Alaska: How long had you been writing this novel?
Cinno: I had been writing this for almost a year before they finally decided to publish it.
From the dialogue above we know that ....
Cinno is writing his novel in a year.
Cinno has written his novel for almost a year.
For almost a year Cinno has been writing his novel.
Cinno’s novel has been being published for almost a year.
It took Cinno almost a year to write his novel before it was published.
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Soal menanyakan kesimpulan atau pernyataan yang sesuai dengan informasi pada dialog.
Frasa "had been writing" (had been Ving) menunjukkan penggunaan Past Perfect Continous Tense, yaitu tense yang digunakan untuk menyatakan peristiwa yang sudah terjadi selama durasi waktu tertentu sebelum/ketika peristiwa lainnya terjadi di masa lampau.
Arti kalimat pada soal adalah “Aku telah menulisnya selama hampir satu tahun sebelum mereka akhirnya memutuskan untuk menerbitkannya.” Ini berarti “Cinno membutuhkan waktu hampir satu tahun untuk menulis novelnya sebelum diterbitkan.”
Jadi, jawaban yang tepat adalah E.
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