Tenses Exercise

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Tenses Exercise

Fill in the blanks with an appropriate tense form

N1. I knew she ……………………. arrive before long
will
would
may

. N2. I will call you when I …………………………. ready
will be
am
was

. N3. It …………………………… before long
is raining
is going to rain
Either could be used here

. N4. You …………………………. cricket in my garden
are not playing
are not going to play
Either could be used here

. N5. We …………………………… a new car next month
are getting
are going to get
Either could be used here

. N6. She …………………………….. here since July
is working
has been working
had worked

. N7. I ……………………………….. my wallet at home
had left
left
have left

. N8. It would be nice if you …………………………….. me a bit with the housework
help
helped
will help
had helped

                                            ……………………….N9. Hardly had I arrived when trouble
started
start
would start

? N10. How long …………………………….. a doctor
are you
have you been
were you

N11. I have …………………………………………… in this city for ten years
lived
been living
Either could be used here

N12. One day scientists …………………………………………………. to find a cure for cancer
be able to
can
will be able
are able to

 

: Answers

. N1. I knew she would arrive before long
.N2. I will call you when I am ready
. N3. It is going to rain before long
. N4. You are not playing / are not going to play cricket in my garden
. N5. We are getting / are going to get a new car next month
. N6. She has been working here since July
. N7. I have left / left my wallet at home
. N8. It would be nice if you helped me a bit with the housework
. N9. Hardly had I arrived when trouble started
? N10. How long have you been a doctor
. N11. I have lived / have been living in this city for ten years
. N12. One day scientists will be able to find a cure for cancer

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