Tense Quizzes & Trivia

Did you know that it is utterly impossible to completely describe the English system of tenses in less than 100 pages? That is because English, like most human languages, is extremely complex and almost infinitely flexible. And, as you may probably know, nearly every rule about language has at least ten sets of exceptions.

So, why should you bother with questions like “How man tenses are there in total, and what different situations do they describe?”, “What is the actual meaning of the word tense?”, “How do tenses behave in other languages of the world?”

]“What does the grammaticalisation of tenses actually presumes?” Because we don’t want you to feel tense about tenses, we suggest you take the tense quizzes and un-tense.

Everyone knows there are three basic tenses in English Grammar. Clear and pure understanding of these three tenses will help you in maintaining fluency in English. Take up the quiz and find out how good you are in Past, Present,...

Questions: 18  |  Attempts: 30928   |  Last updated: Oct 24, 2019
  • Sample Question
    John's mom ________ him home from school most days.

The preterite is a tense that tells us exactly when an action took place, or an incident happened whereas imperfect tense tells us the same thing in general not specifically when did something happen. Here in this test, are...

Questions: 16  |  Attempts: 15225   |  Last updated: Dec 4, 2019
  • Sample Question
    Known # of Repetition.

It's pretty simple to differentiate between these three tenses, but some extra exercise will always benefit you in your English grammar test, writing, or anywhere it is required. It's a short quiz consisting of ten...

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 12036   |  Last updated: Dec 5, 2019

This test is created to test your knowledge on Present Simple Tense. See if you can improve your skills with this present tense quiz and this quiz might be a good practice to learn something that you didn't before....

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 11392   |  Last updated: Nov 4, 2019
  • Sample Question
    My mom  _____ coffee every morning.

Complete the sentences with the Present Continuous of the verbs in brackets. Write the verb in affirmative or negative  form depending on the image.

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 9225   |  Last updated: Dec 31, 2012

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Tense Questions & Answers

What is the correct tense for the following sentence: Have you read the book yet?
Shouldn't this answer be present perfect tense? Have read is the verb. If it was present progressive it would be are reading.
What is the meaning of past tense (in the English language)?
The perfect tense of a verb describes the perfected action in a sentence. It can be the present perfect, the past perfect, or simply the future perfect, depending on the sentence and the person relating the sentence. Verbs that are changed to the per
What is the difference between Lay and Lie?
Lay and lie are two action words. You might think they have the same meaning if you do not properly study the two words and know how they are used. The differences between lay and lie at times depend on how they are used in a sentence. Lay simply mea