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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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, And Future...

Questions: 18  |  Attempts: 77356   |  Last updated: Oct 6, 2020
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    John's mom ________ him home from school most days.

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: 12893   |  Last updated: Nov 3, 2020
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    Mark : what does Mack do? Jonh  : He's a teacher. He __________ in the junior high school.

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 17101   |  Last updated: Jan 7, 2021
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     By the time you finish studying , I ---------- dinner 

In the study of English grammar, a progressive tense is a form of verb tense which is used in order to express an ongoing action in progress at some point in time – whether that be in the past, present, or future. In this...

Questions: 15  |  Attempts: 12032   |  Last updated: Jul 9, 2020
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    When we got acquainted, Irene ___ her novel for five years.

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: 26854   |  Last updated: Jul 3, 2020

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Tense Questions & Answers

Which tense can complete this sentence?
The correct answer is “Drives.” “John's mom DRIVES him home from school most days.” The tense used to complete this sentence is a simple present tense. The simple present tense is used when an action is happening at the moment
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
What is the difference between Get and Got?
The phrase 'get it' on its own would typically only be used as either an imperative or a question. For example, 'I get it' means, 'I understand.' Get it means that the speaker realizes something. Putting the word, got in place of get could mean that
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