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Why can't we say 'Geraniums been growing here'?



 
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Why can't we say 'Geraniums been growing here'? #1 (permalink) Mon Dec 07, 2009 13:45 pm   Why can't we say 'Geraniums been growing here'?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #783 "Grammar Tutorial: Correct Word Usage (1)", question 8

Geraniums ......... very well here and they sprout new buds all year long. The weather is mild and we don't have cold winters.

(a) been growing
(b) grow
(c) was grown
(d) grown

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #783 "Grammar Tutorial: Correct Word Usage (1)", answer 8

Geraniums grow very well here and they sprout new buds all year long. The weather is mild and we don't have cold winters.

Correct answer: (b) grow
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Why can't we say 'Geraniums been growing here'? #2 (permalink) Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:02 am   Why can't we say 'Geraniums been growing here'?
 

Because the verb 'have' is missing: 'Geraniums have been growing here'.

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