Today begins our Holy Week, and I'm sure you are going to be too busy watching our splendid processions to study any grammar or vocabulary, but I suggest you reserve a minute to review some of my grammar posts and do some practical exercises.
Today we'll begin with the difference between the simple past and the present perfect http://sanchezbenedito.blogspot.com.es/2013/08/present-perfectsimple-past.html
Only two of the eight sentences below are correct. Put the incorrect ones right:
1.- My grandfather, who died two months ago, has worked in India for five years.
2.- When I was young, I've spent many years travelling around Spain.
3.- I've never seen anyone play so well in my whole life.
4.- I have known a woman once who had six dogs and eleven cats.
5.- Derek drove to York last week to visit his parents.
6.- Jane felt hungry. Then she has remembered that there was some salad left in the fridge.
7.- Phone for an ambulance. I think Philip just broke his leg.
8.- The Earth has been formed more than four million years ago.
Find a verb that fits both sentences in each pair below. Alternate the simple past and the present perfect:
9.- (a) The Bible..........more copies than any other book.
(b) When it became clear that we would be moving to Australia, we ....... the house to my brother-in-law.
10.- (a) The price of houses ............dramatically in recent years.
(b) Unemployment ............every year since the '90s, but then it started to rise.
11.- (a) So far it's been so cold that we ....... in the house all day.
(b) We ........ with my wife's parents last weekend.
12.- (a) I ........... skiing ever since I live in Switzerland.
(b) He once ....... the support of the majority of the Democratic Party.
13.- (a) At his wedding, he ......... a green suit and red tie.
(b) These are the glasses I ........... ever since I was forty.
14.- (a) When I picked up the coffee I ..... surprised to find that it was cold.
(b) This .......... her home for over 50 years and she doesn't want to leave it.
1.- My grandfather, who died two months ago, worked in India for five years.
2.- When I was young, I spent many years travelling around Spain.
4.- I knew a woman once who had six dogs and eleven cats.
6.- Jane felt hungry. Then she remembered that there was some salad left in the fridge.
7.- Phone for an ambulance. I think Philip has just broken his leg.
8.- The Earth was formed more than four million years ago.
9.- (a) has sold; (b) sold
10.- (a) has fallen; (b) fell
11.- (a) have stayed; (b) stayed
12.- (a) have enjoyed; (b) enjoyed
13.- (a) wore; (b) have worn
14.- (a) was; (b) has been
Going by the book
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