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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #25307: Past simple or present perfect ?
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    Past simple or present perfect ?

    Complete with the right tense.

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    1. Anne : Hi, Fred, I (not/see) you for ages!

    2. Fred : Hi. No, I'm sorry. I (not/be) in touch with anyone recently.

    3. I (be) really busy.

    4. Anne : Oh, what (you/be) up to then?

    5. Fred : Well, you know I (leave) my job in January?

    6. So that I (can) go freelance as a graphic designer.

    7. Anne : Yes, I remember, you (talk) a lot about that last year. How's it going?

    8. Fred : Well, it (be) a really difficult year so far.

    9. I (never/do) anything like this before.

    10. It's much harder work than I (imagine).

    11. (you/ever/be) self-employed?

    12. Anne : No, never, although I (often/think) about it. So, why has it been so difficult?

    13. Fred : Well, at the beginning I (have) two or three good clients.

    14. You know, they were people that I (know) for many years, like Johnny Wint.

    15. And since then I (have) a lot of interest from different companies.

    16. But none of them (become) regular customers.

    17. Anne : What about advertising in the specialist magazines? (you/already/do) that?

    18. Fred : Yes, I (put) an advert in Design Monthly a couple of months ago. No replies...

    19. Anne : Oh, dear, well, (you/put) up a website with examples of your work?

    20. Fred : Yes, I (just/finish) it. Would you mind having a look at it and tell me what you think of it?

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