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

    Correct Answer
    B. Simple present
    Explanation
    The SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE indicates regularly repeated actions, facts or generalizations, and an action that is currently happening. For example, "I always have a book inside my bag."

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    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

    Correct Answer
    D. Present continuous
    Explanation
    The present continuous tense refers to an action that is happening at the current moment or will happen in the near future. It is used to describe ongoing actions or events that are in progress. In the given example, "I am visiting my grandparents on Friday," the present continuous tense is used to indicate a future action of visiting grandparents.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Future perfect continuous
  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Present perfect continuous
    Explanation
    The present perfect continuous tense is used to indicate an action that started in the past and is still ongoing. It can also be used to express an action that has been happening recently or lately. In the given example, it is stated that Hiromi has been taking a lot of free online courses lately, indicating an action that started in the past and is still continuing. Therefore, the correct answer is Present perfect continuous.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Present perfect
    Explanation
    The present perfect 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. In the example given, "My student's English has really improved," the use of "has improved" indicates that the improvement started at some point in the past and is still ongoing up until the present moment. This aligns with the characteristics of the present perfect tense.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Simple past
  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Future perfect
    Explanation
    The future perfect tense expresses a completed action or a duration of time before something in the future. In the given example, the sentence "A week from now, she and her husband will have flown to Hawaii for their 10th wedding anniversary" indicates that the action of flying to Hawaii will be completed before the future time of a week from now. This aligns with the usage of the future perfect tense.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Past perfect
    Explanation
    The past perfect tense is used to express a completed action or a duration of time before something in the past. In the example given, "We had had that car for ten years before it broke down," the past perfect tense is used to show that the action of having the car occurred before the action of it breaking down.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Future continuous
    Explanation
    The future continuous tense refers to an ongoing action in the future that will be interrupted by another future action. In the given example, the speaker will be having an online lesson at a specific time in the future, but this action will be interrupted by the start of their favorite TV program. This tense is also used to describe planned parallel actions, indicating that multiple actions will be happening simultaneously in the future.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Simple future
    Explanation
    The simple future tense is used to express a voluntary action, a promise, or a plan. In the given example, the sentence "They will go to the library before their first class on Monday to finish their project" shows a voluntary action that the subject will perform in the future. The use of "will" indicates the simple future tense.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Present perfect
    Explanation
    The present perfect tense is used to express that an expected action has not happened yet. In the given example, "I haven't finished my homework yet," the speaker is indicating that the action of finishing the homework has not been completed up until now. The present perfect tense is formed by using the auxiliary verb "have" or "has" followed by the past participle form of the main verb.

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  • 13. 

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

    • A.

      Eaten

    • B.

      Will have eaten

    • C.

      Have not eaten

    Correct Answer
    C. Have not eaten
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have not eaten". This is because the speaker is stating that they have not eaten dinner yet. The phrase "have not eaten" indicates that the action of eating dinner has not yet occurred.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Will be working
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Will be working." This is because the question is asking about the future and the speaker is confirming that they will indeed be working in the store tomorrow morning. The phrase "will be working" is a future continuous tense, indicating an action that will be happening at a specific time in the future.

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  • 15. 

    "I _________ her even if I’m busy."

    • A.

      Answer

    • B.

      Have answer

    • C.

      Will answer

    Correct Answer
    C. Will answer
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "will answer" because it indicates a future action. The sentence implies that regardless of being busy, the speaker will make time to respond to her.

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  • 16. 

    "Rosa ______ from Uruguay to Italy last August."

    • A.

      Flew

    • B.

      Will fly

    • C.

      Flied

    Correct Answer
    A. Flew
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "flew" because it is the past tense of the verb "fly." The sentence is referring to an action that happened in the past, specifically last August, so the past tense is appropriate.

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  • 17. 

    "She never __________ her cell phone during dinnertime."

    • A.

      Answer

    • B.

      Has answered

    • C.

      Answers

    Correct Answer
    C. Answers
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "answers". This is because the sentence is in the present tense, indicating a habitual action. The word "never" suggests that she consistently refrains from using her cell phone during dinnertime. Therefore, the correct verb form is "answers", which is the present simple tense form of the verb "answer".

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  • 18. 

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

    • A.

      Past perfect

    • B.

      Future perfect

    • C.

      Future progressive

    Correct Answer
    B. Future perfect
    Explanation
    The sentence states that by the end of the year, the speaker will have hiked more than 300 miles. This indicates an action that will be completed in the future. The future perfect tense is used to describe an action that will be completed before a specific point in the future. Therefore, the correct answer is future perfect.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Past perfect continuous
    Explanation
    The use of the past perfect continuous tense "had been thinking" indicates that Chiyo and Riyoko had already been considering taking culinary classes before the related course was offered at the university. This suggests that their thinking had started in the past and continued up until the point when the course became available.

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  • 20. 

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

    • A.

      Simple present

    • B.

      Present perfect

    • C.

      Past perfect

    Correct Answer
    B. Present perfect
    Explanation
    The use of "has given" in the sentence indicates that the action of the instructor giving the outline of the course happened in the past but has a connection to the present. The present perfect tense is used to describe an action that started in the past and has relevance or impact on the present.

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