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    Adverbs and past tense

    Which adverbs take the Present Simple (Preterite) vs the Present Perfect?




    Use the present perfect :

    - With adverbs expressing a temporal link with the present:

    Now, by now, so far, since/for, over the past ...

    ex: He has been here since this morning.


    - With adverbs expressing a consequence in the present:

    Always, never, ever, before, already, yet, still, just, recently, it's the first time.

    ex: Have you ever been to Australia?

    It has just happened.



    Use the preterite :


    - With expressions that take place in the past:

    Once, ago, when, in those days, last week, on Monday, etc.

    ex: It happened a long time ago.

    - With terms that describe a sequence of past actions:

    First, then, later, next ...

    ex: He looked at her and then laughed.


    Put the verb in parentheses in the correct form : preterite or present perfect! Note the correct placement of the adverb when it is in parentheses.

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    1. I (never - try) sleeping pills up to now!

    2. I (try) it once when I was in Australia.

    3. Where (they - spend) their holidays last year?

    4. You're late my boy! We (already - have) lunch.

    5. I (not - have) notification yet.

    6. I (just - lose) my key! Can you help me to find it, please?

    7. He (not - be) to the doctor's yet.

    8. We (see) her in Chicago five months ago.

    9. He still (not - find) the answer.

    10. Last week, they (go) to London.

    11. I (ever - not - be) to Paris, have you?

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