Test: The Present Tense MCQ Quiz!

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Present tense in the English language is used when describing events that are currently taking place. In this specific quiz, you can see whether each sentence is written in the present tense based on the underlined word. How about you give it a try and see if you can identify what makes the sentence all wrong. All the best and keep testing yourself.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Diane washes her hair every other day or so.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Diane washes her hair regularly, specifically every other day or so. Since the statement is presented as a fact, without any indication of it being false or uncertain, it can be assumed that the answer is true.

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  • 2. 

    Every morning, the sun is shining in my bedroom window and is waking me up.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Based on the statement provided, it is not necessarily true that the sun is shining in the bedroom window every morning and waking the person up. The statement implies that this is a regular occurrence, but it does not state that it happens every morning without fail. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 3. 

    This is Andi, my roommate. He is liking to watch television, listen to music, or go out in the evening.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement mentions that Andi "is liking" to watch television, listen to music, or go out in the evening. The use of "is liking" suggests a present continuous tense, indicating that Andi currently enjoys these activities. However, this contradicts the fact that the statement is describing Andi as the speaker's roommate, implying that the information is about Andi's past or general habits rather than his current preferences. Therefore, the answer is False.

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  • 4. 

    I can’t afford that ring. It costs too much.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement "I can't afford that ring. It costs too much" implies that the cost of the ring is beyond the person's financial means. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 5. 

    Tina is a teacher. She has been teaching mathematics to young children.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given answer is False because the statement does not provide any information about Tina's current occupation or whether she is currently teaching mathematics to young children. The statement only states that Tina is a teacher who has been teaching mathematics to young children, indicating that she has done so in the past. Therefore, we cannot determine if she is currently teaching mathematics to young children or if she has moved on to a different role or subject.

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  • 6. 

    Please be quiet. I am trying to concentrate.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement suggests that the speaker wants the listener to be quiet in order to concentrate. Therefore, the correct answer is "True" as it aligns with the information provided in the statement.

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  • 7. 

    I wrote to my friend last week. She hasn’t answered my letter yet. I have been waiting for a reply.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that the person has been waiting for a reply from their friend after writing a letter to them last week. Since the friend has not answered the letter yet, it can be inferred that the statement is true.

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  • 8. 

    After six days of rain, I’m glad that the sun shines again today.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement says "After six days of rain, I'm glad that the sun shines again today." The correct answer is False because the statement implies that it is currently sunny, but the answer is False, suggesting that it is not sunny.

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  • 9. 

    Right now Martha is in the science building at our school. The chemistry experiment that she has been doing is dangerous, so she is very careful.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement says that Martha is currently in the science building at school, and she is being very careful because the chemistry experiment she is doing is dangerous. However, the question asks if this statement is true or false. Since we do not have any information to confirm or deny the statement, we cannot determine its truthfulness. Therefore, the answer is false.

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  • 10. 

    A: What is your activity now? B: Well, I’m writing a book on how to cook fried rice better.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given answer is true because person B states that they are currently engaged in writing a book on how to cook fried rice better. This indicates that their current activity is indeed writing a book on this topic.

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  • 11. 

    In the last fifty years, medical scientists are making many important discoveries.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that medical scientists have been making many important discoveries in the last fifty years. However, without any specific information or evidence provided, it is not possible to determine the accuracy of this statement. Therefore, the correct answer is false as there is no conclusive evidence to support the claim that medical scientists have made many important discoveries in the last fifty years.

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  • 12. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement mentions that there have been three major snowstorms so far this winter, and the speaker wonders how many more there will be. The answer "True" indicates that the speaker believes there will be more snowstorms in the future.

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  • 13. 

    I have written them three times, but I still haven’t received a reply.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the person has written to someone three times, but they have not received a reply yet. This implies that the statement is true because it confirms the fact that despite multiple attempts, there has been no response.

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  • 14. 

    The telephone is ringing four times in the last hour, and each time it has been for my office mate.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement states that the telephone has been ringing four times in the last hour, and each time it has been for the office mate. However, the correct answer is false because the statement does not provide any evidence or reason to support this claim. It is possible that the telephone has been ringing for other reasons or for other people in the office. Without further information, we cannot assume that the statement is true.

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  • 15. 

    A: Are you taking Introduction to Linguistics this semester? B: No, I'm taking it already. I took it last semester. This semester I'm going to take Phonology.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The answer is false because B states that they are not taking Introduction to Linguistics this semester, but rather Phonology. This contradicts the statement made in the question, which assumes that B is taking Introduction to Linguistics. Therefore, the answer is false.

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  • 16. 

    The telephone has been ringing for almost a minute. Why doesn’t someone answer it?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The correct answer is true because the statement suggests that the telephone has been ringing for a long time, indicating that someone should have answered it by now. Therefore, it implies that there is a lack of response or attention from someone, prompting the need for someone to answer the phone.

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  • 17. 

    It’s ten P.M. I have been studying for two hours and probably won’t finish until midnight.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "It's ten P.M. I have been studying for two hours and probably won't finish until midnight" suggests that the person has been studying for two hours and expects to study for another two hours until midnight. Since it is currently ten P.M., it is true that the person has been studying for two hours and will likely continue studying for another two hours. Therefore, the correct answer is True.

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  • 18. 

    A: Have you been able to reach Sinta on the phone yet? B: Not yet. I am trying for the last twenty minutes, but all I get is a busy signal.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The answer is False because B states that they have not been able to reach Sinta on the phone yet and all they get is a busy signal. This implies that B has not successfully connected with Sinta on the phone.

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  • 19. 

    A: Pak Rahmat is a good lecturer. How long has he been at this university? B: He teaches here for twenty-five years.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The answer is false because B states that Pak Rahmat has been teaching at the university for twenty-five years, which contradicts A's question asking how long he has been at the university. B's response suggests that Pak Rahmat has been teaching at the university for twenty-five years, but it does not provide information about how long he has been at the university in total.

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  • 20. 

    The boys are playing soccer now. They have been playing for almost two hours. They must be getting tired.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given answer is true because the statement indicates that the boys have been playing soccer for almost two hours, which is a long period of physical activity. It is reasonable to assume that they would be getting tired after such a duration of continuous play.

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