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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

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

Question 2

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

Question 3

He ... in Spain since Friday.

Question 4

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

Question 5

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

Question 6

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

Question 7

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

Question 8

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

Question 9

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

Question 10

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

Question 11

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

Question 12

How long ... their own flat?

Question 13

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

Question 14

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

Question 15

How long ... this headache?

Question 16

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

Question 17

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

Question 18

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

Question 19

When ... her

Question 20

I ... you ... a teacher.