Errors in the use of Verbs in English Grammar : Part 2

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We are surprised to hear that she (pass) the B.A examination at the age of fourteen. We are surprised to hear that she had passed the B.A examination at the age of fourteen.
Till last year, I (prefer) films to stage plays, Now I (not like) films at all. Till last year, I preferred films to stage plays, Now I do not like films at all.
I (lean) against the door and (listen) to the wireless. I leaned against the door and listened to the wireless.
Five days from today we (be) on the train at this time. Five days from today, we will be on the train this time.
I (sleep) soundly and (dream) that a lion (enter) the room. I (spring) off the bed. I slept soundly and dreamt that a lion had entered the room. I sprang off the bed.
The children (please) at the prospects of going to the cinema. The children were pleased at the prospects of going to the cinema.
Had Neeraj been to Kolkata, I also (go). Had Neeraj been to Kolkata, I would have also gone.
It (rain) all the year round here? Does It (rain) all the year round here?
Why can’t he (hold) guilty, if all the evidence is against him? Why can’t he be held guilty, if all the evidence is against him?
(Has) the gypsies (Wander) in the street since morning? Have the gypsies been Wandering in the street since morning?
When you see him again, you (strike) by the way his health (improve) since he (go) Switzerland. When you see him again, you will be struck by the way his health improved since he went to Switzerland.
If you bought a car today, it (cost) you a lot a money. If you bought a car today, it would cost you a lot of money.
He (not arrive) when I (finish) my last letter to you. He had not arrived when I finished my last letter to you.
We (play) tennis yesterday if it (not rain). We would have played tennis yesterday, if it had not rained.
Fear and its companion, pain (be) two of the most useful things that men and animal possess, if they are properly used. Fear and its companion, pain are two of the most useful things that men and animal possess, if they are properly used.

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