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Category: English tenses

Present perfect, present simple, present continuous or past simple?

Read the questions below and decide which answer best fits each space.

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Question 1

Since I ... you, I found the world so new.

Question 2

I ... myself. How ... that?

Question 3

... the holidays? Of course, we ... such wonderful time.

Question 4

How long ... their own flat?

Question 5

When ... her

Question 6

... their own flat or ... one?

Question 7

Kate and Paul ... each other for a long time.

Question 8

Thomas Edison ... the lightbulb. Well, I ...

Question 9

When his mother ..., he ... completely.

Question 10

I can't stand her. She ... talking for a while but now she ... again.

Question 11

I ... 3 essays today and it's just 1 p.m.

Question 12

He ... in Spain since Friday.

Question 13

How are you? Well, I ... a sore throat, but know I ... good.

Question 14

OK, I ... the car. We can go.

Question 15

He ... the best singer the world ...

Question 16

How long ... this headache?

Question 17

Last news now. Tom Smith ... in his home in London. He ... 88.

Question 18

I ... you ... a teacher.

Question 19

It's the second time I ... here.

Question 20

Betthoven ... a great artist. He ... many popular pieces of music.