Test Your Grammar (verb Tenses 1)

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As an English tutor, you should know the proper verb tenses so you can help out your student during the class. Let's see how well you know your tenses.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The ______________ tense expresses repeated actions, facts or generalizations, or an action happening now. Example: "I always bring a book in my bag everywhere I go."
    • A. 

      Past participle

    • B. 

      Simple present

    • C. 

      Present perfect

    • D. 

      Present perfect continuous

  • 2. 
    The ________________ tense talks about an interrupted action in the past or a specific time expression as the interruption. It also refers to parallel actions or activities done simultaneously. Example: "Last night, I was watching TV when the phone rang at 7PM."
    • A. 

      Present continuous

    • B. 

      Future continuous

    • C. 

      Past perfect

    • D. 

      Past continuous

  • 3. 
    The ________________ tense refers the idea that something is happening now, at this very moment, and to indicate that something will or not happen in the near future.  Example: "I am visiting my grandparents on Friday."
    • A. 

      Past continuous

    • B. 

      Future continuous

    • C. 

      Future perfect

    • D. 

      Present continuous

  • 4. 
    The __________________ tense refers to a state or activity that will happen for a duration of time in the future, or an upcoming cause of an action or situation. Example: "The bride and groom will have been waiting for almost two hours by the time their photographer gets here."
    • A. 

      Future perfect

    • B. 

      Future perfect continuous

    • C. 

      Future progressive

    • D. 

      Past perfect

  • 5. 
    The _________________________ tense, usually indicates something started in the past and has continued up until now. But it can also be used to mean something has been happening "lately" or "recently". Example: "Hiromi has been taking a lot of free online courses lately to improve her photography skills."
    • A. 

      Present perfect continuous

    • B. 

      Present perfect

    • C. 

      Past perfect

    • D. 

      Future progressive

  • 6. 
    The _________________ tense refers to an action or situation that started at an unspecified time until now, or a current state or activity being performed for a certain amount of time. Example: "My student's English has really improved."
    • A. 

      Present perfect

    • B. 

      Past perfect

    • C. 

      Future perfect

    • D. 

      Present continuous

  • 7. 
    The _______________ tense indicates a completed action, former habits, and previous facts or generalizations. Example: "She carried all five grocery bags in one trip."
    • A. 

      Past perfect

    • B. 

      Past participle

    • C. 

      Simple past

    • D. 

      Past continuous

  • 8. 
    The _____________ tense expresses a completed action or a duration of time before something (a state or an activity) in the future. Example: "A week from now, she and her husband will have flown to Hawaii for their 10th wedding anniversary."
    • A. 

      Future perfect

    • B. 

      Past perfect

    • C. 

      Future progressive

    • D. 

      Simple future

  • 9. 
    The _____________ tense expresses a completed action or a duration of time before something (a state or an activity) in the past. Example: "We had had that car for ten years before it broke down."
    • A. 

      Present perfect

    • B. 

      Future perfect

    • C. 

      Past perfect

    • D. 

      Past continuous

  • 10. 
    The __________________ tense refers to an ongoing action in the future interrupted by another future action. It also refers to planned parallel actions. Example: "I will be having an online lesson when my favorite tv program starts tonight."
    • A. 

      Future continuous

    • B. 

      Future perfect

    • C. 

      Simple future

    • D. 

      Present perfect

  • 11. 
    The _______________ tense is used to express a voluntary action, a promise, or a plan. Example: "They will go to the library before their first class on Monday to finish their project."
    • A. 

      Simple future

    • B. 

      Future perfect

    • C. 

      Future continuous

    • D. 

      Future perfect continuous

  • 12. 
    The _____________ tense  is also used to express that an expected action has not happened.  Example: "I haven't finished my homework yet."
    • A. 

      Present perfect

    • B. 

      Future perfect

    • C. 

      Future progressive

    • D. 

      Simple future

  • 13. 
    COMPLETE THE CONVERSATION: "Have you already eaten dinner?" "No, I _________ dinner yet."
    • A. 

      Eaten

    • B. 

      Will have eaten

    • C. 

      Have not eaten

  • 14. 
    COMPLETE THE CONVERSATION: "Will you be working in the store tomorrow morning?" "Yes, I _____________ in the store tomorrow morning."
    • A. 

      Will be working

    • B. 

      Are going to be working

    • C. 

      Is working

  • 15. 
    "I _________ her even if I’m busy."
    • A. 

      Answer

    • B. 

      Have answer

    • C. 

      Will answer

  • 16. 
    "Rosa ______ from Uruguay to Italy last August."
    • A. 

      Flew

    • B. 

      Will fly

    • C. 

      Flied

  • 17. 
    "She never __________ her cell phone during dinnertime."
    • A. 

      Answer

    • B. 

      Has answered

    • C. 

      Answers

  • 18. 
    “By the end of the year, we will have hiked more than 300 miles.”
    • A. 

      Past perfect

    • B. 

      Future perfect

    • C. 

      Future progressive

  • 19. 
    “Chiyo and Riyoko had been thinking about taking culinary classes before a related course was offered at the university.”
    • A. 

      Past perfect continuous

    • B. 

      Future perfect

    • C. 

      Present perfect

  • 20. 
    “The instructor has given us an outline of the course.”
    • A. 

      Simple present

    • B. 

      Present perfect

    • C. 

      Past perfect