Take This Quiz To Fill The Gaps With The Correct Tense

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Do you understand English tense very well? Are you very good with the use of tense? Take this quiz to fill the gaps with the correct tense. You will need to fill in the right answer to make the tense complete in this quiz. Let us see how many of these questions you can answer correctly and the score you are going to get at the end of this quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    I (learn)  English for seven years now.

    Explanation
    The sentence is in the present perfect continuous tense, which is used to express an action that started in the past and is still ongoing. The phrase "for seven years now" indicates that the person has been learning English continuously for the past seven years. Therefore, the correct answer is "have been learning."

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  • 2. 

    But last year I (not / work)  hard enough for English, that's why my marks (not / be)  really that good then.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was not working, were not." The sentence is referring to the past, specifically last year. The speaker is saying that they did not work hard enough for English during that time, which is why their marks were not really that good. The verb "work" should be in the past continuous tense to indicate an ongoing action in the past, and the verb "be" should be in the past tense to agree with the subject "marks."

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  • 3. 

    During my last summer holidays, my parents (send)  me on a language course to London.

    Explanation
    This question is testing the simple past tense form of the verb "send". In the given sentence, the subject "my parents" is performing the action of sending the speaker on a language course to London. The correct form of the verb to be used in this sentence is "sent", which is the past tense form of "send". Therefore, "sent" is the correct answer.

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  • 4. 

    It (be)  great and I (think)  I (learn)  a lot.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was, think, have learned." In this sentence, the verb "was" is used to indicate the past tense of "be" to refer to a previous point in time. The verb "think" is used in the present tense to express the speaker's current thoughts or beliefs. Lastly, the verb "have learned" is used in the present perfect tense to indicate an action that started in the past and has continued up until the present moment.

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  • 5. 

    Before I (go)  to London, I (not / enjoy)  learning English.

    Explanation
    Before the speaker went to London, they did not enjoy learning English. The past tense "went" indicates that the speaker traveled to London at some point in the past. The past perfect tense "had not enjoyed" suggests that the lack of enjoyment in learning English occurred before the speaker's trip to London.

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  • 6. 

    But while I (do)  the language course, I (meet)  lots of young people from all over the world.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was doing, met". The sentence is describing a past event in which the speaker was engaged in a language course and during that time, they encountered many young people from different parts of the world. The use of "was doing" indicates an ongoing action in the past, while "met" shows the specific action of meeting these individuals.

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  • 7. 

    There I (notice)  how important it (be)  to speak foreign languages nowadays.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "noticed, is." In the given sentence, the verb "noticed" is in the past tense, indicating that the action of noticing has already occurred. Additionally, the verb "is" is used to show the present tense and to connect the subject "it" to the adjective "important." This suggests that the importance of speaking foreign languages is a current and ongoing fact.

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  • 8. 

    Now I (have)  much more fun learning English than I (have)  before the course.

    Explanation
    The sentence is in the present perfect tense. The first "have" is used as the auxiliary verb to form the present perfect tense, indicating an action that started in the past and continues to the present. The second "had" is the past simple tense of the verb "have," indicating a previous state or action that occurred before the present perfect action. Therefore, the correct answer is "have, had."

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  • 9. 

    At the moment I (revise)  English grammar.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "am revising" because the sentence is in the present continuous tense, which is used to describe an action happening at the moment of speaking. In this case, the speaker is currently in the process of revising English grammar.

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  • 10. 

    And I (begin / already)  to read the texts in my English textbooks again.

    Explanation
    The use of "have already begun" indicates that the action of reading the texts in the English textbooks started before the present moment. The word "already" emphasizes that the action has already started, suggesting that the speaker started reading the texts at some point in the past and is continuing to do so.

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  • 11. 

    I (think)  I (do)  one unit every week.

    Explanation
    The given sentence is in the present simple tense, indicating a habitual action. The verb "think" is used to express the speaker's belief or opinion, and "will do" is used to indicate a future action. Therefore, the correct answer is "think, will do" as it accurately represents the verb forms used in the sentence.

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  • 12. 

    My exam (be)  on 15 May, so there (not / be)  any time to be lost.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is, is not". In the given sentence, "My exam (be) on 15 May", the verb "be" should be conjugated in the present tense to match the subject "exam". Therefore, "is" is the correct form of the verb to use. Additionally, the phrase "there (not / be)" indicates a negative statement, so the correct form is "is not" to indicate that there is no time to be lost.

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  • 13. 

    If I (pass)  my exams successfully, I (start)  an apprenticeship in September.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "pass, will start" because it indicates a future conditional statement. The speaker is stating that if they pass their exams successfully, they will begin an apprenticeship in September. The use of "will" in "will start" shows the future tense, and "pass" is the condition that needs to be fulfilled for the apprenticeship to begin.

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  • 14. 

    And after my apprenticeship, maybe I (go)  back to London to work there for a while.

    Explanation
    The sentence is in future tense and the word "maybe" indicates uncertainty. Therefore, the correct answer is "will go" as it expresses a future possibility or intention to return to London after the apprenticeship.

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  • 15. 

    As you (see / can) , I (become)  a real London fan already.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "can see, have become" because the sentence is in the present perfect tense and is expressing a current state that has resulted from a past action. "Can see" indicates the ability to perceive something in the present, while "have become" indicates that the speaker has undergone a change or transformation in the past and is currently in a state of being a London fan.

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