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Duration with Present Perfect Tense
Examples: a. She has spoken English since
she was a little girl.
b. They have
been married for seventeen years.
- I______________ my
car____________ three years.
- We____________ in the
classroom_____________ ten o’clock.
- S/he___________ him/her
secretly_____________ many years.
- He_________________ a great
deal of money_____________ the day he was born. A great deal means much. The
expression modifies only uncountable nouns: There is a great deal of
money in his account.)
- My best friend______________
in New York____________ he was born.
- They_______________ a great
deal of trouble with their car_____________ the day they bought it.
- The weather______________
beautiful_____________ the beginning of the month. We__________
sunshine_____________ almost three weeks.
- The President___________ in
office___________ some years.
- Bill and his
father___________ together in the same company_____________ more than ten
well_____________ the beginning of the course.
- Our little
boy_______________ an infection in his ear___________ he went swimming in
the lake a couple of weeks ago.
English____________ only a couple of years.
- My next-door
neighbor_____________ very inactive_____________ she became ill.
- He____________ a great deal
of trouble with his boss____________ he started working for the company.
- Betty Smith, a good friend
of mine,___________ a very unhappy woman_____________ the death of her
- My house plants_____________
much better___________ I fed them with a new kind of organic fertilizer.
- I________________ my best
friend_____________ more than fifteen years.
- My parents_______________
their car____________ 1951. It has become an antique.
- We________________ in this
room__________ about an hour and a half.
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