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    Question Please help me!

    1> I.............. and I feel exhausted. (swim)
    --> have swum
    2> When I last saw John, he ................. and was out of breath. (run)
    --> had run
    I dont know my answers are right or wrong
    Could u correct them for me?
    If they're wrong, please explain them for me.
    Thank you so much.

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    Re: Please help me!

    Quote Originally Posted by blueberry_204 View Post
    1> I.............. and I feel exhausted. (swim)
    --> have swum
    2> When I last saw John, he ................. and was out of breath. (run)
    --> had run
    I dont know my answers are right or wrong
    Could u correct them for me?
    If they're wrong, please explain them for me.
    Thank you so much.
    I think that the tester is looking for present perfect continuous and past perfect continuous here, 'have been swimming' and 'had been running'.

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    Exclamation Re: Please help me!

    Quote Originally Posted by blueberry_204 View Post
    1> I.............. and I feel exhausted. (swim)
    --> have swum
    2> When I last saw John, he ................. and was out of breath. (run)
    --> had run
    I dont know my answers are right or wrong
    Could u correct them for me?
    If they're wrong, please explain them for me.
    Thank you so much.
    1) I am swimming and I feel exhausted. (swim)_ Use present progressive to Express a current state when another action is progerring.
    2) When I last saw John, he had been running and was out of breath. (run)- Use past perfect progressive to Express a past situatiation when another past action was in progress.


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    Question Re: Please help me!

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I think that the tester is looking for present perfect continuous and past perfect continuous here, 'have been swimming' and 'had been running'.
    I think sentence 1: talks about an action which has just finished.
    Sentence 2: talks about an action in the past which had finished.
    This is a reported speech.
    Could u explain them for me?
    Why did u choose present perfect continuous and past perfect continuous?
    Maybe i didnt know clearly.

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