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Business English Grammatical Differences Exercise


How to complete the exercise on tenses

To complete the exercise you have to find the grammatical differences in the questions listed below. Each question as a few sentences, that at look to have the same meaning. Try and find the different tenses in each sentence.

Try and think what is happening in each of the questions.

Exercise on what are Grammatical differences

Why are different tenses used in the sentences for each question?

Question 1

What's the grammatical difference between a and b

a) I work for a well-known multinational

b) I'm working on restructuring the company

Question 2

What's the grammatical difference between a and b

a) What were you doing when the manager called?

b) What did you do when the manager called?

Question 3

What's the grammatical difference between a, b and c

a) When we arrived, they introduced the main conference speakers

b) When we arrived, they were introducing the main conference speakers

c) When we arrived, they had introduced the main conference speakers

Question 4

What's the grammatical difference between a and b

a) I've worked with several very prestigious clients

b) I worked with several very prestigious clients

Question 5

What's the grammatical difference between a and b

a) I've been replying to customer enquiries all day

b) I've nearly cleared the backlog of enquiries from the Xmas break

Answers to the 5 questions

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