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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

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

Question 2

I ... you ... a teacher.

Question 3

How long ... their own flat?

Question 4

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

Question 5

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

Question 6

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

Question 7

How long ... this headache?

Question 8

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

Question 9

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

Question 10

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

Question 11

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

Question 12

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

Question 13

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

Question 14

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

Question 15

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

Question 16

When ... her

Question 17

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

Question 18

He ... in Spain since Friday.

Question 19

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

Question 20

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