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The tense isn't the past tense, is it?



 
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The tense isn't the past tense, is it? #1 (permalink) Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:41 am   The tense isn't the past tense, is it?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #263 "Irregular Verbs Test (11)", question 2

Frank ......... me his garden. He spends a lot of time outdoors.

(a) show
(b) showed
(c) showing

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #263 "Irregular Verbs Test (11)", answer 2

Frank showed me his garden. He spends a lot of time outdoors.

Correct answer: (b) showed

Your answer was: incorrect
Frank showing me his garden. He spends a lot of time outdoors.
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The tense isn't the past tense, is it?

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The tense isn't the past tense, is it? #2 (permalink) Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:00 am   The tense isn't the past tense, is it?
 

Hi,

Yes, the tense is past - 'showed'. There are two different times here. Frank showed ... that's what he did on a particular day. He spends.. that's what he does many times.

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