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alt : verb tenses-mixed esercises-past-present tenses.pdf All these exercises test your ability to use verb tenses correctly. Please read the sentences/passage entirely before you write out the answers and look for all the clues that may help you. SSEENNTTEENNCCEE TTRRAANNSSFFOORRMMAATTIIOONN Complete each sentence so that it means the same as the one printed next to it. Use between 2 and 5 words. I came to live here three months ago I ………………………………………………here for three months Sophie is out at the shops at the moment Sophie …………………………………………………to the shops I’ve had French lessons since Match I ……………………………………………………………………French since March I’m still reading this book I …………………………………………………………reading this book yet It’s ages since I last went to the cinema I …………………………………………………………………….to the cinema for ages This is the first time I’ve eaten snails I ………………………………………………………snails before I don’t remember Helen’s phone number - I’ve ………………………………………………………phone number How long is it since they got engaged? How long ………………………………………………………engaged? When did Jane take up snowboarding? How long …………………………………………..snowboarding? When had they last been to the ice rink? How long ……………………………………………..been to the ice rink? Finish each sentence so that it means the same as the one printed above it. Pay attention to verb tenses 1. Michael learned how to sing when he was small. Michael has .......................................................................................................... 2. When did it start snowing? How ..................................................................................................................... 3. I’ve never eaten this before. It’s the first time ................................................................................................... 4. She washed the dishes, then she went out. After she .............................................................................................................. 5. Jack met Ian in 1988 Jack and Ian have ................................................................................................. 6. She hasn’t appeared live for years. It’s years ............................................................................................................... 7. He bought his car five years ago. He has ................................................................................................................... 8. The aerial is still broken. The aerial hasn’t ................................................................................................... 1. These pills will help you to sleep at night. These pills will make ............................................................................................ 2. When I was a child, if my room was untidy I had to tidy it up. When I was a child, I was made ........................................................................... Rewrite these sentences without changing their meaning, using the words in brackets. The words given are not necessarily new beginnings; in case a verb is given, you must provide the correct form. Remember that all these exercises test your ability to use verb tenses in a flexible way. Look at the example: Helen moved to Scotland in 1999. (live) Helen has been living in Scotland since 1999 Now you try! 1. Slim sold his only coat last week. (not wear) 2. Ben did his homework and then he went out with his friends. (after/had) 3. Having finished her work at the office, Sally decided to go shopping. (after she) 4. Nobody has seen my neighbour’s cat since last Christmas. (disappear) 5. Dickens sympathised with poor children. He had to work in a factory as a child. (because) 6. In 1853, Dickens wrote his tenth novel.(by the end of 1853) 7. Dickens visited America. Then he wrote Martin Chuzzlewit (after) 8. Dickens visited America for the first time in 1841. (before 1841/never) 9. I’d never climbed a mountain before. (the first time) VVEERRBB TTEENNSSEESS Correct the mistakes, all the sentences contained MISUSED tenses or incorrect verb forms 1. My penfriend is writing to me for years 2. “What have you been doing all day?” “I’ve been writing ten e- mails” 3. I’ve been feeling ill since three weeks 4. I live in this city since I was born 5. I wait here for ages! Where have you been? 6. You’re out of breath! Have you jogged? 7. Oh no, I’ve been leaving my books on the bus! 8. The film has been starting for ten minutes. Now they won’t let us in. 9. How long haven’t you had a holiday? 10. Dad’s given up smoking. He hasn’t been smoking for a couple of years 11. They had been walking for three hours by the time they had reached the top of the hill 12. He was been waiting for the bus when I saw him Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense 1. There’s no petrol in my car, someone …………………………………………………………..(use) it all 2. Go and get some fresh air! You …………………………………………………….(sit) there all day. 3. When I …………………………………………….(get) home, Tom ………………………………………………..(relax) on the sofa. He was exhausted because he ……………………………………………..(work) hard all day. 4. How long ……………………………………………………………………(they cycle) before they stopped for a rest? For three hours 5. How long ………………………………………………………(they build) the youth club? “ they only ………………………………….(lay) the first brick last month actually…” 6. “What ………………………………………………(you do) all day?” “I ……………………………………………………(listen) to music” “Oh, that’s why you look so relaxed!” 7. He was very upset when he …………………………………………………….(realise) that he ………………………………………(miss) the train 8. The pasta must be awfully overdone! It ………………………………………………….(cook) for fifteen minutes. 9. “I’ve phoned Carla all day but there’s been no reply” “Well, I expect she ……………………………………………….. (swimming) with her friends. 10. Diana …………………………………………………………..(wear) twelve different dresses in the past week! 11. “When I met Francesca she was studying in London.” “Really? How long …………………………………………………(she study) there?” 12. “You’re nervous and I think I know why! You ……………………………………………………….(drink) coffee all day!” “No, I haven’t!” “yes indeed you have… tell me, how many cups …………………………………….. (you drink)?” Put the verbs in brackets into the Past Perfect Simple or Continuous or the Simple Past 1. She (look)____________________ worn out as if she (travel) ____________________ all night 2. I (refuse)____________________ to go out with him when I (hear)____________________ he (ask) ____________________ Mary out before me. 3. We (finish) ____________________the third game of chess when they finally (come) ____________________ 4. I (not have to) ____________________ water the plants in the garden as it (rain) ____________________ all morning 5. After our teacher (explain) ____________________the problem, he (go) ____________________ on to give us the homework assignment 6. Ann (pass) ____________________ her exam with flying colours because she (study) ____________________hard for two weeks 7. 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