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Supply the correct tense.

1/ They (just decide) __________ that they (undertake) ___________ the job.

2/ We (go) ___________ to the theatre last night.

3/ He usually (write) __________ in green ink.

4/ She (play) __________ the piano when our guests (arrive) __________ last night.

5/ We (do) __________ an English exercise at the moment.

6/ She (just come) __________ in and (see) __________ you in 5 minutes.

7/ I (come) __________ as soon as my work is finished.

8/ Where (yougo) __________ for your holiday last year ?

9/ I (not leave) _________ Paris since we (go) _________ to Dieppe three years ago.

10/ My mother (come) __________ to stay with us next weekend.

11/ We (meet) __________ only yesterday and (already decide) __________ to get married.

12/ I (never see) __________ snow.

13/ Violets (bloom) __________ in spring.

14/ We (not live) ___________ in England for the last two months.

15/ I (lose) _________ my keys; I cannot remember where I last (see) _________ them.

16/ He (not arrive) __________ when I (write) __________ my last letter to you.

17/ Whenever you (go) _________ to town nowadays, you (spend) _________ a lot of money.

18/ I (never forget) __________ what you (just tell) __________ me.

19/ They (prepare) __________ the Christmas dinner today.

20/ When I last (stay) ___________ in Cairo, I (ride) __________ to the Pyramids on a camel that my friend (borrow) ____________ the day before.

21/ I (finish) ___________ the book before my next birthday.

22/ “Hello! (You make) __________ a cake ?

23/ He (walk) __________ very quickly when I (meet) __________ him yesterday.

24/ We (meet) __________ you tomorrow after you (finish) __________ your work.

25/ Yesterday I (buy) __________ a new watch as my old one (be) __________ stolen.


Choose the best option to finish each sentences: 

  1. She was thoughtfully looking at him while he _______ a newspaper
    1. read           was reading            C. has read      D. has been reading
  2. While I _____  the floor, Mrs. Paker began cooking
    1. swept was sweeping         C. has swept    D. has been sweeping
  3. I just ____ a telegram to say that my poor friend is badly ill again.
    1. had have had     C. was having D. has been having
  4. I have lost my key again. I _____  I lost things to often
    1. always am always losing    C. have always lost     D. was always losing
  5. I _____ Ann at her father ‘s house twenty years ago and _____  her ever since.
    1. met/ have known was meeting/ knew C. met/ knew D. have met/ was working
  6. Higher education in the US _____ in 1636 when the first colonists         Harvard College
    1. has began/ founded B. began/ have founded
    2. began/ founded        D. was beginning/ have founded
  7. When Jack ___ me, I a letter
    1. was phoning/ wrote B. phoned/ has been writing
    2. phoned/ was writing           D. has phoned/ was writing 8. He wil _____ here till he ___         everything.
    3. stay/ will do             B. stay/ won’t do          C. stay/ does                 D. will stay/ doesn’t do
  8. In case the weather           good, they      fishing
    1. is/ go will be/ go   C. will be/ will go        D. is/ will go
  9. By 8o’clock they
    1. will have will be having         C. will have had          D. is having
  10. By the end of this week he ____ the translation
    1. will finish will have finished   C. will be finishing      D. is finishing
  11. Before you _______ I  all the work
    1. come/ do will come/ will do C. will come/ do           D. come/ will do
  12. By the time we ____ to the forest, the rain
    1. will get/ will stop will get/ will have stopped
    2. get/ will stop                                                  D. get/ will have stopped
  13. I think he ______ the letter by this time.
    1. will answer will have answered C. will be answering   D. has answered  15. I  _____ my report when you entered the hall
     A. made                        B. have been making    C. was making

16. They  _____ the new words yesterday from three to seven.

D. have made
     A. learnt                         B. have been learning C. have learnt

17. She _____  this exercise yesterday at 8o’clock

D. were learning
     A. wrote                        B. has written

18. My mother often          morning exercise

C. has been writing D. was writing
     A. do                             B. does

19. She _____  some cakes yesterday at 2p.m

C. doing D. has done
     A. make                         B. has been making

20. He  _____  me to the party yesterday.

C. has made D. was making
     A. invited                      B. has invited

21. He _____  a book two days ago.

C. has been invited D. was inviting
     A. read                          B. has been reading C. was reading D. has read
22. Miss Brown’s telephone _____ when she
     A. rang/ dressed B. was ringing/ was dressing
     C. was ringing/ dresses D. rang/ was dressing
  1. When he ______ into the office, the secretary ______ a crossword puzzle
     A. came/ was doing                                            B. was coming/ was doing

C. was coming/ did                                             D. came/ did

24. Why ____  to me while I  _____ ?

A. did you not listen/ was speaking                   B. were you not listening/ was speaking

C. were you not listening/ spoke         D. did you not listen/ spoke  25. He _____  for her, but she never.

A. was waiting/ was coming                              B. waited/ was coming

C. was waiting/ came                                         D. was waiting/ comes

26. While I ______ for him to call up, he               a good time in the bar.

A. waited/ was having                                        B. have waited/ was having

C. was waiting/ have had                                    D. was waiting/ was having

27. They _____  this film last week.
     A. have seen                 B. saw                           C. have been seeing

28. She  ______  the picture when I came

D. were seeing
     A. painted                     B. has painted               C. was painting

29. They ______  the new words yesterday from three till seven

D. have been
     A. learnt                        B. were learning            C. have learnt

30. It  ______  this week.

D. have been learning
     A. rained                       B. has rained                 C. was raining

31. She _____  a bath at seven o’clock last night .

D. rains
     A. was having               B. had                           C. has had

32. She _____  dishes already.

D. has been having
     A. was washing            B. washed                     C. has washed

33. They ______  supper when the telephone rang.

D. has been washing
     A. had                           B. have had                   C. were having

34. I  ______  you for ages.

D. have been having
            A. didn’t meet            B. haven’t met            C. was not meeting 35. Last summer, he     to Ha Long Bay. D. haven’t been meeting
     A. has gone                   B. was going                 C. went D. has been going
  1. While she _____ , she _____ the doorbell, then voices
    1. was washing up/ heard washed up/ has heard         C. has washed/ was hearing    D. was washing up/ was hearing
  2. “She _____ tea”, let’s go to the dinning room.
    1. was making           made           C. has made    D. has been making
  3. The library ______ by the time I  ____  there
    1. had closed/ got closed/ got C. closed/ had got       D. has closed/ got

39.When my friend            , I ______  an exercise for an hour

  1. was coming/ had been doing                         B. came/ was doing
  2. was coming/ has been doing                          D. came/ had been doing
  3. We _____ while he
  4. read/ was eating       B. were reading/ ate      C. read/ ate                     D. was reading/ was eating
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