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T034 TENSES

Choose the correct tense for each sentence !

1 After Jonathan _________________ his degree, she intends to work in will finish will have finished
an office. finished is finishing
2 Lola looked down to discover a snake at her feet. When she saw it she screamed was screaming had
_________________. screamed - screams
3 I borrowed four books on gardening the last time I _________________
go went had gone have gone
to the library.
4 By the time I go to bed tonight I _________________ my work for the will finish have finished will have
day finished - finish
5 was growing up had grown up
Mark Twain _________________ up in a small town in Mississippi.
grew up has grown up
6 When my parents _________________ tomorrow, they will see our will arrive arrive will have arrived
new baby for the first time. arrived
7 Until you learn how to take a break, you _________________ your havent improved arent improving
ability to speak English. dont improve wont improve
8 My grandfather _________________ in an airplane before, so this is his never flies had never flown has
first time. never flown never flew
9 have been living am living had
I _________________ in this city since I was a small child.
been living lived
10 While I _________________ TV last night a small mouse ran across the watched have watched watch
room. was watching
11 Jane isnt here yet. I _________________ since noon but there is no have waited am writing wait
sign of her. have been waiting
12 By the time my brother finally graduated from high school, he attended was attending had
_________________ seven different schools. attended had been attending
13 On June 20th I returned home. I _________________ for almost two was away -have been away am away
years. had been away
14 were already dancing already
When I got to the party, many people _________________. danced had already danced have
already danced.
15 Before I started the car, all of the passengers _________________ their will buckle will have buckled had
seat belts. buckled buckle
16 Right now we _________________ a heat wave. Its been so hot for have have had have been having
almost a week. are having
17 When I go and see the doctor this afternoon I _________________ him
will ask asked will have asked ask
to take a look at my throat.
18 I sent you the money almost a week ago but I still _________________ hadnt received didnt receive
any confirmation. havent received am not receiving
19 After they _________________ the race the celebrations began. won have won -win had won
20 Our football team _________________ a football match until last never wins has never won had
season, when the new coach came. never won never won
21 I _________________ all the questions correctly since I began the had answered have been answering
course. have answered answered
22 have become become became
Its against the law to kill whales. They _________________ extinct.
are becoming
23 Jim, why dont you take some time off. You _________________ too are working were working had
hard lately. been working have been working
24 Next month I have a weeks vacation. I _________________ on going am planning have planned will plan
on a trip to the Rockies. -will be planning
25 will find found find will have
Ill be right with you as soon as I _________________ my keys.
found
T034 TENSES

Choose the correct tense for each sentence !

will finish will have finished


1 After Jonathan FINISHES his degree, she intends to work in an office.
finished is finishing
Lola looked down to discover a snake at her feet. When she saw it she screamed was screaming had
2
SCREAMED. screamed - screams
3 I borrowed four books on gardening the last time I WENT to the library. go went had gone have gone
will finish have finished will have
4 By the time I go to bed tonight I WILL HAVE FINISHED my work for the day
finished - finish
was growing up had grown up
5 Mark Twain GREW up in a small town in Mississippi.
grew up has grown up
When my parents ARRIVE tomorrow, they will see our new baby for the will arrive arrive will have arrived
6
first time. arrived
Until you learn how to take a break, you WONT IMPROVE your ability to havent improved arent improving
7
speak English. dont improve wont improve
My grandfather HAS NEVER FLOWN in an airplane before, so this is his first never flies had never flown has
8
time. never flown never flew
have been living am living had
9 I HAVE BEEN LIVING in this city since I was a small child.
been living lived
watched have watched watch
10 While I WAS WATCHING TV last night a small mouse ran across the room.
was watching
Jane isnt here yet. I HAVE BEEN WAITING since noon but there is no sign of have waited am writing wait
11
her. have been waiting
By the time my brother finally graduated from high school, he HAD attended was attending had
12
ATTENDED seven different schools. attended had been attending
was away -have been away am away
13 On June 20th I returned home. I HAD BEEN AWAY for almost two years.
had been away
were already dancing already
14 When I got to the party, many people WERE ALREADY DANCING. danced had already danced have
already danced.
Before I started the car, all of the passengers HAD BUCKLED their seat will buckle will have buckled had
15
belts. buckled buckle
Right now we ARE HAVING a heat wave. Its been so hot for almost a have have had have been having
16
week. are having
When I go and see the doctor this afternoon I WILL ASK him to take a look
17 will ask asked will have asked ask
at my throat.
I sent you the money almost a week ago but I still HAVENT RECEIVED any hadnt received didnt receive
18
confirmation. havent received am not receiving
19 After they HAD WON the race the celebrations began. won have won -win had won
Our football team HAD NEVER WON a football match until last season, never wins has never won had
20
when the new coach came. never won never won
had answered have been answering
21 I HAVE ANSWERED all the questions correctly since I began the course.
have answered answered
have become become became
22 Its against the law to kill whales. They ARE BECOMING extinct.
are becoming
Jim, why dont you take some time off. You HAVE BEEN WORKING too hard are working were working had
23
lately. been working have been working
Next month I have a weeks vacation. I AM PLANNING on going on a trip to am planning have planned will plan
24
the Rockies. -will be planning
will find found find will have
25 Ill be right with you as soon as I FIND my keys.
found