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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

How long ... this headache?

Question 2

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

Question 3

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

Question 4

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

Question 5

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

Question 6

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

Question 7

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

Question 8

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

Question 9

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

Question 10

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

Question 11

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

Question 12

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

Question 13

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

Question 14

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

Question 15

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

Question 16

How long ... their own flat?

Question 17

When ... her

Question 18

I ... you ... a teacher.

Question 19

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

Question 20

He ... in Spain since Friday.