A Practice Test On Present Continuous Tense! Trivia Quiz

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This trivia quiz is a Practice Test on Present Continuous Tense! This tense is used when representing an activity that is taking place currently and is seen to continue into the near future. If you want some practice when it comes to writing sentences in this form, the quiz below is exactly what you need. Do give it a try!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Mrs. Bard and her granddaughter  _________________ flowers in the garden. (plant)

    Explanation
    Mrs. Bard and her granddaughter are planting flowers in the garden. The verb "are planting" is the correct answer because it agrees with the subject "Mrs. Bard and her granddaughter," which is plural. The present continuous tense is used to indicate an action happening at the present moment. Therefore, "are planting" accurately describes the ongoing activity of Mrs. Bard and her granddaughter planting flowers in the garden.

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  • 2. 

    Mrs. Bard ___________ a shovel but a trowel. (not use)

    Explanation
    The correct answer "isn't using" is appropriate because it completes the sentence in a grammatically correct manner. The phrase "isn't using" indicates that Mrs. Bard is not currently using a shovel but instead using a trowel. This answer choice accurately reflects the intended meaning of the sentence.

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  • 3. 

    Jane ______________ her grandmother. (watch)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is watching" because the sentence is in the present tense and the subject "Jane" is singular. To match the subject and tense, we use the present continuous form of the verb "watch," which is "is watching."

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  • 4. 

    Mrs. Bard _____________ Jane how to handle fragile plants. (teach)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is teaching". In this sentence, the verb "teach" is in the present continuous tense, which is used to describe actions that are happening at the present moment. Since the sentence is referring to Mrs. Bard's current action of teaching Jane how to handle fragile plants, "is teaching" is the appropriate verb form to use.

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  • 5. 

    Jane and her grandmother __________ fun in the garden. (have)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are having" because it is the present continuous tense form of the verb "have." This form is used to describe actions that are happening at the current moment or around the present time. In this sentence, it indicates that Jane and her grandmother are currently experiencing or enjoying fun in the garden.

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  • 6. 

    Joe and his sister _____________ in a cafe. (sit)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are sitting" because the sentence is in the present continuous tense, indicating an action that is happening at the moment of speaking. "Are sitting" is the correct form of the verb "sit" for the subject "Joe and his sister."

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  • 7. 

    Joe _____________ at the menu. (look)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is looking" because the sentence is in the present continuous tense, indicating an action happening at the moment of speaking. "Is looking" is the correct form of the verb "look" in the present continuous tense for the third person singular subject "Joe".

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  • 8. 

    His sister ______________ him a story she read online. (tell)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is telling" because the sentence is in the present continuous tense, indicating an action that is happening at the moment of speaking. In this case, the sister is currently telling a story to the person.

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  • 9. 

    Joe ______________ to her, he is busy choosing his meal. (not listen)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "isn't listening" because the sentence states that Joe is busy choosing his meal, indicating that he is not paying attention to the person speaking to him.

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  • 10. 

    His sister _______________ anymore. She is angry. (not talk)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "isn't talking" because the phrase "isn't" indicates the negative present continuous form of the verb "to talk." This implies that the sister was talking before, but now she has stopped due to being angry.

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