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Managed vs. will manage #1 (permalink) Tue Mar 07, 2006 17:28 pm   Managed vs. will manage
 

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #120 "Perfect Tenses", question 6

How anyone ......... to live in those conditions in the 18th century is difficult to imagine.

(a) manages
(b) will manage
(c) managed
(d) is managing

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #120 "Perfect Tenses", answer 6

How anyone managed to live in those conditions in the 18th century is difficult to imagine.

Correct answer: (c) managed

Your answer was: incorrect
How anyone will manage to live in those conditions in the 18th century is difficult to imagine.
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why is manged ,and not wlii manage in my answer 6
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Managed vs. will manage #2 (permalink) Tue Mar 07, 2006 20:00 pm   Managed vs. will manage
 

Hi,

You asked:

why is it managed and not wll manage in my answer 6?

We are talking about the past (18th century) and so we use the past tense: managed.
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