Some English model questions from Tense and Time

Tick the right alternatives

1. They …………to the party even though we ………them special invitation.
a)had not come, sent         c) has not come, sent
b)didn’t come, had sent       d) has sent, did not come

2. We ………… in Manchester from 1985 to 2000 but we ……………..to Liverpool now.
a) Lived, have moved         c) lived, moved
b) had lived, have moved   d) lived ,has been moving

3. I …………. the newspaper, when suddenly I ……………..a loud noise.
a)was reading ,had heard       c) was reading, heard
b)was reading , was hearing   d) read ,was hearing

4. My wife normally ……..at home, but she ……..this week in New York.
a)works , is spending         c) is working, is spending
b)work, is spending           d) worked, was spending

5. Look, it ………..again, yes, it ………most of days at this time of year.
a)is raining, rain       c) is raining , is raining
b)rains, is raining     d) is raining, rains

6. Good night, I …………..to bed, I always ………to bed early.
a)go, go                 c) went , was going
b)go , am going     d) am going , go

7. He thanked me for what I ………………..
a)did              c) was doing
b)have           d) had done

8. By the time colonists arrived in México, the natives ………..a remarkably advanced technology.
a)were developed        c) had developed
b)developed                 d) have developed

9. During the industrial revolution, people moved to cities where…………….
a)been built many factories     c) many factories have been built
b)many factories were built     d) many factories had been built.

10. I …………………….
a) already twice have been read this book.
B ) read this book twice already
c) twice I have already read this book.
d) have already read this book twice

11. The driver …………to read a paper when he …….for the lights to change.
a)had started, waited                   c) has started, has waited
b)has started, has been waiting d) started , was waiting.

12. It ‘s high time she……………….to bed.
a) had gone          c) went
b ) goes                d) will go

13. Don’t you remember that we …………to the cinema tonight?
a)Would go          c) are going
b) go                   d) will have gone

14. While everyone else ………,she ……..quietly in the kitchen.
a) Laughed , cried          c) was laughed, cried
b) Was laughing, was crying  d) laughed, was cried

15. Speak up! I can’t hear you because your dog … too much noise.
a) made            b) makes
c) is making      d) has made

 

Answer
1.b       2.a       3.c      4.a     5.d      6.d       7.d       8.c       9.d       10.d    11.d   12.c    13.c     14.b       15. c

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