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Chapter 5
Review of Verb Tenses
Exercise 1, p .76 .
Correct the errors in verb tense usage.
1. I am studying here since last
January.
2. By the time Hassan returned
to his country, he is away from
home for more than
three years.
1. I have been studying here since last January.
2. By the time Hassan returned to his country, he had been away
from home for more than three years.
Exercise 1, p .76 .
3. After I will graduate, I going to
return to my hometown.
4. By the end of the 21st
century, man will had discovered
the cure for the common cold.
3. After I graduate, I am going to return to my hometown.
4. By the end o f the 21st century, man will have discovered the
cure for the common cold.
Exercise 1, p .76 .
5. I want to get married, but I
don’t meet the right person yet.
6. I have been seeing that movie
three times, and now I am
wanting to see it again.
5. I want to get married, but I haven’t met the right
person yet.
6. I have seen that movie three times, and now I w ant
to see it again.
Exercise 1, p .76 .
7. I am not like my job. My
brother wants me to quit. I am
thinking he is right.
8. While I’m study tonight, I’m
going to listen to classical music.
7. I don’t like my job. My brother wants me to quit. I
think he is right.
8. While I ’m studying tonight, I ’m going to listen to
classical music.
Exercise 1, p .76 .
9. We washed the dishes and
clean up the kitchen after our
dinner guests were leaving.
10. My neighbors are Mr. and
Mrs. Sanchez. I know them ever
since I am a child.
9 . We washed the dishes and cleaned up the kitchen
after our dinner guests left.
10. My neighbors are Mr. and Mrs. Sanchez. I have
known them ever since I was a child.
Exercise 1, p .76 .
11. Many scientists believe there
is a major earthquake in
California in the near future.
11. Many scientists believe there will be a major
earthquake in California in the near future.
Exercise 2, p.76 .
Complete the sentences with any appropriate tense of the verbs in parentheses.
1. John is in my English class. He (study)
____ English this semester. He (take, also)
___ some other . His classes (begin) ___ at
9:00 every day.
2.Yesterday John ate breakfast at 8:00. He
(eat, already)___breakfast when he (leave)
____ for class at 8:45.
3. John (eat, always) _____breakfast before
he (go) ___ to class. Tomorrow before he
(go) ____ to class, he (eat) ____ breakfast.
1. is studying . . . is also taking . . . begin
2. had already eaten . . . left
3. always eats . . . goes . . . goes . . . will eat / is going to eat
Exercise 2, p.76 .
4. John is in class every morning
from 9:00 to 12:00. Two days ago, I
(call) _____ him at 11:30, but I
could not reach him because he
(attend) _____ class at that time.
5. Don’t try to call John at 11:30
tomorrow morning because he
(attend) _____ class at that time.
6.Yesterday John took a nap from
1:00 to 2:00. I arrived at 1:45.
When I (get) _____ there, John
(sleep )____He (sleep) ____ for
45 minutes by the time I got
there.
4. called . . . was attending
5. will be attending
6. got . . . was sleeping . . . had been sleeping
Exercise 2, p.76 .
7. Right now John (take) ____ a nap. He
(fall) ____ asleep an hour ago. He (sleep)
____ for an hour.
8. Tomorrow, after he (eat) ____ dinner,
John (go) ____to a movie. In other
words, he (eat) ____ dinner by the
time he (go) ____ to the movie.
9. Three days ago, John (start) _____ to
read The Old Man and the Sea, a novel by
Ernest Hemingway. It is a long novel. He
(finish, not) ____ reading it yet. He (read)
______ it because his English teacher
assigned it.
7. is taking . . fell . . . has been sleeping
8. eats . . . is going to go / will go . . . will have eaten. . . goes
9 . started . . . hasn’t finished . . . has been reading
Exercise 2, p.76 .
10.Since the beginning of the
semester, John (finish) ___ three
novels. Right now he (read) ___
The Old Man and the Sea. He
(read) ____ that novel for the
past three days. He (intend) ___
to finish it by next week. In his
lifetime, he (read) ___ many
novels, but this is the first
Hemingway novel he
(read, ever)___.
10. has finished . . . is reading . . . has been reading . . .
intends . . . has read . . . has ever read
Exercise 6, p. 79.
Complete the sentences with any appropriate tense of the verbs in parentheses.
Dear Anna,
I (1 get) _____ your long email about two
weeks ago and (2try) _____ to find time to
write you back ever since. I (3be) _____
very busy lately. In the past two weeks, I
(4have) _____ four tests, and I have
another one next week. In addition, a
friend (5stay) _____with me since last
Thursday. She wanted to see the city, so we
(6spend) ____ a lot of time visiting some
of the interesting places here. We (7be)
_____ to the zoo, the art museum, and the
botanical gardens.
1. got2. have been trying3. have been4. have had / ’ve had
5. has been staying6. have been spending /have spent / are
spending7. have been
Exercise 6, p. 79.
Yesterday we (8go) ______ to the park and
(9watch) ____ a balloon race. Between
showing her the city and studying for my
exams, I (10have, barely) _____enough time to
breathe.
Right now it (11be) _____ 3:00 A.M., and I
(12sit) ______ at my desk. I (13sit) ___here
for five hours doing my studying. My friend’s
plane (14leave) ____in a few hours, so I
(15decide) _____ not to go to bed. That’s why I
(16write) ______ to you at such an early hour
in the day. I (17get) _____a little sleepy, but I
would rather stay up. I (18take) _____ a nap
after I (19 get) ____ back from taking her to
the airport. How (20you, get) _____ along?
How (21your classes, go) _____ ? Please write
soon.
8. went9. watched10. have barely had11. is12. am sitting13. have
been sitting14. leaves / is going to leave / will leave15. decided /
have decided16. am writing17. am getting18. am going to take /
will take19. get20. are you getting21. are your classes going
Exercise 9, p. 80.
Complete the sentences with the words in parentheses. Use any appropriate tense.
Almost every part of the world
(1experience) _____an earthquake in
recent years, and almost every part
of the world (2experience) _____
earthquakes in the years to come.
Since the ancient Chinese (3begin)
_____ to keep records several
thousand years ago, more than
13million earthquakes (4occur)_____
worldwide by some estimates.
has experienced…will experience / is going to experience
…began... have occurred
Exercise 9, p. 80.
What (5cause) _____
earthquakes? Throughout time,
different cultures(6develop)
_____myths to explain these
violent earth movements.
From India comes the story of
six strong elephants who
(7hold)____ up the earth on
their heads. Whenever one
elephant (8move)______ its
head, the earth trembles.
causes…have developed…hold / are holding…
moves
Exercise 9, p. 80.
According to a Japanese myth, a
playful catfish lives in the mud
under the earth. Whenever it
feels like playing, it (9wave)
_____ its fat tail around the
mud. The result? Earthquakes.
waves
Exercise 9, p. 80.
Nowadays, although scientists
(10know) ____more about the
causes of earthquakes, they still
cannot prevent the terrible
damage. One of the strongest
quakes in the last hundred years
(11happen) ___in Anchorage,
Alaska, on March 24, 1964, at
about six o’clock in the evening.
When the earthquake (12strike)
____that evening, many families
(13sit) __________ down to
eat dinner.
know…happened…struck…were sitting
Exercise 9, p. 80.
People in the city
(14find,suddenly) ______
themselves in the dark because
most of the lights in the city
went out when the earthquake
occurred. Many people (15die)
____ instantly when tall
buildings (16collapse)____and
(17send)_____ tons of brick and
concrete crashing into the
streets. When (18the next
earthquake, occur)____?
suddenly found…died…collapsed…sent…will the next
earthquake occur / is the next earthquake going to occur
Exercise 9, p. 80.
No one really knows for sure.
Interestingly enough, throughout
history animals (19help, often)
_____ people predict
earthquakes shortly before they
happen. At present, some
scientists (20study) _______
catfish because catfish swim
excitedly just before an
earthquake.
have often helped…are studying
Exercise 9, p. 80.
According to some studies,
snakes, monkeys, and rodents
(21appear, also) _____ to be
sensitive to the approach of
violent movement in the earth’s
surface. Some animals (22seem)
____ to know a great deal
more than humans about when
an earthquake will occur.
also appear…seem
Exercise 9, p. 80.
In recent years, scientists
(23develop) ________sensitive
instruments. Perhaps someday
the instruments (24be)___ able
to give us a sufficiently early
warning so that we can be
waiting calmly in a safe place
when the next earthquake
(25strike)______.
have developed…will be / are going to be…strikes
Exercise 13, p. 82.
Correct the errors in verb tense usage.
1 . I haven’t been in this town
very long. I come here just two
weeks ago.
1. I haven’t been in this town very long. I came here just
two weeks ago.
Exercise 13, p. 82.
2. Dormitory life is not quiet.
Everyone shouted and make a
lot of noise in the halls.
2. Dormitory life is not quiet. Everyone shouts and
makes a lot of noise in the halls.
Exercise 13, p. 82.
3. My friends will meet me when
I will arrive at the airport.
3. My friends will meet me when I arrive at the airport.
Exercise 13, p. 82.
4. Hasn’t anyone ever tell you to
knock on the door before you
enter someone else’s room?
Didn’t your parents taught you
that?
4. Hasn’t anyone ever told you to knock on the door
before you enter someone else’s room? Didn’t your
parents teach you that?
Exercise 13, p. 82.
5. The phone rung while I doing
the dishes. I dry my hands and
answer it. When I am hear my
husband’s voice, I very happy.
5. The phone rang while I was doing the dishes. I
dried my hands and answered it. When I heard
my husband’s voice, I was very happy.
Exercise 13, p. 82.
6. I am in the United States for
the last four months. During this
time, I had done many things
and saw many places.
6. I have been in the United States for the last four
months. During this time, I have done many things and
seen many places.
Exercise 13, p. 82.
7. When the old man started to
walk back to his hut, the sun has
already hided itself behind
the mountain.
7. When the old man started to walk back to his hut,
the sun had already hid / hidden itself behind the
mountain.
Exercise 13, p. 82.
8 . While I am writing my
composition last night, someone
knocks on the door.
8. While I was writing my composition last night,
someone knocked on the door.
Exercise 13, p. 82.
9. Why did you writing a
children’s book?
10. I’m really glad you to visit my
hometown next year.
9. Why did you write a children’s book?
10. I’m really glad you are going to / will visit my
hometown next year.
Exercise 13, p. 82.
11. While I was visitting my
cousin in Los Angeles, we went
to a restaurant and eat Thai
food.
11. While I was visiting my cousin in Los Angeles,
we went to a restaurant and ate Thai food.
Exercise 13, p. 82.
12. When I was a child, I viewed
things from a much lower
height. Many physical objects
around me appear very large.
When I want to move
something such as a chair, I need
help.
12. When I was a child, I viewed things from a much
lower height. Many physical objects around me
appeared very large. When I wanted to move
something such as a chair, I needed help.
Exercise 13, p. 82.
13. When I was in my country, I
am afraid to come to the United
States. I thought I couldn’t walk
outside at night because of the
terrible crime. But now I am
having a different opinion. I live
in this small town for three
months and learn that there is
very little crime here.
13. When I was in my country, I was afraid to come to
the United States. I thought I couldn’t walk outside
at night because of the terrible crime. But now I have a
different opinion. I have lived in this small town for
three months and (have) learned that there is very little
crime here.

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