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Test: Tenses - 1 - Question 1

Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word:

Houses ________ very quickly now.

Detailed Solution for Test: Tenses - 1 - Question 1

Option D is the correct answer because "are built" means that the houses these days are being constructed fast now, this is in the past continuous tense, the "past continuous tense" also known as the "past progressive tense" refers to a continuing action or state that was happening at some point in the past.

Option A is incorrect because "builds" is the present third-person form of "build" which is incorrect here because the statement is in past continuous form.

Option C is incorrect because "built" should be followed or preceded by a form of "be" which completes the sentence.

Option E is incorrect because "were built" means that they were built quickly in the past anymore and not anymore which is incorrect.

Option B is incorrect because "are building" means only in the present, while the statement is in the past continuous form.

Test: Tenses - 1 - Question 2

Your friend's brother went to Australia some time ago and he's still there. You ask your friend: (how long / be / in Australia?) ______________.

Detailed Solution for Test: Tenses - 1 - Question 2
The present perfect tense is used to describe something that happened in the past, but the exact time it happened is not important. It has a relationship with the present. Have/has + past participle makes the present perfect.

In this sentence, a mention has been made about something which has happened in the past. Now since the whole sentence is in the third person, we would be using "has" and not "have".

("have" is used in case of first and second-person framed sentences.)

Now, for the past participle, it the form of a verb, typically ending in -ed in English, which is used in forming perfect and passive tenses and sometimes as an adjective. In this case, the past becomes, "been"

Option B is correct.

Test: Tenses - 1 - Question 3

Select a suitable option to fill in the blank:

A: Is Jim watching TV?

B: Yes, he _________TV all evening.

Detailed Solution for Test: Tenses - 1 - Question 3
The present perfect continuous tense (also known as the present perfect progressive tense) shows that something started in the past and is continuing at the present time. Here the action of watching TV started in the past and is continuing in the present. The present perfect continuous is formed using the construction has/have been + the present participle (root + -ing). Hence, Option B is correct.

The rest of the options either indicate that the action has already happened (Options A and C) or it has just started and is continuing in the present (Option D).

Hence these options are incorrect.

Test: Tenses - 1 - Question 4

Fill in the blank with the most suitable option:

I can't meet you this evening. A friend of mine_________(come) to see me.

Detailed Solution for Test: Tenses - 1 - Question 4
Sometimes, speakers use the present continuous tense to indicate that something will or will not happen in the near future, here, the action of coming this evening. The present continuous is formed using am/is/are + present participle (root verb+ing). Hence, Option A is correct.

The rest of the options either indicate that the action has already happened (Options C and D) or that the action will happen in distant and indefinite future (Option B), hence they're incorrect.

Test: Tenses - 1 - Question 5

Complete the sentence with the correct form of the verb given in the bracket:

________the students__________yesterday? (study)

Detailed Solution for Test: Tenses - 1 - Question 5
The sentence contains the word 'yesterday', which indicates past tense. Of all the given options, the word that indicates simple past tense is 'did'. So, that eliminates options A) and D). Option B) has 'will study' as the second word which is simple future tense.

So, the correct answer is C) did; study.

Test: Tenses - 1 - Question 6

Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word:

Oh, someone________in my seat!

Detailed Solution for Test: Tenses - 1 - Question 6
A verb is used to express an occurrence, action, or state. It is the grammatical center of the predicate in a sentence. Option C)is sitting is correct as the sentence indicates an action is in continuation which led the speaker to exclaim Therefore, present continuous tense must be used here. The other options are wrong as no other tense suits the sentence. The correct answer is A)is sitting.
Test: Tenses - 1 - Question 7

"I will have done my work in a week" is an example of-

Detailed Solution for Test: Tenses - 1 - Question 7
The structure of the verb in the sentence is 'will have + third form of the verb' so it is a statement in the Future Perfect Tense.

The structure of present perfect tense is (Have/has + third form of the verb), hence option 'A' is incorrect as per the given question.

The structure of future continuous tense is 'Will/shall + be + verb+ing', hence option 'C' is incorrect as per the given question.

The structure of future perfect continuous tense is V/ill/shall + have + been verb+ing', hence option 'D' is incorrect as per the given question.

The correct answer is option 'B'

Test: Tenses - 1 - Question 8

The given statement has some errors. From the given options, which is the correct way of writing the given sentence?

l am having a car.

Detailed Solution for Test: Tenses - 1 - Question 8
'Have' and 'having' can be quite confusing. The rule is when we talk about something we own or possess e.g. car, house, etc or when we talk about something that has an uncertain duration e.g a cold, a headache, etc, we use 'have'. When we talk about something that has a definite beginning, duration, and end, we use 'having'. For example, I am having a baby in November, I am having dinner, etc.

Here, the sentence talks about possessing a car. So, the correct verb to use is 'have'.

The correct option is B) I have a car.

Test: Tenses - 1 - Question 9

Read the following situation and complete the given sentence:

You'll like Jill when you meet her. She____________very nice.

Detailed Solution for Test: Tenses - 1 - Question 9
Option A is the correct answer because ‘is’ is the third person forms of ‘be’, and ‘is’ is used in the present tense.

Option B and C are incorrect because they are in the past tense while the statement is in the present tense, as Jill is nice even now even though he’ll meet her in the future.

Option D is incorrect because will is in the future tense while Jill is presently nice too.

Test: Tenses - 1 - Question 10

But this________________entirely correct

Detailed Solution for Test: Tenses - 1 - Question 10

Option A is the correct answer because 'is' is used when the subject is singular, as in this case, belief.

Option B and C are incorrect because 'was' and 'were' are in the past tense whereas the statement is in the present tense.

Option D is incorrect because 'are' is used when the subject is plural which is incorrect here.

Test: Tenses - 1 - Question 11

Fill in the blank with an appropriate option:

George couldn't help me. He ___________to ask Kate.

Detailed Solution for Test: Tenses - 1 - Question 11
'Say' means 'to utter something'.

The given sentence is in past tense, as the word 'couldn't' suggests.

('Could' in 'couldn't' is the past form of 'can'.)

Option B: 'Said' is the past form of 'say'. It's a past tense verb that refers to an action that has already happened. Hence it relates to the sentence and option B is correct.

Option A: 'Says' is a simple present tense verb and states an action that is happening at the very moment. But, the action has already happened.

Option C: 'Is saying' is in present continuous tense and states a continuous action happening in the present. It is irrelevant to the past tense sentence here.

Option D: 'Has said' is in present perfect tense and states an action that just happened. But, the sentence states a past action.

Hence options A, C, and D are incorrect.

Test: Tenses - 1 - Question 12

Fill in the blank with the appropriate form of the verb given in the brackets:

Julia is very good at languages. She_________(speak) four languages very well.

Detailed Solution for Test: Tenses - 1 - Question 12
Option B is incorrect because “is speaking” means Julia is speaking four languages right now, which is incorrect.

Option D is incorrect because ‘has been speaking’ also means that Julia started speaking four languages and has been speaking them until right now, which is incorrect because she ain’t speaking them while the question is being written.

Option C is incorrect because ‘spoken’ is the past tense of speak, but Julia still speaks them and hasn’t speaking those languages.

Option A isn’t the correct answer because ‘speaks’ means she knows four languages and she speaks them.

Test: Tenses - 1 - Question 13

Fill in the blank with the appropriate verb:

The names of the merit holders ______next week

Detailed Solution for Test: Tenses - 1 - Question 13
Simple future tense is used when an action is promised or thought to occur in the

future. A simple future tense should have a "subject" + "shall/will" + "a verb"

This sentence says that "Names of the merit holders next week". Now this term

"next week" signifies that the whole event is going to happen in the future. So, for this answer, we need to use simple future tense.

Option "A"- Simple future tense

Option "B"- Is announced is a simple present tense

Option "C"- Have been announced: Present perfect continuous tense

Option "D"- Was announced: Past perfect tense

Since "will be announced" matches with the format of the simple future tense in the first paragraph, option "A" will be the answer.

Test: Tenses - 1 - Question 14

Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word:

Has she ever_______her leg?

Detailed Solution for Test: Tenses - 1 - Question 14
In the given sentence, the auxiliary 'has' indicates that the sentence is in the present perfect tense. Further, the sentence does not have a main verb and so, the answer must be a verb. Since the tense of the sentence is in the perfect form, the answer must be a verb in the past participle form.

Option A is correct, 'broken' is in the past participle form. Thus, it justifies the fact that the tense of the sentence is present perfect. Thus, it is correct.

Option B is incorrect, 'breaking' is in the continuous form and not past participle. Thus, it cannot be used in perfect tense.

Option C is incorrect, 'broke' is in the simple past form and not past participle. Thus, it cannot be used in perfect tense.

Option D is incorrect, 'breaks' are in the simple present form and not past participle. Thus, it cannot be used in perfect tense.

Test: Tenses - 1 - Question 15

Use appropriate form of verb:

She__________(visit) her Japanese relatives once in 1993 before she_______(move) in with them in 1996.

Detailed Solution for Test: Tenses - 1 - Question 15
The given sentence states a past action 'to visit' before another action took place in the past 'moved in in 1996'.

Option B: 'Had visited' is in past perfect tense. It states a past action that completed before another past action 'moved' took place. It relates to the given sentence and hence option B is correct.

Option A: 'Has visited' is in present perfect tense and states an action just completed. 'Move' is a simple present verb and states a habit or a general truth. Both are irrelevant, as the sentence states actions from before 1996.

Option C: 'Had been visiting' is in past perfect continuous tense and 'is moving' is in present continuous tense. The actions in the given sentence are in the past.

Option D: Both 'is visiting' and 'is moving' are continuous tense forms in the present. Hence options A, C, and D are wrong.

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