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C. more common in American English than in British English? D. a mistake?

10 What do you think of the future structure in this sentence? EXPERT


Im going to be working late tomorrow. A. Its normal? B. Its correct but unusual? C. Its incorrect?

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11 Choose the best explanation of Anns reply.


Do you think John will come to the meeting? The tests in Practical English Usage: Diagnostic Tests enable students to No, hell have forgotten. identify the language areas they find difficult or want to know more about. A. Hes This already testforgotten. will help students check what they know, and what they dont know, B. He may remember but hell forget before the meeting at Expert levelnow, about past and perfect verbs. takes place.
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1 Which of these is/are right?

Students can check their answers in the answer key. The answer key shows where in Practical English Usage (Third Edition) they will find a detailed explanation of each grammar point.

A. I played a lot of tennis when I lived in Bath. B. I was playing a lot of tennis when I got to know Peter, so I was pretty fit. C. I was having lunch with the President the other day, and he said ... D. John was saying that he still cant find a job.

2 Which is the best continuation: A, B or C?


Im busy today, so ... A. ... Id rather you will come tomorrow. B. ... Id rather you come tomorrow. C. ... Id rather you came tomorrow.

3 Are these continuations right R or wrong W ?


Its time you ... A. ... go home. B. ... went home. C. ... should go home.

I wish I ... A. ... know how to fix my computer. B. ... knew how to fix my computer. Expert TEST 2 past and perfect verbs page 132 C. ... would know how to fix my computer.

5 Here are three invitations. In what way are they different?


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A. I wonder if youd like to have dinner with me. B. I wondered if youd like to have dinner with me. C. I was wondering if youd like to have dinner with me.

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6 I got that job last year because I was a good driver. Is the speaker still a good driver?
A. Probably. B. Probably not. C. No.

7 Are these continuations right or wrong?


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In an ideal society you would always be free to say ... A. ... what you would think. Oxford University Press 2013 Taken from Practical English Usage Diagnostic Tests B. ... what you would be thinking. C. ... what you thought.

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4 Are these continuations right or wrong?

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B. B. I wondered I wondered if youd if youd like like to have to have dinner dinner with with me. me. C. C. I was I was wondering wondering if youd if youd like like to have to have dinner dinner with with me. me.
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6 I 6 got I got that that jobjob last last year year because because I was I was a good a good driver. driver. Is the Is the speaker speaker still still a good a good driver? driver?
A. A. Probably. Probably. B. B. Probably Probably not. not. C. C. No.No.

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7 Are 7 Are these these continuations continuations right right or wrong? or wrong?
In an In an ideal ideal society society you you would would always always be be free free to say to say ... ... A. A. ... what ... what you you would would think. think. B. B. ... what ... what you you would would be thinking. be thinking. C. C. ... what ... what you you thought. thought.

8 Which 8 Which of these of these continuations continuations areare right: right: A, B A,or B both? or both?
You You look look as if asyou if you ... ... A. A. ... have ... have seen seen a ghost. a ghost. B. B. ... had ... had seen seen a ghost. a ghost.

9 Are 9 Are the the tenses tenses right right or wrong or wrong in the in the following following sentences? sentences?
A. A. Look Look what what Johns Johns given given me! me! B. B. Who Who gave gave you you that? that?

10 10 Which Which is more is more natural? natural?


A. A. Barbaras Barbaras phoned phoned today. today. She She wants wants to borrow to borrow your your bike. bike. B. B. Barbara Barbara phoned phoned today. today. She She wants wants to borrow to borrow your your bike. bike.

11 11 What What do do you you think think of this of this way way of using of using of the of the present present perfect? perfect?
Police Police have have arrested arrested 45 45 suspected suspected terrorists terrorists in countrywide in countrywide raids raids last last weekend weekend . . A. A. Its Its normal. normal. B. B. Its Its unusual. unusual. C. C. Its Its completely completely incorrect. incorrect.

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12 Some of the following adverbs are used with a simple past tense more often in American English than in British English. Which?
afterwards already before yesterday yet Expert Expert 22 past and and perfect perfect verbs verbs TEST TEST past ever just really then today
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13 Which of these sentences is/are wrong?


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A. B. C. D. E.

Youre looking much better since your operation. Youve been looking much better since your operation. We visit my parents every week since we bought the car. We visit my parents every week since weve bought the car. We visit my parents every week since weve had the car.

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14 Not all of these rules are true. Which are the good ones?
A. Use the present perfect for recent actions, and the simple past for actions that took place longer ago. B. Use the present perfect for finished actions that have some present importance, and the simple past for other finished actions. C. Use the present perfect for unfinished actions and the simple past for finished actions. D. Use the simple past, not the present perfect, when you talk about a definite time. Use the simple you talk about OxfordE. University Press 2013 past, not the present perfect, when Taken from Practical English Usage Diagnostic Tests a finished time.

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13 Which of these sentences is/are wrong?


A. B. C. D. E.

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Youre looking much better since your operation. LESSON Youve been looking much better since your operation. We visit my parents every week since we bought the car. LINK We visit my parents every week since weve bought the car. We visit my parents every week since weve had the car.

14 Not all of these rules are true. Which are the good ones?
A. Use the present perfect for recent actions, and the simple past for actions that took place longer ago. B. Use the present perfect for finished actions that have some present importance, and the simple past for other finished actions. C. Use the present perfect for unfinished actions and the simple past for finished actions. D. Use the simple past, not the present perfect, when you talk about a definite time. E. Use the simple past, not the present perfect, when you talk about a finished time.

15 Youre older than I thought! Why not ... than I have thought?

16 Why is a present perfect progressive used in A and not in B?


A. The universe has been expanding steadily since its origin. B. The castle has looked down on the city of Newlyn for the last 900 years.

17 Choose the correct verb form.


I some clothes to be cleaned. Are they ready? A. left B. was leaving C. had left

18 Why is a past perfect used in A and not in B?


A. When I had written my letters I did some gardening. B. When I opened the door the children ran in.

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1 1A.A. Right. Right. B.B. Wrong. Wrong. C.C. Right. Right. See See 466.1. 466.1. 2 2Both Both ofof them them are are right. right. See See 466.2. 466.2. 3 3All All ofof them them are are right. right. See See 466.3. 466.3. past and perfect verbs 4 4A A is is more more formal formal than than B.B. See See 466.8. 466.8. 5 of 5A, A, B and B and DD ask ask for for information; information; is is aa All them. See 422.4 and 422.7. C C request request toto do do the the shopping. shopping. See See 218.4 218.4 Only C is right. See 426.1 and 491.3. and and 220.3. 220.3. Only B is right. See 426.1 and 306.2. 6 6C C is is possible: possible: see see 220.3. 220.3. AA and and B are B are Only B is right. See 426.1 and 630.4. wrong: wrong: see see 471.2. 471.2. Its a matter of politeness, not time. 77 Both Both are are right. right. If you If you thought thought AA was was Distancing by using past and wrong, wrong, see see 243 243 and and 466.5. 466.5. progressive forms makes the invitations 8 8A.A. Right. Right. C.C. Wrong. Wrong. See See 214.2. 214.2. less direct and so more polite. See B.B. Right. Right. D.D. Right. Right. 426.2, 436.1 and 436.2. 9 9B.B. See See 218.6. 218.6. A. See 426.4. 10 10A.A. See See 220.4. 220.4. Only C is right. See 426.1. 11 11A.A. See See 218.5. 218.5. Both. See 74.2. TESTS 13 11 Both are right. For B, see 457.1. Summary Summary ofof results results for for this this test test

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1 1A.A. Right. Right. C.C. Wrong. Wrong. B.B. Wrong. Wrong. D.D. Right. Right. See See 89. 89. 2 2A.A. Right. Right. B.B. Right. Right. C.C. Possible Possible inin an an informal informal style. style. See See 90. 90. 3 3All All three three are are right. right. See See 91.2 91.2 and and 221. 221. 4 4Only Only AA is is natural. natural. See See 162.2. 162.2. 5 5Both Both are are right. right. See See 237.6. 237.6. 6 6B is B is wrong. wrong. See See 237.7. 237.7. 7 7A.A. happen happen B.B. come come C.C. dripping dripping See See 238.3. 238.3. 8 8C.C. See See 238.2 238.2 and and 238.4. 238.4. 9 9Both Both are are right. right. See See 239.2. 239.2.
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