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    Exercise "Verbs in the past simple", created by anonyme (a free exercise to learn English):
    Results of the 700 people who have taken this test:
    Average mark: 43.5 / 100 Share

    Latest member with a 100/100 (perfect mark): marjolaine91 / FRANCE, on Monday 20 July - 06:53:
    "thank you very much "

    They got a perfect mark

    Stats (660 candidates)
    Question 1 passed: 35.2 %
    A businessman * (want) to interview applicants for the position of divisional manager.

    Question 2 passed: 28.8 %
    There * (be) several strong candidates, so he decided to devise a simple test to select the most suitable person for the job.

    Question 3 passed: 37.1 %
    He * (ask) each applicant the simle question, 'What is two and two?'

    Question 4 passed: 35.3 %
    The first applicant * (be) a journalist.

    Question 5 passed: 26.8 %
    He lit a cigarette, * (think) for a moment and then said '22'.

    Question 6 passed: 33.6 %
    The second applicant * (have) a degree in engineering.

    Question 7 passed: 32.9 %
    He * (take) out his calculator, press a few buttons and showed the answer to be between 3.999 and 4.001.

    Question 8 passed: 36.4 %
    The next applicant * (work) as a corporate lawyer.

    Question 9 passed: 31.1 %
    He stated that two and two * (can) only be four, and provided it by referring to the wellknown case of Gates v Monopolies Commission.

    Question 10 passed: 35.5 %
    The last applicant * (turn) out to be an accountant.

    Question 11 passed: 34.1 %
    The businessman again * (put) his question, 'What is two and two?'

    Question 12 passed: 33.3 %
    The accountant * (get) up from his chair, went over to the door, closed it, then came back and sat down.

    Question 13 passed: 33.9 %
    Finally, he leaned across the desk and * (whisper) in a low voice, 'How much do you want it to be?'

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