ESL 2 - Quiz 2

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Test 2 for English as a Second Language, Level 2, Gwinnett Technical College.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Identify the tense of the underlined verb in the sentence:Betsy saw a black snake.

    • A.

      Present tense

    • B.

      Present perfect tense

    • C.

      Past tense

    • D.

      Future tense

    Correct Answer
    C. Past tense
    Explanation
    The underlined verb in the sentence is "saw." This verb is in the past tense because it indicates an action that has already happened in the past.

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  • 2. 

    Identify the tense of the underlined verb in the sentence:Gwen will go to school tomorrow.

    • A.

      Past tense

    • B.

      Present perfect tense

    • C.

      Present tense

    • D.

      Future tense

    Correct Answer
    D. Future tense
    Explanation
    The underlined verb "will go" indicates an action that is going to happen in the future, therefore the correct answer is future tense.

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  • 3. 

    Identify the tense of the underlined verb in the sentence:Mike eats ice cream for dessert every day.

    • A.

      Past tense

    • B.

      Present perfect tense

    • C.

      Present tense

    • D.

      Future tense

    Correct Answer
    C. Present tense
    Explanation
    The underlined verb "eats" indicates an action that is happening in the present. Therefore, the tense of the underlined verb in the sentence is present tense.

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  • 4. 

    Identify the tense of the underlined verb in the sentence:Cindy has played basketball for ten years.

    • A.

      Past tense

    • B.

      Present perfect tense

    • C.

      Present tense

    • D.

      Future tense

    Correct Answer
    B. Present perfect tense
    Explanation
    The underlined verb "has played" indicates an action that started in the past (Cindy started playing basketball) and continues up until the present moment (she still plays basketball). This is the characteristic of the present perfect tense, which is used to describe an action that started in the past and has a connection to the present.

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  • 5. 

    Identify the best verb or verb group to complete the sentence:I ________________ you in a long time. How've you been?

    • A.

      Was seen

    • B.

      Saw

    • C.

      Haven't seen

    • D.

      Hadn't seen

    Correct Answer
    C. Haven't seen
    Explanation
    The best verb group to complete the sentence is "haven't seen." This is because the sentence is in the present perfect tense, which is used to talk about an action that started in the past and continues up to the present. The phrase "haven't seen" indicates that the speaker has not had the experience of seeing the person for a long time.

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  • 6. 

    Identify the best verb or verb group to complete the sentence:Some people say that it is better to _________ for today.

    • A.

      Is living

    • B.

      Living

    • C.

      Live

    • D.

      Lives

    Correct Answer
    C. Live
    Explanation
    The best verb to complete the sentence is "live". This is because the sentence is discussing a general preference or opinion, and the verb "live" in the infinitive form is appropriate in this context. The other options, such as "is living", "living", and "lives", do not fit grammatically or contextually in the sentence.

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  • 7. 

    Select the best verbs to complete the question._____ you ever ________ to Canada?

    • A.

      Have being

    • B.

      Have be

    • C.

      Have been

    • D.

      Have bean

    Correct Answer
    C. Have been
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Have been" because it is the correct verb form to use in the present perfect tense to indicate an action that started in the past and continues up to the present. In this case, the question is asking if the person has ever traveled to Canada, implying that the action of traveling to Canada occurred at some point in the past and may or may not still be ongoing.

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  • 8. 

    Select the best verb to complete the sentence.Albert doesn't like ___________ on weekends.

    • A.

      Working

    • B.

      To work

    • C.

      Work

    • D.

      Answers A and B are correct.

    Correct Answer
    D. Answers A and B are correct.
    Explanation
    The sentence requires a verb to complete the phrase "Albert doesn't like." Both "working" and "to work" are valid verb forms that can be used in this context. "Work" is a noun and cannot be used as a verb in this sentence. Therefore, answers A and B are correct.

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  • 9. 

    Select the best verb to complete the sentence.He sometimes  _______________ a headache in the morning.

    • A.

      Having

    • B.

      Have

    • C.

      Had

    • D.

      Has

    Correct Answer
    D. Has
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "has." In the sentence, the subject "he" is singular and in the present tense. Therefore, the verb should also be in the present tense to match. "Has" is the correct form of the verb "to have" for third-person singular subjects in the present tense.

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  • 10. 

    Select the best verb to complete the sentence.The time on the clock ____________ correct.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Should be

    • C.

      Might be

    • D.

      All of the above are correct.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above are correct.
    Explanation
    The sentence states that "The time on the clock ____________ correct." This means that any of the given options can be used to complete the sentence and convey the correct meaning. "is" indicates that the time on the clock is currently correct. "should be" suggests that the time on the clock is expected or required to be correct. "might be" implies that there is a possibility that the time on the clock is correct. Therefore, all of the options are valid and can be used to complete the sentence.

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  • 11. 

    Select the best verbs to complete the sentence.The sun ______ in the east, and _____ in the west.

    • A.

      Sets, rises

    • B.

      Rises, sets

    • C.

      Will rise, will set

    • D.

      Both answers B and C are correct.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Sets, rises
    D. Both answers B and C are correct.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "sets, rises". This is because the sun sets in the east and rises in the west. Both answers B and C are correct because they provide the correct verbs in the correct order to complete the sentence.

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  • 12. 

    Select the best verb to complete the sentence.What time _____________ up every day?

    • A.

      Are you waking

    • B.

      Have you woking

    • C.

      Do you wake

    • D.

      All of the above are correct.

    Correct Answer
    C. Do you wake
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "do you wake". This is because the sentence is asking about a habitual action, which is best expressed using the simple present tense. The verb "do" is used to form questions in the present tense, and "wake" is the base form of the verb that agrees with the subject "you".

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  • 13. 

    Select the best verb to complete the sentence. I ___________ time to work on that project tomorrow.

    • A.

      Will have

    • B.

      Am going to have

    • C.

      Don't have

    • D.

      Have

    • E.

      All of the above are correct.

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above are correct.
    Explanation
    All of the given options can be used to complete the sentence correctly. "Will have" implies that the speaker has already planned or scheduled the time for the project tomorrow. "Am going to have" suggests that the speaker has made a decision or intention to allocate time for the project. "Don't have" indicates that the speaker currently lacks the time for the project. "Have" simply states that the speaker possesses the time for the project. Therefore, all of the options can be correct depending on the context and intended meaning.

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  • 14. 

    Select the best verb to complete the sentence. I have _______________ to travel throughout Brazil.

    • A.

      Always wanted

    • B.

      Wanted always

    • C.

      Always been wanted

    • D.

      None of the above are correct.

    Correct Answer
    A. Always wanted
    Explanation
    The phrase "always wanted" is the best verb to complete the sentence because it indicates a long-standing desire or aspiration to travel throughout Brazil. The word "always" suggests that this desire has been present for a significant amount of time and emphasizes the speaker's strong interest in exploring Brazil.

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  • 15. 

    Which sentence is grammatically correct?

    • A.

      Have you been exercising with Glen?

    • B.

      Has Glen exercised lately?

    • C.

      Is Glen exercising right now?

    • D.

      Only answer C is correct.

    • E.

      All the answers are correct.

    Correct Answer
    E. All the answers are correct.
  • 16. 

    Select the best verb to complete the sentence.Peter ________ fifty next Friday.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Is going to be

    Correct Answer
    B. Is going to be
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is going to be" because it indicates a future event or state. In this case, it suggests that Peter will reach the age of fifty on the upcoming Friday.

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  • 17. 

    Complete the sentence using the present perfect tense of the verb in parenthesis.  Check your spelling because misspelled words and extra spaces will be counted as incorrect.You look really great! (you, work) ____________ out at the fitness center recently?

    Correct Answer
    Have you worked
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Have you worked." This is because the sentence is asking about a past action that is still relevant to the present moment. The present perfect tense is used to talk about an action that started in the past and has a connection to the present. In this case, the question is asking if the person has worked out at the fitness center recently, indicating that the action of working out has occurred at some point in the past and is still relevant to the present conversation.

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  • 18. 

    Complete the sentence using the present perfect tense of the verb in parenthesis.  Check your spelling because misspelled words and extra spaces will be counted as incorrect.I (have) ______________  the same car for more than ten years. I'm thinking about buying a new one.

    Correct Answer
    have had
    Explanation
    The sentence is discussing the duration of owning the car, which is more than ten years. The present perfect tense "have had" is used to express an action that started in the past and continues up to the present moment. In this case, the speaker has owned the same car for more than ten years and is now considering buying a new one.

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  • 19. 

    Complete the sentence using the present perfect tense of the verb in parenthesis.  Check your spelling because misspelled words and extra spaces will be counted as incorrect.Listen Donna, I don't care if you missed  the bus this morning. You (be) _______  late to work too many times. You are fired!

    Correct Answer
    have been
    Explanation
    The sentence is in the present perfect tense, which is used to talk about actions or situations that started in the past and continue up to the present. In this case, the speaker is referring to the number of times Donna has been late to work in the past, indicating a repeated action. Therefore, the correct answer is "have been," which is the present perfect tense of the verb "be."

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  • 20. 

    Complete the sentence using the future tense:Next summer, I  ___________ (travel) to New York. My sister lives there and she bought me a plane ticket for my birthday.

    Correct Answer
    will travel
    am going to travel
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "will travel" because the sentence is referring to a future action that will happen next summer. The use of "will" indicates a future event that is planned or intended to happen. "Am going to travel" is also a possible answer, as it indicates a future plan, but "will travel" is a more common and natural way to express this idea.

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  • 21. 

    Complete the sentence using the future tense:Are you going to the movies?  Wait for me!  I ________ (go) with you.

    Correct Answer
    am going to go
    will go
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "am going to go". In this sentence, the speaker is expressing their intention to go to the movies with the person they are speaking to. The future tense is used to talk about actions that will happen in the future. "Am going to go" is a future tense construction that indicates the speaker's plan or intention to go to the movies.

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  • 22. 

    Complete the sentence using the future tense:Good-bye, Joe.  I ____________ (phone) you as soon as I arrive home!

    Correct Answer
    am going to phone
    will phone
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "am going to phone" because the speaker is expressing their intention or plan to call Joe in the future as soon as they arrive home. The future tense is used to indicate an action that will happen later.

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  • 23. 

    Complete the sentence using the future tense:Simon, those bags look very heavy.  I ____________ (help) you carry them.

    Correct Answer
    will help
    am going to help
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "will help" because it is the future tense form of the verb "help". In this sentence, the speaker is expressing their willingness to assist Simon in carrying the heavy bags in the future.

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  • 24. 

    Complete the sentence using the future tense:Those melons look delicious!  I ______________ (buy) one.

    Correct Answer
    am going to buy
    will buy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "am going to buy" because it indicates a planned action in the future. The speaker is expressing their intention to buy one of the delicious melons they see. "Will buy" is also a possible answer, but "am going to buy" is more specific and implies a stronger intention.

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  • 25. 

    Complete the sentence using the future tense:My parents __________  (buy) a new car next year.

    Correct Answer
    am going to buy
    will buy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "am going to buy" and "will buy". Both options are correct because they both indicate an action that will happen in the future. "Am going to buy" suggests a planned action, while "will buy" indicates a general future action.

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  • 26. 

    Complete the sentence using the future tense:I ___________ (call) you tomorrow at 5:00 PM.

    • A.

      Will call

    • B.

      Am calling

    • C.

      Will be calling

    Correct Answer
    A. Will call
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "will call". In this sentence, the speaker is expressing their intention or plan to make a phone call in the future. The future tense is used to indicate that the action of calling will happen at a specific time, which is tomorrow at 5:00 PM.

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  • 27. 

    Complete the sentence using the future tense:When she comes here, she ________ (be) disappointed.

    • A.

      Will have been

    • B.

      Will be

    • C.

      Is

    Correct Answer
    B. Will be
    Explanation
    When she comes here, she will be disappointed. This sentence is using the future tense to indicate that at the time of her arrival, she will experience disappointment. The verb "will be" is the correct choice here as it matches the future tense of the sentence.

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  • 28. 

    Complete the conversation using the future tense:A:  Are you going to tell me or not? B:  OK, fine, I ___________ (tell) you.

    • A.

      Will tell

    • B.

      Tell

    • C.

      Will have told

    Correct Answer
    A. Will tell
    Explanation
    In this conversation, person B is agreeing to tell person A something in the future. The future tense is used to indicate an action that will happen later. Therefore, the correct answer is "will tell."

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  • 29. 

    Complete the sentence using the future tense: I ________ (see) you tomorrow at 3:00 PM.

    • A.

      Will see

    • B.

      See

    • C.

      Will be seeing

    Correct Answer
    A. Will see
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "will see" because it is the future tense form of the verb "see." It indicates that the action of seeing will happen in the future, specifically tomorrow at 3:00 PM.

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  • 30. 

    Complete the question using the future tense:Do you think it _____________  (rain) tonight?

    Correct Answer
    will rain
    is going to rain
    Explanation
    The question is asking for a prediction about whether it will rain tonight. Both "will rain" and "is going to rain" are correct answers because they both indicate a future event. "Will rain" is a common way to express a future prediction, while "is going to rain" implies that there is evidence or indication that it will rain.

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  • 31. 

    Complete the question using the future tense:_______ our team ___________  (win) the basketball competition?

    Correct Answer
    WiIll win
    Is going to win
    Will our team win
    Is our team going to win
    Explanation
    The question asks for the completion of a sentence using the future tense. The correct answers are "Will win," "Is going to win," "Will our team win," and "Is our team going to win." These options all correctly use the future tense to express the possibility of the team winning the basketball competition.

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  • 32. 

    Complete the sentence using the future tense:Jamie ___________ (show) you where you will sleep tonight.

    Correct Answer
    will show
    is going to show
    Explanation
    Both "will show" and "is going to show" are correct answers because they both indicate future actions. "Will show" is the simple future tense, which is used to express a spontaneous decision or a future event that is certain to happen. On the other hand, "is going to show" is the future with "going to" tense, which is used to express a planned or premeditated action in the future. Both forms convey the same meaning in this context, indicating that Jamie has made arrangements to show the person where they will sleep tonight.

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  • 33. 

    Complete the sentence with the past participle form of the verb in parenthesis: She has never ____________ (drive) a speed boat before.

    Correct Answer
    driven
    Explanation
    The sentence is in the present perfect tense, indicating an action that started in the past and is still relevant in the present. The past participle form of the verb "drive" is "driven." Therefore, the correct answer is "driven."

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  • 34. 

    Complete the sentence with the past participle form of the verb in parenthesis: Ella has __________  (eat) all of the vegetables on her plate.

    Correct Answer
    eaten
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "eaten" because it is the past participle form of the verb "eat". In this sentence, it is used to show that Ella has already finished eating all of the vegetables on her plate.

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  • 35. 

    Complete the sentence with the past participle form of the verb in parenthesis: We have _____________ ( know) each other since we were very young.

    Correct Answer
    known
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "known." In this sentence, the verb "know" is being used in the present perfect tense to indicate an action that started in the past and continues up until the present. The past participle form of "know" is "known," which is used to form the present perfect tense. Therefore, the sentence should be completed with "known" to convey the intended meaning.

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  • 36. 

    Complete the sentence with the past participle form of the verb in parenthesis: Peter has _____________ ( write) a letter to his favorite author.

    Correct Answer
    written
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "written" because it is the past participle form of the verb "write". In this sentence, the auxiliary verb "has" is used to indicate that the action of writing the letter was completed in the past. Therefore, the correct form of the verb is "written".

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  • 37. 

    Complete the sentence with the past participle form of the verb in parenthesis: While on a camping trip, Kara was ____________ (bite) by mosquitoes

    Correct Answer
    bitten
    Explanation
    During her camping trip, Kara experienced being bitten by mosquitoes.

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  • 38. 

    Complete the sentence with the past participle form of the verb in parenthesis: Have you ____________  (ride) on a horse without a saddle before?

    Correct Answer
    ridden
    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "ridden" because it is the past participle form of the verb "ride". In this sentence, the question is asking if the person has ever ridden on a horse without a saddle before. "Ridden" is the correct form to use here because it is the past participle form that is required when using the auxiliary verb "have".

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  • 39. 

    Complete the sentence with the past participle form of the verb in parenthesis:  The thief had ___________ (take) all of the expensive jewelry.

    Correct Answer
    taken
    Explanation
    The sentence is in the past perfect tense, indicating an action that occurred before another past action. The word "had" is a clue that the action of taking the expensive jewelry happened before a specific point in the past. The past participle form of the verb "take" is "taken," which correctly completes the sentence.

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  • 40. 

    Check the answers that are correct about the following story:(1) How’s life back in Bristol?  (2) I’m having a great time in Shanghai with my Aunt Pat and (3)  I’ve already made some friends. (4) The flight to Dubai was fine. (5) No one sat next to me so (6)  it was a quiet flight. (7) I wanted to read my book (8) but the light was too bad, (9) so I listened to a CD.

    • A.

      The verbs in word groups 4 and 8 are in the present tense.

    • B.

      The verbs in word groups 1 and 3 are in the present perfect tense.

    • C.

      The verbs in word group 2 are in the present progressive tense.

    • D.

      The verbs in word groups 7 and 9 are in the simple past tense.

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. The verbs in word group 2 are in the present progressive tense.
    D. The verbs in word groups 7 and 9 are in the simple past tense.
    Explanation
    The verbs in word group 2 ("I'm having a great time") are in the present progressive tense because they indicate an ongoing action or state in the present. The verbs in word groups 7 ("I wanted to read my book") and 9 ("I listened to a CD") are in the simple past tense because they indicate completed actions in the past.

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  • 41. 

    Complete the sentence with the past participle form of the verb in parenthesis: I’ve (be) ____________________ to France twice.

    Correct Answer(s)
    been
    Explanation
    The sentence is in the present perfect tense and is expressing an action that has happened in the past. The past participle form of the verb "be" is "been," which correctly completes the sentence.

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  • 42. 

    Complete the sentence with the past participle form of the verb in parenthesis: They have just (leave) ____________________ the building.

    Correct Answer(s)
    left
    Explanation
    The sentence is in the present perfect tense, indicating an action that started in the past and has just been completed. The past participle form of the verb "leave" is "left," which correctly completes the sentence.

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  • 43. 

    Complete the sentence with the past participle form of the verb in parenthesis: Ben has (drive) ____________________ 300 miles in the past two days.

    Correct Answer(s)
    driven
    Explanation
    The sentence is in the present perfect tense, which is formed by using "has" or "have" followed by the past participle form of the verb. In this case, the past participle form of the verb "drive" is "driven". Therefore, the correct answer is "driven".

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  • 44. 

    Complete the sentence with the past participle form of the verb in parenthesis: We have (make) ____________________ a dozen cakes for the party.

    Correct Answer(s)
    made
    Explanation
    The correct answer "made" is the past participle form of the verb "make". In this sentence, the verb "make" is used in the present perfect tense, indicating an action that started in the past and is still relevant in the present. The past participle form "made" is used to show that the action of making the cakes has been completed in the past.

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  • 45. 

    Arrange the words to create a present perfect tense statement.  Please remember that your sentences must begin with a capital letter and end with a period or question mark!they   last  have   since   married   summer   been

    Correct Answer(s)
    They have been married since last summer.
    Explanation
    The words "They," "have," "been," "married," "since," "last," and "summer" can be arranged to form the present perfect tense statement "They have been married since last summer."

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  • 46. 

    Arrange the words to create a present perfect tense statement.  Please remember that your sentences must begin with a capital letter and end with a period or question mark!taught  Maria   three    for    years   English   has

    Correct Answer(s)
    Maria has taught English for three years.
    Explanation
    The words in the given arrangement can be rearranged to form a present perfect tense statement. By rearranging the words, we get "Maria has taught English for three years." This sentence follows the structure of present perfect tense, with "has taught" as the verb phrase and "Maria" as the subject. The phrase "for three years" indicates the duration of time.

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  • 47. 

    Arrange the words to create a present perfect tense statement.  Please remember that your sentences must begin with a capital letter and end with a period or question mark!have   my    I    see   April    since   sister    not

    Correct Answer(s)
    I have not seen my sister since April.
    Explanation
    The words need to be rearranged to form a grammatically correct present perfect tense statement. The correct order is "I have not seen my sister since April."

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  • 48. 

    Arrange the words to create a present perfect tense statement.  Please remember that your sentences must begin with a capital letter and end with a period or question mark!five   Mike   read   summer   so    this   books   far    has

    Correct Answer(s)
    Mike has read five books so far this summer.
    So far this summer, Mike has read five books.
    So far, Mike has read five books this summer.
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Mike has read five books so far this summer." This sentence is in the present perfect tense because it uses the auxiliary verb "has" followed by the past participle "read" to indicate an action that started in the past and is still ongoing or has just been completed. The phrase "so far" indicates that the action of reading the books is still ongoing. The phrase "this summer" specifies the time period in which the action has taken place.

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  • 49. 

  • Arrange the words to create a present perfect tense statement.  Please remember that your sentences must begin with a capital letter and end with a period or question mark!seen   movie   have     that    I   times   many
  • Correct Answer(s)
    I have seen that movie many times.
    Explanation
    The words "I", "have", "seen", "that", "movie", "many", and "times" can be arranged to create the present perfect tense statement "I have seen that movie many times."

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  • 50. 

    Arrange the words to create a present perfect tense statement.  Please remember that your sentences must begin with a capital letter and end with a period or question mark!in    office   have    the    been    eight    since   o'clock    I

    Correct Answer(s)
    I have been in the office since eight o'clock.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I have been in the office since eight o'clock." The sentence is written in the present perfect tense, indicating an action that started in the past and is still ongoing in the present. The subject "I" is followed by the auxiliary verb "have" and the past participle "been" to form the present perfect tense. The prepositional phrase "in the office" describes the location, and the phrase "since eight o'clock" indicates the starting point of the action.

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