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English Grammar 101 (T3): Intermediate - while/during/for, past simple/continuous/perfect/passive, prepositions

Intermediate

- While, during, for

- Past simple

- Past continuous

- Past perfect

- Past passive

- Prepositions


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My uncle died _____ the war.

2

The phone rang _____ I was having supper.

3

I lived in Paris _____ several years.

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_____ I was in Paris, I made a lot of friends.

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I was in hospital _____ three weeks.

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_____ my stay in hospital, the nurses looked after me very well.

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A football match lasts _____ ninety minutes.

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I hurt my leg _____ I was playing football yesterday.

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I hurt my leg _____ the second half of the match.

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Traffic is always bad _____ the rush hour.

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Last week I was held up _____ three hours.

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Peter came round _____ we were eating.

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Peter came round _____ the meal.

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It’s my birthday _____ next week.

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“When?”

“_____ Monday.”

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_____ when were you born?

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_____ 8.00 _____ the morning.

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I’m meeting Alan _____ this evening.

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“What time?”

“_____ six.”

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What did you do _____ the weekend?

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_____ Friday evening we went to a party.

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We slept late _____ Saturday morning.

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_____ the afternoon we went shopping.

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____ 7:00 some friends came round for a drink.

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We didn’t do anything _____ Sunday.

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The weather in England is unreliable. _____ summer it can be hot, but it often rains _____ April and June.

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_____ last year the summer was awful.

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The best English weather is _____ spring and autumn.

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I learned to drive _____ 1980 _____ the age of 17.

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My brother learned _____ the same time as me, but I passed first.

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I’ll phone you _____ next week. _____ Thursday.

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I’ll phone you _____ about 3.00.

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Helen Keller’s deafness and blindness __(33)__ by a severe illness
when she was a baby. Her parents __(34)__ what to do, and they
__(35)__ it difficult to control their growing daughter. One day they
__(36)__ about a brilliant young teacher called Anne Sullivan. She
__(37)__ to work with Helen. Very firmly and patiently, she __(38)__
her that every object __(39)__ a name. Eventually Helen __(40)__ a
place at university. After this she __(41)__ the world helping people
like herself. In 1962 the story of her life __(42)__ into a film, The
Miracle Worker.
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