Perfect Tense of Verbs - Solved Examples


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Q 1 − Last week I ____ rode back to my room before the earthquake hit.

A - rode

B - was riding

C - had ridden

D - did ride

Answer - C

Explanation

The action happened earlier than the other action mentioned in the sentence, hence it is to be mentioned in past perfect.


Answer - A

Explanation

The action happened in the past, but it led to a resultant action, or reaction in the present, so it is present perfect.


Q 3 − How many times ____ the final match of the World Cup?

A - do you see

B - are you seeing

C - have you seen

D - see you

Answer - C

Explanation

The action happened in the past, but it led to a resultant action, or reaction in the present, so it is present perfect.


Q 4 − The Scout leader wants a report on what we ____ this summer.

A - did you do

B - did you

C - had done

D - have done

Answer - D

Explanation

The action happened in the past, but it led to a resultant action, or reaction in the present, so it is present perfect.


Q 5 − My friend and I ____ to the beach yesterday where we saw the tortoises.

A - was going

B - did go

C - had gone

D - went

Answer - C

Explanation

The action happened earlier than the other action mentioned in the sentence, hence it is to be mentioned in past perfect.


Q 6 − I ____ patiently for my turn, so let me in now.

A - waited

B - had been waiting

C - am waiting

D - have waited

Answer - D

Explanation

The action happened in the past, but it led to a resultant action, or reaction in the present, so it is present perfect.


Q 7 − For how long ____ the captain of this side?

A - are you

B - do you be

C - have you been

D - had you been

Answer - C

Explanation

The action happened in the past, but it led to a resultant action, or reaction in the present, so it is present perfect.


Answer - C

Explanation

The action happened in the past, but it led to a resultant action, or reaction in the present, so it is present perfect.


Q 9 − Hi! It’s so nice to hear from you! Where ... all this time?

A - are you going

B - went you

C - have you been

D - have you gone

Answer - C

Explanation

The action happened in the past, but it led to a resultant action, or reaction in the present, so it is present perfect.


Q 10 − Kalki says that ____ your entire life in this town.

A - you have lived

B - you live

C - you had lived

D - you lived

Answer - A

Explanation

The action happened in the past, but it led to a resultant action, or reaction in the present, so it is present perfect.



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