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Exercise 1 : complete with ago orlater.

1.���� Arthur Conan Doyle created the character of Sherlock Holmes in 1886, that is 127 years .

2.���� Seven years , in 1893, he decided to �kill� Sherlock Holmes in his story called �The Final Problem�.

3.���� His readers strongly opposed Sherlock�s death, so Doyle brought back Sherlock in a short story in 1901, 7 years .

4.���� Doyle wrote that Sherlock Holmes started living at 221B Baker street in 1881, that is 132 years .

5.���� In the story, Watson, Sherlock�s assistant, marries his wife in 1887, that is 126 years .

6.���� A film called Sherlock Holmes with Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law was released in 2009, that is 4 years .

7.���� The modern-day version of Sherlock Holmes dates back from 2010, that is 3 years .

8.���� In this series, Sherlock uses modern technology like texting, Watson has got a blog, which proves that the adventures of Sherlock Holmes, written in the 19th century, are still fascinating the public more than 100 years .

Exercise 2 : complete with the correct form of the verb and choose between ago orlater.

1.���� Arthur Conan Doyle �221B Baker street as Sherlock�s address more than a century . The address �at the time. More than 100 years , it does. You can even visit Sherlock�s flat at 221B Baker Street.

2.���� Mrs Hudson �to Baker street a very long time .

������ 3.���� Sherlock Holmes �to play the violin about 20 years .

�����4.���� The tragedy �more than 20 years .

5.���� �Don't interrupt him. He �to think about 45 minutes .�

�����6.���� Sherlock �on his phone and the results appeared 2 seconds .

7.���� Lestrade and the police �about half an hour . Or maybe too late.

8.���� �I �Sherlock and he met me 10 minutes ��

9.���� �It �there less thana minute �!�

10.���������������������� I was waiting in the living-room.�I solved the crime�, he , 5 minutes .

11.���������������������� The police offered Sherlock a deerstalker hat and the journalists his picture one second .

Miss T.