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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

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

Question 2

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

Question 3

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

Question 4

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

Question 5

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

Question 6

I ... you ... a teacher.

Question 7

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

Question 8

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

Question 9

How long ... this headache?

Question 10

When ... her

Question 11

How long ... their own flat?

Question 12

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

Question 13

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

Question 14

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

Question 15

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

Question 16

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

Question 17

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

Question 18

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

Question 19

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

Question 20

He ... in Spain since Friday.