Progressive Verb Tenses - Solved Examples


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Q 1 − I ____ cricket with my friends, so I can’t come on Skype now.

A - Play

B - Played

C - Playing

D - Am playing

Answer - D

Explanation

The action is happening in the present.


Q 2 − He ____ the piano now but he normally plays the banjo.

A - Play

B - Played

C - Playing

D - Is playing

Answer - D

Explanation

The action is happening in the present.


Q 3 − We ____ to Ibiza now.

A - Go

B - went

C - going

D - Are going

Answer - D

Explanation

The action is happening in the present.


Q 4 − I ____ through the streets yesterday

A - Was walking

B - Were walking

C - Is walking

D - Are walking

Answer - A

Explanation

The action was happening in the past.


Q 5 − He ____ to Jack’s house when I saw him yesterday.

A - Was going

B - Were going

C - Is going

D - Are going

Answer - A

Explanation

The action was happening in the past.


Q 6 − You ____ the final episode when you fell asleep.

A - Was watching

B - Were watching

C - Are watching

D - Is watching

Answer - B

Explanation

The action was happening in the past.


Q 7 − By the time the movie ends, I ____ you pastries.

A - Serve

B - Served

C - Will be serving

D - Serves

Answer - C

Explanation

The action will be happening in the future.


Q 8 − The sergeant ____ the cadets by this time tomorrow.

A - train

B - Will be training

C - Trained

D - Trains

Answer - B

Explanation

The action will be happening in the future.


Q 9 − The children ____ all through the movie.

A - Laugh

B - Laughed

C - Were laughing

D - Laughs

Answer - C

Explanation

The action will be happening in the future.


Q 10 − The children ____ on ice in a few hours.

A - Will play

B - Played

C - Will be playing

D - Plays

Answer - C

Explanation

The action will be happening in the future.



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