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Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 1

Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word:

_________English before?

Detailed Solution for Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 1
In the above sentence, the question asks if the subject has studied English before. Thus, the word 'before' suggests that the action is completed in the present. Thus, the answer must be in present perfect tense.

Option A is incorrect. It does not contain a main verb and thus, makes the sentence grammatically incorrect.

Option B is incorrect. 'Do you study' is in the simple present tense and thus, indicates that the action is incomplete, making it incorrect.

Option C is incorrect. 'Are you studying' suggests that the action is still incomplete and is also going on at the moment and thus, is incorrect.

Option D is correct. 'Have you studied' correctly indicates that the action of 'studying' has been completed in the present and is also in the present perfect tense. Hence, it meets all the required conditions of the correct answer.

Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 2

Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word:

She_______the bus every day.

Detailed Solution for Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 2
Here, 'takes' as Simple Present Tense is correct because it is used to indicate a future event on a designated date as part of a plan. Here, future event is 'taking the bus every day'. 'Taking/is taking' as present continuous is incorrect as it implies an action going on at the time of speaking. 'Take' as future simple is incorrect as it indicates an action, condition, or circumstance which has not taken place as yet.
Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 3

Fill in the blank with the correct option:

Anita_____find her biology notebook since last week.

Detailed Solution for Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 3

The given sentence talks about an event that began in the past and is continuing in the present.

Present perfect tense describes an action that happened at an indefinite time in the past or that began in the past and continues in the present. This tense is formed by using “has/have” or "has/have been" with the past form of the verb. Most past verb forms end in “-ed”. Irregular verbs have special past forms that must be memorized. For example - I have read so many books I can’t keep count.

Options B and C are in the wrong format, while option A can't be used as it is in simple present form and 'since last week' in the sentence indicates the use of present perfect form. Therefore option D is incorrect.

Option D is the correct answer.

Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 4

I __________ working all afternoon and have just finished the assignment.

Detailed Solution for Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 4
Explanation:

  • Present Perfect Continuous Tense: The sentence is describing an action that started in the past and has just been completed. This tense is used to show that an action started in the past and is still continuing or has just been completed.

  • Correct Answer Choice: The correct answer is B: had been as it correctly reflects the past continuous nature of the action that was ongoing until just recently.

  • Incorrect Choices:

    • A: have been - This choice is in the present perfect continuous tense, which does not accurately reflect the completion of the action in the past.

    • C: shall be - This choice is in the future tense and does not match the past action described in the sentence.

    • D: am - This choice is in the present tense and does not convey the past continuous nature of the action.



Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 5

Complete the sentence using the appropriate option:

A: The ceiling in this room doesn't look very safe, does it?

B: No, it looks as if_______down, (it/fall)

Detailed Solution for Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 5
Sometimes, speakers use the present continuous tense to indicate that something will or will not happen in the near future, here, the action of the ceiling falling down. In that case, we use "going to". 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 is happening at present (Option C), the action will happen in distant and indefinite future (Option B), or the action is hypothetical/unreal (Option D). Hence they're incorrect.

Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 6

Select the appropriate form of the verb to fill in the blank:

I________(go) to a party tomorrow night Would you like to come too?

Detailed Solution for Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 6
Sometimes, speakers use the present continuous tense to indicate that something will or will not happen in the near future, here, the action of 'going to a party tomorrow'. The present continuous is formed using am/is/are + present participle (root verb+ing). Hence, Option A is correct.

The rest of the options all indicate that the action has already happened, hence they're incorrect.

Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 7

Use the most appropriate tense of the verb:

We always go to Ireland for our holidays. We________(go) there for years.

Detailed Solution for Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 7
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 going to Ireland 'during the holidays' is continuing to the present. The present perfect continuous is formed using the construction has/have been + the present participle (root verb + -ing). Hence, Option B is correct.

The rest of the options either indicate that the action has already happened or had happened (Options A and C), or is a continuous action in the present (Option D); hence they're incorrect.

Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 8

Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word.

A: I do hope we can watch TV tonight

B: Oh, yes. I'm sure___________the serial by now.

Detailed Solution for Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 8

The context refers to an action that will be completed by the time of speaking. The future perfect tense is used for actions that will be completed before some other point in the future. It is written as will have + [past participle]. In option B, “they’ll have put up” implies that the TV will be switched on by now. As this option uses the correct formula, this is correct. “They’ll put up” indicates simple future tense. However, as the context does not make the sequence of events clear (by using before or after something) the future perfect tense is used to show what happened first. Thus, this option is incorrect. “They’d put up” is a contraction of they would’ and is incorrect as would is used to indicate a preference or wish. This does not concur with the sentence. “They’ll be put up” implies someone will be accommodated for a stay at a place which is not their home. This is incorrect in the context. Thus, option B is correct.

Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 9

Find out the correct sentence among the following:

Detailed Solution for Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 9
The subject in these options is 'Ram and Sita'. The subject refers to two people, hence it is plural. The verb must agree with the subject in person and number. (Called the subject-verb agreement) When the subject is singular, the verb must be singular. When the subject is plural, the verb must be plural. In option D, 'are' is a plural verb, that agrees with the plural subject 'Ram and Sita'. Hence option D is correct. Option A: 'Plays' is in the third person singular form. It refers to a subject that is singular, whereas here it is plural. Option B: 'Has' in 'has played' is singular. Its plural form is 'have', which is not present here. Option C: Similarly, 'was' in 'was playing' is also singular. (The plural form is 'were'.) These sentences are incorrect, as the verbs do not agree with the plural subject in each case. Hence options A, B, and C are incorrect.
*Multiple options can be correct
Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 10

Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate forms of the given verbs:

Sonia______(look) for a place to live. She________(stay) with her sister until she finds somewhere to live.

Detailed Solution for Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 10

The first blank specifies something that is happening that is why we are supposed to use the present continuous (also called present progressive). It is a verb tense which is used to show that an ongoing action is happening now, either at the moment of speech or now in a larger sense. The present continuous can also be used to show that an action is going to take place in the near future. It ends in"-ing".

Thus Option C and B becomes wrong.

For the second blank, it specifies something that would happen in the future and it is relative to the speaker or writer. That is why we would be using simple future tense.

In option D, "Staying" is in present continuous tense instead of simple future tense. Option A is correct.

Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 11

Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word:

He said he_____her.

Detailed Solution for Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 11
In the given sentence, 'said' indicates that the tense of the sentence is simple past tense. Thus, the answer must be in the past tense.

Option A is incorrect, 'know' is in the simple present tense and not the simple past tense. Thus, using it will make the tense of the sentence inconsistent.

Option B is incorrect, 'is knowing' is in the present continuous tense and not the simple past tense. Thus, using it will make the tense of the sentence inconsistent.

Option C is incorrect, 'known' is a past participle. A past participle can only be used in the perfect form of a tense. Here, the tense is simple past and so, 'known' cannot be used. Option D is correct, 'knew' is in the simple past tense. Thus, it has the required tense and is the correct answer.

Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 12

Read the following statement and find if the verb used is correct or not If not then correct:

I’m going to Paris tomorrow. I'm staying there until next Friday.

Detailed Solution for Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 12
The present continuous tense is formed with the subject plus the present particle form (-ing) of the main verb and the present continuous tense of the verb to be: am, is, are.

The present continuous tense is a grammatical tense that can be used to describe when an action happened, or may happen. You can use it to describe both events that are happening in the present - right now, while you are talking about something, or in the future - something that may or will happen later on.

For this particular sentence, a specification has been made about something that is about to happen which is present continuous tense and the verb form is also in the right order.

Option A is correct.

Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 13

Fill in the blank with the most suitable option:

He___________football for two hours before his mother called him for dinner.

Detailed Solution for Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 13
Here, 'had been playing' in present perfect continuous is correct because it is used to indicate an action that started at some point in the past and may or may not be complete. Here, 'for two hours' indicates an action that started at some point in the past. 'Is playing' in present continuous is incorrect because it implies an action going on at the time of speaking. 'Had played' in past perfect is incorrect because it is used to indicate a completed action of the past that happened before another event took place. 'Has played' in present perfect is incorrect because it is used to indicate an action which started in the past and has continued up until now.
Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 14

Measure_________(take) to maintain peace and order in the district A portion of the book contained allegedly derogatory remarks against Guru Gobind Singh.

Detailed Solution for Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 14

Here, 'was taken' in simple past tense is correct because it indicates an action that has already been completed. Here, step (in the past) was taken to maintain peace and order in the district. 'Has been taken' in present perfect continuous tense is incorrect because it is used to indicate an action that started at some point in the past and may or may not be complete. 'Will be taken' in future continuous tense is incorrect because it indicates what will be going on in the near future. Was being taken' in present continuous is incorrect because it implies an action going on at the time of speaking.

Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 15

Put the verb into the correct form:

The house was very quiet when I got home. Everybody________(go) to bed.

Detailed Solution for Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 15
The correct answer is Option B

The correct answer is the past perfect form of the verb 'go' because the action in the sentence has been completed.

Thus Option B- HAD GONE is the correct answer.

Options A, C, and D are incorrect because:

Option A - HAS GONE is in the present tense.

Option C- WILL GO is the future tense.

Option D- HAD WENT is grammatically incorrect because the verb 'go' is to be used. Therefore Option B is the correct answer.

Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 16

Choose the correct word/phrase to complete the given sentence:

The dolphin _______when they___________it

Detailed Solution for Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 16
The simple present tense is used to talk about a habitual action, like the regular feeding of the dolphin. The present tense of dance is "dances" and in third person, plural is "feed". Hence, Option D is correct.

The rest of the options do not express relevant verb forms. Hence they're incorrect.

Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 17

Frame suitable question as per the situation:

it's Ann's birthday next week. You want to give her a present but you don't know what. You ask a friend for advice. What ___________

Detailed Solution for Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 17
The simple future is a verb tense that’s used to talk about things that haven’t happened yet, here, gifting Ann a present. We use the simple future to talk about an action or condition that will begin and end in the future. The formula for the simple future is shall/will + [root form of verb], that is, shall gift. Hence, Option C is correct.

The rest of the options do not express this condition.

Option A does not ask for advice, but asks to be told what to gift. The situation calls for advice, and 'shall' expresses it.

Option B states an action already happened and D states a continuous action in the present.

Hence these options are incorrect.

Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 18

The following sentence has not been edited. There is one error in the line. Choose the option that has the incorrect word and the correction against it:

He moved through the row and sit on a chair.

Detailed Solution for Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 18
The given sentence is in simple past form as can be inferred from the word 'moved'. Therefore the accompanying verb in the sentence 'sit' should also be in its simple past form which is 'sat'. Therefore options B, C, and D are incorrect.

Whereas other options are not in simple past form, therefore, are incorrect. Option A is the correct answer.

Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 19

Fill in the blank with a suitable option:

I_________(not /go) to see them because I was very busy elsewhere.

Detailed Solution for Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 19
The given sentence is in past tense, as suggested by these words 'was busy'.

Options B and D: 'Haven't gone' and 'don't go' are in present perfect tense and simple present tense, respectively. They are not suitable here since the sentence is in past tense. Hence options B and D are incorrect.

Option A: 'Hadn't gone' is in past perfect tense. It states a completed action in the past, before another action took place in the past. The given sentence does not mention two simultaneous actions, hence this tense is not suitable, and option A is correct.

Option C: 'Didn't go' is in simple past tense. It states an action that happened in the past. It agrees with the given sentence, referring to a past action in the negative.

Hence option C is correct.

Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 20

Fill in the blank with the most appropriate option:

He_______at that office for a long time.

Detailed Solution for Test: Tenses - 2 - Question 20
Here, 'has been working' in Present Perfect Continuous Tense is correct because it is used to indicate an action that started at some point in the past and may or may not be complete. Here, 'for a long time' suggests an action that started at some point in the past and may or may not be complete. Works' in present simple is incorrect because it is used to indicate a future event on a designated date as part of a plan. 'Is working' in present continuous is incorrect because it implies an action going on at the time of speaking. Working' is grammatically incorrect.
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