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General Tense Questions

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Tenses Exercise

These General Tense Questions have been compiled to test any English Language Learners in the three main types of tenses: Present, Past, and Future Tense. 

In the following items (1-50), choose the most correct answer from the given choices:

[1] I ________my homework, (do, did, am doing) . So, don’t make noise.

[2] The bus _________ (has left/have left) ten minutes ago.

[3] Our boss thanked us for what we _______. (have been accomplishing, has accomplished, had accomplished)

[4] Yanga SC players _______ out of their dressing rooms. (has come, have come, have came)

[5] Henry ______ to be a doctor.

(wants, wanting, is wanting)

[6] I _________ him for a long time. (am knowing, know, have known)

[7] Asha _______ TV most evenings. (is watch, watches, is watching)

[8] He ________ go to the cinema once a week. (liked to, used to)

[9] At first, Form I Students _________ English Course for six months. (study, am studying, have been studying) .

 

[10] I _______ a strange noise for 30 minutes now. (hear, am hearing, had been hearing).

[11] This soup ______  good.

A. taste

B. tastes

C. tasting

[12] My grandmother got an accident when she _________ firewood.

A. is collecting

B. was collecting

C. collected

[13] Those little boys _________ all morning.

A. plays

B. has been playing

C. have been playing

[14] Students _________ their homework yesterday.

A. finished

B. have finished

C. has finished

[15] I _______ him at the zoo yesterday.

A. meet

B. met

C. meets

[16] I _______ Rose this week.

A. hadn’t seen

B. haven’t seen

C. hasn’t seen

[17] The Sunday News________ on Sundays.

A. is publishing

B. is published

C. are published

[18] The driver ____________ fast when the accident happened.

A. is driving

B. was driving

C. has driven

[19] Kenyan ambassador __________ here for the last four years.

A. is working

B. has been working

C. have been working

[20] Board members ________ a meeting with us today.

A. will has

B. will have

C. shall has

[21] My grandmother _______ coughing since mid night.

A. has been

B. has a

C. is

[22] Although it was raining, we __________ football.

A. was playing

B. played

C. were played

[23] The children started playing while it ________.

A. is raining

B. was raining

C. rained

[24] They _________ a big snake in the garden.

A. have saw

B. has seen

C. have seen

[25] Tomorrow evening I will _________ for my uncle at my house.

A. be waited

B. been waiting

C. be waiting

[26] By next month, I will _________ writing my short story.

A. have completed

B. be completed

C. have completing

[27] The earth _________ around the Sun.

A. moved

B. moves

C. move

[28] She __________ writing an application letter.

A. has finished

B. has been finished

C. have finished

[29] I didn’t ________ him a letter.

A. send

B. sends

C. sent

[30] Most students ________ worried before exams.

A. looking

B. looks

C. looks

[31] The boss ________ to speak with his employees right now.

A. wanted

B. has wanted

C. wants

[32] Your group should _________the work right now!

A. presented

B. be presenting

C. been presenting

[33] I___________ attending the meeting.

A. will have

B. will be

C. will has

[34] He ________ embarrassed whenever he fails to defend himself.

A. feel

B. felt

C. feels

[35] It _______ since morning.

A. has been raining

B. is rained

C. rains

[36] Gabriel and George ________ down many trees.

A. have cut

B. has cut

C. have cutting

[37] She did ______ of things yesterday.

A. a lot

B. lot

C. lot’s

[38] The dogs ____________ something.

A. has smelled

B. have smelled

C. have been smelled

[39] I _________ my clothes.

A. have washed

B. have washes

C. has washed

[40] Recently, life ___________ modern and complicated.

A. has become

B. have become

C. had become

[41] At our village, the Sun _______ over the hills.

A. rises

B. raises

C. rise

[42] We have been waiting for the meeting _______ morning.

A. from

B. since

C. by

[43] I’ll send you a ______________ letter.

A. handwritten

B. handwriting

C. handwrote

[44] Our village _______ its appearance since 2000.

A. has being changed

B. has been changed

C. has been changing

[45] I _________ there for some time.

A. have been

B. am been

C. am being

[46] My bicycle ________ repaired.

A. is been

B. is being

C. is becoming

[47] One passenger jumped off the bus while it ________.

A. had moved

B. moved

C. was moving

[48] The Guest of Honour has stood up ____________ his speech.

A. to give

B. by giving

C. for giving

[49] I _________ reading a novel when my friends came.

A. had been finishing

B. had finished

C. had been finished

[50] I __________ that movie twice.

A. have seen

B. have been seen

C. have been seeing

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