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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #3556: Present or preterite?
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    Present or preterite?

    Put the verbs in the right tense ( active or passive form )

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    1. It's a big factory.Five hundred people (employ) there.

    2. Water (cover) most of the Earth's surface.

    3. Most of the Earth's surface (cover) by water.

    4. The park gates (lock) at 6.30 p.m. every evening.

    5. The letter (post) a week ago and it arrived yesterday.

    6. The boat (sink) quickly but fortunately everybody was rescued.

    7. Ron's parents (die) when he was young.

    8. I was born in London but I (grow up) in the North of England.

    9. While I was on holiday, my camera (steal) from my hotel room.

    10. While I was on holiday, my camera (disappear) from my hotel room.

    11. Why (Sue/resign) from her job ? Didn't she enjoy it ?

    12. Why (Bill/sack) from his job ? What did he do wrong ?

    13. The company is not independent. It (own) by a much larger company.

    14. Where (these photographs/take) ? In London ?

    15. (you/take) them ?

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