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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

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

Question 3

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

Question 4

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

Question 5

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

Question 6

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

Question 7

I ... you ... a teacher.

Question 8

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

Question 9

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

Question 10

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

Question 11

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

Question 12

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

Question 13

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

Question 14

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

Question 15

How long ... their own flat?

Question 16

How long ... this headache?

Question 17

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

Question 18

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

Question 19

When ... her

Question 20

He ... in Spain since Friday.