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Present perfect followed by present simple #1 (permalink) Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:50 am   Present perfect followed by present simple
 

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ESL/EFL Test #19 "A Collision: Finish this Story", question 10

Oh dear I've just discovered that the little blue one ..........

(a) belongs to me
(b) is belonging to me
(c) belonged to me
(d) has belonged to me

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #19 "A Collision: Finish this Story", answer 10

Oh dear I've just discovered that the little blue one belongs to me.

Correct answer: (a) belongs to me
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as the first part of the sentence is in the present perfect tense, the second part of the sentence comes in past tense, am I right or am I wrong?
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Present perfect followed by present simple #2 (permalink) Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:49 am   Present perfect followed by present simple
 

Hi,

You use the present tense here because the little blue one still (even now) belongs to me.

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