TEST ON TENSES, SARIYER EĞİTİM MERKEZİ 

TEST ON TENSES

TEST ON TENSES

 1. I'll see you in August when I _____ back.

a)    will come        b)          came        c)          will have come        d)   come

 

2. My friend _____ when the lesson started.

a)    hasn't arrived        b)   wasn't arrived        c)  hadn't arrived        d)  wasn't arriving

 

3. Alex didn't come to see the film last night because  he     _____ it before.

        a)saw       b.  had seen   c) has seen        d) was seen

 

4. A cold wind _____ for the last three days.

        a)    has been blowing        b)   blows        c) is blowing        d)  blew

 

5. 13. July 10th is my wedding anniversary. Next month, my

     husband and I will _____ for twenty years.

         a) marry       b) have married        c) be married        d) have been married

 

6. Who _____ the boss tell him that?

        a)     did hear        b)          does hear        c)  hears        d)          heard

 

7. Something extremely strange _____ yesterday while     we were out jogging.

        a)  was happened        b)          happened        c) has been happening        d)  has happened

 

8. I _____ this letter around for days and haven't even  looked at it.

        a)   carry        b)  have been carrying        c)  am carrying        d)  was carrying

 

9. Ouch! I _____ my thumb!

        a)    have cut        b)  am to cut        c)   had cut        d)  had been cut

 

10. I _____ the flowers yesterday morning.

        a)   have been watering        b)  watered        c)   have watered        d)  did watered

 

11. As soon as you _____ that, I'd like you to go to bed.

        a)  did        b)   will do        c)   will have done        d)          have done

 

12.  By then I _____ my driving test, I hope.

       a)        pass        b) will have passed        c)  will be passed        d) have passed

 

13. "Have you ever been to France?" "Yes, I _____ there last

 August."

    a)   had been        b)       went    c)  have been    d)       were

 

14. She hasn't written to me _____ we met last time.

a)    since    b)       ago    c)       for    d)       before

 

15. "Harry is on the phone." "Who _____ to?"

        a)  does he talk        b)   is he talk        c)     is he talking        d)   he talks

 

16. Jan is a wonderful singer. Her mother tells me that she _____ professionally

     since she was four.

a)   has been sung      b) was singing      c) is singing      d) has been singing

 

17.My husband and I went to Montreal last May and _______greedily many

     lobsters because they were very cheap.

a)   eat     b) ate      c) have eaten      d) had eaten

 

18. We lived in  Ankara, but  we _____ to  Mersin.

a)   will just move      b) are just moved      c) have just moved      d) had just moved

 

19. I was very sick, but I've been feeling better since I _____ the doctor.

a)   have visited      b) visit      c) had visited      d) visited

 

20. I _____ for  IBM  for  ten years in May.

a)   will have worked      b) was working      c) will work      d) has worked

 

21. _____ a lot before you took the exam which many people failed?

a)   Have you studied      b) Will you have studied   c) Had you studied      d) Do you study

 

22. I _____ eagerly to go to Yellowstone, but my wife got sick three days before   the departure.

a)   have been planning      b) had been planning      c) have planned      d) was planned

 

23."Do you like to play ping-pong?" "I _____, but now I prefer tennis, because it  is better exercise."

     a) used to do     b) used to playing      c) used playing      d) used to

 

24. "Ellen is a wonderful singer."      "She _____ since she was four."

a)   has been singing      b) was singing      c) is singing      d) has been sung

 

25. 12.I haven't heard from my son _____.

a.   for several weeks     b) for several weeks ago     c) since several weeks before     d) since a long time

 

26. Television _____ very popular since the 1950s.

a)   is      b) has been      c) was      d) had been

 

27. 15.The children swam, rode horses and _____ baseball at the camp last year.

a)   played      b) have played      c) were playing      d) had played

 

28. "I'm looking for someone to help me carry this baggage."

     "I _____ be glad to help you."

a)   will      b) should      c) can      d) have to

 

29. "Look at the new car I bought."

     "How _____ such an expensive car?"

a)   you afforded      b) afforded you      c) could afford you      d) could you afford

 

30."The train strike finally started."

     "Why _____ something to prevent it?"

 a)did the government   b)the government didn't do    c)the government did   d) didn't the government do

 

31.  Just as we ........... down to lunch, John ................ the bell.

a.are sitting/ rang                     b.will  sit/rang         c.were sitting/rang       d.were sitting/has been  ringing                  

 

32. Barbara ............. Spanish  for  a  year  but  she ................. it  yet.

a. is  learning/doesn't learn              b. has  been  learning / didn't learn    

c. had  been  learning/ doesn't  learn    d. has  been  studying/hasn't learnt

 

33. My  wife ............. already ............... the  dinner by  the  time  the  guests came.

a. has/cooked    b. was/cooking      c. had/cooked      d. has been cooking

 

 

34.The guests ............. by  the  time  you  finish  the  cleaning.

a.     will have arrived          b. arrived        c. arrive        d. have arrived

 

35.Before  I  go  to  bed  I ............. my clothes  and .............. my pyjamas.

a.     wear/take off     b. take off/put on      c. put on/take off     d. take off/put out

 

36. I ........................ like  skiing, but  now  I  do.

a.     don't  use  to           b. didn't  use  to                c. used  to                 d. weren't  used  to

 

37. 13. By May, I .................. enough  money  to  go  on  holiday.

a.     will  be  earning    b. will be  earned    c. will  have  earned   d. will  have  been  earned

 

38.  Grandfather  .......... nothing  but  milk  during  the  last   five  years  of  his  life.

a.     have  drunk      b. drank       c. has  drunk       d. drunk

 

38. Peter ................  by  two o'clock  so  I  didn't   wait.

a.     have  not  arrived     b. had not  arrived    c. arrived       d. was  arriving

 

39. By  the  time  he   got  home, it ................... raining.

a.     will  stop   b. stopped      c. had  stopped               d. has  stopped

 

40. We ...................for three days and we..................still only halfway to London.

a.     travel / are     b. travelled / have been   c. have been travelling / are     d. have travelled / were

 

41.  When the  police  arrived  at  the  accident  place, everyone ............  They  couldn't find  anyone.

a.     will  have  left              b. has left              c. had left               d. was  leaving

 

42. Mary  used to  work  for  the  railways , ....................  she?

a.     didn't                  b. hadn't                        c. used                          d. wasn't

 

43. " I  haven't  seen  my  sister .............."

a.     when  I  was  in  Ýstanbul.   b .two  weeks  ago.    c.  until  last  week   d.  for  over  a  month

 

44. " How  long  have  you  been  sitting  here?"

a.     Since  two  o'clock   b. Within  fifteen  minutes.   c. About  half  an  hour  ago.   d. In  about  an  hour.

 

45. While  I  ...........  through  some  old  papers, I ............  this  photograph  of  your  brother. 

a.     am  looking/ have  found        b. looked / had  found       c. was  looking /found     d. had  looked /would  find        

 

46. When  he  ............ his  work, he  went  out.

a.     finishes               b. has  finished           c. will  finish           d. finished

 

47. "How  long  have  you  been  with  this  company?"

     " I ............................ there  for two  years  by  January?"

a.     will  work              b. will  have  been  working    c. will  be  working         d. have  been  working        

 

48. Columbus  ................   America  in  1492.

a.     discovered            c. has discovered          d. was  discovering               e. Discover

 

49. By  May, I ............. this  car  for  five  years.

a.     will  have           b. will  have  had             c. will  be  having      d.  have  had         

 

50. 10.This  is  the  first  time  I........................................

a. have been  abroad           b. was  abroad            c. had  been  abroad             d. has  been  abroad

                                     

    KEY to the TEST ON TENSES                                     

 

1. I'll see you in August when I _____ back.

a)    will come        b)          came        c)          will have come        Xd)   come

 

2. My friend _____ when the lesson started.

a)    hasn't arrived        b)   wasn't arrived        Xc)  hadn't arrived        d)  wasn't arriving

 

3. Alex didn't come to see the film last night because  he     _____ it before.

        a)saw      Xb.  had seen   c) has seen        d) was seen

 

4. A cold wind _____ for the last three days.

        Xa)    has been blowing        b)   blows        c) is blowing        d)  blew

 

5. 13. July 10th is my wedding anniversary. Next month, my

     husband and I will _____ for twenty years.

         a) marry       b) have married        c) be married        Xd) have been married

 

6. Who _____ the boss tell him that?

        a)     did hear        b)          does hear        c)  hears        Xd)  heard

 

7. Something extremely strange _____ yesterday while     we were out jogging.

        a)  was happened        Xb)          happened        c) has been happening        d)  has happened

 

8. I _____ this letter around for days and haven't even  looked at it.

        a)   carry        Xb)  have been carrying        c)  am carrying        d)  was carrying

 

9. Ouch! I _____ my thumb!

       Xa)    have cut        b)  am to cut        c)   had cut        d)  had been cut

 

10. I _____ the flowers yesterday morning.

        a)   have been watering        b)  watered        c)   have watered        Xd)  did watered

 

11. As soon as you _____ that, I'd like you to go to bed.

        a)  did        b)   will do        c)   will have done        Xd)          have done

 

12.  By then I _____ my driving test, I hope.

       a)        pass        Xb) will have passed        c)  will be passed        d) have passed

 

13. "Have you ever been to France?" "Yes, I _____ there last

 August."

    a)   had been        Xb)       went    c)  have been    d)       were

 

14. She hasn't written to me _____ we met last time.

Xa)    since    b)       ago    c)       for    d)       before

 

15. "Harry is on the phone." "Who _____ to?"

        a)  does he talk        b)   is he talk        Xc)     is he talking        d)   he talks

 

16. Jan is a wonderful singer. Her mother tells me that she _____ professionally

     since she was four.

a)   has been sung      b) was singing      c) is singing      Xd) has been singing

 

17.My husband and I went to Montreal last May and _______greedily many

     lobsters because they were very cheap.

a)   eat     X b) ate      c) have eaten      d) had eaten

 

18. We lived in  Ankara, but  we _____ to  Mersin.

a)   will just move      b) are just moved      Xc) have just moved      d) had just moved

 

19. I was very sick, but I've been feeling better since I _____ the doctor.

a)   have visited      b) visit      c) had visited      Xd) visited

 

20. I _____ for  IBM  for  ten years in May.

Xa)   will have worked      b) was working      c) will work      d) has worked

 

21. _____ a lot before you took the exam which many people failed?

a)   Have you studied      b) Will you have studied   Xc) Had you studied      d) Do you study

 

22. I _____ eagerly to go to Yellowstone, but my wife got sick three days before   the departure.

a)   have been planning      X b) had been planning      c) have planned      d) was planned

 

23."Do you like to play ping-pong?" "I _____, but now I prefer tennis, because it  is better exercise."

     a) used to do     b) used to playing      c) used playing      Xd) used to

 

24. "Ellen is a wonderful singer."      "She _____ since she was four."

Xa)   has been singing      b) was singing      c) is singing      d) has been sung

 

25. 12.I haven't heard from my son _____.

Xa.   for several weeks     b) for several weeks ago     c) since several weeks before     d) since a long time

 

26. Television _____ very popular since the 1950s.

a)   is      Xb) has been      c) was      d) had been

 

27. 15.The children swam, rode horses and _____ baseball at the camp last year.

Xa)   played      b) have played      c) were playing      d) had played

 

28. "I'm looking for someone to help me carry this baggage."

     "I _____ be glad to help you."

Xa)   will      b) should      c) can      d) have to

 

29. "Look at the new car I bought."

     "How _____ such an expensive car?"

a)   you afforded      b) afforded you      c) could afford you      Xd) could you afford

 

30."The train strike finally started."

     "Why _____ something to prevent it?"

 a)did the government   b)the government didn't do    c)the government did   Xd) didn't the government do

 

31.  Just as we ........... down to lunch, John ................ the bell.

a.are sitting/ rang                     b.will  sit/rang        Xc.were sitting/rang       d.were sitting/has been  ringing                  

 

32. Barbara ............. Spanish  for  a  year  but  she ................. it  yet.

a. is  learning/doesn't learn              b. has  been  learning / didn't learn    

Xc. had  been  learning/ doesn't  learn    d. has  been  studying/hasn't learnt

 

33. My  wife ............. already ............... the  dinner by  the  time  the  guests came.

a. has/cooked    b. was/cooking      Xc. had/cooked      d. has been cooking

 

34.The guests ............. by  the  time  you  finish  the  cleaning.

Xa.     will have arrived          b. arrived        c. arrive        d. have arrived

 

35.Before  I  go  to  bed  I ............. my clothes  and .............. my pyjamas.

a.     wear/take off     Xb. take off/put on      c. put on/take off     d. take off/put out

 

36. I ........................ like  skiing, but  now  I  do.

a.     don't  use  to          Xb. didn't  use  to                c. used  to                 d. weren't  used  to

 

37. 13. By May, I .................. enough  money  to  go  on  holiday.

a.     will  be  earning    b. will be  earned    Xc. will  have  earned   d. will  have  been  earned

 

38.  Grandfather  .......... nothing  but  milk  during  the  last   five  years  of  his  life.

a.     have  drunk     Xb. drank       c. has  drunk       d. drunk

 

38. Peter ................  by  two o'clock  so  I  didn't   wait.

a.     have  not  arrived     Xb. had not  arrived    c. arrived       d. was  arriving

 

39. By  the  time  he   got  home, it ................... raining.

a.     will  stop   b. stopped      Xc. had  stopped               d. has  stopped

 

40. We ...................for three days and we..................still only halfway to London.

a.     travel / are     b. travelled / have been   Xc. have been travelling / are     d. have travelled / were

 

41.  When the  police  arrived  at  the  accident  place, everyone ............  They  couldn't find  anyone.

a.     will  have  left              b. has left             Xc. had left               d. was  leaving

 

42. Mary  used to  work  for  the  railways , ....................  she?

Xa.     didn't                  b. hadn't                        c. used                          d. wasn't

 

43. " I  haven't  seen  my  sister .............."

a.     when  I  was  in  İstanbul.   b .two  weeks  ago.    c.  until  last  week   Xd.  for  over  a  month

 

44. " How  long  have  you  been  sitting  here?"

Xa.     Since  two  o'clock   b. Within  fifteen  minutes.   c. About  half  an  hour  ago.   d. In  about  an  hour.

 

45. While  I  ...........  through  some  old  papers, I ............  this  photograph  of  your  brother. 

a.     am  looking/ have  found        b. looked / had  found       Xc. was  looking /found     d. had  looked /would  find        

 

46. When  he  ............ his  work, he  went  out.

a.     finishes               b. has  finished           c. will  finish           Xd. finished

 

47. "How  long  have  you  been  with  this  company?"

     " I ............................ there  for two  years  by  January?"

a.     will  work              Xb. will  have  been  working    c. will  be  working         d. have  been  working        

 

48. Columbus  ................   America  in  1492.

Xa.     discovered            c. has discovered          d. was  discovering               e. Discover

 

49. By  May, I ............. this  car  for  five  years.

a.     will  have          Xb. will  have  had             c. will  be  having      d.  have  had         

 

50. 10.This  is  the  first  time  I........................................

Xa. have been  abroad           b. was  abroad            c. had  been  abroad             d. has  been  abroad