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Tense Consistency - Exercise 1

Directions: In the box below each sentence, write the correct tense of the verb in parentheses to create tense consistency. When you have finished, click on the "Check My Work" button at the bottom of the page to check your answers.
Note: In some cases you may need to add an auxiliary verb.

1.  As soon as she saw the smoke, Laura (run) into the house to save her dog.

2.  Jenn (throw) out the food that had been sitting in the refrigerator for weeks.

3.  When you get here, the valet (show) you to your room.

4.  Will returned the book and (get) a receipt from the clerk.

5.  By the time we arrived on the scene, the cars (tow) away.

6.  Real estate prices have increased dramatically over the past year; I should (buy) that property months ago.

7.  The horse (race) across the finish line as we are speaking.

8.  Bill saw the movie a week after he (read) the book.

9.  Lulu (take) ballet for three years now.

10.  By the time you finish this project, we (grow) very old.



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