Identify The Tense | Class 5 Grammar Exercise

Read the following sentences and identify the tense of the verb.

Quick overview of tenses

Simple present: subject + v1

Present continuous: subject + is/am/are + ing form

Present perfect tense: subject + has / have + past participle

Present perfect continuous: subject + has / have + been + ing form

Simple past: subject + v2

Past continuous: subject + was/were + ing form

Past perfect tense: subject + had + past participle

Past perfect continuous: subject + had + been + ing form

Simple future: subject + will /shall + v1

Future continuous: subject + will/shall + be + ing form

Future perfect: subject + will/shall + have + past participle

Future perfect continuous: subject + will/shall + have + been + ing form

1. She wants to be an administrator.

2. They admonished the child.

3. We are working on a new project.

4. He has got a good job.

5. She has been working on that project for two months.

6. I had been running for two hours.

7. They had already left.

8. They were holidaying in Malaysia.

9. She will help us.

10. They will be finishing the job in two hours.

11. She will have already gone.

12. I did not believe him.

13. Do you know him?

14. She has never run away from her responsibilities.

15. They have been living in this town for twenty years.

16. You shall regret this.

17. That was interesting.

18. The child was crying.

Answers

1. She wants to be an administrator. (Simple present tense)

2. They admonished the child. (Simple past tense)

3. We are working on a new project. (Present continuous tense)

4. He has got a good job. (Present perfect tense)

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5. She has been working on that project for two months. (Present perfect continuous tense)

6. I had been running for two hours. (Past perfect continuous tense)

7. They had already left. (Past perfect tense)

8. They were holidaying in Malaysia. (Past continuous tense)

9. She will help us. (Simple future tense)

10. They will be finishing the job in two hours. (Future continuous tense)

11. She will have already gone. (Future perfect tense)

12. I did not believe him. (Simple past tense)

13. Do you know him? (Simple present tense)

14. She has never run away from her responsibilities. (Present perfect tense)

15. They have been living in this town for twenty years. (Present perfect continuous tense)

16. You shall regret this. (Simple future tense)

17. That was interesting. (Simple past; the ing form interesting is an adjective here.)

18. The child was crying. (Past continuous tense)

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