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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

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

Question 3

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

Question 4

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

Question 5

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

Question 6

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

Question 7

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

Question 8

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

Question 9

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

Question 10

How long ... their own flat?

Question 11

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

Question 12

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

Question 13

He ... in Spain since Friday.

Question 14

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

Question 15

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

Question 16

When ... her

Question 17

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

Question 18

I ... you ... a teacher.

Question 19

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

Question 20

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