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SAT ENGLISH GRAMMAR

topic: Verb tense consistency 2

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


1. Victoria smiled and has winked at me.
  CORRECT
  INCONSISTENT/AWKWARD

2. Thinking about what happened, I couldn't help but feel a bit disheartened.
  INCONSISTENT/AWKWARD
  CORRECT

3. Our lost cat was found, thankfully, and brought back to us.
  CORRECT
  INCONSISTENT/AWKWARD

4. He was tired, confused, and he has a headache.
  INCONSISTENT/AWKWARD
  CORRECT

5. I have to prepare dinner for my in-laws. I still had to get all the groceries.
  CORRECT
  INCONSISTENT/AWKWARD

6. Arthur was really upset about what happened, but he didn't let anyone know about this.
  CORRECT
  INCONSISTENT/AWKWARD

7. Tina made quite a mess, but she cleaned it up and threw out the trash before her parents have come home.
  CORRECT
  INCONSISTENT/AWKWARD

8. Prepare the sandwiches, buy some water, and make sure the alarm is working.
  INCONSISTENT/AWKWARD
  CORRECT

9. I'll take you there, but we'll have to stop to buy some things along the way.
  INCONSISTENT/AWKWARD
  CORRECT

10. I did my Spanish homework at night because I have been busy during the day.
  INCONSISTENT/AWKWARD
  CORRECT


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