Tenses – Test on English tenses

Find the word or phrase that best completes each sentence.
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Question 1 of 20

I can’t call him now because I _____ his telephone number.
 
 
 
 

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Question 2 of 20

This old man was a general in the war. Now he _____ on a pension.
 
 
 
 

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Question 3 of 20

She _____ cold. I’ll lend her my coat.
 
 
 
 

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Question 4 of 20

When the phone rang, she _____ a letter.
 
 
 
 

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Question 5 of 20

He will come as soon as he _____ the news.
 
 
 
 

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Question 6 of 20

I very much hope it’ll rain soon. We _____ a drop for over a month.
 
 
 
 

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Question 7 of 20

My brother and my sister _____ about something when I _____ into the room.
 
 
 
 

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Question 8 of 20

As soon as he _____, tell him to call me back, please.
 
 
 
 

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Question 9 of 20

As soon as she _____ in New York, she’ll ring us up.
 
 
 
 

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Question 10 of 20

I _____ anyone so amusingly absent-minded.
 
 
 
 

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Question 11 of 20

When _____ English?
 
 
 
 

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Question 12 of 20

Oil _____ on water.
 
 
 
 

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Question 13 of 20

_____ young Thomson recently?
 
 
 
 

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Question 15 of 20

Which sentence is correct?
 
 
 
 

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Question 16 of 20

My aunt _____ in the park when I met her.
 
 
 
 

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Question 17 of 20

I’ve heard about the book, but I _____ it yet.
 
 
 
 

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Question 18 of 20

If you’d written earlier, I’d have known when you _____ to go on holiday.
 
 
 
 

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Question 19 of 20

Why does this steak smell so strange?” “I _____ it, you know.”
 
 
 
 

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Question 20 of 20

They _____ to the cinema whenever they can.
 
 
 
 

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