Test Of English Present Tenses

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Present Tense Quizzes & Trivia

This test is intended to find out how much your understanding on the present tenses has been. Directions: Read each sentence carefully. Choose the best answer (A, B, C, or D) to fill in the blanks. Report your score by posting it in the "Comment" space of the announcement of this test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Many birds of Europe ... south to Africa in winter.
    • A. 

      A. are flying

    • B. 

      B. flies

    • C. 

      C. fly

    • D. 

      D. has flown

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      A. get

    • B. 

      B. is getting

    • C. 

      C. has got

    • D. 

      D. gets

  • 3. 
    After six days of rain, I'm glad that the sun ... again today.
    • A. 

      A. shines

    • B. 

      B. is shining

    • C. 

      C. shining

    • D. 

      D. is shines

  • 4. 
    Don't forget to take your umbrella. It ... outside.
    • A. 

      A. rains

    • B. 

      B. raining

    • C. 

      C. has been raining

    • D. 

      D. is raining

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      A. write

    • B. 

      B. has written

    • C. 

      C. is writing

    • D. 

      D. writes

  • 6. 
    I ... them three times, but I still haven't received a reply.
    • A. 

      A. am writing

    • B. 

      B. have written

    • C. 

      C. write

    • D. 

      D. writing

  • 7. 
    Hey, let's change the conversation. It ... too serious!
    • A. 

      A. gets

    • B. 

      B. has been getting

    • C. 

      C. getting

    • D. 

      D. is getting

  • 8. 
    A: What is your activity now? B: Well, right now I ... a book on how to cook fried rice better.
    • A. 

      A. write

    • B. 

      B. have written

    • C. 

      C. writes

    • D. 

      D. am writing

  • 9. 
    We ... three major snowstorms so far this winter. I wonder how many more we will have.
    • A. 

      A. are having

    • B. 

      B. have

    • C. 

      C. have had

    • D. 

      D. has

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      A. calls

    • B. 

      B. has called

    • C. 

      C. is calling

    • D. 

      D. called

  • 11. 
    Right now Martha is in the science building at our school. The chemistry experiment that she ... is dangerous, so she is very careful.
    • A. 

      A. is doing

    • B. 

      B. does

    • C. 

      C. has done

    • D. 

      D. doing

  • 12. 
    Don't give him this book. I ... it.
    • A. 

      A. reading

    • B. 

      B. read

    • C. 

      C. am reading

    • D. 

      D. have read

  • 13. 
    A: Tell me your experience in going around the world. B: Well, I ... many of the countries in Central America. I took a tour of Central America about six years ago.
    • A. 

      A. visit

    • B. 

      B. have visited

    • C. 

      C. have been visiting

    • D. 

      D. am visiting

  • 14. 
    We ... four tests so far this week. We are in need of a great and long holiday!
    • A. 

      A. have had

    • B. 

      B. have

    • C. 

      C. are having

    • D. 

      D. have been having

  • 15. 
    It's ten p.m. I ... for two hours and probably won't finish until midnight.
    • A. 

      A. am studying

    • B. 

      B. study

    • C. 

      C. have studied

    • D. 

      D. have been studying

  • 16. 
    She ... to several specialists about her problem, but nobody knows why she is sick.
    • A. 

      A. has talked

    • B. 

      B. have talked

    • C. 

      C. talks

    • D. 

      D. is talking

  • 17. 
    Rani: Did you like the movie "The Godfather"? Erna: I don't know. I ... that movie in my life.
    • A. 

      A. am never watching

    • B. 

      B. has never watched

    • C. 

      C. have never watched

    • D. 

      D. have never been watching

  • 18. 
    The telephone ... for almost a minute. Why doesn't someone answer it?
    • A. 

      A. has been ringing

    • B. 

      B. has rung

    • C. 

      C. has been rung

    • D. 

      D. is ringing

  • 19. 
    She graduated from university less than three years ago. She ... for three different companies so far.
    • A. 

      A. work

    • B. 

      B. works

    • C. 

      C. has been working

    • D. 

      D. has worked

  • 20. 
    A: Do you know Alex? B: Well, I ... him since he was a child.
    • A. 

      A. know

    • B. 

      B. am knowing

    • C. 

      C. have been knowing

    • D. 

      D. have known

  • 21. 
    Judy   : How long have you been in Canada? Claude: I ... here for more than three years.
    • A. 

      A. am studying

    • B. 

      B. study

    • C. 

      C. have been studying

    • D. 

      D. have studied

  • 22. 
    The boys are playing soccer now. They ... for almost two hours. They must be getting tired.
    • A. 

      A. are playing

    • B. 

      B. have been playing

    • C. 

      C. have played

    • D. 

      D. play