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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

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

Question 3

When ... her

Question 4

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

Question 5

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

Question 6

How long ... their own flat?

Question 7

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

Question 8

I ... you ... a teacher.

Question 9

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

Question 10

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

Question 11

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

Question 12

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

Question 13

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

Question 14

He ... in Spain since Friday.

Question 15

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

Question 16

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

Question 17

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

Question 18

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

Question 19

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

Question 20

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