Discussion :: Selecting Words - Section 1 (Q.No.17)
Pick out the most effective word(s) from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully complete.
The telephone ...... several times before I answered it.
Answer: Option C
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|Prabha said: (Jul 9, 2010)|
|Why "has rung " should not come. Pls help me out.|
|Sundar said: (Jul 9, 2010)|
|"I answered it" --> it is a past tense, and we are making it more perfect.
=> In order to write in 'Past Perfect Tense' we use 'had rung'.
=> Use 'has rung' if you want to make it 'Present Perfect Tense'.
Take a look the below sentences:
1. The telephone HAD rung several times before I answered it.
2. The telephone HAS rung several times before I answered it.
Both are grammaticality correct, but second one it not nice while comparing to first one.
Hi viewers, If I am wrong, please give your advice.
Thanks in advance.
|Balu said: (Jul 19, 2010)|
|When two things happened in past first happened thing to be in past perfect second happened thing should be in past tense.|
|Sandy said: (Apr 21, 2011)|
|Thats corret Sunder|
|Subhash said: (Jun 8, 2011)|
|It is better to know what is past perfect tense. It means something occured before another action in the past.|
|Farook said: (Sep 17, 2011)|
|Thanks for your suggestions.|
|Shashank said: (Jan 28, 2012)|
|Totally agreed with balu.|
|Sudhir said: (Sep 6, 2012)|
|With plural we use had instead of has so we can use has that's it.|
|Rajesh said: (Sep 14, 2014)|
|When two past sentences are discussing then one should past perfect (had+v3) and another one should be in simple past.|
|Haravind said: (Sep 15, 2014)|
|There is two actions one is newer action and another one is older action. So older action comes with had.|
|Vikram said: (Oct 10, 2014)|
|As there are two actions given. And one of them occurred first, so the first action should come with "had"/ past perfect tense and the second action come up with simple past tense.|
|Shekhar said: (Nov 16, 2014)|
|This conversation started in past and end in past. So we use past perfect here had rung is right.|
|Prince said: (Jun 2, 2015)|
|I think the easy way to understand is, "Past perfect tense is used before the past action".|
|Jay Kacha said: (Sep 25, 2015)|
|Both the actions are completed in the past. So, for any action that is completed in the past before another action in the past use past perfect.|
|Umesh Jaiswal said: (Oct 9, 2015)|
|Here simple concept of Had+3rd.
Before V2 of verb. V2 of verb after had+3rd.
|Priya said: (Jun 1, 2016)|
|@Sundar you are right.|
|Sanjana said: (Apr 27, 2020)|
|Why it is not in past continuous?|
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