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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

When ... her

Question 2

How long ... their own flat?

Question 3

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

Question 4

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

Question 5

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

Question 6

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

Question 7

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

Question 8

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

Question 9

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

Question 10

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

Question 11

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

Question 12

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

Question 13

I ... you ... a teacher.

Question 14

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

Question 15

He ... in Spain since Friday.

Question 16

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

Question 17

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

Question 18

How long ... this headache?

Question 19

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

Question 20

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