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  1. ICT-5_Key Review of Verb Tenses  

  2. What is the problem here?

  3. 1. The patient has the skin rash on his legs for 5-6 years.

  4. 1. The patient has the skin rash on his legs for 5-6 years.  The patient has had the skin rash on his legs for 5-6 years.(= The patient is still suffering from the problem.)  The patient had the skin rash on his legs for 5-6 years. (= The patient no longer suffers from the problem.)

  5. 2. He had first noticed a small patch of itchy red skin on his left shin when he was taking off his soaking wet socks after a flood.

  6. He had first noticed a small patch of itchy red skin on his left shin when he was taking off his soaking wet socks after a flood. He firstnoticed a small patch of itchy red skin on his left shin when he was taking off his soaking wet socks after a flood.

  7. 3. Sometimes the patient scratched the itchy skin until it bleeds.

  8. 3. Sometimes the patient scratched the itchy skin until it bleeds. Sometimes the patient scratchesthe itchy skin until it bleeds. Sometimes the patient scratched the itchy skin until it bled.(The patient does not scratch his skin any more.)

  9. 4. The patient has had no contact with people infected with skin disease prior to the onset of his skin rash.

  10. 4. The patient has had no contact with people infected with skin disease prior to the onset of his skin rash. The patient had / had had no contact with people infected with skin disease prior to the onset of his skin rash.

  11. 5. The patient had a fall after the stroke and his mobility is further impaired since then.

  12. 5. The patient had a fall after the stroke and his mobility is further impaired since then. The patient had a fall after the stroke and his mobility has been further impaired since then. The patient had a fall after the stroke and his mobility was further impaired. (More concise)

  13. 6. He has hypertension and is on medication for it in the past four years.

  14. 6. He has hypertension and is on medication for it in the past four years. He has hypertension and has been on medication for it in the past four years.

  15. 7. The patient has hadrepeated episodes of vomiting blood before he was brought to the A & E Department.

  16. 7. The patient has hadrepeated episodes of vomiting blood before he was brought to the A & E Department. The patient had repeated episodes of vomiting blood before he was brought to the A & E Department.

  17. 8. The patient had had two more episodes of abdominal cramps since being admitted to hospital last night.

  18. 8. The patient had had two more episodes of abdominal cramps since being admitted to hospital last night. The patient has had two more episodes of abdominal cramps since being admitted to hospital last night.

  19. 9. His chief complaint is chest tightness, which he is recently experiencing.

  20. 9. His chief complaint is chest tightness, which he is recently experiencing. His chief complaint is chest tightness, which he has recently experienced.

  21. 10. He has hypertension since two years ago.

  22. 10. He has hypertension since two years ago. • He has had hypertension since two years ago. • He has had hypertension for two years.[Better – more concise]

  23. 11. The patient smokes one pack of cigarettes a day for nine years.

  24. 11. The patient smokes one pack of cigarettes a day for nine years. The patient has been smoking one pack of cigarettes a day for nine years.

  25. 12. He had experienced a similar episode of pain when he was jogging this morning.

  26. 12. He had experienced a similar episode of pain when he was jogging this morning.  He experienced a similar episode of pain when he was jogging this morning.

  27. 13. He has begun jogging every day since six months ago.

  28. 13. He has begun jogging every day since six months ago. He has been jogging every day for six months. [More concise]  He began jogging every day six months ago.

  29. 14. The patient has started a low salt and low fat diet half a year ago.

  30. 14. The patient has started a low salt and low fat diet half a year ago.  The patient started a low salt and low fat diet half a year ago.  The patient has been on a low salt and low fat diet since half a year ago.  The patient has been on a low salt and low fat diet for half a year.

  31. 15. He is a heavy drinker since he was 18 years old.

  32. 15. He is a heavy drinker since he was 18 years old.  He has been a heavy drinker since he was 18 years old.