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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

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

Question 4

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

Question 5

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

Question 6

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

Question 7

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

Question 8

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

Question 9

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

Question 10

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

Question 11

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

Question 12

He ... in Spain since Friday.

Question 13

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

Question 14

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

Question 15

I ... you ... a teacher.

Question 16

How long ... their own flat?

Question 17

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

Question 18

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

Question 19

How long ... this headache?

Question 20

When ... her