I am having difficulty in a specific exercise, in that I am unable to identify what rules of grammar are being broken, such as “Present Perfect”. If someone would be able to help me with the following examples, I am sure I will be able to understand in future.
eg. Edward: I’ve gone to bed at 12 o’clock last night.
Answer: This should read “I went to bed at 11 o’clock last night.”
Edward does not know that the present perfect form is not used to talk about specific times in the past. In this case the simple past is required.
Inga: Let’s go down the pub this evening for a drink.
Rose: I’d love to but I’ll see “Macbeth” at the theatre Royal.
Inga: My car’s giving me some trouble again. Can you pick me up on the way to school tomorrow?
Rose: I’m sorry, I can’t pick up you.
He’s getting up at 8 o’clock every morning.
Inga: What does she look like?
Rose: She looks like intelligent.
In this exercise it is not only required to correct the errors made, but also to point out what mistakes the person is making.