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Business English Grammar Exercise | Topic: Mixed verb tenses 7

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 the TOEIC Speaking and Writing tests.

Fill in each blank with the best response

1. She was in charge of __________________________ all the web graphics.
  to create

2. Barbara __________________________ that she will be stepping down.
  has informed me
  informed me
  A or B

3. I __________________________ worry about that if I were you.
  will not

4. I'm not sure if they will be able __________________________ from these losses.
  to rebound

5. I'm not sure if they can __________________________ you that information.
  to give

6. They announced last month that they __________________________ their relationship with Microsoft.
  scale back
  would have been scaling back
  would scale back

7. The meeting _________________ if John hadn't arrived at the last moment.
  would have been called off
  will have been called off
  called off

8. The company was charged with __________________________ deceptive claims in its advertising campaign.
  to make

9. I have __________________________ to talk to you about the marketing survey you're working on.
  been meaning
  been mean

10. The bank is __________________________ one-third of its branches.
  trying to sell
  A or B

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