Present And Past Tense Basic Quiz!

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  • 1. 

    The clouds moved away, and the sun shone through. The sky was full of pretty colors. It (be) ________ beautiful. 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was" because it agrees with the subject "it" and the past tense of the verb "be". The sentence describes a past event where the clouds moved away, the sun shone through, and the sky was full of pretty colors.

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  • 2. 

     I am ready to go. When (be) ________ we leaving? 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are" because the question is asking about the future departure time, which requires the use of the present continuous tense.

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  • 3. 

    We (copy) ________ Sally’s notes from the lecture just now.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "copied" because it is the past tense form of the verb "copy." In the sentence, it is mentioned that "we" performed the action of copying Sally's notes from the lecture just now. Since the action is in the past, the verb needs to be in the past tense, which is "copied."

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  • 4. 

    Type question here. Example: Practice makes you ________

  • 5. 

    Joe (come) _______ to the meeting, but he was late.

    Explanation
    Joe came to the meeting, but he was late.

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  • 6. 

    Thomas often (play)  ...  baseball after school.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "plays". In the sentence, we are talking about Thomas and his habit of playing baseball after school. The word "often" indicates that this is a regular occurrence, so we need to use the present simple tense. When the subject is a third person singular pronoun (he, she, it), we add an "s" to the base form of the verb. Therefore, the correct form is "plays".

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  • 7. 

    You ...  the birds that we saw yesterday. Some of them were cardinals.

  • 8. 

    You never (make) _______ breakfast for me. I always have to make it myself.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "make" because the sentence is in the present tense and requires a verb that matches the subject "you." The verb "make" is the correct form to use in this context to indicate the action of preparing breakfast.

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  • 9. 

    When he (be) ...  alone at night, Beto sometimes get scared.

    Explanation
    In this sentence, the subject "he" is singular, so the correct form of the verb "to be" to use is "is." The sentence is describing a habitual action of Beto getting scared when he is alone at night. Therefore, the present tense form "is" is the appropriate choice.

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  • 10. 

    We played outside after it (snow) ... .Three inches of snow fell that day.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "snowed" because the sentence is describing an action that happened in the past. The word "after" indicates that the action of playing outside occurred after the event of snowfall. "Snowed" is the past tense of the verb "snow" and correctly indicates that it had snowed before they played outside.

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