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'lasts" instead of "last"? #1 (permalink) Fri May 08, 2009 5:23 am   'lasts" instead of "last"?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #595 "Real Life: Hiking and The Great Outdoors (1)", question 1

Last year, Tony did a ......... through the Canadian Rockies. He said it was beautiful and challenging. This kind of hike usually refers to travel, on foot, through rugged areas and normally last several days.

(a) tricycle
(b) terrain
(c) trek
(d) reserve

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #595 "Real Life: Hiking and The Great Outdoors (1)", answer 1

Last year, Tony did a trek through the Canadian Rockies. He said it was beautiful and challenging. This kind of hike usually refers to travel, on foot, through rugged areas and normally last several days.

Correct answer: (c) trek
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shouldn't be written 'lasts" in the sentence instead of "last"?
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'lasts" instead of "last"? #2 (permalink) Fri May 08, 2009 9:14 am   'lasts" instead of "last"?
 

Yes, you are correct. This is a typo in the question.
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'lasts" instead of "last"? #3 (permalink) Fri May 08, 2009 9:40 am   'lasts" instead of "last"?
 

Thanks for pointing this out - it'll get changed with the next update.

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'lasts" instead of "last"? #4 (permalink) Fri May 08, 2009 10:40 am   'lasts" instead of "last"?
 

I have a question: why should it be "lasts" instead of "last" here? Doesn't "last year" mean just "previous year"? I don't understand what's wrong with the "last".
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'lasts" instead of "last"? #5 (permalink) Fri May 08, 2009 10:56 am   'lasts" instead of "last"?
 

Hi Violino,

'Lasts' is the third person singular of the present tense of the verb 'last'.

Look at the sentence:

This kind of hike usually refers to travel, on foot, through rugged areas and normally lasts several days.

Both 'refers' and 'lasts' are verbs.

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