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.
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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: 57294   |  Last updated: Oct 24, 2019
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    John's mom ________ him home from school most days.

Welcome to yet another English grammar quiz which covers Present Continuous Tense. Here you will be asked 10 questions which are formatted into fill in the blanks pattern. Since there is no time limit, you can take as much as...

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 19635   |  Last updated: May 7, 2020

Tenses are used in the English language to describe actions over time. They are broadly divided into the past, present, and future tense and into other subdivisions. The quiz below is specifically designed to help you identify...

Questions: 38  |  Attempts: 4656   |  Last updated: Mar 16, 2020
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    Next February I will visit Japan.

In the previous English classes, we got to learn more about future perfect tense, and this form of speech is used when referencing an activity is set to be finished at a future date. Did you get to understand how to formulate...

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 9195   |  Last updated: May 30, 2019
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     By the time you finish studying , I ---------- dinner 

We use the simple present tense when an action is happening right now or regularly whereas past tense is used to describe the past or future in a conditional statement. Below is a grammar test on simple and present tense designed...

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 5788   |  Last updated: Feb 18, 2019
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    Mark : what does Mack do? Jonh  : He's a teacher. He __________ in the junior high school.

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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