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Grammar tenses in English

Nuestros estudiantes están preparando durante estas semanas sus exámenes y tienes algunas dudas, es por ello que durante estos días estamos posteando más de lo normal, en cuanto pase el periodo de evaluaciones continuaremos con la racha de uno o dos post diarios, no más.

Y en el post de hoy les queremos mostrar un resumen de los diferentes tiempos verbales, como formarlos y cuando usarlos, junto con unos cuantos ejercicios que espero os sirvan de apoyo.

Recordad que podéis enviarnos vuestras dudas y ejercicios hechos tanto al mail como aquí abajo en comentarios y estaremos encantadas de ayudaros.

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And here a list of sentences to complete with different verbal tenses

1. A: What (you, do)……………………….when the accident occurred? 
B: I (try)……………………………to change a light bulb that had burnt out. 

2. After I (find)……………………….the wallet full of money, I (go, immediately)……………………..to the police and (turn)  it in. 

3. The doctor (say)………………………………that Tom (be) ……………………………….too sick to go to work and that he (need)………………………………to stay at home for a couple of days. 

4. Sebastian (arrive)……………………………………..at Susan’s house a little before 9:00 PM, but she (be, not)……………………………………..there. She (study, at the library)………………………………………for her final examination in French. 

5. Sandy is in the living room watching television. At this time yesterday, she (watch, also)………………………………………..television. That’s all she ever does! 

6. A: I (call)………………………………………..you last night after dinner, but you (be, not)……………………………………there. Where were you? 
B: I (work)……………………………..out at the fitness center. 

7. When I (arrive)……………………………………….home last night, I discovered that Jane (prepare)  a beautiful candlelight dinner. 

8. Since I began acting, I (perform)………………………………. in two plays, a television commercial and a TV drama. However, I (speak, never even) ……………………………………. publicly before I came to Hollywood in 1985. 

9. By the time I got to the office, the meeting (begin, already)……………………………………  without me. My boss (be) …………………………………. furious with me and I (be) …………………………………………. fired.

10. When I (turn) ……………………………………….. the radio on yesterday, I (hear) …………………………………………. a song that was popular when I was in high school. I (hear, not) …………………………………… the song in years, and it (bring) ……………………………… back some great memories. 

11. Last week, I (run) …………………………………….. into an ex-girlfriend of mine. We (see, not) ………………………………………….. each other in years, and both of us (change) ………………………………….. a great deal. I (enjoy)  …………………………….talking to her so much that I (ask) …………………………… her out on a date. We are getting together tonight for dinner. 

12. When Jack (enter) …………………………. the room, I (recognize, not) …………………………… him because he (lose) ……………………………………………. so much weight and (grow) ……………………………………… a beard. He looked totally different! 

13. 
Michael: Do you think the Republicans or the Democrats (win) …………………… the next election? 
Jane: I think the Republicans (win) ……………………….. the next election. 
John: No way! The Democrats (win) ……………………….. 

14
Susan: We (go) ………………………. camping this weekend. Would you like to come along? 
Sam: That sounds great, but I don’t have a sleeping bag. 
Susan: No problem. I (lend) ……………………………. you one. My family has tons of camping gear. 

15
Barbara: I (buy)……………………..  a new car this weekend, but I’m a little worried because I don’t really know much about cars. I’m afraid the salesman (try) ………………………….. to take advantage of me when he sees how little I know. 
Dave: I used to work for a mechanic in high school and I know a lot about cars. I (go) ………………………………………… with you to make sure you are not cheated. 

16
Gina: Fred and I (visit) ………………………. Santa Fe next summer. Have you ever been there? 
Margaret: My family lives in Santa Fe! I (give) ……………………….. you my parents’ phone number. When you get to Santa Fe, just call them and they (give) ………………….. you a little tour of the town. They can show you some of the sights that most tourists never see. 

17
Pam: Can you see my future in the crystal ball? What (happen) ………………………. next year? 
Fortune Teller: You (meet) ………………………………………….. a man from the East Coast, perhaps New York or maybe Boston. You (marry) …………………………….. that mystery man. 
Pam: Forget the man! I want to know if I (get) ………………………………….. a new job.

18. 
Sandra: Where is Tim going to meet us? 
Marcus: He (wait) …………………….. for us when our train arrives. I am sure he (stand) ……………………… on the platform when we pull into the station. 
Sandra: And then what? 
Marcus: We (pick) ………………………………. Michele up at work and go out to dinner. 

19
Ted: When we get to the party, Jerry (watch) ……………………….. TV, Sam (make) ………………………… drinks, Beth (dance) ……………………………. by herself, and Thad (complain) ……………………………. about his day at work. 
Robin: Maybe, this time they won’t be doing the same things. 
Ted: I am absolutely positive they (do) ……………………………… the same things; they always do the same things. 

20
Florence: Oh, look at that mountain of dirty dishes! Who (wash) ………………………………. all of those? 
Jack: I promise I (do) …………………………….. them when I get home from work. 
Florence: Thanks. 
Jack: When you get home this evening, that mountain will be gone and nice stacks of sparkling clean dishes (sit) ……………………………… in the cabinets. 

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