Grammar: Basic Tense Quiz Questions!

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The correct use of tense is an important skill, as it helps with communication. There are thirteen verb tenses in English. Some examples include simple present, simple past, simple future, perfect present tense, simple continuous perfect, simple present tense, and past simple positive. During this quiz, you will be invited to fill in the blank with the words that correspond with the proper tense. If you want to learn about verb tenses, take this quiz. You’ve got this.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Look! They (to go) __________ inside.
  • 2. 
    Look! Andy __________ in the garden.
    • A. 

      Am working

    • B. 

      Are working

    • C. 

      Is working

  • 3. 
    I __________ TV at the moment.
    • A. 

      Am watching

    • B. 

      Are watching

    • C. 

      Is watching

  • 4. 
    We _________ a book.
    • A. 

      Am reading

    • B. 

      Is reading

    • C. 

      Are reading

  • 5. 
    She _________ the piano.
    • A. 

      Is playing

    • B. 

      Are playing

    • C. 

      Am playing

  • 6. 
    Listen! Sue and John ____________.
    • A. 

      Am singing

    • B. 

      Is singing

    • C. 

      Are singing

  • 7. 
    My sister (to clean) _________ the bathroom
  • 8. 
    I (to wait) ____________ in the car now.
  • 9. 
    Mrs. Miller (to listen) _____________ to CDs.
  • 10. 
    We (to speak) ___________ English at the moment.
  • 11. 
    The members of the jury _____ in the next room casting their votes.
    • A. 

      Is

    • B. 

      Are

    • C. 

      Was

  • 12. 
    Which of these people ______ you met?
    • A. 

      Have

    • B. 

      Had

    • C. 

      Do

  • 13. 
    Does mark know that Cathy ______ him?
    • A. 

      Is liking

    • B. 

      Likes

    • C. 

      Like

  • 14. 
    The wind shifted ______ direction.
    • A. 

      It's

    • B. 

      Its

  • 15. 
    _______ dog was barking last night?
    • A. 

      Who's

    • B. 

      Whose

  • 16. 
    Choose the correct sentence:
    • A. 

      That soup tastes strangely.

    • B. 

      That soup tastes strange.

  • 17. 
    Choose the correct sentence:
    • A. 

      I feel badly when you leave.

    • B. 

      I feel bad when you leave.

  • 18. 
    The fire fighters ________ the alarm and spring into action.
    • A. 

      Hears

    • B. 

      Hear

    • C. 

      Heard

  • 19. 
    Congressional elections ______ held every two years.
    • A. 

      Was

    • B. 

      Is

    • C. 

      Are

  • 20. 
    I _______ the play that was recently reviewed in the Daily Chronicle.(present perfect)
    • A. 

      Have seen

    • B. 

      Had seen

    • C. 

      Saw

  • 21. 
    Cynthia ________ my friend since the first day she moved to town.(present perfect)
    • A. 

      Had been

    • B. 

      Was

    • C. 

      Has been

    • D. 

      Have been

  • 22. 
    Mark __________ drying the dishes by the time Sam arrived.(past perfect)
    • A. 

      Had finished

    • B. 

      Was finished

    • C. 

      Have finished

  • 23. 
    I _______ good things about you long before I met you.(past perfect)
    • A. 

      Have heard

    • B. 

      Had heard

    • C. 

      Heard

  • 24. 
    Sandra __________ two years of college by the time you see her this summer.(future perfect)
    • A. 

      Will finish

    • B. 

      Will be finished

    • C. 

      Will have finished

  • 25. 
    I will meet you when classes ______ over.
    • A. 

      Will be

    • B. 

      Are

    • C. 

      Is

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