Presence/Presents

M. P. Moore

Read the statements below carefully and choose the correct word. Remember the differences between the words.

Presence is essence or actuality (n.)

Presents is to show or to bring forth formally (v.)


  1. Thankfully, Lloyd had the (presence/presents) of mind to warn the tenants to vacate the apartment building before it burned to cinders.
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  3. Because she (presence/presents) herself as the quintessence of tranquility, Grace is the person whom family and friends turn to most often in times of crisis.
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  5. This is the weekend that the film company (presence/presents) its latest feature.
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  7. While my blind date did not move me in any significant way, he did have a certain (presence/presents).
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  9. If James (presence/presents) the new budget now, the board of directors will reject it out-of-hand.
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