English Tenses Exam Quiz

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English grammar can be a tricky subject. Do you hold a good command over this subject? Try playing this English tenses exam quiz and find out if you are really good at this subject or not. Do you think you'll be able to pass this quiz? Let's find out. If you can score above 70%, it means that you have passed this test. So, start answering the questions and we'll see how good you score.
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Select the sentences that are written in a simple tense. (Select all that apply)

    • A.

      She was reading a book.

    • B.

      She has done the task.

    • C.

      Do you like coffee?

    • D.

      I will come later.

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. Do you like coffee?
    D. I will come later.
    Explanation
    The sentences "Do you like coffee?" and "I will come later." are written in a simple tense. The first sentence is in the present simple tense, asking about someone's preference for coffee. The second sentence is in the future simple tense, indicating a future action of coming later.

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  • 2. 

    Fill in the blank with the most appropriate form of the verb. 'Carol has  __________  (be) horrible to Jack.' 

    • A.

      Been

    • B.

      Being

    • C.

      Is

    • D.

      Was

    Correct Answer
    A. Been
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "been". In this sentence, the verb "has" indicates that the action of being horrible to Jack started in the past and is still ongoing. The present perfect tense is used to show an action that began in the past and continues into the present. Therefore, "been" is the correct form of the verb "be" to use in this sentence.

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  • 3. 

    We can use the Present Perfect to talk about ______________. 

    • A.

      Past events

    • B.

      Recent completed actions

    • C.

      Events in the present

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Recent completed actions
    Explanation
    The Present Perfect tense is used to talk about recent completed actions. This tense is formed by combining the auxiliary verb "have" with the past participle of the main verb. It is used when the action happened at an unspecified time before now and has a connection to the present. For example, "I have finished my homework" implies that the homework was completed recently, but the exact time is not specified. This tense is commonly used to discuss experiences, achievements, and events that have just occurred.

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  • 4. 

    Fill in the blank with the correct form of the verb.  'Are you (listen) _____ to me?' 

    • A.

      Listened

    • B.

      Listen

    • C.

      Listening

    • D.

      Heard

    Correct Answer
    C. Listening
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "listening". The question is asking if the person is currently listening to the speaker. "Listening" is the present participle form of the verb "listen" and is the correct form to use in this context.

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  • 5. 

    She have come. Is this statement correct? 

    • A.

      Yes, it is correct. 

    • B.

      No, it isn't.

    Correct Answer
    B. No, it isn't.
    Explanation
    We should use 'has' instead of 'have'. 

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  • 6. 

    We make the Present Perfect with ____________. 

    • A.

      Have /has + past participle

    • B.

       Was / were + infinitive

    • C.

       Was / were + present participle

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Have /has + past participle
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Have/has + past participle" because the present perfect tense is formed by using the auxiliary verb "have" or "has" followed by the past participle of the main verb. This tense is used to talk about actions or events that started in the past and are still relevant in the present. For example, "I have finished my homework" or "She has lived in this city for five years."

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  • 7. 

    'She has been reading the book for three hours.' It is ... 

    • A.

      Present Perfect Tense

    • B.

      Present Perfect Continuous Tense

    • C.

      Past Perfect Tense

    • D.

      Future Perfect Continuous Tense

    Correct Answer
    B. Present Perfect Continuous Tense
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Present Perfect Continuous Tense. This tense is used to describe an action that started in the past and is still ongoing in the present. In this sentence, the action of reading the book started in the past and has been continuing for three hours.

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  • 8. 

    She ____ reading now.

    • A.

      Are

    • B.

      Is

    • C.

      Our

    • D.

      Was

    Correct Answer
    B. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is" because "she" is a third-person singular pronoun, and the verb form that agrees with it in the present tense is "is."

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  • 9. 

    Find the Present Perfect Continuous.

    • A.

      He is staying at home.

    • B.

      They are working.

    • C.

      She will be teaching you English.

    • D.

      I will have written the report by Monday.

    • E.

      I have been waiting for 2 hours.

    Correct Answer
    E. I have been waiting for 2 hours.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I have been waiting for 2 hours." This sentence is in the present perfect continuous tense because it uses the present perfect form of the verb "have been" and the present participle "waiting." This tense is used to describe an action that started in the past and is still ongoing in the present. In this case, the speaker started waiting 2 hours ago and is still waiting now.

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  • 10. 

    'It will have stopped raining.' This sentence is written in which form? 

    • A.

      Future Perfect Tense

    • B.

      Future Perfect Continuous Tense

    • C.

      Present Perfect Continuous Tense

    • D.

      Past Perfect Tense

    Correct Answer
    A. Future Perfect Tense
    Explanation
    The sentence "It will have stopped raining" is written in the Future Perfect Tense. This tense is used to describe an action that will be completed in the future before another action or time. In this case, the action of raining will have already stopped before a future point in time.

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