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present at the ceremony. #1 (permalink) Fri Jul 29, 2011 20:24 pm   present at the ceremony.
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #286 "Basic Grammar Exercises (11)", question 10

Many soldiers ......... present at the ceremony.

(a) was
(b) am
(c) being
(d) were

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #286 "Basic Grammar Exercises (11)", answer 10

Many soldiers were present at the ceremony.

Correct answer: (d) were

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Many soldiers present at the ceremony. Is this a correct sentence?
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present at the ceremony. #2 (permalink) Fri Jul 29, 2011 21:22 pm   present at the ceremony.
 

No, it isn't.

Perhaps you are thinking of 'present' as in 'present arms'.

This is a different word with a different meaning and pronunciation.
present in this example means they were in attendance.
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