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Topic: Verb tense consistency 1



Choose whether there is consistency in the use of tenses in the examples below.


1. He was having a good time, eating a lot food, drinking a lot of wine, and playing guitar.
  CORRECT
  INCONSISTENT/AWKWARD

2. Patricia washed the dishes, cleaned the counters, and has swept the floor.
  CORRECT
  INCONSISTENT/AWKWARD

3. She knocks on the door, then knocks harder, and finally is yelling for me to open it.
  INCONSISTENT/AWKWARD
  CORRECT

4. Coming home from the mountains, we stopped at a diner and have had some breakfast.
  CORRECT
  INCONSISTENT/AWKWARD

5. I finished my work and went outside to play some tennis.
  CORRECT
  INCONSISTENT/AWKWARD

6. Sylvia was calling all her friends, asking them about whether or not they had seen her wallet.
  INCONSISTENT/AWKWARD
  CORRECT

7. Packing my suitcase for the trip, I was excited. I can almost see myself at the beach already.
  CORRECT
  INCONSISTENT/AWKWARD

8. When I saw him, he has already eaten all the sandwiches.
  CORRECT
  INCONSISTENT/AWKWARD

9. I fed the cats, changed their water, and cleaned their litterboxes.
  CORRECT
  INCONSISTENT/AWKWARD

10. After speaking to my parents, I prepared my lunch, and had left for work.
  CORRECT
  INCONSISTENT/AWKWARD


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