Present Perfect - Past Simple - Present Perfect Continuous

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The present perfect is a grammatical combination of the present tense and the perfect aspect which is used to express a past event with present consequences, i. E. “I have left”. What do you know about it?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Two days ago I ________________ (visit) my family in New York.

    Explanation
    The sentence is in the past tense, indicating that the action of visiting the family in New York has already occurred. Therefore, the correct answer is "visited," which is the past tense form of the verb "visit."

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  • 2. 

    Which sentences are correct?

    • A.

      Yesterday I have done my homework.

    • B.

      I have never seen such a good film.

    • C.

      Last week I didn't chose the correct one.

    • D.

      Option4

    Correct Answer
    B. I have never seen such a good film.
    Explanation
    3 is not correct because didn't indicates the past, that's why the verb has to be in the infinitive afterwards --> choose

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  • 3. 

    If there is a sentence with either "for" or "since", I have to decide whether to use the present perfect simple or continuous

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement is true because when there is a sentence with either "for" or "since," it indicates a duration or a specific point in time. In such cases, we need to decide whether to use the present perfect simple or continuous tense. The present perfect simple is used to talk about completed actions or experiences, while the present perfect continuous is used to talk about ongoing or continuous actions or experiences. Therefore, it is important to carefully consider the context and the duration of the action or experience before choosing the appropriate tense.

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  • 4. 

    The present perfect continuous is used...

    • A.

      For recently stopped activities which have a visible result in the present

    • B.

      With signals words such as just, never, ever, already, yet

    • C.

      For single actions in the past which have a result on the present

    • D.

      For complete actions in the past

    • E.

      For actions which started in the past and are still going on now

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. For recently stopped activities which have a visible result in the present
    E. For actions which started in the past and are still going on now
    Explanation
    The present perfect continuous is used for recently stopped activities which have a visible result in the present. It is also used for actions which started in the past and are still going on now. This tense is used to describe ongoing actions that have just ended or have a direct impact on the present moment. It emphasizes the duration and continuity of the action.

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  • 5. 

    Is [your statement here] true or false?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given answer is "True" without any context or statement provided. Without any additional information or question, it is not possible to determine the accuracy of the answer or provide a specific explanation.

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  • 6. 

    The present perfect continuous is: subject + has/have + been + infinitive + -ing

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true. The present perfect continuous tense is formed by using the subject followed by "has" or "have" (depending on the subject) and then "been" followed by the infinitive verb with "-ing" ending. This tense is used to express an action that started in the past, is still ongoing, and is expected to continue in the future.

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  • 7. 

    Which sentences are correct?

    • A.

      I have been running. I am out of breath.

    • B.

      I have been watching TV all day.

    • C.

      I have already been listening to music

    • D.

      I have just met her.

    • E.

      How long have you been waiting?

    • F.

      How long have you lived in that house?

    • G.

      How long have you been living in that house?

    • H.

      Have you ever been eating Chinese food?

    • I.

      I have never been traveling to New York.

    • J.

      I went to New York two years ago.

    • K.

      When have you seen her?

    • L.

      What have you been doing at the weekend?

    • M.

      What subject have you chosen?

    • N.

      Mary has been having this car for 2 years.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. I have been running. I am out of breath.
    B. I have been watching TV all day.
    D. I have just met her.
    E. How long have you been waiting?
    F. How long have you lived in that house?
    G. How long have you been living in that house?
    J. I went to New York two years ago.
    M. What subject have you chosen?
    Explanation
    The correct sentences are: "I have been running. I am out of breath.", "I have been watching TV all day.", "I have just met her.", "how long have you been waiting?", "how long have you lived in that house?", "how long have you been living in that house?", "I went to New York two years ago.", "What subject have you chosen?". These sentences are correct because they use the present perfect continuous tense correctly to describe ongoing actions or situations that started in the past and continue into the present.

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  • 8. 

    Have you taken any decisions ____________ ?

    Correct Answer(s)
    yet
    Explanation
    The word "yet" is used in this context to inquire whether the person has made any decisions at the present moment. It suggests that the decision-making process is still ongoing and the person is being asked if they have reached a conclusion or made up their mind about something.

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  • 9. 

    Is [your statement here] true or false?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given answer is "True." This means that the statement mentioned in the question is true. However, without the actual statement provided, it is impossible to determine the accuracy of the answer or provide further explanation.

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  • 10. 

    Choose the signal words for past simple

    • A.

      Two days ago

    • B.

      For 2 years

    • C.

      Since 1990

    • D.

      When

    • E.

      Last summer

    • F.

      Yesterday

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Two days ago
    D. When
    E. Last summer
    F. Yesterday
    Explanation
    The signal words for past simple indicate actions or events that happened in the past. "Two days ago," "when," "last summer," and "yesterday" all refer to specific points or periods of time in the past. These signal words help identify the tense of the verb and indicate that the action or event occurred in the past.

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  • 11. 

    Which ones are signal words for present perfect simple?

    • A.

      For 2 months

    • B.

      Just

    • C.

      Some time ago

    • D.

      Since I was a child

    • E.

      Yet

    • F.

      Already

    • G.

      Never

    • H.

      Only

    • I.

      Ever

    • J.

      When

    • K.

      How long

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Just
    E. Yet
    F. Already
    G. Never
    I. Ever
    K. How long
    Explanation
    for 2 months and since I was a child can also be used with present perfect continuous

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  • 12. 

    I think that the waiter ___________________ (forget) us.

    Correct Answer(s)
    has forgotten
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "has forgotten" because the sentence is in the present perfect tense, which is used to talk about an action that started in the past and is still relevant in the present. In this case, the action of the waiter forgetting us started in the past and is still affecting us in the present. Therefore, "has forgotten" is the correct form of the verb.

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  • 13. 

    Nobody ______________________ (take) our order yet.

    Correct Answer(s)
    has taken
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "has taken" because the use of "has" indicates that the action of taking our order happened in the past and is still relevant to the present moment. "Taken" is the past participle form of the verb "take" and is used with the auxiliary verb "has" to form the present perfect tense. This suggests that up until now, nobody has taken our order.

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  • 14. 

    At the moment it is raining and I am so fed up with the weather. It ________________ (rain) all week.

    Correct Answer(s)
    has been raining
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "has been raining" because the phrase "all week" indicates that the action of raining started in the past and is still ongoing in the present. The present perfect continuous tense is used to describe an action that started in the past, is still happening, and may continue into the future. Therefore, "has been raining" accurately reflects the continuous and ongoing nature of the rain throughout the week.

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  • 15. 

    You look so fit! ___________________________ (you, exercise) in the fitness center?

    Correct Answer(s)
    Have you been exercising
    have you been exercising
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Have you been exercising." This is the correct answer because the question is asking about the person's recent activity of exercising. The phrase "have you been exercising" is in the present perfect continuous tense, which is used to talk about an action that started in the past and is still ongoing. Therefore, it is the appropriate question to ask in order to inquire about the person's current exercise routine.

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