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Grammar .Open the brackets

 
 
izalex
 
Reply Tue 11 Nov, 2014 10:31 am
Open the brackets to make the sentence complete, write the correct tense of the verbs. Underline the correct preposition
1. We had a swim in/into the sea. Afterwards/After we lay on the beach.
2.____passengers had to get off the plane and_____identified(All/all of them)
3.I remember (to see/seeing)a bright light in the sky.
4. If i hadn't been so tired i (might/must go) to the party.
5.Julie (be going to buy) her ticket to new York next month- she (save) enough money by then.
6.Jane has got (loads of/several of ____friends.
7.Why (smell) the meat? Do you think (its off /is it off)?

My version:
1. in, Afterwards
2.All , all of them
3.seeing
4.might have been going
5.is going to buy, has saved.
6.loads of
7.do you smell, its off
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Bazza6
 
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Reply Tue 11 Nov, 2014 10:50 am
@izalex,
You need to check 5, 6 and 7. Think about these again, and then we can discuss why your answers are wrong.

Also, in 7, note that it is '' it's off '.
izalex
 
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Reply Tue 11 Nov, 2014 11:06 am
@Bazza6,
5.Julie (be going to buy) her ticket to new York next month- she (save) enough money by then.
6.Jane has got (loads of/several of ____friends.
7.Why (smell) the meat? Do you think (its off /is it off)?
After a bit of thinking....

5. the action is in the future correct? so it means, Julie will be buying her ticket to New York next month- she will have saved enough money by then. That's how my ear interprets it, but i am not sure what should be the rules.
6. loads of / several of - loads of means many , several of, to me doesnt sound like right.
7 . why are you smelling the meat. Do you think it's off?
Bazza6
 
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Reply Tue 11 Nov, 2014 02:22 pm
@izalex,
"5 . the action is in the future. Correct? So it means, Julie will be buying her ticket to New York next month."

'be going to…" is Present Continuous Tense. Look at the difference between that, and Future Continuous Tense:
…|D>..is…NOW…going to…>B|…
where D =decided to buy a ticket to New York
NOW = the very moment of speaking these words
B = buying the ticket.
Can you see that the action in the Present Continuous Tense begins BEFORE NOW, and continues into the future.
Future Continuous Tense:
…NOW|>…...will be buying…>B|…
Can you see that the action has NOT BEGUN. It will start and end at some time in the future.
For 5, the first verb form was correct; but you then chose 'has saved', which is Present Perfect:
…|>...,has saved…>|NOW…
where S = begins saving.
PP only takes us up to NOW, the moment of speaking; so we can't use a future time expression such as 'by then'.
You corrected this to 'will have saved by then'.

Sorry - 6 was fine. I should have written 4,5 and 7.
So have another look at 4.

7 is now correct : "Why are you smelling the meat? Do you think it's off?
(But still, watch capitalisation and punctuation.) You corrected it to:
" why are you smelling the meat. Do you think it's off?

re 4:
If I am not too tired, I might go to the party.
If I wasn't so tired, I would go to the party.
If I hadn't been so tired, I____ to the party.
izalex
 
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Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2014 02:57 am
@Bazza6,
for 4 should it be, according to your hint...

If i hadn't been so tired i might have gone to the party ?

I still did not get the answer for 5,

Julie is going to buy her ticket to New York next month - she will have save enough money by then . Is it right?

Its hard for me to understand, the tenses mybe u can suggest a link where i can read more about them.

Bazza6
 
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Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2014 04:19 am
@izalex,
"I still did not get the answer for 5,

Julie is going to buy her ticket to New York next month - she will have save enough money by then . Is it right?"

You're original answer was Present Perfect 'has saved'.
The answer is 'will have saved', FUTURE Perfect.
Had you proofread your last reply, you probably would have written that instead of 'will have save'.

You are in a grammar forum. Look at what you wrote in your last reply:
"Its hard for me to understand, the tenses mybe u can suggest a link where i can read more about them."

IT'S hard for me to understand the tenses. Maybe you can suggest a link where I can read more about them.

Sorry, but in future, I will not respond to any poster who uses texting IN A GRAMMAR FORUM.
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