Hi everyone. Thank you for clicking into my question page. In my exercise book, I have a question as follows:
- It_____and the streets were wet. A. has been raining B.rains C. has rained D. would rain
The answer is A and I don't know why it has to be A. I think it looks strange to me as either the present perfect or the present perfect continuous suggests an event that is related to PRESENT.I think the question itself has some problem.'The streets were wet', the predicate is 'were', suggesting this is a fact that happened in the past and has nothing to do with present,but why it uses a perfect continuous tense?
Many thanks for anyone who would help me explain this.