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Adverbs and Gerunds

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We went there on holiday. I remember it well but then that was many years ago and it's probably changed since then.

Correct entry:   many years ago
The error was: (b) before many years

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The policeman asked a lot of questions about the car and I kept telling him it was mine and I owned it.

Correct entry:   owned
The error was: (c) belonged

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You just can't compare the two houses because it's quite obvious that theirs is very much larger than ours.

Correct entry:   very much larger
The error was: (c) very larger

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Sometimes when you see the news on television, you get a live report from a journalist at the scene of an incident.

Correct entry:   live
The error was: (b) living

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When I was living in the country, I used to get up very early to catch the train into the city.

Correct entry:   I used
The error was: (b) I was used

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They have a tendency to miss the train they wanted and so they'll probably arrive late as usual.

Correct entry:   usual
The error was: (c) usually

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It'll only take me a few minutes and I'll be back very soon but I just have to make a phone call home.

Correct entry:   make
The error was: (c) do

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I delayed writing my letter to her because I didn't know in all honesty what to say.

Correct entry:   writing
The error was: (a) to write

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Waiter, I wonder if you could get me the bill as soon as possible because we have to catch the last train home.

Correct entry:   bill
The error was: (b) addition

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Just one more thing, waiter, do I have to pay in cash or do you accept credit cards?

Correct entry:   in
The error was: (b) with

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