Present Perfect Vs Past Simple 2 - Negative

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  • 1. 

    I ________ my phone bill yet. (not pay)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "haven't paid, have not paid, 've not paid". These options are all contractions of "have not paid", which is the correct form to use in this sentence. The sentence is in the present perfect tense, indicating that the action of not paying the phone bill is still ongoing or has recently occurred. The word "yet" suggests that the action has not been completed.

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  • 2. 

    I ________ to Colombia. (never, go)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is 've never been, have never been. This is because the sentence is in present perfect tense and the verb "to go" needs to be conjugated with the auxiliary verb "have" or "has". Additionally, the word "never" indicates that the action of going to Colombia has not occurred at any point in the past. Therefore, the correct forms are "I've never been" or "I have never been".

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  • 3. 

    He ________ this film before. (not see)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "hasn't seen", "has not seen", or "'s not seen". These options indicate that the person did not watch or view the film in the past. The use of "hasn't" or "has not" in the present perfect tense suggests that the action of not seeing the film occurred before the present moment. The contraction "'s" is a shortened form of "has" and is commonly used in spoken English.

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  • 4. 

    I ________ breakfast yesterday. (not have)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "didn't have" or "did not have" because the sentence is in the past tense and requires the negative form of the verb "have." Both "didn't have" and "did not have" are correct ways to express the negative past tense of "have."

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  • 5. 

    He ________ me yet. (not call)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "hasn't called" or "has not called". This is because the sentence is in the present perfect tense and the word "yet" indicates that the action of not calling occurred before the present moment. The contraction "'s not called" is incorrect because it represents the present tense rather than the past tense.

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  • 6. 

    I ________ to the cinema yesterday. (not go)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "didn't go" or "did not go" because both phrases are the negative forms of the verb "go" in the past tense. The sentence is in the past tense and requires a negative form of the verb to complete the sentence.

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  • 7. 

    I ________ her this month. (not see)

    Explanation
    The correct answer for the given question is "haven't seen" or "have not seen". This is because the sentence is in the present perfect tense, which is used to talk about actions that started in the past and are still relevant in the present. The word "haven't" or "have not" indicates that the speaker has not seen the person mentioned in the sentence during the current month.

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  • 8. 

    I ________ anything last weekend. (not do)

    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "didn't do" or "did not do" because the sentence is in the negative form and the verb "do" needs to be negated. In English, the negative form of the simple past tense is formed by using "did not" or its contraction "didn't" followed by the base form of the verb. Therefore, to properly negate the sentence "I [Blank] anything last weekend," we need to use "didn't do" or "did not do."

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  • 9. 

    She ________ to Paris before. (never go)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is 's never been, has never been. This is because the sentence is in the present perfect tense and requires the auxiliary verb "has" or "have" to form the tense correctly. Additionally, the word "never" indicates that the action of going to Paris has not happened in the past. Therefore, the correct structure is "has never been" or "have never been."

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  • 10. 

    We ________ from her for years. (not hear)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "haven't heard" or "have not heard". This is because the sentence is in the present perfect tense, indicating an action that started in the past and is still ongoing. The phrase "for years" suggests that the action of not hearing from her has been happening over a long period of time. Therefore, the correct verb form is "haven't heard" or "have not heard".

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