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Business English Grammar Exercise | Topic: Mixed verb tenses 4

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. Use them to practice for official English exams such as the BEC (Business English Certificate).

Fill in each blank with the best response

1. You should __________________________ your employees in a more respectful manner.
  to treat

2. Employees should __________________________ in a more respectful manner.
  to be treated
  be treated

3. PERSON 1: __________________________ you seen Bob? PERSON 2: No, I haven't.

4. You __________________________ if you have a problem.
  would have let him know
  should let him know
  have let him know

5. The business environment __________________________.
  is constantly changing
  changes constantly
  A or B

6. _________________ them until we get the proposal back from Nancy.
  Don't be calling
  Haven't you called
  Don't call

7. The board _________________ a merger.
  has just approved
  just has approved
  A or B

8. I __________________________ at Bank of America from 2001-2003.
  have been working
  was working
  have worked

9. Currently, I __________________________ at Citibank.
  am working
  A or B

10. I __________________________ here for 10 years. (I still work here)
  have worked
  was working

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