Exercise – Present Perfect Or Past Simple – III

Present Perfect Or Past Simple – III

  1. I ____________________ (to stop) eating McDonald’s for a while, but here I am again. 

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    stopped

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  2. I toured Europe 10 years ago, and went again last month, and wow, Europe ____________________ (really / to change). 

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    has really changed

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  3. He made a lot of money this year, but he ____________________ (already / to spend) almost all of it. 

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    has already spent

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  4. The actress ____________________ (to eat) two cheeseburgers and felt guilty for the rest of the day. 

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    ate

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  5. What do you think about the band’s style? It ____________________ (to change), but ____________________ (it / to get) better? 

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    has changed / has it gotten

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  6. Are you still using the stove?          No, I ____________________ (to finish) what I was cooking. You can use it. 

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    finished

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  7. She ____________________ (to try) to run the marathon, but ended up quitting one third of the way through. 

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    tried

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  8. Where are my keys? I ____________________ (to put) them right there and now they’re gone. 

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    put

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  9. Hey, call the fire department. The store across the street ____________________ (to catch? OR to be?) on fire. 

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    is, caught, has caught 

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  10. The discount store down the street ____________________ (to burn down). Did you hear?          Really? How ____________________ (that / happen)?          Nobody knows for sure yet, but some people think the owner ____________________ (to set) the fire himself to collect the insurance money.  

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    burned down / did that happen / set

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