Verb Tenses Quiz! Practice Test Trivia!

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What do you know about verb tenses? In the English language, tenses play an important role in sentence formation. The tense of a verb demonstrates the time of an event or action. The verb tense can also give us a plethora of information, such as the present, past, and future tense. If you want to learn more about verb tenses, complete this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Yesterday I ______ to the park.

    • A.

      Go

    • B.

      Goes

    • C.

      Going

    • D.

      Went

    Correct Answer
    D. Went
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "went" because it is the past tense form of the verb "go." Since the sentence is referring to an action that happened in the past, the past tense is used.

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  • 2. 

    They always _______ English.

    • A.

      Study

    • B.

      Studying

    • C.

      Studies

    • D.

      Studyed

    Correct Answer
    A. Study
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "study" because it is the base form of the verb and agrees with the subject "they."

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  • 3. 

    Right now, we _______ a movie.

    • A.

      Watch

    • B.

      Watches

    • C.

      Watching

    • D.

      Are watching

    Correct Answer
    D. Are watching
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are watching" because it indicates that the action of watching a movie is happening in the present moment. The verb "are" is the present tense form of the verb "to be" and is used with the present participle "watching" to indicate an ongoing action.

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  • 4. 

    I like ______ soccer.

    • A.

      To play

    • B.

      To plays

    • C.

      Played

    • D.

      Play

    Correct Answer
    A. To play
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to play" because it follows the structure "like + infinitive verb" which is used to express preferences. In this case, the person likes to play soccer.

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  • 5. 

    I ______ lunch right now.

    • A.

      Eat

    • B.

      Am eating

    • C.

      Ate

    • D.

      Eating

    Correct Answer
    B. Am eating
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "am eating" because the sentence is in the present continuous tense, which is used to talk about actions happening at the moment of speaking. Therefore, "am eating" indicates that the speaker is currently having lunch.

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  • 6. 

    They _______ a ghost last Halloween.

    • A.

      Seen

    • B.

      Saw

    • C.

      See

    • D.

      Are seeing

    Correct Answer
    B. Saw
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "saw". This is the past tense form of the verb "see". It indicates that the action of seeing a ghost occurred in the past, specifically last Halloween.

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  • 7. 

    Next summer the children ______ lemonade.

    • A.

      Sell

    • B.

      Will selling

    • C.

      Will sell

    • D.

      Sold

    Correct Answer
    C. Will sell
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the phrase "next summer" indicates a future event. When we talk about future events, we usually use the modal verb "will" followed by the base form of the verb. Therefore, the correct answer is "will sell," which is the future tense form of the verb "sell."

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  • 8. 

    How many languages do you ________ ?

    • A.

      Speaking

    • B.

      Speakes

    • C.

      Speake

    • D.

      Spoke

    Correct Answer
    C. Speake
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "speake" because it is the correct spelling of the base form of the verb "speak" in the present tense.

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  • 9. 

    Today I ________ my bicycle to school.

    • A.

      Riding

    • B.

      Ride

    • C.

      Rode

    • D.

      Rides

    Correct Answer
    C. Rode
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "rode" because it is the past tense form of the verb "ride." The sentence is referring to an action that happened in the past, so the past tense is required.

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  • 10. 

    What time _______ the bus come?

    • A.

      Do

    • B.

      Is

    • C.

      Does

    • D.

      Doing

    Correct Answer
    C. Does
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "does". In this question, we are asking about the time the bus arrives, which is a singular third-person subject. Therefore, we need to use the auxiliary verb "does" to form the question in the present simple tense.

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  • 11. 

    Yesterday 5:00 PM: Samir came to our house.Yesterday 5:30 PM: Rana called us.When Rana called us today, Samir  _______  to our house.

    Correct Answer
    had come
    Explanation
    The sentence is in the past perfect tense, indicating an action that happened before another past action. In this case, "Samir came to our house" happened before "Rana called us." Therefore, the correct answer is "had come."

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  • 12. 

    Tomorrow 7:00 AM: The bus will come and take the children to school.Tomorrow 7:30 AM: Uncle Tom will come and have a breakfast with us.When Uncle Tom will come tomorrow and have a breakfast with us, The children________  to school.

    Correct Answer
    will have gone
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "will have gone" because the sentence is in future tense and is describing an action that will happen after Uncle Tom comes to have breakfast. Therefore, the children will have already left for school by the time Uncle Tom arrives.

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  • 13. 

    Nada does her homework everyday from 4 to 5 PM. Rami will visit us today at 4:30 PM.   When Rami comes today, Nada ________  her homework.

    Correct Answer
    will be doing
    Explanation
    When Rami comes today at 4:30 PM, Nada will already be in the process of doing her homework. This suggests that Nada's homework routine is consistent and she starts doing her homework at 4 PM every day. Therefore, when Rami visits at 4:30 PM, Nada will still be engaged in doing her homework.

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  • 14. 

    Julia is cooking food. She will finish in 30 minutes. Dani will come 2 hours later.   When Dani comes, Julia  ________  cooking food.

    Correct Answer
    will have finished
    Explanation
    When Dani comes, Julia will have finished cooking food. This implies that Julia will complete cooking before Dani arrives, indicating that the action of finishing cooking will occur in the future relative to Dani's arrival. The phrase "will have finished" is a future perfect tense, which expresses an action that will be completed before a certain point in the future.

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