Practice Test On Tenses! Ultimate Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 

    I (replace) Bill because he's off sick.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "am replacing" because it is the correct form of the verb "replace" in the present tense for the pronoun "I". The sentence indicates that the speaker is currently in the process of replacing Bill because he is absent due to illness.

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  • 2. 

    I (admit) there has been a mistake.

    Explanation
    The word "admit" is the correct answer because it is the appropriate verb to use in the given sentence. The sentence structure suggests that the speaker is acknowledging or confessing to a mistake, which aligns with the meaning of "admit." It is the most suitable word choice to convey the intended meaning of the sentence.

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  • 3. 

    With the Internet the world (get) smaller.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is getting." This is because the phrase "with the Internet" suggests that the action of the world getting smaller is happening in the present or continuously. Therefore, the present continuous tense "is getting" is the appropriate verb form to use in this context.

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  • 4. 

    I (leave) university 20 years ago.

    Explanation
    The sentence is in the past tense and refers to an action that happened 20 years ago. The verb "leave" is correctly conjugated in the past tense as "left" to match the subject "I."

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  • 5. 

    I (become) Head of Sales last July.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "became". In the sentence, the verb "become" is in the past tense, indicating a completed action in the past. Therefore, the correct form of the verb should also be in the past tense, which is "became".

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  • 6. 

    I (not have) a holiday since then.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have not had." This is the correct answer because it correctly uses the present perfect tense to indicate that the speaker has not had a holiday since a specific point in the past. The phrase "have not had" is the negative form of the verb "to have" in the present perfect tense.

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  • 7. 

    Since February our turnover (increase) by 12%.

    Explanation
    The given sentence is in the present perfect tense. "Has increased" is the correct answer because it correctly matches the subject "our turnover" with the auxiliary verb "has" and the past participle "increased". This tense is used to describe an action that started in the past and is still ongoing or has just been completed. In this case, it indicates that the turnover started increasing in February and continues to increase.

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  • 8. 

    Bringing us up to date, last week Markova (launch) an advertising campaign for a low-priced decaffeinated product.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "launched." In the given sentence, the verb should be in the past tense to match the time frame mentioned ("last week"). "Launched" is the past tense form of the verb "launch," which means to start or introduce something. Therefore, it correctly indicates that Markova initiated an advertising campaign for a low-priced decaffeinated product in the past.

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  • 9. 

    - Would you like a drink? - Oh, I (have) a coffee please.- Sam .. could you make two coffees? Well, thanks for coming this morning.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "will have." In the conversation, the speaker is expressing a future intention to have a coffee. The phrase "Oh, I (have) a coffee please" indicates that the speaker is requesting a coffee in the future. The use of "will have" is appropriate in this context to convey the future action of having a coffee.

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  • 10. 

    If you accept the job, you (be) responsible for the new team.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "will be" because it is the future tense of the verb "to be" that agrees with the subject "you". It indicates that if the person accepts the job, they will have the responsibility for the new team in the future.

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  • 11. 

    I've booked your flight to Dubai. You (leave) on Tuesday 13 July at 8.45 in the morning.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are leaving" because it is the present continuous tense, which is used to talk about actions that are happening at the moment of speaking or in the future. In this case, the speaker has already booked the flight for the person and is informing them about their departure time on Tuesday 13 July at 8.45 in the morning.

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  • 12. 

    Your first meeting is with Sadam-al-Abeb, and you (seeing) him at 3 pm at our local office.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are seeing." This is because the sentence is in the present continuous tense, indicating an action happening at the moment of speaking. In this case, the speaker is referring to their first meeting with Sadam-al-Abeb, which is scheduled for 3 pm. Therefore, "are seeing" is the appropriate verb form to use in this context.

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  • 13. 

    He (probably/take) you out to dinner after the meeting.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "will probably take". In this sentence, the speaker is expressing a future intention or prediction. The word "will" indicates future tense, and "probably" suggests that there is a high likelihood of the action happening. Therefore, the most appropriate verb form to use in this context is "take".

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