Unit 1 grammar revision of tenses


Rewrite these sentences putting the words and phrases in brackets in the best order. Note that none of these sentences are emphatic



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4. Rewrite these sentences putting the words and phrases in brackets in the best order. Note that none of these sentences are emphatic:

        1. My parents (allowed/hardly ever) us to (late/ on weekdays/ stay up).

        2. Taking advantage of the gap between the players, Owen kicked the ball (into the net/ just before half time/ skillfully).

        3. David behaves quite well when he is at home but he (at school/ causes trouble/ often).

        4. Foxes (often/be seen/can) scavenging (on the streets of London/ at night).

        5. The post (arrive/ sometimes/ on time/ doesn’t) in this part of the city.

        6. Jennifer (immediately/ didn’t/ recognise) the man waving (at the end of the show/ frantically/ from the balcony).

        7. We (unable/ are/ usually) to offer refunds on the spot, but we will examine (thoroughly/ before the end of the week/ your claim).

        8. These children (never/ have/ given/ been/ probably) the opportunities we all take for granted.

        9. Access to the Internet (no longer/ is) available (on weekday mornings/ free of charge/ at our libraries).

        10. Such losses (have/ would/ normally/ avoided/ been) by the use of back-up devices.

        11. Many of the old masters had assistants who would prepare the oil pigments (each morning/ by hand/ in their studios).


II. Present and past habits. Repeated actions and states.



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