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Tense

Put the verbs in the brackets into the correct tense (Present Simple,
Present Continuous, Present Perfect, Past Simple, Past Continuous,
and Past Perfect Tense).

1. At present, Sunee ……………. (take) a tennis lesson.


2. Maleerat …………. (write) a letter now.
3. Every student in this class ……………… (already read) ‘A Farewell
to Arms’.
4. Please don’t interrupt me while I ………….. (speak).
5. He ……………….. (photograph) the garden right now.
6. We ……………….. (study) English for over seven years.
7. Look! The sun …………… (go) down.
8. Why ……………. (you cry)? Is there anything wrong?
9. My sisters ……………. (not stay) at home at the moment.
10.Hurry! The workers …………… (wait) for us now.
11.Listen! Someone ……………… (knock) the door.
12.While I ……………… (go) home last night, I …………… (see) a
dreadful accident.
13. I’m sure Jerry …………. (not play) badminton now.
14.Please be quiet! The baby ……………. (sleep).
15.The wind ………… (blow) hard when I …………. (come) to work
this morning.
16.Listen! The telephone …………….. (ring).
17.When she …………… (see) the mouse, she ……………… (scream).
18.Be careful! The teacher ……………. (watch) you.
19.I think the class is over. The students …………… (come) out of the
classroom now.
20.We ………………. (have) dinner when you …………….. (phone).
Rearrange the sentences given to a negative and an interrogative
sentence. Study for example.

He went to the cinema last night.


1. Did he go to the cinema last night?
2. Where did he go last night?
3. He didn’t go to the cinema last night.

1. He bought a new car last year.


1.
2.
3.
2. She can come tomorrow.
1.
2.
3.
3. They were here yesterday.
1.
2.
3.
4. He must leave early.
1.
2.
3.
5. He gave me a book.
1.
2.
3.
Choose the most suitable word or phrase to complete each sentence.
1. Right now I am looking at Janet. She …………. Angry. I wonder
what’s the matter.
A. looked B. looks C. is looking D. has looked
2. I got a package in the mail. When I ………… it, I found a surprise.
A. open B. have opened C. am opening D. opened
3. I ………… my sister for a long time. I wonder how things are going
with her.
A. don’t see B. haven’t seen C. didn’t see D. hadn’t seen
4. By March 9, 2002, all of the students in this class …………..
A. graduate B. will graduate
C. have graduated D. will have graduated
5. We ……….. very much before we sat for the exam, but we didn’t do
well at all.
A. had studied B. were studying
C. have studied D. would be studying
6. All of the students in this class ………….. hard. Final exams begin
next week.
A. study B. studied C. had studied D. have been studying
7. She had better …………. her chores before her mother gets home.
A. finishes B. finish C. finished D. would finish
8. The …………. car was finally recovered.
A. stealing B. stole C. stolen D. being stolen
9. She managed to elbow her way through the …………. rule.
A. crowds B. crowding C. crowd D. crowded
10. That ………… buzz is coming from the fluorescent light.
A. annoyed B. annoyance C. annoys D. annoying
11. Excuse me, would you mind ……….. ?
A. to repeat B. repeated C. repeating D. you repeat
12. Nobody knows for sure why he was absent. He ………. sick.
A. is B. might be C. must be D. must have been
13. Now David ………… living a warm climate.
A. used to B. is used to C. is using to D. uses to
14. I ……….. tell you how much I weigh.
A. rather not B. had rather not
C. not rather D. would rather not
15. Mrs. Grant insisted …………. the whole truth.
A. on knowing B. knowing C. to knowing D. to know
16. The jury found Mr. Adam ……….. taking the money from the
company.
A. guilt B. guilty of C. to be guilty D. with guilty for
17. My best friend suggested ……….. my major subject.
A. to change B. changed C. changes D. changing
18. I regret …………. to my mother’s advice.
A. didn’t listen B. not listening C. not to listen D. do not listen
19. He had his car ……… last week.
A. fixing B. fixed C. to fix D. to be fixed
20. What a mess! This room needs ……….. up.
A. to clean B. cleaning C. to be cleaning D. being cleaning
Choose the word or phrase the best completes each sentence.

1. These gifts are for you and (they/them/their)


2. My friend and (I/me/mine) are going to a movie.
3. Before you and (she/her/hers) leave, call home.
4. Nakhon and (they/them/theirs) will help sell tickets.
5. Daeng reads faster than (he/him/his).
6. English is more difficult for you than (she/her/hers).
7. Solving a chemistry problem takes Adam longer than (I/me/my).
8. You seem as intelligent as (he/his/him).
9. Either Peter or (her/hers/she) will go to the United States.
10. She is going with neither you nor (his/he/him).
11. Watching (they/them/those) dolphins perform made us very joyful.
12. Three of her movies (deal/deals/dealing) with social problems.
13. Can you tell us (whom/whose/who) completed this form?
14. Does he know (who/whose/whom) she is supposed to send the letter
to?
15. He is the one (who/whose/whom) should be responsible for the work.
16. If a student registers late, (one/you/he) has to pay a fine.
17. I know that either Jim or his friends (work/works/working) very
hard.
18. Neither the teachers nor administrator (is/are/have been) able to
solve the problem.
19. Neither of the books (is/are/be) interesting.
20. Somebody in the apartment upstairs (play/plays/playing) the piano at
six o’clock each morning.
Circle the form of verb to be in parentheses that agrees in number with
the subject.

1. The mystery (was/were) the footprints outside the window.


2. The frequent thunderstorms (was/were) a new experience for us.
3. The puppet shows (is/are) always a favorite entertainment for the
children.
4. The two brothers (is/are) the backbone of the organization.
5. These plants (was/were) my responsibility last month.
6. The most disagreeable part (was/were) the traffic jams.
7. Phil’s favorite fruit (is/are) blueberries.
8. The reason for the delay (is/are) those machines.
9. Piston rings (is/are) the seal between the piston and the cylinder wall.
10. The goal of dental hygiene (is/are) healthy gums and teeth.
11. The campus (look/looks) empty because many students have gone
home for the weekend.
12. Whenever I (visit/visits) Mr. Mike, he (ask/asks) me to mow his
lawn.
13.You always (guess/guesses) what I’m thinking.
14.They (seem/seems) to be interested in investment banking.
15. The pool (close/closes) at nine o’clock on Saturday.
16. We (plan/plans) to go skiing in Colorado next winter.
17. Elliot (say/says) that you (make/makes) the best avocado soup he
has ever tasted.
18.That puppy (follow/follows) us wherever we (go/goes).
19.This boutique (sell/sells) imported silk shirts and scarves.
20.Molly (know/knows) that I (enjoy/enjoys) all types of sporting
events.
Complete the sentences with appropriate forms of verb.
1. I (suppose) ………… I must go now, my wife (wait)…………for me
at home.
2. The train still (stand) ………… in the station. (You think)…………we
can just catch it?
3.As she (cross) ………… the street, she (slip)……….. and (fall) ……
…..
4. As soon as you (call) ………… on me, I (leave) ………… here for the
United States of America tomorrow.
5. My watch (not go) ………… for one week, and I have no time to have
it mended.
6. When I (see) ………… him he (sing)…………and (smoke)…………a
cigar at the same time.
7.She (think) ………… of something else all the time I (talk)…………to
her
8. My wife (go)………… to have a baby when this month (end)………

9. She (have) ………… a drink after she (have) …………her dinner.
10. The boys (play) ………… in the garden when we (visit) …………
their parents this afternoon.
11.We (be) ………… under the impression that they (make)…………a
mistake.
12.I (wait) …………. here nearly half an hour for my girl-friend Pani, do
you think she (forget) ………… to come?
13. You must wake her, because she (sleep) ………… soundly for five
hours.
14. She (go) ………… back to the country when I (write) ………… to
her.
15. Jack (return) ………… this book to the library before the seventh day
(come) …………
Tense

Choose the best answer.


1. Malee ………….. me this car next week.
A. lends B. lent C. is going to lend D. has lent
2. He ……… tennis since last month.
A. hasn’t played B. didn’t play C. isn’t playing D. won’t play
3. Suda ……….. for his company.
A. had worked B. works C. worked D. was working
4. Hurry up! We all ………… for you.
A. are waiting B. wait C. had waited D. waited
5. Now he ………… a book about Canada.
A. has written B. writes C. wrote D. is writing.
6. When water ……….. it ………. ice.
A. freezes, becomes B. froze, became
C. had frozen, had become D. froze, has become
7. Pim ……….. in England when she was 25.
A. goes B. went C. has gone D. was going to
8. Since Jim ………. to Bangkok, his friends …………. from him.
A. goes, haven’t heard B. went, haven’t heard
C. had gone, hadn’t heard D. goes, hadn’t heard
9. When I got home, I …….. the water ……….. down the kitchen walls.
A. find, runs B. find, is running
C. found, ran D. found, was running
10. I’m sure we …….. before.
A. meet B. met C. have met D. had met
11. Have some wine. Then you ………. better soon.
A. are feeling B. feel C. felt D. will feel
12. The children ……… television at the present moment.
A. are watching B. watches C. have watched D. watched
13. They ……….. dinner when their friends arrived.
A. were having B. are having C. will have D. have
14. After I ………… with Suda for a few weeks, I felt I ………. her
pretty well.
A. worked, knew B. had worked, knew
C. have worked, have known D. work, know
15. What …………… at seven o’clock yesterday evening?
A. are you doing B. do you do C. were you doing D. did you do
16. She will pay us back when she ………. job.
A. will get B. got C. has got D. gets
17. I promise I ……… you tonight.
A. call B. will call C. will have called D. called
18. Peter felt very tired. He ………. twelve hours a day for almost a
month.
A. had been working B. was working
C. has been working D. had worked
19. We ………… all our money so we can’t buy anything else.
A. have spent B. spend C. had spent D. are spending
20. Mount Everest ……………. the highest mountain in the world.
A. had been B. was C. has been D. is
Put the verb in brackets into the SIMPLE PAST or the PAST
CONTINUOUS TENSE.
1. I (wash) ……….. my car when Paul (call)…………..
2. My family (go) …………. to London last summer.
3. Two years ago my grandfather (die) …………….
4. It (happen) ……………. while I (study) …………… in England.
5. I (watch) ……………….. TV at 8 p.m. Last night.
6. The dog (sleep) ………………… under the table.
7. Who (break) …………….. the window last night?
8. We (have) ……………. dinner at 7 p.m. yesterday evening.
9. Mary (work) ………… in this company in 1995.
10. They (get married) …………… three years go.

Put the verbs in brackets into the PAST SIMPLE, or the PRESENT
PERFECT.
1. He (die) …………… last year.
2. I (never see) ……………… a ghost.
3. Jenny (garden) ……………. all morning.
4. We (know) …………….. them from two weeks.
5. It’s one of the most interesting movies I (ever see) …………….
6. Mary (be born) ………………. in 1985.
7. My family (spend) …………….. three weeks in Singapore last year.
8. We couldn’t get out. It (rain) ……………. down all morning.
9. Cathy (not play) ……………. Tennis since she (break) …………. her
right arm.
10. The children (just have) ………… lunch.
Put the verbs in brackets into the SIMPLE PAST, or the PAST PERFECT.
1. We (come) …………. home by taxi because we (miss) ………… the
last bus.
2. The police finally (arrest) …………… the thief.
3. I (wonder) ………….. who (leave) ……………. the door open.
4. I (feel) ……….. very tired because I (work) …………. for about 8
hours.
5. Our books (not arrive) ………….. when we (leave) …………. home
this morning.
6. I (just start) ………….. my dinner when the telephone (ring) ………...
7. When the teacher (find) …………….. them, they (hide) …………..
for three hours.
8. Jerry (not accept) ………… the invitation because she (already
decide) ………….. to stay home.
9. Kate (be) ……….. very angry because she (wait) ………….. for her
boyfriend since morning.
10. I (tell) ………….. him that I (finish)……………
Choose the best answer in each of the following sentences.
1. The report shows that my sales are going up all the time! They doubled
last month and they ………. up by 30% by the end of the year.
A. must have gone B. have to go
C. may have gone D. went
2. I ………. a small mistake.
A. can have made B. may have made
C. have made D. should have made
3. – Hello?
- ……… I speak to Tom, please?
A. Could B. Will C. Might D. Would
4. ……… you like to go and see “Evolution” this afternoon?
A. Will B. Do C. Shall D. Would
5. – Wow! I’d like to have one like that too.
- I …….. take you to that shop if you want.
A. can B. would C. may D. should
6. Information Office, …….. I help you?
A. will B. can C. should D. may
7. ………. You tell him that I called, please?
A. May B. Can C. Could D. Will
8. Who ……… I say is calling?
A. can B. should C. may D. will
9. I think he’ll be back in thirty minutes. When ……… to see him?
A. would you like B. do you like
C. will you like D. can you like
10. John ……… with us if he had not been offered a higher position at
that company.
A. could have worked B. works
C. could work D. can work
11. As I have not received the book from you yet, ……… to see that you
received my letter?
A. could you please check B. may you please check
C. do you please check D. can you check please
12. If the consumption of these energy sources continue at the present
rate, we ……… foresee their being used up.
A. will B. may C. can D. would
13. There are still problems to overcome before the device ………. be
widely used to generate power.
A. will B. may C. should D. can
14. Experts agree that changes in eating habits …….. ease the pain of
ulcer. (ulcer = แผลพุพอง)
A. may B. can C. should D. will
15. Children of our age ……. begin to know what’s going on around us.
A. can B. should C. may D. will
16. You want to persuade your friend to visit a discotheque. What ……
…. you say?
A. would B. do C. can D. may
17. Your English teacher invites you to his birthday party. You ……. go
because you’ll have a job interview on that day.
A. don’t B. may not C. won’t D. can’t
18. I’m sure I ….. win.
A. can B. will C. should D. may
19. I want to post this letter to Egypt. …….. you help me?
A. May B. Will C. Can D. Do
20. A region so dry that most people, animals, and plants …………. live
in is called a desert.
A. can’t B. don’t C. won’t D. mustn’t
Put the verbs in brackets into the correct form.
1. I (wear) ……………. some warm clothes today, if I were you. It’s
quite cold outside.
2. You (not have) ………………… the accident if you’d been more
careful.
3. If I (have) ………………….. enough money, I’d buy a new car.
4. If you (wait) ……………….. for a few minutes. I’ll come into town
with you.
5. I would have told you if I (know) ………………..
6. People (like) ………………… Robert more if he didn’t always talk
about himself.
7. I (speak) ………………. to my boss about my holidays today if I get
the chance.
8. If he (make) ………………… a promise, he always keeps it.
9. I’d go to the cinema more often if it (not be) ………………… so
expensive.
10. I (not leave) ……………….. my last job if the wages had been better.
11. He always (get) …………………. Angry if you talk to him about
politics.
12. If you go out without a coat, you (catch) ………………. a cold.
13. If you (ask) …………….. me, I would have helped you.
14. What (you do) ……………….. if you saw someone drowning if the
sea?
15. I’ll go out this evening if I (not be) ……………….. too busy.
16. James (be) …………… disappointed if he fails the test.
17. If I were you, I (not lend) ………………. her any money.
18. I will walk home if the train (not come) ………………. soon.
19. If I didn’t have to work so hard, I (be) …………….. very happy.
20. If I had known your address, I (write) …………… to you.
Put in the correct forms of the verbs.
1. You can’t help (like) ……………. him.
2. We decided (stay) …………… at home.
3. We expect (hear) …………….. from Ann soon.
4. Do you fancy (go) ……………. out tonight?
5. I don’t feel like (cook) ………………………
6. When do you finish (study) …………………..?
7. I’ve given up (smoke) …………………..
8. Imagine (be) ………………… married to her!
9. I managed (find) ……………….. a taxi.
10. Would you mind (pass) ………………… the bread?
11. I missed (see) ……………… the beginning of the film.
12. She pretended (be) …………….. ill.
13. Don’t put off (see) ……………….. the doctor.
14. He spends ages (talk) ……………. on the phone.
15. I want (see) ………………. the manager.
16. Do you enjoy (watch) ………….. football?
17. The officer made me (empty) ………………. my suitcase.
18. We stopped (work) …………………. at one.
19. I can’t (tell) …………………. anyone. It’s a secret.
20. I have no money left. Let me (borrow) ……………… some.

Choose the correct answer.


1. Jane is ……………. attractive than Pete.
A. much B. more C. very D. too
2. Even though I have fewer classes, I have ……………. Time than last
semester.
A. less B. fewer C. few D. more
3. …………….. people travel by train nowadays as compared to ten
years ago.
A. Little B. Less C. Fewer D. Few
4. My brother learns ………….. than I.
A. much faster B. more faster
C. too faster D. so faster
5. Tom is ………… boy is the class.
A. more clever B. the cleverest
C. most clever D. the cleverer
6. Pam is ……………. than Pit.
A. much hard-working B. more hard-working
C. much hard worker D. more hard worker
7. I like you ……………… and more every day.
A. less B. much C. many D. more
8. Things are getting worse and ………………..
A. A. bad B. worse C. worst D. best
9. You aren’t angry enough. Can you shout rather ………….. ?
A. less angrily B. more angrily
C. less angry D. more angry
10. Can you stay a little …………………?
A. longer B. long C. longest D. more longer
11. He drinks ………….. coffee as I do.
A. as many B. less C. as much D. more
12. Sandy is a ………… worker than Cindy.
A. very efficiently B. more efficiently
C. very efficient D. more efficient
13. Jim is …………. any other man in this country.
A. more rich than B. richer than
C. the richest D. richest
14. This film is …………….. of all.
A. the least interesting B. less interesting
C. least interesting D. the less interesting
15. Your accent is ………. in the class.
A. worse B. the worst C. bad D. more worse
16. Jim is much ………… than his brother.
A. older B. oldest C. old D. more old
17. Sally and Molly are the same height. So Sally is …………. Molly.
A. taller than B. not tall as C. as tall as D. the tallest
18. He behaves …………… his brother.
A. more bad than B. as bad as
C. worse than B. as badly as
19. Out trip was much ………….. we’d expected.
A. cheap as B. cheaper than
C. more cheap than D. cheaper as
20. Mount Everest is ……………. mountain in the world.
A. the highest B. high C. most high D. higher

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