The article aims to provide Exercise on Tenses Questions and Answers for candidates preparing for various competitive exams.
Questions on Tenses worth 2-3 marks are asked in the verbal ability section of competitive exams thus it is important to gain an edge on this topic.
Aspirants of various Government exams must take up the exercise on Tenses questions and Answers carefully as verbal ability or English forms an important part of the syllabus of most of these examinations.
The Tenses Questions and Answers given in the article are picked up from the previous year’s question papers of different competitive examinations. Candidates should thoroughly go through these tenses questions as there are high chances that these can be asked again.
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Exercise – Tenses Questions & Answers
The tenses exercise given below contains a set of 20 Tenses questions for practice. The tenses questions and answers are available in PDF format, candidates can check the answers to the tenses questions by downloading the English grammar tenses PDF and keep it for reference in future.
Before attempting the Tenses questions and answers candidates must check the Rules of Tenses in the given page that provides important rules and explanation with examples.
Candidates can also go through the video explanation of Tenses rules in English to gain clarity on basic concepts. Watching the full video will help them crease out their doubts related to the topic and will enable them to work on Tenses questions in the examination without committing any mistakes.
Directions For Question 1 to 20 – Given below are the statements with blanks. You are required to fill in the blanks with appropriate words given in the option so that the sentence appears to be in the correct form of Tense.
Q.1. How many pegs of Vodka _____ yesterday?
- Did you drink
- Do you drink
- You have drank
- You were drinking
Q.2. She shall _____ your ice-cream parlour soon because she ____ ice-cream.
- Be visiting, like
- Visit, likes
- Have been visiting, is liking
- Visiting, like
Q.3. Shakespeare ____ dramas that are appealing to the people of all ages.
- Had written
- Had been writing
- Has written
Q.4. The barber ___ his finger while he ____ off my hair.
- Had cut, was chopping
- Cut, chop
- Cut, was chopping
- Cuts, had been chopping
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Q.5. Prasoon ___ for Bangalore early and he must ___ by this time.
- Leave, have been reaching
- Left, have reached
- Had left, be reaching
- Left, have been reached
Q.6. No, Rama is not at home, He ___ just ____ for shopping
- had, gone
- has, gone
- was , going
- will have, be going
Q.7. It is clearly ____ ‘passengers ____ to smoke in the train’, still, they ___ ignorant.
- Written, are not allowed, are being
- Written, was not allowed, be
- Wrote, do not allow, are been
- Written, are not allowing, have been
Q.8. They ____ a football match in the evening. What ___ you do?
- Were playing, do
- Played, did
- Have played, —
- Are playing, will
Q.9. Sheren ____ what you mean. Please explain it to her again.
- Don’t understand
- Didn’t understand
- Doesn’t understand
- Hadn’t understand
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Q.10. By the end of this September, she ____in this organisation for thirteen years.
- Will work
- Had been working
- Will have been working
- Will be working
Q.11. Nancy and Princy ____ to our house to play the treasure hunt with us.
- Will have been coming
- Had been to come
- Are coming
Q.12. The flight ____ before we reach the airport.
- Will have taken off
- Has taken off
- Is taking off
- Was taking off
Q.13. I have just ____ a typewriter and I ____ typing nowadays.
- Have been hiring, have been learning
- Hired, have learned
- Had hired, am learning
- Have been hired, had been learning
Q.14. Mother ___ me to watch time and return soon, I replied, Please don’t worry, if ____ late tonight.
- Is asking, I will be
- Asked, I am
- Had been asking, be
- Had asked, I will be
Q.15. If she ___ late just one more time the manager ____ suspend her.
- Is arriving, is going to
- Will be arriving, would
- Arrives, will
- Is going to arrive, would have
Q.16. They ___ out for an evening walk after they ____ dinner.
- Went, had taken
- go , had taken
- Have gone, took
- Are going, took
Q.17. The warden ___ into the room to see what the students ____.
- Go, had been doing
- Went, was doing
- Gone, had been doing
- Went, were doing
Q.18. When our train ____ at the station, we found the bridegroom’s family ____ for us.
- Was reaching, waited
- Reached, had been waiting
- Have been reaching, waited
- Reached, waiting
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Q.19. Rohan, I ___ seen you for a long time, How ___?
- Had not, are you
- Have not, have you been
- Did not, had you been
- Have not, are you been
Q.20. She ____ movies. ____ any recent Hollywood movies?
- Loves watching, have you watched
- Love to watching, did you watched
- Is loving, have you been watching
- Loves watching, had you seen
Tenses questions are asked in the form of fill in the blanks as given above or in the form of spotting the error questions. Candidates can go through important tips to solve Error Spotting on the linked page.
Video – Tenses Rules in the English Language
For a better understanding of the formation of words in English and to know the English words that are asked in most of the competitive exams, visit the links provided below:
Practising the questions on Tenses helps candidates understand the variety and scope of questions asked in the exams and they will be able to tackle these questions with relative ease.
Candidates can download the Tenses questions and answers PDF given below to check the answers.
English or Verbal ability is an easy scoring section that is less tricky and time-consuming than other sections. Just a rigorous practice can help candidates master the section. Given below are a few important English topics for reference:
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|Spotting the Error||Rules For Tenses||Idioms And Phrases|
For more such topics, visit the General English for competitive exams page.
Candidates preparing for different competitive exams must also check the following links to get the detailed explanation of conceptual topics along with important questions.
Aspirants willing to prepare for different government exams must keep abreast with the latest syllabus and exam pattern of respective examinations. Hence, given below are links of the syllabus of few important government examinations.
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