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Select the correct verb tense used in the sentences below

That company has been making surfboards since the 1960's

present perfect progressive
present progressive***
past perfect progressive
past progressive

We had been listening to the radio when the lights went out

past progressive
present progressive
past perfect progressive***
present perfect progressive

Kalman had been sleeping throughout that memorable day

past progressive***
past perfect progressive
present progressive
present perfect progressive

By this time next year, Senator Smith will have been in office for 24 years
future perfect progressive***
past progressive
present progressive
present perfect progressive

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  1. 1 and 3 are incorrect.

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  2. is 1 a and 3 B?

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  3. Yes.

    Pay attention to those auxiliary verbs. They tell you the tense.

    have/has -- present something or other
    had -- past something or other
    will -- future something or other

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  4. Thank you so much! I had trouble with this in class, but I understand it better now

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  5. Very good.

    Here is another webpage that has excellent explanations and examples for understanding verb tenses:

    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/verbs.htm#tense

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