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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #14251: Preterite or present perfect
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    Preterite or present perfect

    Complete with the verbs in the right tense,preterite or present perfect.

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    1/ I (to begin) to go to school alone at the age of six.

    2/ He (to go) to the shops about an hour ago.

    3/ It is the most beautiful film I(ever to see) .

    4/ He (to buy) a new computer yesterday. He (already to start) trying to use it.

    5/ Yesterday , I (to be trying) to get a drink from the dispenser in the staff room. I (to put) several coins in but with no result. . A colleague of mine (to draw) near me and (to say) :” those machines never work. Try shaking it.” I (to try) but I (already lose) several coins” “ Why don't you get a kick?'…….'
    I (to give) a gentle kick and it (to work) : I (to get) a coffee mixed with orange juice.

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