CAHSEE ELA Writing: Common Errors Drill 7, Problem 5. Fill in the blank.
|CAHSEE ELA: Writing||Common Errors|
|CAHSEE Writing||Common Errors|
|Writing Conventions||Parallel Structure/Modifiers/Subordination/Verb Tenses|
It wants to know we have a good... sense of tense.
The KEY word that we have to recognize is the very last one: Yesterday. As in
Yesterday... all my troubles seemed so far away...... yeah, that one.
"He goes to the grocery store" would work if we were describing his every day after-school
activity -- but here it's a finite time -- yesterday -- so A is out.
"Is going" has kinda the same connotation. It means something is happening in the present
or near-future... certainly not yesterday.
"Has gone" is closer because it's past tense... but it's a little vague. It's
really saying that, "oh, at various times in the past, he has gone..." but it's
not indicating a specific day.
So the only one left is 'went' which covers a finite period of time. Yesterday... love
was such an easy game to play...
Our answer is D.