Write the correct past or past participle form of the verbs in brackets.

 

The Indians may have (take) our Jaguar but there is still plenty of mileage in our car industry

A new future is being (map) out for Jaguar and Land Rover after a bumper £1billion takeover. US car giant Ford has (sell)  the iconic businesses employing 16,000 workers to Indian company Tata.

To critics, some trade unionists among them, the deal has (become) another nail in the coffin of our once great motor industry. In truth the British motor industry is long dead... what we have is an international industry operating in this country.

It is largely (own) by the Japanese companies Toyota, Honda and Nissan but it is most certainly thriving.

More than 1.5 million cars were (build) in Britain last year, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders. And, importantly for the health of the economy, more than a million were (export) .

Land Rover, (buy) by Ford in 2000, was a major part of that success. It sold 226,000 vehicles last year - its highest total ever - with exports to 140 countries.

But the road ahead need not be so bumpy for Land Rover and Jag. Rover, Mini, Aston Martin, Bentley, even Rolls-Royce, have all (fall) into foreign hands.

Yet they have (remain) great names in the motor industry's roll of honour and most are thriving under British workmanship.

By Clinton Manning (Daily Mirror)

 

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