Tenses Questions and Answers

Tenses Questions and Answers

On this page we’ll learn Tenses Questions and Answers – 

Relative Pronoun Questions

Types of Tenses – 

 
  • Present Tense – The sentences cover the action currently happening. The words in the true when spoken.                                                                           
    • Example: They go to office together.
  • Past Tense – The words were true. The sentences cover actions happened in the past.
    • Example: They went to office together
  • Future Tense – The sentences cover action which are going to happen in the future. The words will be true in the future.
    • Example: They will go to office together.

Tenses mostly rely on the verbs as they play a crucial part in determining the time of action in the sentence.

Rules for Tenses – 

 
  • Simple Present & Continuous = Verb / Verb + s/es, is/am/are + verb + ing (gerund)
  • Simple Past & Continuous = Verb second form, was/were + verb + ing (gerund)
  • Simple Future & Continuous = Shall/will + verb, shall/will + be + verb + ing (gerund)

Tenses

Rules for Tenses

Past Simple TensesSubject + V2 + Object
Past Perfect TenseSubject + had + V3 + Object
Past Continuous TensesSubject + was + V1 + ing + Object (Singular)
Subject + were + V1 + ing + Object (Plural)
Past Perfect Continuous TenseSubject + had been + V1 + ing + Object
Present Simple TensesSubject + V1 + s/es + Object (Singular)
Subject + V1 + object (Plural)
Present Perfect TenseSubject + has + V3 + Object (Singular)
Subject + have + V3 + Object (Plural)
Present Continuous TensesSubject + is/am/are + V1 + ing + object
Present Perfect Continuous TenseSubject + has been + V1 + ing + Object (Singular)
Subject + have been + V1 + ing + Object (Plural)
Future Simple TensesSubject + will/shall + V1 + Object
Future Perfect TenseSubject + will have/shall have + V3 + Object
Future Continuous TensesSubject + will be/shall be + V1 + ing + Object
Future Perfect Continuous TenseSubject + will have been + V1 + ing + Object

Here we have some practice questions for Tenses –

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1. Tomorrow at this time I ------------Queenstown.

Am reach

Am reach

3.64%

Will reach

Will reach

63.06%

Will be reaching

Will be reaching

31.43%

Was reached

Was reached

1.87%

Since the sentence is in future continuous tense, therefore “Will Reach” will come in the blank.

2. Tom said he-----------pick me up from college.

Would

Would

40.5%

Should

Should

5.67%

Will

Will

50.79%

Shall

Shall

3.04%

“Would” will be used in the blank as the verb in the main clause is in past tense. Therefore the subordinate clause will also have a past tense.

3. Jack’s mother asked him to call her when he -------time.

Has

Has

41.71%

Had

Had

35.94%

Is having

Is having

7.91%

Will have

Will have

14.44%

The reporting of the sentence is in past tense, hence even if the action will be in the future, we need to denote it with the use of present perfect tense 'has'. Since, he is singular, we will use singular verb 'has'.

4. The GPS will guide you wherever you ---------.

Went

Went

5.8%

Go

Go

72.87%

Going

Going

2.84%

Are going

Are going

18.49%

Since the verb in the main clause is in simple future tense, therefore term ’go’ which is in the present tense, will be used in the subordinate clause to represent the future.

5. You ------- from cold if you keep getting drenched in rains.

Will catch

Will catch

57.36%

Should catch

Should catch

6.41%

Are catching

Are catching

4.63%

Would catch

Would catch

31.59%

Since it is a conditional sentence showing the probability to catch cold and the verb “If you keep getting drenched" is in the simple present tense. Hence we would be using “Will catch” in the main clause.

6. Samantha------- in the kitchen when her husband called.

Was working

Was working

79.31%

Is working

Is working

14.08%

Were working

Were working

5.14%

will be working

will be working

1.47%

In this sentence, there are two actions where the second action (calling) took place when the first action (cooking) was in form. Hence, the first action will be continuous. Now, because the entire sentence structure is in past tense, we need to use 'Past Continuous Tense'.

7. Jack-------his entire childhood in a hostel.

Spent

Spent

87.99%

Spending

Spending

3.06%

Was spending

Was spending

7.23%

Is spending

Is spending

1.72%

Since the sentence is in the simple past tense (talking about the childhood), therefore the term “spent” will come in the blank.

8. The fire alarm -------as soon as the fire broke in the house.

Buzz

Buzz

15.02%

Buzzed

Buzzed

56.9%

Was buzzing

Was buzzing

10.34%

Buzzes

Buzzes

17.73%

Here we are stating two actions. First is fire breaking and second is alarm buzzing. Also, because we have use the conjunction 'as soon as', the main reporting verb will be in past tense. So it will take 'buzzed'.

9. Sheela tried a little curry while cooking, to see how it-------.

Is tasting

Is tasting

10.97%

Tastes

Tastes

52.4%

Tasted

Tasted

20.96%

Taste

Taste

15.66%

Although the question is in past continuous tense, some verbs like ‘taste’ cannot be used in their continuous form; henceforth the blank will be filled by ‘tasted.’

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