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Use of past tense (sent vs. send)



 
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Use of past tense (sent vs. send) #1 (permalink) Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:16 am   Use of past tense (sent vs. send)
 

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ESL/EFL Test #262 "Irregular Verbs Test (10)", question 4

I ......... my mother a birthday package. I hope it arrives on time.

(a) send
(b) sent
(c) sending

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #262 "Irregular Verbs Test (10)", answer 4

I sent my mother a birthday package. I hope it arrives on time.

Correct answer: (b) sent
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i send my mother a birthday package. I hope it arrives on time.

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Use of past tense (sent vs. send) #2 (permalink) Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:44 am   Use of past tense (sent vs. send)
 

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No-- past tense ('sent') is required here; since a specific arrival is mentioned, it cannot be a reference to habit.
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