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Business English Tenses Exercise

How to complete the exercise on tenses

To complete the exercise, you have to have to fill in the missing gaps using the words below to complete the sentence. 

Missing word exercise
 it’ll  must’ve    they’ll  should’ve      that’ll     who’s     won’t  
 aren’t I    ain’t   They’d      here’s   You’d  aren’t  She’ll

English tense exercise

  1. In England,                       better start looking at  job advertisements if you want to to find a better job. 
  2. There                   many days left to go  shopping before Christmas.
  3.                    sign a contract for another 4 years but you to increase her bonus.
  4.                          rather have no deal at all than lose face.
  5.                       in England is probably the place that has the best balance between work and play in Europe.
  6. Our competitors                         given a bribe to win that contract, they have such a bad reputation for doing things like that. 
  7. Business conditions                    improve that much in the next financial year.
  8.                          only work if we change the whole structure of the  corporate culture of the company.
  9. If you improve your time management,                      be careful are they will only find more work for you to do.
  10. We                            taken more holidays last year, as it would actually have improved our productivity. 
  11. If you think by just ignoring it,                go away you are in for a big shock
  12. I don’t know                    replacing my boss, but I don’t envy him or her as they have a big job in there hands. 
  13. I’m always late,                        ?
  14. Proper grammar’s really important not only in Everyday English, but in Business English, but I                got none.

Exercise 2

Which of the 14 sentences in exercise 1 are standard spoken English?

**  HINT **

Repeat the sentences, and pay attention to any words that have been shortened.

Answers to the questions

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