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Identify Tenses in Active Voice


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Identify Tenses in Active Voice

  1. 1. IDENTIFY TENSES IN ACTIVE VOICETry to identify the tenses used in the following sentences.E.g. “No civilized person ever goes to bed the same day he gets up.”~Richard Harding DavisBoth verbs are in Present Simple.1. “After twelve years of therapy my psychiatrist said something that broughttears to my eyes. He said, "No hablo ingles."” ~Ronnie Shakes2. A little boy asked his father, "Daddy, how much does it cost to get married?"Father replied, "I dont know, son. Im still paying."3. “If you are feeling good, don’t worry. You’ll get over it.” ~Murphy’s Law4. “I havent spoken to my wife in years. I didnt want to interrupt her.” ~RodneyDangerfield5. “I asked my wife, "Where do you want to go for our anniversary?" She said,"Somewhere I have never been!" I told her, "How about the kitchen?”” ~HennyYoungman6. “I told my wife the truth. I told her I was seeing a psychiatrist. Then she toldme the truth: that she was seeing a psychiatrist, two plumbers, and abartender.” ~Rodney Dangerfield7. “My wife dresses to kill. She cooks the same way.” ~Henny Youngman8. “Always get married early in the morning. That way, if it doesnt work out, youhavent wasted a whole day.” ~Mickey Rooney9. “Housework is something you do that nobody notices until you don’t do it.”~Author Unknown10. “I havent reported my missing credit card to the police because whoeverstole it is spending less than my wife.” ~Ilie Nastase11. “I’ve had bad luck with both my wives. The first one left me and the secondone didn’t.” ~Patrick Murray
  2. 2. THE KEY:1. Past Simple: said, brought, said2. Past Simple: asked, replied; Present Simple: does it cost, don’t know; PresentContinuous: I’m still paying3. Present Continuous: are feeling; Present Simple: don’t worry; Future Simple:you’ll get4. Present Perfect: haven’t spoken; Past Simple: didn’t want5. Past Simple: asked, said, told; Present Simple: do you want; Present Perfect:have never been6. Past Simple: told, told, told; Past Continuous: was seeing, was seeing7. Present Simple: dresses, cooks8. Present Simple: get, doesn’t work out; Present Perfect: haven’t wasted9. Present Simple: is, do, notices, don’t do10. Present Perfect: haven’t reported; Past Simple: stole; Present Continuous: isspending11. Present Perfect: I’ve had; Past Simple: left, didn’t