October 16th, 2019
This week, we will take a break from idioms - except for "to take a break" - which we will get back to in a moment. Instead, we will give you a little mini-quiz about verb tenses - and then we will present what we thought we wouldn't present this week:
Which is correct? Scroll down to check your answer.
1. I moved to Boston 10 years ago.
a. I have lived in Boston for 10 years.
b. I have been living in Boston for 10 years.
c. I have lived in Boston since 10 years.
2. I started to teach at NESE in 1990.
a. I have worked at NESE since 1990.
b. I have been working at NESE since 1990.
c. I love working at NESE!
3. To take a break means:
a. to break a bone in your body
b. to pause what you are doing for a moment or two
c. to do a type of dance called a break-dance
4. I will get back to you means:
a. I am sorry but I need to turn my back towards you
b. I will return to the topic we were discussing
c. I will make sure you return my things
( Answers: 1. a + b* 😃 2. a + b + c* 3. b 4. b )
*Some verbs in English can be used in the present perfect or the present perfect progressive. It makes no difference.
The NESE Grammar Team
Copyright © 2022 The New England School of English, Inc. All rights reserved.