07 VERBS TENSE (PAGE 119)

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VERBS: TENSE The various verb tenses are formed from the four principal parts of each verb: PRESENT PAST walk walked did speak spoke come came PAST PRESENT PARTICIPLE PARTICIPLE walked done spoken come walking doing speaking coming To choose the appropriate tense, it is important to look for certain clues in the sentence These clues can be adverbs (time markers), other verbs in the sentence, or the verbs themselves, which may, by their very nature, be limited to certain tenses PATTERNS TO REMEMBER Certain time markers (now, tomorrow, since, etc.) indicate the tense of a verb INCORRECT [I deal with his firm since 1988.1 CORRECT I have dealt with his firm since 1988 The verb in the main clause of a sentence determines the appropriate tense in the dependent clause INCORRECT [He signed the release before he will read it.] CORRECT He signed the release before he read it Stative verbs (seem, become, know, understand, be, etc.) cannot be used in the continuous INCORRECT [If I’m understanding what you mean, I have to agree.] CORRECT If I understand what you mean, I have to agree 1 The express train often … on time (A) is arriving (B) arrives (C) has been arriving (D) arrive When the shipment … , he will dispatch it to the proper department (A) will come in (B) is coming in (C) comes in (D) is going to come in Go ahead with the proposal, as long as everyone … its goal (A) is understanding (B) understand (C) will understand (D) understands Before the researcher analyzed the results, the company … to take on the client (A) has agreed (B) agreed (C) agrees (D) was agreed She … five years ago today (A) is being promoted (B) promoted (C) was promoted (D) has been promoted The latest franchise … in one week (A) would open (B) had opened (C) will open (D) has opened The board reported that it … a good decision to find a new director (A) was (B) be (C) is (D) were The survey indicates profits are up; business … (A) is being good (B) were good (C) good (D) has been good At this moment, I … my ears! (A) cannot believe (B) could not believe (C) am not believing (D) cannot be believing 10 By this time next year, merchandising … greatly improved (A) has been (B) is going to be (C) is (D) is being THANK YOU ... choose the appropriate tense, it is important to look for certain clues in the sentence These clues can be adverbs (time markers), other verbs in the sentence, or the verbs themselves, which... may, by their very nature, be limited to certain tenses PATTERNS TO REMEMBER Certain time markers (now, tomorrow, since, etc.) indicate the tense of a verb INCORRECT [I deal with his firm since... determines the appropriate tense in the dependent clause INCORRECT [He signed the release before he will read it.] CORRECT He signed the release before he read it Stative verbs (seem, become, know,
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