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27. Choose the label that best describes the verb in the sentence.

We have been preparing for the track meet all month.
(Points: 5)
present perfect progressive
past perfect progressive
present perfect
present progressive


28. Which of the following sentences contains a shift in tense? (Points: 5)
Reading biographies helps you understand how the world works.
No, I don't think that tweed goes with stretch pants that have ruffles.
Sure, it is easy to dye clothes if you know how.
The sky was clear and blue, and suddenly it starts raining.


29. Identify the sentence with the passive voice verb. (Points: 5)
Their apartment was small but very interesting.
Did you take that photograph with the digital camera?
Were those valuable old records stored properly?
Aren't those my old ice skates?


30. Identify the sentence with the active voice verb. (Points: 5)
The map was hidden behind a secret panel in the wall.
The stairs had been designed in the latter half of the nineteenth century.
The artists themselves will choose our winner.
Have the lights been turned off in the theater yet?

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  1. i am so confused it really making me have an attack this is a practice test from last year for my study guide

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  2. Please type the verbs in all capital letters. Then indicate which label best describes each verb by typing an X before your choices.

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  3. 27. have been preparing = present perfect progressive (have = present perfect; been preparing = progressive)
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    28. shift in tense
    Reading biographies helps you understand how the world works. (both verbs are present tense; no shift)

    No, I don't think that tweed goes with stretch pants that have ruffles. (both verbs are present tense; no shift)

    Sure, it is easy to dye clothes if you know how. (both verbs are present tense; no shift)

    The sky was clear and blue, and suddenly it starts raining. (uh-oh -- tell me about the verb tenses in this sentence?)
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    29. passive voice verb = when the subject is not doing the action or when there is a simple linking verb -- which one, do you think?

    Their apartment was small but very interesting.

    Did you take that photograph with the digital camera?

    Were those valuable old records stored properly?

    Aren't those my old ice skates?
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    30. active voice verb = the subject IS doing the action of the verb -- which one, do you think:

    The map was hidden behind a secret panel in the wall.

    The stairs had been designed in the latter half of the nineteenth century.

    The artists themselves will choose our winner.

    Have the lights been turned off in the theater yet?

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  4. gime 30 sentences of ice skating in different tence.

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