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Perfect Tenses: Flood relief news story

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Fill in all the gaps with appropriate perfect tense forms of the verbs in brackets, then press "Check" to check your answers.

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The relief operation following the severe floods in the north of England (enter) its second week.
The floods, which (make) over 400 people homeless, started last Monday. It (rain) almost continuously for the previous week, and an estimated two meters of rain (fall) in the worst-affected areas.

The minister in charge, Peter Guilam, (say) the government (work) flat out to find alternative accommodation for victims. He warned it could be weeks before the waters (return) to normal levels and flooded houses (make) fit for habitation.

Meanwhile, those displaced are being housed in emergency shelters that (set up) in schools and sports centres. Guilam promised that they (find) temporary accommodation for everyone by the end of the week.
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