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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

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

Question 3

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

Question 4

When ... her

Question 5

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

Question 6

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

Question 7

How long ... this headache?

Question 8

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

Question 9

I ... you ... a teacher.

Question 10

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

Question 11

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

Question 12

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

Question 13

How long ... their own flat?

Question 14

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

Question 15

He ... in Spain since Friday.

Question 16

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

Question 17

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

Question 18

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

Question 19

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

Question 20

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