English Grammar Quiz: Simple Present, Present Continuous Or Simple Past!

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English Grammar Quiz: Simple Present, Present Continuous Or Simple Past! - Quiz

Take this English grammar quiz about the simple present, present continuous, or simple past tenses and test your knowledge! It's pretty simple to differentiate between these three tenses, but some extra exercise will always benefit you in your English grammar test, writing, or anywhere it is required. It's a short quiz consisting of ten questions on Simple Present, Present Continuous, and Simple past tense. Fill the blanks with the correct form of the given verb.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Mike and Jane are in the living room. They ........................ (watch) a film on DVD.

    Explanation
    It's action "NOW"

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  • 2. 

    Sarah usually ............................ (walk) to school.

    Explanation
    It is a habitual action

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  • 3. 

    I .............................. (not understand) it.

    Explanation
    "Understand" is never used in present-continuous. 

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  • 4. 

    I ............................. (be) born in 1992.

    Explanation
    It's a past action.

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  • 5. 

    It ........................... (rain) all day last Sunday.

    Explanation
    "Last Sunday" = past event.

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  • 6. 

    It ......................................... (be) a wonderful day yesterday.

    Explanation
    "yesterday" = past time reference.

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  • 7. 

    My friend ........................... (get) good tests results always. 

    Explanation
    In this sentence, the present simple tense is used. When talking about habits, routines, or general truths, the present simple tense is appropriate. The base form of the verb "get" is used for the third-person singular subject "friend," and the adverb "always" emphasizes the regularity of the action.

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  • 8. 

    David .................................... (start) school ten years ago.

    Explanation
    "Ago" = past time reference.

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  • 9. 

    Where did you .............................. (go) last weekend?

    Explanation
    "last weekend" = past time reference.

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  • 10. 

    ........................ (do) Ian like painting?

    Explanation
    In the present simple tense, "do" is used for the base form of most verbs, except for third-person singular subjects where "does" is used. In this case, since the subject is "Ian" (which is a third-person singular pronoun), "does" is the appropriate auxiliary verb to form the question. The

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