Verb tenses (advanced level) Fill in the blanks with the verbs in brackets: 1.

The Jones _________(go) to Italy next summer. 2. I __________(never / visit) our friends in London and ___(spend) the night wi th them in my whole life. 3. I ________(try) it three times and _____(be) successful at it only once. 4. ______you______(ever/ read) War and Peace? 5. How many times _______you______(be) to the movies this week? 6. When _____you last _____(see) your parents? 7. What ______you_______(do) when I _______(knock) on the door? 8. Mary ___________(sew) while John _________(fix) the stereo. 9. She ________(look) for her pen when she _________(find out) that she ________ _(have) it in her purse all the time. 10. When she ________(already/leave) home, she ________(realize) she _________(f orget) her checkbook. 11. Usually , until the airplane ___________(take off), you ___(have to) fasten your seatbelts. 12. It _____________(rain) for 2 hours when we _______(decide) to go out. 13. I wish the train ________(neg / arrive) late today, then I ____(be able to) get there on time. 14. It's high time you kids ________(learn) the Math table from memory. 15. She says she'd rather he _______(travel) tomorrow, because it ______________ (rain) cats and dogs for the last couple of hours. 16. She usually _________(drive) to work, but she ______(go) by bus this week be cause her car _________(repair).

17.I _______(meet) John while I _________(wait) for the bus this evening. A. A. B. B.I __________(neg / know).He ______(seem) to be alright. but he ________(neg / fin d) another yet.Well.I _______(hear) he _________(just / get) a new job. We __________(stay) at a hotel until we ________(find) ourselves a house to buy.For only three weeks. _____you _____(know) where Brian is? I _________(neg / see) him since luncht ime.How about your exams? _______you________(pass)? B. A. 18. she . 20. 21. A. _________he? A.How long _____you_________(live) in NYC? B. When she __________(hear) the news. but I __________(let) you know as soon as I ______( hear) the news. he _________(quit) his job about a month ago.How ____(be) he? I ___________(neg / see) him for months. He _____________(still / look for) one. 19.

24. We _____________(enjoy) the movie when the lights _______(go out). even though we _________(send) them a special invitation._______you________(decide) how to spend your prize . The baby always __________(wake up) when we _________(try) to sleep. 22. 26. They ____________(neg / come)._________(begin) to cry. 25. 23. I ____________(work) upstairs when Gina _______(fall) down the stairs. A.

29.Not yet.Ann ____________(sit) on the ground now. 31. but I think we ___________(go) to Pearl Jam concert on Saturday if w e _______(can). She __________(need) so me exercise because she _________________(sit) in the office all day long. It _____________(still / rain). We ______________(buy) a new car. A. 27. Mary __________(go) for a swim after work yesterday. never. She _______(look) tired and ____ _(be) short of breath. Either he__________(go out).money? B. A.Why? ______she______________(run)? 30. we_______. They ____________(know) each other only for a few weeks. B. 33. but ___ ______(there to be) no answer. I wish it _________(stop).Yes. It ______________ (rain) all day! 32. I _________(go) up to Scott's room and _________(knock) on the door._______you_______(have got) the tickets? B. 28. We ________(be) all surprised when Andy and Jen __________(get married) last year. but I _________(go) to Canada last year. or he . A-________you________(ever / be) to the United States? B.No.

but she has been going by bus this week because her car is still being repaired. I wish the train wouldn't arrive late today. It's high time you kids learned the Math table from memory. She says she'd rather he traveled tomorrow. Have you ever read War and Peace? 5. Usually . you have to fasten your seatbelt. Aren't they ready? I wish they ___________(get dressed) hours ago! Answer key 1. 13. Do you know where Brian is? I haven't seen him since . I have tried it three times and was successful at it only once. Mary was sewing while John was fixing the stereo. We sure ____________(get lost) if we _____ ____(neg / have) one. 37. I'm glad we ________(have) a map. 10. She usually drives to work. She was looking for her pen when she found out that she'd had it in her purse all the time. I wish I __________(know) the answer. Jill is an experienced professional. 35. 2. 4. 16. 34. 11. What were you doing when I knocked on the door? 8. It had been raining for 2 hours when we decided to go out. ______you_______(like) to com e? 36. 3. 12. 39. When did you last see your parents? 7. 14. I ____________(go) to the theater on Saturday. until the airplane takes off. she realized she had forgotten her checkbook . 38. 9. She _______________(teach) for 30 years next month. How many times have you been to the movies this week? 6. That's a tough question. I_________________(die) when my son _________(become) a great-grandfather. because it has been raining cats and dogs for the last couple of hours. 15. When she had already left home. 17. then I would be able to get the re on time.__________(neg / want) to talk to anyone. The Jones are going to Italy next summer. I have never visited our friends in London and spent the night with them in m y whole life.

They had know n each other only for a few weeks. I am going to the theater on Saturday.Have you decided how to spend your prize money? B.How long have you been living in NYC? B. The baby always wakes up when we are trying to sleep. She will have been working as a teacher for 30 years next month.I don't know. 29. A. I wish I knew the answer. even though we had sent them a special invitation. A. They didn't come. It has been raining all day! 32. never. but there was no answer. or he didn't want to talk to anyone. We were enjoying the movie when the lights went out. but I went to Canada last year. Mary went for a swim after work yesterday. I will have died when my son becomes a greatgrandfather. A.I hear he has just gotten a new job. Aren't they ready? I wish they had gotten dressed hours ago! . 37.lunchtime. A.I met John while I was waiting for the bus this evening.No. A. 33. 35. We are going to buy a new car. 18. B. 21. but I will let you know as soon as I hear / have heard the news . She looks tired and is short of breath.Yes. Jill is an experienced professional. It is still raining.Have you got the tickets? B. 23. A. B.How is he? I haven't seen him for months. 31. we have. I went up to Scott's room and knocked on the door. We would have gotten lost if we hadn't had one. She needed some exercise because she had been sitting in the office all day long. but I think we will go to Pearl Jam concert on Saturday if we can. 22. I'm glad we had a map. 20.How about your exams? Have you passed? B. he quit his job about a month ago. Would you like to come? 36. but he hasn't found another yet. Either he had gone out. 24. 19. That's a tough question. 38. We were all surprised when Andy and Jen got married last year. 25. I wish it would stop. she began to cry. A. 34.Ann is sitting on the ground now.Have you ever been to the United States? B.He seems to be alright. 39. B. When she heard the news.For only three weeks.Well. I was working upstairs when Gina fell down the stairs. 26. We are staying at a hotel until we find / have found ou rselves a house to buy. 27.Not yet. A. 28. He is still looking for one.Why? Has she been running? 30. hasn't he? A.

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