TABLE OF ENGLISH TENSES

TENSE FORM A: I / You / We / They eat He / She / It eats N: I / You / We / They don't eat PRESENT SIMPLE He / She / It doesn't eat Q: Do I / You / We / They eat? USE SIGNAL WORDS

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Con acciones rutinarias: I see my grandparents twice a week. Con hechos o verdades generales: Water boils at 100 Cº Con situaciones permanentes: I work as a Walter in a restaurant Acciones futuras con horarios de trenes, aviones, etc. My train leaves at 5.30 Oraciones condicionales de 1er tipo y en oraciones temporales Con verbos que no suelen ir en presente continuo: know, like, hate, want, love, need, belong, mean, understand, remember, prefer… Con acciones que ocurren en el momento de hablar: We're studying the verbs now. Con acciones que están ocurriendo temporalmente: My brother is working hard this year. Con acciones habituales que causan irritación al hablante: They are always complaining about the same thing. Con acciones futuras planeadas y confirmadas (fecha): She's visiting the doctor tomorrow morning. * El presente continuo no se suele utilizar con los siguientes verbos: know, like, want, hate,

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Adverbios de frecuencia: always, often, usually, generally, seldom, never… Every day/ week/ month… Once / Twice / Three times… a week/ day / month/ year…

Does He / She / It eat? PRESENT CONTINUOUS He / She / It is eating We / You / They are eating N: I am not eating He / She / It isn't eating We / You / They aren't eating Q: Am I eating? A: I am eating

Now, right now At present, at the moment, in this moment, …. • These days, this year/ month/ week…, nowadays

• Tonight, tomorrow, next week / month…, in a minute, in a couple of days…

Is He / She

/ It eating?

Are We / You / They eating?

love, need, belong mean, understand, believe, remember, prefer; aunque algunos de estos verbos pueden aparecer en forma continua con un sentido diferente


A: He watched / He ate PAST SIMPLE N: He didn't watch / He didn't eat Q: Did he watch? / Did he eat?

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Con acciones pasadas que tuvieron lugar en un momento determinado: We didn't watch TV last night Narrar hechos pasados secuenciados Normalmente, después de las siguientes expresiones: I wish, If only, as if, as though, would rather, would sooner, it's time…. Para expresar una acción incompleta que estaba ocurriendo en el pasado. (acción larga): Last week, we were working in a science project. Para señalar que una acción larga estaba teniendo lugar en el pasado cuando fue interrumpida por otra breve: We were watching TV, when suddenly the TV set broke down. Para indicar que 2 o + acciones largas estaban ocurriendo simultáneamente en el pasado: While I was cooking dinner, he was laying the table. Para indicar acciones repetidas y monótonas en el pasado indicando cierta queja: The children were always screaming. Para descripciones y especificaciones: People were

Yesterday Last month / week.. • Ago

Fechas pasadas

PAST CONTINUOUS

A: I / He / She / It was eating We / You / They were eating N: I / He / She / It wasn't eating We / You / They weren't eating Q: Was I / He / She / It eating?

While


Were We / You / They eating?

walking, the sun was shining, the birds…. A: I / You / We / They have eaten He / She / It has eaten N: I / You / We / They haven't eaten He / She / It hasn't eaten Q: have I / You / We / They eaten?

PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE

Para hablar de acciones que ocurrieron en el pasado pero llegan o tienen importancia en el presente: I have found a wallet in the street. Con el superlativo: She's the most intelligent person I have ever met. En las expresiones It's the first/ second time: It's the first time I've eaten raw fish

Already (AF)…ya Yet (NG/INT) ….ya, aún, todavía • For…durante • Since…desde • Just…acabo de • This week/ month… • Recently

Adverbios de frecuencia: ever…

PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS

has He / She / It eaten? A: I / You / We / They have been eating He / She / It has been eating N: I / You / We / They haven't been eating He / She / It hasn't been eating Q: have I / You / We / They been eating?

Tiene el mismo uso que el present perfect simple pero resaltando la duración de la actividad: I've been working in this factory since 1999. Para hablar de acciones pasadas que acaban de concluir y su resultado es evidente: Have you been frying fish?

Already (AF)…ya Yet (NG/INT) ….ya, aún, todavía • For…durante • Since…desde • Just…acabo de • This week/ month… • Recently

Adverbios de frecuencia: ever…

has He / She / It been eating?

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A: He had eaten PAST PERFECT SIMPLE N: He hadn't eaten Q: Had he eaten?

Para hablar de una acción pasada que ocurrió antes que otra: The school had already closed when I arrived. En oraciones condicionales de 3er tipo En oraciones temporales para enfatizar que una acción pasada estaba totalmente acabada antes de comenzar otra: He didn't go to bed until the last TV programme had finished. Con I wish / If only para lamentarnos de algo que ha ocurrido en el pasado: If only they had stayed with us (ojalá) En la expresión It was the first / the second… time: It was the second time I had flown. Para hablar de una acción pasada que ocurrió antes que otra pero poniendo énfasis e la duración de la misma: She was so ill because she had been eating so many chocolates. Expresar certeza en el futuro: We will definitely phone her tonight. Predicciones: It'll be windy tomorrow. Promesas: I'll buy you a present for your birthday. Tomar una decisión en

Already (AF)…ya • Just • Until / Till • Before • As soon as

After

A: He had been eating PAST PERFECT CONTINUOUS N: He hadn't been eating Q: Had he been eating? A: He will eat N: He won't eat Q: Will he eat?

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For Since

The whole day / all day

FUTURE I SIMPLE (WILL)

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• Tomorrow Next day/ week….
Fechas futuras

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el momento de hablar: It's hot in here. I'll open the windows. Hacer un ofrecimiento: I'll carry the suitcase if you like. Pedir algo educadamente: Will you do it for me? En condicionales de 1er tipo: If it rains, we'll stay at home. Cuando sugerimos algo utilizamos SHALL: Shall we go to the cinema tonight? Expresar intenciones: I'm going to eat less. Para hablar de planes futuros: They're going to build a new bridge in autumn. Para hacer predicciones de futuro a través de hechos evidentes en el presente: It's very hot today. We are going to sweat . Para hablar de hechos que van a ocurrir con seguridad en el futuro: I'm going to finish Bachillerato next year.

FUTURE I SIMPLE (GOING TO)

A: I am going to eat He / She / It is going to eat We / You / They are going to eat N: I am not going to eat He / She / It isn't going to eat We / You / They aren't going to eat Q: Am I going to eat?

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• Tomorrow Next day/ week….
Fechas futuras

Is He / She / It going to eat?

Are We / You / They going to

eat?


A: He will be eating FUTURE I CONTINUOUS N: He won't be eating Q: Will he be eating?

Para hablar de acciones que estarán en marcha en un momento determinado del futuro: At this time next web we'll be flying to New York. Para preguntar por los planes de los demás sobre todo, cuando queremos pedir un favor: Will you be driving to the supermarket tomorrow.

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• Tomorrow Next day/ week….
Fechas futuras

A: He will have eaten. N: He FUTURE II won't have PERFECT eaten. SIMPLE Q: Will he have eaten? A: He will have been eating. FUTURE II N: He won't PERFECT have been eating. Q: CONTINUOUS Will he have been eating? A: He would eat. CONDITIONAL N: He I wouldn't eat. Q: SIMPLE Would he eat? A: He would be eating. CONDITIONAL N: He I wouldn't be eating. CONTINUOUS Q: Would he be eating?

Acciones que estarán finalizadas en un momento determinado del futuro: We'll have flown to New York by next week.

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By Monday… In a week…

Acción que tiene lugar antes de un momento exacto del futuro poniendo énfasis en la duración de la acción: By midnight I Hill have been sleeping for 2 hours.

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By Monday… In a week…

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Acción ocurrir:

que

podría

Condicionales de tipo II : If I were you I would study more.

Conditional sentences (if) type II

Acción que podría ocurrir, pero poniendo énfasis en la duración de la acción

A: He would have eaten. N: He CONDITIONAL wouldn't II SIMPLE have eaten. Q: Would he have eaten? A: He would have been eating. CONDITIONAL N: He wouldn't II have been eating. CONTINUOUS Q: Would he have been eating?

Acción que podría haber tenido lugar en el pasado

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Condicionales de tipo III: If I had studied for the exam, I would have passed it.

Conditional sentences (if) type III

Acción que podría haber tenido lugar en el pasado, pero poniendo énfasis en la duración de la acción.

Sentences and questios in the Simple Present - Exercise 1
Explanation: Simple Present

Put in the verbs in brackets into the gaps. Use the Simple Present. Watch the punctuation and form sentences or questions. Example: ____ she ____ books? (to read) Answer: Does she read books?

1) They 2) She 3) þÿ

þÿ

hockey at school. (to play) e-mails. (not/to write) you þÿ þÿ English? (to speak) fish. (not/to like) Anne þÿ þÿ any hobbies? (to have) in an office. (to work) very fast. (can/not/to read) Jim and Joe þÿ þÿ the flowers every week? (to water) a motorbike. (not/to ride) þÿ cola? (to drink)

þÿ

4) My parents 5) þÿ

6) Andy's brother 7) Leroy 8) þÿ þÿ

9) Yvonne's mother 10) þÿ

Elisabeth

Sentences and questios in the Simple Present - Exercise 2
Explanation: Simple Present

Put in the verbs in brackets into the gaps. Use the Simple Present. Watch the punctuation and form sentences or questions. Example: He ___________ books (not/to read) Answer: He does not read books. or He doesn't read books.

1) Anne 2) þÿ

þÿ

my questions. (not/to answer) they þÿ þÿ tomatoes in this shop? (to sell) trousers at school. (not/to wear) Mr Barker þÿ þÿ Physics? (to teach) under the desk. (not/to hide) þÿ the school bus? (to miss)

3) This girl 4) þÿ

5) The guinea pigs 6) þÿ

Ken often þÿ

7) The poster 8) þÿ

on the wall anymore. (not/to hang) for the tickets? (you/to pay)

9) The boys 10) þÿ

þÿ

stones. (not/to throw) the bells of your church still þÿ ? (to ring)

Sentences and questions in the Present Progressive - Exercise 1
Explanation: Present Progressive

Put in the verbs in brackets into the gaps. Use the Present Progressive/Present Continuous. Watch the punctuation and form sentences or questions. Example: ____ she ______ a magazine? (to read) Answer: Is she reading a magazine?

1) The teacher 2) þÿ

þÿ

the door. (not/to close) þÿ the washing-up? (to do)

you þÿ

3) They 4) þÿ

the printers. (to check) your grandmother þÿ at birds? (to look)

5) We 6) þÿ

þÿ

the checkpoint. (not/to pass) they þÿ to help? (to try)

7) She 8) þÿ

þÿ

to the centre of the town. (not/to walk) the policemen þÿ þÿ into the bank? (to run) a cup of coffee. (to make)

9) Look! Steve's mother 10) You þÿ

the words correctly. (not/to link)

Sentences and questions in the Present Progressive - Exercise 2
Explanation: Present Progressive

Put in the verbs in brackets into the gaps. Use the Present Progressive/Present Continuous. Watch the punctuation and form sentences or questions. Beispiel: ____ they _______ the girl? (to bully) Lösung: Are they bullying the girl?

1) He 2) We 3) þÿ

þÿ

her name. (not/to shout) nice photos. (to take) Phil þÿ þÿ the exercise? (to explain) þÿ here? (to do)

þÿ

4) What 5) I þÿ

you

on the sofa. (not/to sit) þÿ on the carpet. (not/to lie) they þÿ þÿ to radio now? (to listen) the mouse. (to catch) Ruth þÿ þÿ for money? (to ask)

6) The cat 7) þÿ

8) The eagle 9) Why þÿ

10) The boys

into the pool. (not/to dive)

Simple Present / Present Continuous
Using the words in parentheses, complete the text below with the appropriate tenses, then click the "Check" button to check your answers. 1. Every Monday, Sally (drive)
þÿ

her kids to football practice.

2. Usually, I (work)
þÿ

þÿ

as a secretary at ABT, but this summer I (study)

French at a language school in Paris. That is why I am in Paris.

3. Shhhhh! Be quiet! John (sleep)

þÿ

.

4. Don't forget to take your umbrella. It (rain)

þÿ

.

5. I hate living in Seattle because it (rain, always)

þÿ

.

6. I'm sorry I can't hear what you (say)
þÿ

þÿ

because everybody (talk)

so loudly.

7. Justin (write, currently)

þÿ

a book about his adventures in Tibet. I

hope he can find a good publisher when he is finished.

8. Jim: Do you want to come over for dinner tonight?
þÿ

Denise: Oh, I'm sorry, I can't. I (go)

to a movie tonight with some friends.

9. The business cards (be, normally )
þÿ

þÿ

printed by a company in New York.

Their prices (be)

inexpensive, yet the quality of their work is quite good.

10. This delicious chocolate (be) Switzerland.

þÿ

made by a small chocolatier in Zurich,

Simple Present or Present Progressive/Continuous - Exercise 1
Explanation: Simple Present or Present Progressive

Choose the correct verb form from the dropdown menu and form sentence in the Simple Present or the Present Progressive.

1) John

þÿ

football at the moment. þÿ tests at our school. to my teacher now. þÿ a film on TV.

2) We often 3) I þÿ

4) Look! Mandy and Susan 5) Olivia þÿ

her uncle every weekend. þÿ . þÿ poems in the lessons. the new guitar. , then I dress. þÿ up at 6 o'clock.

6) Now the sun

7) They sometimes 8) Listen! The band 9) First I þÿ

þÿ

10) Every morning my mother

Sentences and questions in the Simple Past - Exercise 1
Explanation: Simple Past

Put in the verbs in brackets into the gaps. Use the Simple Past. Watch the punctuation and form sentences or questions. Example: ____ she ____ the Internet? (to surf) Answer: Did she surf the Internet?

1) I 2)

þÿ

my Maths homework yesterday. (to do) Susan þÿ þÿ to England by plane? (to go)

þÿ

3) They

a farm twoo weeks ago. (to visit) þÿ their brother. (not/to help) at home last weekend. (not/to be) you þÿ þÿ this wonderful skirt? (to design)

4) Jenny and Peggy 5) The children 6) When þÿ þÿ

7) My mother 8) The boys 9) þÿ

into the van. (not/to crash) the mudguards of their bicycles. (to take off)

þÿ

you þÿ

þÿ

your aunt last week? (to phone)

10) He

milk at school. (not/to drink)

Sentences and questions in the Simple Past - Exercise 2
Explanation: Simple Past

Put in the verbs in brackets into the gaps. Watch the punctuation and form sentences or questions. Example: The children ______ their sandwiches. (to forget) Answer: The children forgot their sandwiches on Monday.

1) When 2) We þÿ

þÿ

you in London? (to be) in a flat when we were in Paris. (not/to live) you þÿ yesterday? (to lose)

3) What 4) He þÿ

þÿ

magic tricks at the party. (not/to do) þÿ her room on Thursday. (not/to tidy up) a room with Henry when they þÿ in

5) Mandy

þÿ þÿ 6) Frank Rome? (to share) (to be) 7) I 8) þÿ

Physics at school. (not/to like) the shop assistant þÿ þÿ 10 percent off the price? (to take)

þÿ

9) She

the correct word in the exercise. (to use) the baby þÿ this morning? (to cry)

10) Why

þÿ

Past Tense Exercises
Change to past tense.

1. He (walk) to school yesterday. He
þÿ

to school yesterday.

2. They (do) their homework last night. They
þÿ

their homework last night.

3. You (are) lazy last week.

You

þÿ

lazy week.

4. That woman (buy) a new book this morning. That woman
þÿ

a new book this morning.

5. The janitor (clean) the blackboard yesterday. The janitor
þÿ

the blackboard yesterday.

6. My mother (cook) food yesterday. My mother
þÿ

food yesterday.

7. This morning my teacher (teach) English. This morning my teacher
þÿ

English.

8. I (am) hungry yesterday. I
þÿ

hungry yesterday.

9. The gardener (cut) the trees last month. The gardener
þÿ

the trees last month.

10. She (drink) milk this morning. She
þÿ

milk this morning.

11. Last month the man (ride) a horse. Last month the man
þÿ

a horse.

12. Sakda (go) to Hong Kong last year.

Sakda

þÿ

to Hong Kong last year.

13. The birds (fly) in the sky this morning. The birds
þÿ

in the sky this morning.

14. I (know) Tom's house last year. I
þÿ

Tom's house last year.

15. The joiner (make) tables and chairs yesterday. The joiner
þÿ

tables and chairs yesterday.

16. The farmer (grow) rice last year. The farmer
þÿ

rice last year.

17. Two weeks ago the boy (has) a new bicycle. Two weeks ago the boy
þÿ

a new bicycle.

18. He (feel) happy yesterday. He
þÿ

happy yesterday.

19. We (work) hard last week. We
þÿ

hard last week.

20. The students (meet) in the hall last week. The students
þÿ

in the hall last week.

Sentences and questions in the Past Progressive - Exercise 1
Explanation: Past Progressive Put in the verbs in brackets into the gaps. Use the Past Progressive/Present Continuous. Watch the punctuation and form sentences or questions. Example: ____ she ______ home? (to walk) Answer: Was she walking home?

1) She 2) I 3) þÿ

þÿ

the lunch basket. (to pack) . (not/to whisper) he þÿ þÿ to help? (to try) at the street corner. (not/to fight) the grass. (to cut) you þÿ during the last lesson? (to yawn)

þÿ

4) The men 5) Frank 6) þÿ þÿ

7) They

þÿ

stickers. (to swap) þÿ the whole evening. (to dance) in the tree house. (not/to hide) it
þÿ

8) The guest 9) We 10)
þÿ

þÿ

dark? (to get)

Simple Past / Past Continuous
Using the words in parentheses, complete the text below with the appropriate tenses, then click the "Check" button to check your answers. 1. A: What (you, do)
þÿ

þÿ

when the accident occurred?

B: I (try)

to change a light bulb that had burnt out.

2. After I (find)

þÿ

the wallet full of money, I (go, immediately)

þÿ

to the police and (turn)

þÿ

it in.

3. The doctor (say)
þÿ

þÿ

that Tom (be)

þÿ

too sick to go to work and

that he (need)

to stay at home for a couple of days.

4. Sebastian (arrive)
þÿ

þÿ

at Susan's house a little before 9:00 PM, but she (be,
þÿ

not)

there. She (study, at the library)

for her final

examination in French.

5. Sandy is in the living room watching television. At this time yesterday, she (watch,
þÿ

also)

television. That's all she ever does!

6. A: I (call)

þÿ

you last night after dinner, but you (be, not)

þÿ

there. Where were you?
þÿ

B: I (work)

out at the fitness center.

7. When I (walk)

þÿ

into the busy office, the secretary (talk)
þÿ

þÿ

on

the phone with a customer, several clerks (work, busily)
þÿ

at their desks,

and two managers (discuss, quietly) service.

methods to improve customer

8. I (watch)

þÿ

a mystery movie on TV when the electricity went out. Now I

am never going to find out how the movie ends.

9. Sharon (be)

þÿ

in the room when John told me what happened, but she
þÿ

didn't hear anything because she (listen, not)

.

10. It's strange that you (call) you.

þÿ

because I (think, just)

þÿ

about

11. The Titanic (cross) iceberg.

þÿ

the Atlantic when it (strike)

þÿ

an

12. When I entered the bazaar, a couple of merchants (bargain, busily)
þÿ þÿ

and (try)

to sell their goods to naive tourists who (hunt)
þÿ

þÿ

for souvenirs. Some young boys (lead)

their donkeys
þÿ

through the narrow streets on their way home. A couple of men (argue)
þÿ

over the price of a leather belt. I (walk)
þÿ þÿ

over to a man who (sell)

fruit and (buy)

a banana.

13. The firemen (rescue)

þÿ

the old woman who (be)

þÿ

trapped

on the third floor of the burning building.

14. She was so annoying! She (leave, always)
þÿ

þÿ

her dirty dishes in the

sink. I think she (expect, actually)

me to do them for her.

15. Samantha (live)
þÿ

þÿ

in Berlin for more than two years. In fact, she (live)

there when the Berlin Wall came down.

Put the verbs in the brackets into the Past Simple or the Past Continuous. Example: I (watch) _____ TV when you came. (key = was watching)
1. 2. Who (you talk)
þÿ

to on the phone when I arrived?
þÿ

While I was swimming someone (steal) ch. Where (you live)
þÿ

my wat

3. 4.

in 2000?
þÿ

When we arrived Ann (leave just)

.

5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

What (you do) What (you do) We (play)
þÿ

þÿ

when the phone rang? at 6 o'clock in the morning? football from 10 to 12 o'clock.

þÿ

The sun (shine)

þÿ

and birds were singing.
þÿ

The children (play) e shouted very loudly. Mary (wear)
þÿ

in the garden when someon

10.

a very nice coat at the party

yesterday. 11. Jenny (fall asleep) teresting film.
þÿ

while she was watching an in

12.

I was waiting for my sister when it (start) rain. I called Peter and then I (go)
þÿ þÿ

þÿ

to

13.

out.

14.

I (wash) phoned Katie. I (walk) wife.
þÿ

my hair when I realized I hadn't

15.

along the street when I met my ex-

16.

I (decide)

þÿ

not to go to America.
þÿ

17.

He said that he (be)

on holiday.
þÿ

18.

He looked at the window and (find) ne was standing behind it. He (sleep)
þÿ

that someo

19.

until midnight and then he woke up.

20.

(you know)

þÿ

that I am as tall as you are?

Simple Past or Present Perfect - Exercise
Explanation: Present Perfect

Choose the correct words or phrases.

1) Peter 2) They

þÿ

football yesterday. the car. It looks new again. þÿ to Italy. þÿ the book. Now they can watch the film.

þÿ

3) Last year we

4) John and Peggy 5) I þÿ

my friend two days ago. þÿ another country before. a new car in 2005. þÿ my homework. the game of chess? þÿ their lunch yet.

6) We 7) She

þÿ

8) I'm sorry, but I 9) þÿ

10) The girls

Simple Past / Past Perfect
Using the words in parentheses, complete the text below with the appropriate tenses, then click the "Check" button to check your answers. I can't believe I (get)
þÿ

that apartment. I (submit)

þÿ

my

application last week, but I didn't think I had a chance of actually getting it. When I
þÿ

(show)

up to take a look around, there were at least twenty other people
þÿ þÿ

who (arrive)

before me. Most of them (fill, already)

out

their applications and were already leaving. The landlord said I could still apply, so I did.

I (try)

þÿ

to fill out the form, but I couldn't answer half of the questions. They

(want)

þÿ

me to include references, but I didn't want to list my previous
þÿ

landlord because I (have)

some problems with him in the past and I knew
þÿ

he wouldn't recommend me. I (end)

up listing my father as a reference.

It was total luck that he (decide)

þÿ

to give me the apartment. It turns out that

the landlord and my father (go)

þÿ

to high school together. He decided that I
þÿ

could have the apartment before he (look) lucked out!

at my credit report. I really

Put the verb in brackets into Past Simple or Past Perfect. (did or had done) Example: Jane said she (meet) _____ a lot of friends on the way home. (key = had met)
1. When I got to the office the secretary (already go)
þÿ

home.
þÿ

2.

They (build) e town in 1990.

many factories in this part of th

3. 4.

She said that she (write) Mary said: '' I (sleep) day '' .
þÿ

þÿ

a lot of e-mails. until lunchtime yester

5. 6.

In the end I (forget)

þÿ

to post the letter.

I wanted to borrow this car but she (already lend)
þÿ

it to someone else.
þÿ

7.

I suddenly realized that I (lose)

my passport

. 8. I didn't go to their wedding because nobody (tell)
þÿ

me about it.
þÿ

9.

I (see) oon. I (offer)

him at the museum yesterday aftern

10.

þÿ

him help with his homework.
þÿ

11.

I (can't draw)

when I was a child.
þÿ

12.

How many years (you study) ou applied for that job? His mother (not want) whole day.
þÿ

English when y

13.

to stay at home the

14.

He was tired because he (work) s night. He told me all what he (do) before. He said that he (never be)
þÿ

þÿ

the previou

15.

the night

16.

þÿ

so happy.
þÿ

17.

He asked her if she (ever drink)
þÿ

beer .

18.

He (find) ompany last week .

a new position at the advertising c

19.

By the time the course finished I (know) the irregular verbs. (you see)
þÿ

þÿ

all

20.

Jenny last night?

Sentences of questions in the Present Perfect - Exercise
Explanation: Present Perfect Put in the verbs in brackets into the gaps. Use the Present Perfect. Watch the punctuation and form sentences or questions. Example: ____ you ______ the car yet? (to clean) Answer: Have you cleaned the car yet?

1) Emma

þÿ

this film on TV. (not/to see) þÿ she the Millers þÿ þÿ the office? (to phone) yet? (to arrive)

2) How often 3) þÿ

4) John 5) þÿ

þÿ

on a trip through Alaska. (not/to go) they ever þÿ to New York? (to be)

6) Andy 7) What 8) I 9) þÿ

þÿ

his sister's bike. (not/to repair) you þÿ in the kitchen? (to drop)

þÿ

a new laptop. (to buy) Toby
þÿ

þÿ

þÿ

his blue pen? (to find) their homework. (not/to forget)

10) The students

Sentences and questions in the Present Perfect Progressive Exercise
Explanation: Present Perfect Progressive

Put in the verbs in brackets into the gaps. Use the Present Perfect Progressive/Continuous. Watch the punctuation and form sentences or questions. Example: ___ she __________ tennis for half an hour now? (to play) Answer: Has she been playing tennis for half an hour now?

1) Andrew 2) How long drive) 3) They 4) Tony þÿ

þÿ

in the country. (not/to live) your grandparents þÿ this car? (to

þÿ

. (not/to cycle) this book, but Mary has. (not/to read) þÿ he Andy þÿ þÿ þÿ for her? (to wait) on the blue car? (to work) hard enough. (not/to study) they þÿ for a flat? (to look)

þÿ

5) How long 6) þÿ

7) My brother 8) How long 9) I 10) þÿ

þÿ

my homework. (not/to do) you þÿ the whole morning? (to sleep)

þÿ

Sentences, questions in the Present Perfect Progressive Exercise 2
Explanation: Present Perfect Progressive

Put in the verbs in brackets into the gaps. Use the Present Perfect Progressive/Continuous. Watch the punctuation and form sentences or questions. Do not forget to put in the subject of the questions. Example: How long _________________ here? (she/to sing) Answer: How long has she been singing here?

1) Max

þÿ

this comic book. (not/to read) þÿ French? (they/to learn) for two months now. (not/to drive) the whole morning? (she/to walk)

2) How long 3) I 4) þÿ

þÿ

5) Who 6) It þÿ

þÿ

in the garden? (to dig) much in this area. (not/to rain) þÿ this earring? (you/to wear) in her diary. (not/to write) matchstick figures the whole lesson? (he/to draw)

7) How long 8) Marie 9) þÿ þÿ

10) What

þÿ

? (we/to do)

Sentences and question in the will-future - Exercise
Explanation: will-future

Put in the verbs in brackets into the gaps. Use the will-future. Watch the punctuation and form sentences or questions. Example: ___ they ____ the match? (to win) Answer: Will they win the match?

1) They 2) þÿ

þÿ

back by 6:30 pm. (to be) you þÿ me? (to help) þÿ you again? (to see) him for being late. (not/to punish) they þÿ the contract tonight? (to sign)

3) When

þÿ

I þÿ

4) His parents 5) þÿ

6) It 7) þÿ

þÿ

us three hours to get there. (to take) this concert þÿ þÿ money for our school club? (to raise)

8) This van

with 8 people in it. (not/to break down) þÿ before tomorrow morning. (not/to close) she þÿ me a copy of her essay? (to send)

9) The meeting 10) When þÿ

Sentences and questions in the going to-future - Exercise 1
Explanation: going to-future

Put in the verbs in brackets into the gaps. Use the going to-future. Watch the punctuation and form sentences or questions. Example: ___ they __________ a football for Peter? (to buy) Answer: Are they going to buy a football for Peter?

1) She 2) þÿ

þÿ

to the stadium. (not/to walk) you þÿ to London? (to fly)

3) John 4) þÿ

þÿ

anything. (not/to eat) she þÿ at a campsite? (to stay) þÿ tomorrow? (to do)

5) What 6) I 7) þÿ

þÿ

you

Dennis tonight. (not/to see) Alexander þÿ þÿ the next bus? (to take)

þÿ

8) They 9) When

football in the gym. (not/to play) you þÿ þÿ me the book back? (to give)

þÿ

10) Angela

a week in Poland. (to spend)

Future Perfect - Statements - Exercise
Explanation: Future Perfect

Fill in the verbs in brackets in the Future Perfect. Example: He ______________ the suitcase by tomorrow. (to pack) Answer: He will have packed the suitcase by tomorrow.

1) Anne 2) We 3) She 4) I þÿ

þÿ

her bike next week. (to repair) the washing by 8 o'clock. (to do) Paris by the end of next year. (to visit) this by 6 o'clock. (to finish)

þÿ

þÿ

5) Sam 6) She

þÿ

by next week. (to leave) this with her mother tonight. (to discuss) þÿ the driver. (to arrest) their essay by tomorrow. (to write) the teams. (to manage) þÿ our mission. (to fulfil)

þÿ

7) The police 8) They 9) Paolo þÿ

þÿ

10) If we can do that - then we

Future Progressive - Statements - Exercise
Explanation: Future Progressive

Fill in the verbs in brackets in the Future Progressive. Example: Max ______________ on the computer when his mother comes home. (to play) Answer: Max will be playing on the computer when his mother comes home.

1) Peggy 2) We þÿ

þÿ

to the party on Saturday. (to come) him tomorrow. (to meet) þÿ to South Africa. (to fly) þÿ the new song. (to sing)

3) This time next week he

4) At 6 o'clock on Friday they 5) It þÿ

when I reach Bangkok. (to rain) þÿ a test. (to write) a video when I arrive tonight. (to watch) pizza soon. (to eat) when you telephone her. (to sleep) þÿ in Budapest just about now. (to arrive)

6) Tomorrow at nine I 7) Andy 8) You 9) She þÿ

þÿ

þÿ

10) They

Cumulative Verb Tense Review
Complete questions 1-10 below with the appropriate tenses, answer questions 11-15, then click the "Check" button to check your answers. 1. When Carol (call) on television.
þÿ

last night, I (watch)

þÿ

my favorite show

2. I (work)

þÿ

for this company for more than thirty years, and I intend to

stay here until I retire!

3. Sharon (love)

þÿ

to travel. She (go)

þÿ

abroad almost every

summer. Next year, she plans to go to Peru.

4. Thomas is an author. He (write)
þÿ

þÿ

mystery novels and travel memoirs.

He (write)
þÿ

since he was twenty-eight. Altogether, he (write)

seven novels, three collections of short stories and a book of poetry.

5. We were late because we had some car problems. By the time we (get)
þÿ þÿ

to the train station, Susan (wait)

for us for more than two

hours.

6. Sam (try)
þÿ

þÿ

to change a light bulb when he (slip)

þÿ

and (fell)

.

7. Everyday I (wake)

þÿ

up at 6 o'clock, (eat)

þÿ

breakfast at 7

o'clock and (leave)
þÿ

þÿ

for work at 8 o'clock. However, this morning I (get)
þÿ þÿ

up at 6:30, (skip)
þÿ

breakfast and (leave)

for

work late because I (forget)

to set my alarm.

8. Right now, Jim (read)

þÿ

the newspaper and Kathy (make)
þÿ

þÿ

dinner. Last night at this time, they (do)
þÿ þÿ

the same thing. She (cook)

þÿ

and he (read)
þÿ

þÿ

the newspaper. Tomorrow at this time, they
þÿ

(do, also)
þÿ

the same thing. She (prepare)

dinner and he

(read)

. They are very predictable people!

9. By this time next summer, you (complete)
þÿ

þÿ

your studies and (find)
þÿ

a job. I, on the other hand, (accomplish, not)
þÿ

anything. I (study, still) high paying job.

and you (work)

þÿ

in some new

10. The students (be, usually)
þÿ

þÿ

taught by Mrs. Monty. However, this week

they (be)

taught by Mr. Tanzer.

************

11. Jane talks on the phone. Bob has been talking on the phone for an hour. Mary is talking on the phone.

Who is not necessarily on the phone now?

þÿ

12. I'm going to make dinner for Frank.

I'm making dinner for Judy. I'll make dinner for Mary. I make dinner for Ted. I will be making dinner for Tony.

Who are you offering to make dinner for?

þÿ

13. Jane left when Tim arrived. Bob left when Tim had arrived. Tim arrived when Mary was leaving. John had left when Tim arrived. After Tim arrived, Frank left.

Who did not run into Tim?

þÿ

14. Jane is talking in class. Bob always talks in class. Mary is always talking in class.

Whose action bothers you?

þÿ

15. Jane never left Jamestown. Bob has never left Jamestown.

Who is still alive?

þÿ

Tenses in English, statements - Exercise 1
Explanation: English tenses Put in the verbs in brackets in the correct tenses. Example: The weather ______ nice at the weekend. (to be) Answer: The weather will be nice at the weekend.

1) I

þÿ

to the cinema yesterday. (to go) þÿ 13 tomorrow. (to be) þÿ to music every evening. (to listen) their car. It looks new again. (to clean) þÿ the piano. (to play) her left arm two weeks ago. (to break) a test now. (to write)
þÿ

2) Peter

3) My friend 4) They þÿ

5) Listen! Mr Jones 6) She 7) We þÿ

þÿ

8) Danny

a book this evening. (to read) þÿ lunch at school. (to have)

9) Ken and Emily often 10) He
þÿ

his money. So he can't buy this hamburger. (to lose)

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