Рубрика: English

Mixed Tenses Exercises

Put the verbs into the correct tense (simple present or present progressive)

  1. Look! Sara (go) is going to the movies.
  2. On her right hand, Sara (carry) is carrying her handbag.
  3. The handbag (be) is very beautiful.
  4. Sara usually (put) puts on black shoes but now she (wear) is wearing white trainers.
  5. And look, she (take) is taking an umbrella because it (rain) is raining

Put the verbs into the correct tense (simple past or past perfect)

  1. When he (wake up) woke up , his mother (already /prepare) had already prepared breakfast
  2. We (go) went to London because our friends (invite) had invited us
  3. He (hear) heard the news, (go) went to the telephone and (call) called a friend.
  4. When she (start) started learning English she (already /learn) had already learned French.
  5. Jane (already / type) had already typed three pages when her computer (crash) crashed .
  6. By the time the doctor (arrive) arrived at the house the patient ( die) had died .
  7. Before that day we (never / think) had never thought of traveling to Japan.
  8. I (know) had known him a long time before I (meet) met his family.
  9. They (not / know) did not know where to meet because nobody (tell) had told them.
  10. It (be) had been / ‘d been cloudy for days before it (begin) began to rain.

Put the verbs into the correct tense (simple past or present perfect).

  1. I (just / finish) have just finished my homework.
  2. Mary (already / write) has already written five letters.
  3. Tom (move) moved to his home town in 1994.
  4. My friend (be) was in Canada two years ago.
  5. I (not / be) have not been to Canada so far.
  6. But I (already / travel) have already traveled to London a couple of times.
  7. Last week, Mary and Paul (go) went to the cinema.
  8. I can’t take any pictures because I (not /buy) have not bought a new film yet.
  9. (they / spend) Did they spend their holidays in Paris last summer?
  10. (you / ever / see ) Have you ever seen a whale?

Put the verbs into the correct tense (Simple Past or Past Progressive).

  1. The receptionist (welcome) welcomed the guests and (ask) asked them to fill in the form
  2. The car (break) broke down and we (have) had to walk home.
  3. The boys (swim) were swimming while the girls (sunbath) were sunbathing .
  4. My father (come) came in, (look) looked and (tell) told me to tidy up my room.
  5. While one group (prepare) was preparing dinner the others (collect) were collecting wood for the campfire.
  6. While the parents (have) were having breakfast the children (run) were running about.
  7. Martha (turn) turned off the light and (go) went to bed.

Put the verbs into the correct tense (simple future or future perfect)

  1. Tomorrow I think I (start) will start my new project.
  2. I (finish) will have finished it by the end of this month.
  3. The teacher (probably/assign) will probably assign  a test to his students next Monday.
  4. He (correct) will have corrected  it by the end of next week.
  5. My friend (certainly/get) will certainly get  a good mark.
  6. By 9 o’clock, we (finish) will have finished our homework.
  7. They (leave) will have left the classroom by the end of the hour.
  8. I think I (start) will start my trip tomorrow