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

Question 2

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

Question 3

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

Question 4

How long ... this headache?

Question 5

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

Question 6

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

Question 7

I ... you ... a teacher.

Question 8

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

Question 9

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

Question 10

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

Question 11

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

Question 12

How long ... their own flat?

Question 13

He ... in Spain since Friday.

Question 14

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

Question 15

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

Question 16

When ... her

Question 17

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

Question 18

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

Question 19

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

Question 20

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