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The past simple or the present perfect? - Last Update : October 13th 2017 10:17 am

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Leon Wooldridge
Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it is as similar in meaning as possible to the sentence printed before it.
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EXAMPLE: I've never had to work all through the night before. This is the first time I've had to work all through the night.

  1. Most of us became salesmen when we left university.
    Most of us have
    ____________
  2. Our current manager started working here ten years ago.
    Our current manager has
    ____________
  3. I haven't heard from Sarah for a couple of months
    The last
    ____________
  4. I used to find computers difficult before I started taking these lessons.
    Since
    ____________
  5. Michael Owen is the best player I've seen so far in this competition.
    I've yet
    ____________

Grammar Focus 1

Since & when
Words linked to tenses.
Since ... I came / I have been here
When I came / I got here audio

Grammar Focus 2

I've yet to steel / I haven't stolen (identifier) (yet)
Yet anticipates that something might happen soon, even though it has not happened yet audio
This form emphasises yet using a kind of inversion to put yet strongly at the front. This gives more feeling of anticipation that the action is more likely to actually happen.
  1. I haven't stolen your book
    (I am probably not going to steel your book)
  2. I've yet to steel his book
    ( I haven't but might well steel it soon )

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