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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

When ... her

Question 2

How long ... their own flat?

Question 3

I ... you ... a teacher.

Question 4

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

Question 5

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

Question 6

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

Question 7

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

Question 8

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

Question 9

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

Question 10

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

Question 11

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

Question 12

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

Question 13

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

Question 14

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

Question 15

He ... in Spain since Friday.

Question 16

How long ... this headache?

Question 17

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

Question 18

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

Question 19

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

Question 20

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