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MMiller
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English grammar

Post by MMiller » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:31 pm

Hi guys! please help me!
I am studying English grammar and having some troubles with this question:
I hope you to express an opinion about:
When I called them, they didn't answer. They pretended........already:
a. to sleep
b. sleeping
c. having slept
d. to have been sleeping
According to me, both answer A and answer D can be correct but I have never seen structure: to have been sleeping.
So, which one is correct?, Please help me.
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Re: English grammar

Post by jonathanrace » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:06 am

D.

This is an example of using the present perfect progressive tense.

An action that was continually happening in the past and is still continually happening.
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Re: English grammar

Post by JamesWatson » Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:13 am

The answer D is correct.

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Re: English grammar

Post by MMiller » Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:36 pm

jonathanrace wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:06 am
D.

This is an example of using the present perfect progressive tense.

An action that was continually happening in the past and is still continually happening.
Thanks Sir for answering with explanation

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Re: English grammar

Post by jonathanrace » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:55 am

You're quite welcome, good luck!
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