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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

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

Question 2

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

Question 3

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

Question 4

How long ... their own flat?

Question 5

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

Question 6

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

Question 7

He ... in Spain since Friday.

Question 8

How long ... this headache?

Question 9

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

Question 10

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

Question 11

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

Question 12

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

Question 13

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

Question 14

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

Question 15

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

Question 16

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

Question 17

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

Question 18

When ... her

Question 19

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

Question 20

I ... you ... a teacher.