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Mixed English Tenses

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Test 2: Past tenses, present perfect, past perfect


Exercise 1: 30 points ................................................... the dishes yet?
Choose the correct tenses. a) Has he washed b) Has he been washing
c) Did he wash
............................................. Frank in Toronto?
a) Did you meet b) Have you met c) Were They .......................... a hotel in York, but then
you meeting
they ............................................................... it.
He had a break after he ..................................... a) have bought - sold b) bought - have sold
for two hours. c) bought - sold
a) was walking b) had been walking c) has
walked She couldn't play yesterday because she ...........

I ......................................... her for a long time. ................................... her ankle the day before.
a) know b) have known c) have been knowing a) have sprained b) sprained c) had sprained

We ............................ the windows and the car I can't find Todd. Where is he? - He .................
on Saturday morning.
a) were cleaning b) cleaned c) have been ..................................................... in the garage.
cleaning a) 's been working b) worked c) was working

I ............................ in York for a week in 1998. She .................................. books on the shelves
a) worked b) have been working c) have all day. That's why she is so exhausted.
worked a) was putting b) has put c) has been putting

I ......................... you in your office with a girl! The sun ........................ and we ........................
on the white sand.
Really? We ...................................................... . a) shone - were lying b) was shining - were
a) saw - 've just talked b) 've seen - just talked lying c) shined - lay
c) saw - were just talking
You ............................. at last! Where ..............
How many cupboards .............................. since
yesterday? ...................................................... so long?
a) did they move b) have they moved c) have a) arrived - have you been b) have arrived
they been moving - have you been c) arrived - were you
As he ................... a bike, a dog ................ him. I was so relaxed because I .................................
a) was riding - bit b) rode - bit c) was riding anything all day.
- has bitten a) have not been doing b) didn't do c) had not
been doing
When the dog ................ him, he ......................
his bike. What's your teaching experience? .....................
a) was biting - fell off b) bit - was falling off
c) bit - fell off .................................................... anyone?
a) Have you ever taught b) Did you ever teach
I didn't notice that you .................................... . c) Have you ever been teaching
a) had come b) came c) have been coming
She's hurt her arm. - When ........................... it?
I can't stand it anymore. I .................................. a) has she hurt b) has she hurted c) did she
the furniture since breakfast. hurt
a) am polishing b) have been polishing
c) have polished

Mixed tenses exercises


Mixed English Tenses
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Where is Mum? - She ....................................... I couldn't help you. I ..................................your


the shopping all the morning. problems. (not understand)
a) has done b) has been doing c) was doing
Does he know about it? ............. you ................
At 9.30 I ....................... a documentary on TV. him yet? (tell)
Bill admitted that he ..........................................
It ........................................................... at 9.20.
the catalogue to the agency. (not send)
a) was watching - had started b) watched - has
As soon as I ................................. the message,
started c) watched - started
I ..................................... my house. (get, leave)
Exercise 2: 30 points While Maggie ............................ a new jumper,
Use past tenses, present perfect or past perfect
tenses to complete these sentences. Jill and I ........................................ . (knit, read)

We ............................... in Bristol from January Here he is! He ............................. for me all the
to March. (stay)
time, he ..................... for Ann! (not look, wait)
Where is my wine? Someone ............................
my wine! (drink) ...................... you in your room at 5.30? - Yes,

When you .......................... , ...................... you I think I ........................ my suitcase. (be, pack)

............................................. fast? (crash, drive) Nice to meet you! I ............................... you for

I'm sorry. Dad isn't here. He ............................. 10 years. What ............... you ...........................
our neighbour's flat since the morning. all this time? (not see, do)
(decorate)
He ............................... , but he'll be back home
What a nice coat! Where .......... you ............ it?
(buy) today. The doctors ................................. to cure
him. (die, manage)
At 6 o'clock he ......................................... there
for three hours! (sit) After we ........................................ to the top of
I want to learn French. But I ............................. the hill we had a great view of the bay. (climb)
yet. (not start)
The pigeon finally delivered the news after it
We didn't want to spend our holiday in Strobl
..................................... for the whole day. (fly)
because .............. already ................. there. (be)

What ................ you ....................................... ?


You are so dirty! (do)

Oh, no! I .................................... my way. What


shall I do? (lose)

Jim ............................... the dishes after dinner.


The kitchen sink is full of plates. (not wash)

She ....................................... three clients since TOTAL 60 points


the morning. (contact)

Mixed tenses exercises