Use the Past Simple or the Present Perfect instead or the infinitives in brackets.
Note.Remember that the definite place usually implies a definite past time.
1. You (to find) the key which you (to lose) yesterday? -Yes, I (to find) it in the pocket of my other coat. 2. I (to see) him in the laboratory today. We (to be) there together. 3. You (to see) him today? He is your friend, as far as I know; help me to find him. 4. We never (to meet) him. We don't know what he looks like. 5. She (to meet) them in Tverskaya Street this afternoon. 6. I am angry with Ann; she (to keep) me waiting at the Institute for a long time this evening. 7. Lend me your rubber. I (to make) a mistake and wish to rub it out. 8. Do you know that the English delegation already (to leave) for London? - - Yes, of course, I together with my fellowstudents (to be) at the station to see them off.
21. Use the Past Simple or the Past Perfect instead of the infinitives in brackets:
1. Margot (to go) to the door and (to lock) it, and (to return) with the key. 2. He sighed again and again, like one who (to escape) from danger. 3. Then I (to search) for a piece of paper and a pencil, and I (to write) a message for the maid. 4. He (to make) tea and (to eat) the biscuits which Mrs. Aberdeen (to bring) him. 5. Ansell (to give) an angry sigh, and at that moment there (to be) a tap on the door. 6. When the cinema (to be) over they (to go) for a walk across the dark, damp fields. 7. The door (to open). A tall young woman (to stand) framed in the light that (to fall) from the passage. 8. Cassie (to spend) the night at home, and on entering the dining-room (to glance) at the space above the fire. 9. He (to walk) about our sitting-room all afternoon, murmuring to himself. 10. It (to be) all so sudden that for a moment no one (to know) what (to happen). 11. He
(to tell) me that they (to be) at the same public school and (to be) friends ever since. 12. At the age of seventy four he (to be) excited as a boy about his expedition. 13. Near the door he (to see) the man he (to notice) at the station. 14. The house (to be) much smaller than he (to think) at first.
Open the brackets using the Present Simple, the Present Continuous, the Past Simple or the Present Perfect Tense.
1. Where's the old man living now? — He (live) with his married daughter. He usually (live) with her for six months every year.
2. He's a night watchman. He works at night and (sleep) in the daytime. It's now noon, and he still (sleep).
3. I first (meet) George a month ago, and I (meet) him several times since then.
4. I usually (go) to bed before midnight.
5. We are in September now, and we (do) a lot of work this year; we (do) a lot last year also.
6. What's your brother doing? — He (do) the crossword in the newspaper. He (do) it every day.
7. He wants to buy a car, but first he must learn how to drive, so he (take) driving lessons.
8. I (write) to my parents a fortnight ago, but I've not had a reply, so I just (write) again.
9. He's a very hard worker. He often (work) until midnight. It's 11p.m. now and he still (work).
10. It's 3 p. m. and he (not eat) anything today, but he (eat) a good dinner last night.
11. Is Mary ready to come out? — No, she still (dress).
12. I (read) this book several times. I first (read) it in 1980.
13. He often (read) detective stories; he (read) a very good one now.
14. She (not have) a holiday since 1986, but she (have) a very long holiday in 1985.
15. What are they talking about? — They (talk) about literature. They always (talk) about literature when they see each other.