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ENGLISH QUIZ: How perfect are your tenses?

Last updated on: March 7, 2013 18:15 IST

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Are you an English whiz? Take the verb tenses quiz and find out how well you perform.

It is believed that the real test in English grammar is to ace the use of verb tenses.

A tense is defined as a "category that locates a situation in time, to indicate when the situation takes place."

Do you know the difference between past participle, present participle and future perfect?

Do you know when to use 'had been', 'has been', and 'will be' in a sentence?

Well then, take this quiz and find out how well you score!

Please click NEXT to take the quiz...



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1. Maria ______ with Sam Motors for 12 years before she joined our organisation.
1) worked
2) was working
3) have worked



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2. ________ your homework yet?
1) Are you finishing
2) Were you finishing
3) Haven't you finished



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3. My uncle ________ a nice saree for my mother.
1) have bought
2) will have bought
3) bought



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4. They ______ cards while I cooked dinner for them.
1) had played
2) had been playing
3) played



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5. On Sunday, I ______ to Bangalore with my parents.
1) have been
2) had been
2) had went



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6. How long _______ in Mumbai before you moved to Delhi?
1) have you lived
2) did you live
3) are you been



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7. My grandmother _____ e-mails but doesn't know how to reply to them.
1) had read
2) have read
3) reads



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8. When I returned home, the box was empty. I think my brother _____ the chocolates.
1) was eating
2) must have eaten
3) had ate



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9. If the teacher had come in earlier, she _______ us cheating.
1) would catch
2) would have caught
3) will catch



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10. Sachin ________ unwell otherwise he would not have missed yesterday's final match.
1) will be unwell
2) had to be
3) must have been



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