    Question Re: Please help

    I choose (c).


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    Re: Please help

    ok - why not (a) which would match for tense?

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    Question Re: Please help

    Sorry, I am unsure. Both (a) & (c) are past tense and both seems appropriate.


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    Re: Please help

    Quote Originally Posted by Hi5 View Post
    Sorry, I am unsure. Both (a) & (c) are past tense and both seems appropriate.
    a is Past Simple, as is the verb "walked"; c is Past Perfect, which does not match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    ok - why not (a) which would match for tense?
    Well, 'a' is the most usual one, Since there are two successive actions took place.

    'b' can't fit.

    I think 'c' would be correct if there was an adverb ' before'

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    Re: Please help

    Quote Originally Posted by Hi5 View Post
    Hi,

    Please assist and explain which verb to be is the most appropriate for the following sentence:

    John __________ soccer training in the afternoon. Then he walked home.
    a) received
    b) has received
    c) had received.

    Thanks.
    I would go for "had passed"

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    Re: Please help

    Listen up, people, you're going to confuse poor Hi5!

    It's a good question, and Anglika's answer is right. Hi5, go with it.


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    Re: Please help

    Do you 'pass' soccer training, like you pass an exam?
    A person can 'receive' training, though (and not to disparage sport), 'receive training' is mostly used for more work-related activities. In sport, isn't it more, "John did his soccer training..."?

    However, the sentence structure is, "John ___training..." with no pronoun.

    In the sentence, 'John did this' (training) and then 'he did that'. The order in which the actions occurred follows in a logical sequence.
    So - what is the speaker's perspective that he would choose to use the Past Perfect tense, instead of Simple Past Tense?

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