Friday, November 20, 2009

Present Perfect or Simple Past. Write the correct form.

"Phillip IV in Armour, 1628" by Diego Velasquez

Fill in each blank with the correct form of the verb in parenthesis. Use Present Perfect or Simple past, whatever you think is appropriate. Check your answer by clicking on the drop down menu to the right of the blank.

1. He in the U. S. for a few years. (live)

2. He to San Francisco eight years ago. (move)

3. You his resume, haven't you? (see)

4. Mr. Johnson a letter from Steven. (just, get)

5. There many applicants for the job lately. (be)

6. Daniel's parents in the hotel business. (always, be)

7. Daniel from the University of California. (recently, graduate)

8. I Daniel's resume yet. (no, read)

9. the general manager already the position? (fill)

10. There several openings for this position last year. (be)

11. They how to paint pictures since they very young. (know)

12. Mary in a hotel 2007. (work)

13. Tom the front office manager since he from college. (be, graduate)

14. Judith Computer Science when she was a student at the university. (study)

15. Tom and Mary at the hotel since 2006. Before that, they in a bank. (work)


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