Could please correct these uses of tenses?
- Betty is going (go) to Paris in a fashion show and will not be (not,be) back until next week. When I saw (see) her off at the airport this morning she was looking (look) forward to it very much. Although she [b]went /b there once as a very small girl she doesn’t remember (not, remember ) it, and so in a sense this will be (be) the first time she will be (be) there.
2.If only we [b]had /b a car ! Life would be (be) much more pleasant. Today, for instance, I like (like) to have driven into the country to see and hear the spring. Don’t you think it’s time you [b]buy /b a car and (learn) learn to drive it ? It will be (be) nice to have a car if it is not (not, be) so expensive. The trouble is that I have to (have to) give up a lot of things I now were enjoying (enjoy).
Denis has continually urged (urge, continually) me to lend him money for a business venture which he says will pay (pay) his creditors back handsomely. I always refuse (refuse, always) his request as politely as I can. He hasn’t shown yet (not, yet, show) any talent for business and until he has (have) I will not lend (not, lend) him a penny.
Mary will go (go) to the states on business in a few days. I am told that while she is (be) away, Betty’s brother [b]will keep /b an eye on her firm for her. He [b]helped /b Mary with her business before, and she [b]trusted /b him implicitly. As long as she will not be (not, be) away for too long, it should be a satisfactory agreement.
A: I have just heard (just, hear) that John is in Canada.
B: Oh ! didn’t you know you (not, know) ? he [b]flew /b there at the beginning of the month.
A: Have you heard (hear) from him? did he like (like) the life?
B: Yes ! I [b]got /b a letter last week. He [b]told /b me about his job, but he didn’t say (not, say) whether he [b]liked /b the life or not. Perhaps it [b]was /b too soon to say. He [b]has been /b there only for three weeks.
Thanks a lot. I appreciate you help.[/b]