English Grammar Time Clauses Exercises With Answers

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English Grammar Time Clauses Exercises With Answers - Quiz

Do you know how to use a time clause within a sentence? Here, we have time clauses multiple choice exercises to test how good your English Grammar skills are. If you really think passing this time clauses quiz is very easy for you, take it up and see for yourself. The time clause is a dependent clause (such as when, as soon as, after) used in the English language to indicate a period of time-based on an action or event. Play the quiz and check your knowledge.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    I ______________ (tell) James the news as soon as I see him.

    • A.

      Tell

    • B.

      Can tell

    • C.

      Will tell

    • D.

      Would tell

    Correct Answer
    C. Will tell
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "will tell". In this sentence, the speaker is expressing their intention to inform James about the news in the future. The use of "will" indicates a future action or event.

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  • 2. 

    The neighbors will look after our plants while we _____________ (be) away.

    • A.

      Are

    • B.

      Were

    • C.

      Would be

    • D.

      Is

    Correct Answer
    A. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are" because it agrees with the subject "neighbors" and the present tense verb "look after." This indicates that the action of looking after the plants will happen in the present while the speaker is away.

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  • 3. 

    Let's go out for dinner when the movie _____________ (finish).

    • A.

      Will finish

    • B.

      Finish

    • C.

      Finishes

    • D.

      Would finish

    Correct Answer
    C. Finishes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "finishes" because it is the correct verb form to use in this sentence. "Finishes" is the present simple tense of the verb "finish," which is used to talk about actions that regularly happen or are scheduled to happen in the future. In this case, the speaker is suggesting going out for dinner after the movie is completed.

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  • 4. 

    Make sure you close all the windows before you ______________ (leave).

    • A.

      Leave

    • B.

      Will leave

    • C.

      Would leave

    • D.

      Leaves

    Correct Answer
    A. Leave
    Explanation
    The sentence is in the imperative form, which is used to give commands or instructions. In this case, the speaker is giving a command to close all the windows before leaving. The verb "leave" is used in its base form to match the imperative form. Therefore, the correct answer is "leave."

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  • 5. 

    I _________________ (not speak) to Kate until she apologizes.

    • A.

      Speak not

    • B.

      Didn't speak

    • C.

      Don't speak

    • D.

      Won't speak

    Correct Answer
    D. Won't speak
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "won't speak" because it indicates a future action of not speaking to Kate until she apologizes. The use of "won't" implies a refusal or a decision not to do something in the future.

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  • 6. 

    You can ask me for help if you ______________ (have) any problems.

    • A.

      Have

    • B.

      Has

    • C.

      Will have

    • D.

      Had

    Correct Answer
    A. Have
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have" because the sentence is in the present tense and the verb "have" is used to indicate possession or to express a need or obligation. In this case, it is used to express the possibility of needing help in the present or future.

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  • 7. 

    As soon as they _____________ (repair) our car we will go for a movie.

    • A.

      Repair

    • B.

      Have repaired

    • C.

      Had repaired

    • D.

      Repairs

    Correct Answer
    B. Have repaired
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have repaired". This is because the sentence is in the future tense and implies that the repairing of the car will be completed before they go for a movie. "Have repaired" is the present perfect tense form of the verb "repair", which indicates an action that will be completed before a specific point in the future.

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  • 8. 

    He will be very happy if you ________ (take) her to the theatre.

    • A.

      Take

    • B.

      Have taken

    • C.

      Had taken

    • D.

      Takes

    Correct Answer
    A. Take
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "take". In the sentence, the speaker is expressing a hypothetical situation in the future. The verb "take" is in the base form, which is used to indicate a general action or event. Therefore, "take" is the most appropriate verb form to complete the sentence and convey the intended meaning that the person will be very happy if someone takes her to the theatre.

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  • 9. 

    I'll be ready as soon as you _______.

    • A.

      Are ready

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Do

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are" because it matches the verb tense in the sentence. Since the sentence is in the present tense, the correct form of the verb "to be" is "are" when referring to the second person singular or plural.

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  • 10. 

    I don't know when they ________ (arrive).

    • A.

      Have arrived

    • B.

      Arrived

    • C.

      Will arrive

    • D.

      Will be arriving

    Correct Answer
    C. Will arrive
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "will arrive" because the sentence is in the future tense and the verb "arrive" needs to be conjugated accordingly. "Will arrive" indicates that the arrival is expected to happen in the future.

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