Perfect Progressive of Verbs Online Quiz


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Q 1 - Since the last poll, the President’s approval ratings ____ yet again.

A - Dropped

B - Have dropped

C - Have been dropping

D - Has been dropping

Answer : D

Explanation

The structure "has/have been" is used with the actions that have started in the past and are still continuing in the present. These sentences use "have been + <verb+ing>" for "I, we, you, they" and related nouns. These sentences use "has been + <verb+ing> for "he, she, it" and related nouns.

Q 2 - Eugene ____ a psychologist for the past year, and he finds it very helpful.

A - Saw

B - Has seen

C - Has been seeing

D - have been seeing

Answer : C

Explanation

The structure "has/have been" is used with the actions that have started in the past and are still continuing in the present. These sentences use "have been + <verb+ing>" for "I, we, you, they" and related nouns. These sentences use "has been + <verb+ing> for "he, she, it" and related nouns.

Q 3 - By the time Tom gets to the airport, we ____ for over three hours!

A - Will have been waiting

B - Will have waited

C - Will have waiting

D - Will be waiting

Answer : A

Explanation

The structure "will have been + <verb+ing>" is used with the actions that started in the past and will continue till a given time in the future.

Q 4 - Next month, Nancy ____ Spanish at Wilton High School for 30 years.

A - will have been teaching

B - will have taught

C - Will be teaching

D - Will have been taught

Answer : A

Explanation

The structure "will have been + <verb+ing>" is used with the actions that started in the past and will continue till a given time in the future.

Q 5 - Prof. Massood ____ for 30 years by the time he retires.

A - Will have been taught

B - Will have been teaching

C - Will been teaching

D - Will have teaching

Answer : B

Explanation

The structure "will have been + <verb+ing>" is used with the actions that started in the past and will continue till a given time in the future.

Q 6 - Khadijah ____ for here 3 years by the time she gets a full time job.

A - Will have been taught

B - Will have being taught

C - Will have teaching

D - Will have been teaching

Answer : D

Explanation

The structure "will have been + <verb+ing>" is used with actions that started in the past and will continue till a given time in the future.

Q 7 - Before she ____ her driver’s license, Melissa ____ the bus to school every day.

A - Got…had been taking

B - Had gotten…had been taking

C - Had been getting…took

Answer : A

Explanation

The structure "had been" is used with the actions that have started in the past, continued for a fixed period, and then ended in the past too.

Q 8 - The football team ____ on a small pitch for a month; however, they moved to the Olympic Stadium last week and they are playing much better.

A - Had been trained

B - Has been training

C - Had been train

D - Had been training

Answer : D

Explanation

The structure "had been" is used with the actions that have started in the past, continued for a fixed period, and then ended in the past too.

Q 9 - The students ____ good work, but, after the midterm exam, they seemed to lose interest in their studies.

A - Had been doing

B - Had doing

C - Had been done

D - Has been doing

Answer : A

Explanation

The structure "had been" is used with the actions that have started in the past, continued for a fixed period, and then ended in the past too.

Q 10 - When the financial crisis hit, my father ____ at IBM for 10 years. Unfortunately, he had to leave the company and start all over.

A - Has been working

B - Had been worked

C - Had been working

D - Had working

Answer : C

Explanation

The structure "had been" is used with the actions that have started in the past, continued for a fixed period, and then ended in the past too.


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