EXERCISE: Miscellaneous tenses

1. Adopted in 1830, Belgium’s first constitution [elect] French as the country’s sole official language.

2. Led by students, priests and intellectuals, the Flemish movement [fight] for administrative and legal rights to speak Dutch, which was finally recognized as an official language in 1898.

3.Splitting the country [do] nothing to lessen the conflict.

4. More and more people [complain] about discrimination.

5. Most complaints [centre] on everyday practical obstacles rather than verbal or physical violence.

6. Founded in 1977, the extreme-Right Vlaams Blok [start] campaigning for an independent, ethnically homogenous Flanders.

7. By the seventies the idea of autonomy [become] respectable but if Belgium [fall] apart, it [be] the victory of a very small minority.

8. Over the years, we have seen that the establishment of subfederal institutions [always coïncide] with massive budget cuts.

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Analyse : Jean Schumacher   Réalisation informatique : Boris Maroutaeff
Dernière mise à jour : 13/09/2001