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B1 verb tense and form selection
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    past perfect, past simple, past continuous, present continuous, present simple, used to, verbs followed by infinitive, bare infinitive or ing form.
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  • I can't speak to you right now because I __________. Let's catch up later. (study)
    I'm studying
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  • __________ any pets when you lived in the city? (you/have)
    Did you have
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  • What ___________ ? I've forgotten. Oh, yes! Peter and Sue are going to get married. (I/say)
    was I saying
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  • Nina and I both __________ at school at the same time each morning. (arrive)
    used to arrive
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  • We __________ breakfast and packed our bags so we _________ leave on time. (eat/can)
    ate / could
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  • What ____________ when I messaged you on Friday? (you/do)
    were you doing
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  • This time last year, I ____________ the Berlin marathon with Poppy. (run)
    was running
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  • My sister __________ as a waiter until she found a better job. (work)
    was working / used to work
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  • My sister __________ as a waiter until she finds a better job. (work)
    is working
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  • I ___________ when the teacher told us about this week's homework. I _________ what he said. (still/talk/hear)
    was still talking / didn't hear
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  • My parents ____________ when I was young, long before I ___________. (break up/can/talk)
    broke up / could talk
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  • After studying for 2 hours, I stopped __________ a break. (take)
    to take
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  • I regret ______________ to do my homework last night. The teacher's really mad _________ me now. (forget)
    forgetting / at
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  • Did you remember ____________ the alarm before you left the house today? (turn on)
    to turn on
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  • Do you prefer _____________ on the right or left side of the bed? (sleep)
    sleeping
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  • I tried ____________ the article, but it was difficult so I ____________. (understand / give up)
    to understand / gave up
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  • Would you mind ___________ your cigarette? You ___________ smoke here. (put/be allowed to)
    putting out / aren't allowed to
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  • I feel like ___________ something outside today. It's the first day without rain in a fortnight. (do)
    doing
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  • The teacher promised __________ us less homework if we only use English in class. (give)
    to give
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  • We attempted ___________ along the ridge of the mountain. (trek)
    to trek
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  • I didn't want _____________ you. (disturb)
    to disturb
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  • _____________ (Learn) English very long? You ____________ (speak) the language quite well.
    Have you been learning English very long? You can speak the language quite well.
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  • ________________ (you/see) Ben? He _____________ (not pick up)his phone. ______________ (I/wait) here for him for over an hour!
    Have you seen Ben? He´s not picking up his phone. I´ve been waiting here for him for over an hour!
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  • I _____________ (not able / write) a good essay yet!
    I haven´t been able to write a good essay yet!
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