ESL BLUE(s)   present tenses: A used car   

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Bob:Is it a good time to visit you? 
Linda:Not right now. I _________ a paper. Come over later.write (Click for feedback)
Correct Answer:   am writing    


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Marco: Hi Julie. Is Don there?
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Julie: He can't come to the phone. He's in the garden. He  __________ some flowers.   plant (Click for feedback)
 

Marco: But it ____________!   rain (Click for feedback on all highlighted verbs)
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Julie: So what? Don always ____________ flowers on rainy days. It's perfect weather for planting.   plant
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Marco: I suppose you're right. Maybe you can help me. I'm sure you ____________ a lot about cars.   know
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Julie: Well, that _________ . Why? Are you going to buy a car?   depend
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Marco: Yes, I am. I _________ much money, so it has to be a used car. Any suggestions?   have (negative)
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Julie: You have to be more precise. First of all, tell me how much money you ____________ to spend.   want
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Marco: About three thousand dollars. I want a small, economical car that ____________ little maintenance.    require
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Julie: Three thousand dollars! It's not much, but you can probably find a used Honda Civic for that price. It's a very dependable car. My friend Natasha ___________ an old Honda Civic and she's very happy with it.   have
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Marco: Ok. I don't suppose she __________ to sell it.   want
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Julie: No, but you can find one very easily. But maybe you should speak to Don. He _________ into the house now. Hey, Don, Marco's on the phone. He wants to buy a used car.   come
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Don: Hey, Marco. How's it going? Is it true that you _________ for a used car?   look
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Marco: Sure is. I _________ a car to get a job. Any suggestions?   need
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Don: My brother Bill _________ his car. It's a 94 Honda Civic.   sell
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Marco: Sounds interesting. I suppose he _________ a new car?   buy
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Don: No. Lucky him! He __________ jobs and with his new job he gets a company car.   change
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Marco: Do you know how much he _________ for his Civic.   ask
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Don: No, but I can ask him this evening. Julie and I _________ out to dinner with him and his wife.   go
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Marco: Perfect. One other thing. I ___________ a party next Friday to celebrate Aki's 21st. (birthday). Can you and Julie come?   organize
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Don: I'm free, but I think Julie ____________ to a show with friends. Let me talk to her about it and I'll call you back. OK.   go
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Marco: Ok. Talk to you later.

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