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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

I ... you ... a teacher.

Question 3

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

Question 4

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

Question 5

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

Question 6

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

Question 7

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

Question 8

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

Question 9

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

Question 10

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

Question 11

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

Question 12

When ... her

Question 13

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

Question 14

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

Question 15

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

Question 16

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

Question 17

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

Question 18

How long ... their own flat?

Question 19

He ... in Spain since Friday.

Question 20

How long ... this headache?