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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #125962: Past simple or present/past perfect - in the garden
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    Past simple or present/past perfect - in the garden


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    1.  The plants had been re- (to sow) over the years, harmoniously,...

    2.  ... some branches had been pruned and the lawn (to mow) regularly.

    3.  The peony beds (to lean) against the low wall which separated the terrace from the garden.

    4.  The apricot trees (to shake) their branches under the onslaught of the wind.

    5.  The feeders hanging from branches or gallows (to swing) seeds on the ground that the field mice hastened to nibble.

    6.  No lavender (to lie) down, even crushed under the weight of their flowering stems that are the feast for thousands of bees and other pollinating insects.

    7.  The path was narrowing before leading to an adorable boudoir where flowers (to light) the place.

    8.  The stream (to slide) between the flower beds, in a closed circuit powered by a pump.

    9.  Along the latter, the moss (to spread) blithely on the humus of the rich land.

    10.  The neighbour's wild vine (to overgrow) the shrubs of the adjoining hedge, which had caused quarrels.

    11.  There were wrought ironed arcades, where flower pots (to hang) and embalmed from morning to evening.










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