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As time flies by, there are different ways to document things that are both present and past. Some people have a problem when it comes to present and past tense in the English language and fails to form sentences correctly. The quiz below is designed to help you perfect your skills when it comes to the issue. Give it a try!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Ayse doesn't like ______ housework.

    • A.

      Doing

    • B.

      Making

    Correct Answer
    A. Doing
    Explanation
    Ayse doesn't like doing housework means that she does not enjoy or prefer to engage in household chores or tasks. This implies that she may find it tedious, boring, or unpleasant to perform activities related to maintaining cleanliness and order in her home.

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  • 2. 

    Juan  ____ excellent coffee.

    • A.

      Does

    • B.

      Makes

    Correct Answer
    B. Makes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "makes". In this sentence, the subject "Juan" is singular, so we need a verb that agrees with this subject. The verb "makes" is the correct form for a singular subject, indicating that Juan is the one who produces or prepares excellent coffee.

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  • 3. 

    Ali, will you ______ your bed, please?

    • A.

      Do

    • B.

      Make

    Correct Answer
    B. Make
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "make". In this sentence, the speaker is asking Ali to perform an action related to his bed. The verb "make" is commonly used when referring to tidying or arranging a bed, so it is the most appropriate choice in this context.

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  • 4. 

    Have you ____ your homework?

    • A.

      Done

    • B.

      Made

    Correct Answer
    A. Done
    Explanation
    The word "done" is the correct answer because it is the past participle form of the verb "do" and is used to indicate that an action has been completed. In the context of the question, "Have you done your homework?" is a common way of asking if someone has completed their homework.

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  • 5. 

    We need to ______ the laundry today.

    • A.

      Do

    • B.

      Make

    Correct Answer
    A. Do
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "do" because when referring to household chores like laundry, we use the verb "do" instead of "make". "Do" is commonly used for tasks or activities, while "make" is used for creating or producing something. Therefore, the correct phrase is "do the laundry."

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  • 6. 

    I never _____ the shopping on Saturdays.

    • A.

      Do

    • B.

      Make

    Correct Answer
    A. Do
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "do" because the sentence is in the present tense and "do" is the correct verb to use in this context. The word "do" is used to refer to the act of performing or carrying out an action, which fits with the sentence structure and meaning.

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  • 7. 

    I have to  ____ an appointment with the doctor.

    • A.

      Do

    • B.

      Make

    Correct Answer
    B. Make
    Explanation
    The verb "make" is the correct answer because when we schedule or arrange an appointment, we use the verb "make." Therefore, in this sentence, "make" is the appropriate verb to use when indicating that someone needs to schedule an appointment with a doctor.

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  • 8. 

    Marie  ____ a lot of telephone calls at weekends.

    • A.

      Does

    • B.

      Makes

    Correct Answer
    B. Makes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "makes" because the subject "Marie" is singular, so it requires a singular verb form. "Makes" is the correct form of the verb "make" for a singular subject in the present tense.

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  • 9. 

    The neighbors are ______ a lot of noise this evening.

    • A.

      Doing

    • B.

      Making

    Correct Answer
    B. Making
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "making" because the verb "making" is used to describe the action of producing or creating something, which fits the context of the sentence. In this case, the neighbors are actively creating or producing noise, indicating that they are responsible for the noise being heard in the evening. The verb "doing" does not convey the same sense of actively creating or producing something, making it an incorrect choice in this context.

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  • 10. 

    I like _____  exercises every day.

    • A.

      To do

    • B.

      To make

    Correct Answer
    A. To do
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to do" because the sentence is expressing a preference for performing exercises every day. The phrase "to do" is used to indicate the action of doing something, which aligns with the context of the sentence.

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  • 11. 

    I love _____ quizzes more than anything!

    • A.

      Doing

    • B.

      Making

    Correct Answer
    A. Doing
    Explanation
    The phrase "I love doing quizzes more than anything!" suggests that the person enjoys actively participating in quizzes. It implies that they find great joy and satisfaction in engaging in the process of answering questions and testing their knowledge. The word "doing" indicates an action or activity, which aligns with the concept of actively participating in quizzes.

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  • 12. 

    She can sing. (affirmative)  __________(negative)

    Correct Answer
    She can't sing.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "She can't sing" because it is the negative form of the given affirmative statement "She can sing." The negative form is formed by adding the contraction "can't" which is short for "cannot" before the verb "sing." This indicates that the person is unable to sing.

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  • 13. 

    (Affirmative) They can dance.  (Yes/No?) ________________

    Correct Answer
    Can they dance?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Yes". The question "Can they dance?" is asking if it is possible for them to dance. The response "They can dance" indicates that they have the ability to dance, therefore the answer is affirmative.

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  • 14. 

    (Affirmative) __________________. (Yes/No?)Can they speak English?

    Correct Answer
    They can speak English.
    Explanation
    The given answer "They can speak English" is the correct answer because it affirms the statement that they have the ability to speak English. The question asks whether they are able to speak English, and the answer confirms that they indeed can speak English.

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  • 15. 

    Affirmative - ___________________. Negative - He can't play the guitar.

    Correct Answer
    He can play the guitar.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He can play the guitar." This answer is correct because it is the affirmative form of the sentence, which means that it states that the person is able to play the guitar. The negative form of the sentence, "He can't play the guitar," states the opposite, that the person is not able to play the guitar. Therefore, the correct answer is the affirmative form.

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  • 16. 

    Affirmative: ________________ Yes/No?: Can we go home?

    Correct Answer
    We can go home.
    Explanation
    The given answer "We can go home" is the correct answer because it affirms the statement "Can we go home?" The question asks if it is possible to go home, and the answer confirms that it is indeed possible to go home.

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  • 17. 

    Affirmative: I can run 5 miles. Negative: _______________

    Correct Answer
    I can't run 5 miles.
    Explanation
    The given answer is correct because it is the negative form of the affirmative statement. The original statement "I can run 5 miles" is negated by adding "not" to create the negative form "I can't run 5 miles." This indicates that the person is unable to run 5 miles.

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  • 18. 

    Affirmative: I can run 5 miles. Yes/No ?: ________________.

    Correct Answer
    Can you run 5 miles?
    Can I run 5 miles?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Can you run 5 miles?, Can I run 5 miles?" This is because the question is asking if the person being addressed (you) and the person speaking (I) can run 5 miles. The answer is affirming that both individuals are capable of running 5 miles.

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  • 19. 

    You ... drink tap water.  It's not safe.

    • A.

      Shouldn't

    • B.

      Can't

    • C.

      Don't have to

    Correct Answer
    A. Shouldn't
    Explanation
    The phrase "It's not safe" indicates that there is a risk or danger associated with drinking tap water. The word "shouldn't" implies a recommendation or advice to avoid doing something that may be harmful. Therefore, the correct answer is "shouldn't" as it suggests that it is not advisable or recommended to drink tap water due to safety concerns.

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  • 20. 

    I think people who live in apartments ... have dogs.

    • A.

      Mustn't

    • B.

      Should

    • C.

      Shouldn't

    Correct Answer
    C. Shouldn't
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "shouldn't". This is because living in an apartment often means having limited space and shared living areas, which may not be suitable for owning a dog. Additionally, apartments may have specific rules or regulations regarding pet ownership, making it important for individuals to consider these factors before getting a dog.

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  • 21. 

    My girlfriend's allergic to dairy products so she ... eat anything made from milk.

    • A.

      Doesn't have to

    • B.

      Has to

    • C.

      Can't

    Correct Answer
    C. Can't
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "can't." This is because the sentence states that the girlfriend is allergic to dairy products, which means she is unable to eat anything made from milk. The word "can't" indicates a lack of ability or permission, which aligns with the girlfriend's situation.

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  • 22. 

    You ... remember to finish the monthly report. The boss will be furious if you forget.  

    • A.

      Should

    • B.

      Must

    • C.

      Shouldn't

    Correct Answer
    B. Must
    Explanation
    The word "must" is the correct answer because it implies a strong obligation or necessity to remember to finish the monthly report. The sentence indicates that the boss will be furious if the task is forgotten, suggesting that it is not just a suggestion or recommendation (should), but a requirement or command (must). The use of "shouldn't" would imply the opposite, that it is not necessary to remember to finish the report, which contradicts the given context.

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  • 23. 

    The Botero exhibition was free so we ... pay anything.

    • A.

      Shouldn't to

    • B.

      Hadn't to

    • C.

      Didn't have to

    Correct Answer
    C. Didn't have to
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "didn't have to." This is because the sentence states that the Botero exhibition was free, indicating that there was no requirement or necessity to pay anything. Therefore, "didn't have to" accurately reflects the lack of obligation to pay.

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  • 24. 

    Smoking is prohibited in public places.

    • A.

      You shouldn't smoke in public places.

    • B.

      You're not allowed to smoke in public places.

    • C.

      You don't have to smoke in public places.

    Correct Answer
    B. You're not allowed to smoke in public places.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "You're not allowed to smoke in public places." This answer accurately reflects the prohibition of smoking in public places, indicating that it is against the rules or regulations to smoke in such areas. It conveys the idea that there is a restriction or ban on smoking in public places.

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  • 25. 

    Attending today's meeting is not mandatory.

    • A.

      You don't have to go to the meeting.

    • B.

      You shouldn't go to the meeting.

    • C.

      You have to go to the meeting.

    Correct Answer
    A. You don't have to go to the meeting.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "You don't have to go to the meeting." This means that it is not necessary or compulsory for the person to attend the meeting. They have the option to choose whether or not to go.

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  • 26. 

    Trucks are not allowed to go on this road.

    • A.

      Trucks shouldn't go on this road.

    • B.

      Trucks can't go on this road.

    • C.

      Trucks don't have to go on this road.

    Correct Answer
    B. Trucks can't go on this road.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Trucks can't go on this road." This implies that there is a restriction or prohibition on trucks using this particular road. It suggests that there may be physical or legal limitations that prevent trucks from accessing this road.

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  • 27. 

    It's not recommended to go swimming after having a big meal.

    • A.

      You don't have to go swimming after having a big meal.

    • B.

      You're not allowed to go swimming after having a big meal.

    • C.

      You shouldn't go swimming after having a big meal.

    Correct Answer
    C. You shouldn't go swimming after having a big meal.
    Explanation
    Swimming after having a big meal is not recommended because it can lead to discomfort and potentially dangerous situations. After eating, blood flow is directed towards the digestive system to aid in the digestion process. Engaging in physical activity, such as swimming, immediately after a meal can divert blood away from the digestive system, potentially causing cramps, nausea, and even fainting. It is advisable to wait at least an hour or two after eating before swimming to ensure proper digestion and avoid any potential risks.

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  • 28. 

    Tipping the waiter and the housekeeper is recommended but not mandatory in this resort.

    • A.

      You have to tip the waiter and the housekeeper.

    • B.

      You don't have to tip the waiter and the housekeeper.

    • C.

      You should tip the waiter and the housekeeper.

    Correct Answer
    C. You should tip the waiter and the housekeeper.
    Explanation
    Tipping the waiter and the housekeeper is recommended in this resort, indicating that it is considered a good practice to do so. While it may not be mandatory, the use of the word "should" suggests that it is still highly encouraged to tip these service staff members.

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  • 29. 

    ... in Trujillo since 2004.

    • A.

      She lived

    • B.

      She's lived

    • C.

      She's live

    Correct Answer
    B. She's lived
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "She's lived." This is the correct answer because the sentence is referring to an action that started in the past and is still ongoing in the present. The contraction "She's" is short for "She has," indicating that she has been living in Trujillo since 2004.

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  • 30. 

    I ... him for ages.

    • A.

      Seen

    • B.

      Haven't saw

    • C.

      Haven't seen

    Correct Answer
    C. Haven't seen
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "haven't seen". This is because the phrase "haven't seen" is the correct form of the present perfect tense in the negative form. It indicates that the speaker has not seen the person in question for a long time. The other options, "seen" and "haven't saw", are grammatically incorrect and do not fit the sentence structure.

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  • 31. 

    She's ... the boss for 6 months now.

    • A.

      Has

    • B.

      Be

    • C.

      Been

    Correct Answer
    C. Been
    Explanation
    The word "been" is the correct answer because it is the past participle form of the verb "be." In this sentence, "been" is used to indicate that she has been the boss for a duration of 6 months.

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  • 32. 

    We ... to France on holiday last year.

    • A.

      Went

    • B.

      've gone

    • C.

      Go

    Correct Answer
    A. Went
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "went." This is because the sentence is referring to a past action of going to France on holiday last year. "Went" is the past tense form of the verb "go," which accurately describes the action that occurred in the past.

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  • 33. 

    He ... had a lot of problems recently.

    • A.

      Have

    • B.

      's

    • C.

      Is

    Correct Answer
    B. 's
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 's. This is because the sentence is referring to someone who has had a lot of problems recently. The contraction 's is used to indicate possession or to show that someone or something belongs to or is associated with someone. In this case, it is indicating that the person being referred to has had a lot of problems.

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  • 34. 

    She ... four marathons.  Her first one ... in 2001 in Amsterdam.

    • A.

      Has run / has been

    • B.

      Ran / was

    • C.

      Has run / was

    Correct Answer
    C. Has run / was
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "has run / was." The sentence is talking about the past experiences of the person. "Has run" is the present perfect tense, indicating that she has completed the action of running four marathons. "Was" is the past tense, indicating that her first marathon took place in 2001.

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  • 35. 

    `Where's your purse?´ `I don't know. I think I (lose) _________ it.´

    Correct Answer
    have lost
    `ve lost
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have lost" or "ve lost". This is because the sentence is in the present perfect tense, which is used to talk about an action that happened in the past but has a connection to the present. In this case, the speaker is unsure of where their purse is, indicating that they lost it in the past and it is still missing in the present. Both "have lost" and "ve lost" are acceptable contractions of "have" and "lost" in informal speech.

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  • 36. 

    I (be) ________ very tired, so I lay down on the bed and went to sleep.

    Correct Answer
    was
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the verb "be" needs to be conjugated in the past tense to match the subject "I". The correct past tense form of "be" for "I" is "was". Therefore, the correct answer is "was".

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  • 37. 

    I did French at school but I (forget) ____________ most of it.

    Correct Answer
    have forgotten
    `ve forgotten
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have forgotten" or "ve forgotten". This is because the speaker is referring to a past action of forgetting most of their French language skills. The phrase "I did French at school" indicates that the action of learning French happened in the past. Therefore, the present perfect tense "have forgotten" or its contraction "ve forgotten" is appropriate to describe the ongoing result of the past action.

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  • 38. 

    I meant to phone Diane yesterday evening but I (forget) ___________.

    Correct Answer
    forgot
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "forgot" because it is the past tense form of the verb "forget." In the given sentence, the speaker intended to call Diane yesterday evening but failed to do so because they forgot.

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  • 39. 

    Look! There's a police car over there. There (be) ___________ an accident.

    Correct Answer
    has been
    `s been
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "has been". The use of "has been" indicates that there has been an accident in the past. The phrase "There's a police car over there" suggests that the accident has already occurred and the presence of the police car is a result of it. The phrase "s been" is not a grammatically correct construction.

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  • 40. 

    `Is Mike still here?´ `No, he (just/go) ___________ out. 

    Correct Answer
    `s just gone
    has just gone
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "has just gone". This is because the question is asking about Mike's current location and the use of "has just gone" indicates that he recently left. The phrase "s just gone" is incorrect as it lacks the auxiliary verb "has" to indicate the past tense.

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  • 41. 

    We (be) __________ married for twenty-five wonderful years! 

    Correct Answer
    have been
    `ve been
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have been" or "'ve been" because the sentence is in the present perfect tense, indicating an action that started in the past and is still ongoing. The use of "have been" or "'ve been" with the verb "married" shows that the speaker and their partner got married in the past and are still married after twenty-five years.

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  • 42. 

    We (work) ____________ for this company 2 years ago.

    Correct Answer
    worked
    Explanation
    The given sentence is in the past tense and refers to an action that happened 2 years ago. The correct answer "worked" is the past tense form of the verb "work," which is the appropriate verb choice for this sentence.

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  • 43. 

    I (see) ____________ a friend of yours a few moments ago.

    Correct Answer
    saw
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "saw" because the verb "see" should be in the past tense to match the sentence structure. In this case, "saw" is the past tense form of "see" and correctly completes the sentence.

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  • 44. 

    I (not see) ____________ Peter for ages!

    Correct Answer
    have not seen
    haven't seen
    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "have not seen" or "haven't seen". These options correctly use the present perfect tense to indicate that the speaker has not had any visual contact with Peter for a long time. The use of "have not" or "haven't" indicates the negation of the action of seeing Peter, emphasizing the duration of the time that has passed.

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  • 45. 

    She has unbearable pain in her back, so she .........................................to see a doctor.

    • A.

      Have to

    • B.

      Has to

    • C.

      Had to

    • D.

      Doesn't have to

    Correct Answer
    B. Has to
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "has to" because it indicates a present obligation or necessity. The sentence suggests that the person is experiencing unbearable pain in her back, which implies that she must see a doctor in order to alleviate the pain.

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  • 46. 

    You ..............................come to work on time or the boss will be furious.

    • A.

      Have to

    • B.

      Should

    • C.

      Has to

    • D.

      Must

    Correct Answer
    D. Must
    Explanation
    The word "must" is the correct answer because it implies a strong obligation or necessity. In this sentence, it suggests that it is absolutely necessary for the person to come to work on time to avoid the boss's anger. The other options, such as "have to," "should," and "has to," do not convey the same level of urgency or requirement.

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  • 47. 

    Exams are over. You .....................................study.

    • A.

      Have to

    • B.

      Has to

    • C.

      Must

    • D.

      Don't have to

    Correct Answer
    D. Don't have to
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "don't have to." This is because the phrase "don't have to" indicates that there is no obligation or requirement to study now that the exams are over. It suggests that studying is optional and not necessary.

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  • 48. 

    Last week I ............................ visit my friend. He was terribly sick.

    • A.

      Had to

    • B.

      Has to

    • C.

      Must

    • D.

      Have to

    Correct Answer
    A. Had to
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had to". This is because the sentence is in the past tense and "had to" is the correct past tense form of "have to". It indicates that the speaker was required or obligated to visit their sick friend last week.

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  • 49. 

    I think you ......................................do some exercise to lose weight.

    • A.

      Have to

    • B.

      Should

    • C.

      Don't have to

    • D.

      Had to

    Correct Answer
    B. Should
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "should". This is because the sentence is suggesting that the person needs to do some exercise in order to lose weight. "Should" indicates a recommendation or advice, which fits the context of the sentence.

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  • 50. 

    Throwing garbage in the street is not allowed, so you ............................do it.

    • A.

      Don't have to

    • B.

      Shouldn't

    • C.

      Mustn't

    • D.

      Didn't have to

    Correct Answer
    C. Mustn't
    Explanation
    Throwing garbage in the street is not allowed, so you mustn't do it. This means that it is prohibited or forbidden to throw garbage in the street. The use of "mustn't" indicates a strong obligation or prohibition against this action.

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