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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 ... myself. How ... that?

Question 2

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

Question 3

He ... in Spain since Friday.

Question 4

When ... her

Question 5

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

Question 6

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

Question 7

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

Question 8

How long ... their own flat?

Question 9

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

Question 10

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

Question 11

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

Question 12

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

Question 13

I ... you ... a teacher.

Question 14

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

Question 15

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

Question 16

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

Question 17

How long ... this headache?

Question 18

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

Question 19

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

Question 20

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