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Business English Grammar Exercise | Topic: Mixed verb tenses 3

When it comes to Business English, a lot of non-native speakers know the specific terminology, but still make grammatical mistakes, some of which have to do with using verb tenses properly. These exercises will help you to practice choosing the right verb tense in a Business English context. Good practice for BEC (Business English Certificate) and TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication).

Fill in each blank with the best response

1. Over that past three years, I __________________________ in a number of interesting projects.
  have been involved
  A or C
  was involved

2. Right now I __________________________ in any project.
  am not being involved
  A or C
  am not involved

3. PERSON 1: Do you have time to talk? PERSON 2: Not really, I __________________________ pretty busy right now.
  am being
  have been

4. I __________________________ to a trade fair until I went to the one in Las Vegas last month.
  had never been
  was never
  have never been

5. They were one of our biggest competitors, but they __________________________ bankrupt last year.
  have gone
  had gone

6. Recent efforts _________________ our company's profile have been successful.
  to have boosted
  to boost

7. John's company _________________ one of the biggest electronics retailers in the country.
  A or B

8. I __________________________ the approval of three committee members before Bob signed off on the project.
  had already gotten
  did already get
  have already gotten

9. The recent survey shows that our consumer base __________________________.
  is growing
  A or B

10. PERSON 1: How's the new guy doing? PERSON 2: Right now he's just __________________________ to get familiar with our process.

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