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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

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

Question 2

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

Question 3

I ... you ... a teacher.

Question 4

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

Question 5

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

Question 6

How long ... their own flat?

Question 7

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

Question 8

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

Question 9

How long ... this headache?

Question 10

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

Question 11

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

Question 12

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

Question 13

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

Question 14

He ... in Spain since Friday.

Question 15

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

Question 16

When ... her

Question 17

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

Question 18

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

Question 19

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

Question 20

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