Perfect Progressive of Verbs Online Quiz


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Q 1 - The Smiths ____ their in-laws quite often nowadays.

A - Visited

B - Have been visiting

C - Have visited

D - Has visited

Answer : B

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 - Ever since her visit to the doctor, Emily ____ a more healthy diet.

A - has been eating

B - ate

C - was eating

D - is eating

Answer : A

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 - Susan ____ enough credits to earn her Master’s degree in her first year itself.

A - Will have been earning

B - Will have earned

C - Will have been earned

D - Will have earning

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.

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 - If you go to bed now and get up until noon tomorrow, you ____ for 12 hours.

A - Will sleeping

B - Will have sleeping

C - Will have been sleeping

D - Will have being sleeping

Answer : C

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 7 - Before she ____ a bad review, Lisa ____ to see the movie “Man in a purple Suit.”

A - Read…planned

B - Read…had been planning

C - Was reading…had been planning

Answer : B

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 detective finally ____ the crime that he ____ on for six months.

A - Was solving…had been working

B - Had been solving…worked

C - Solved…had been 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.

Q 9 - My professor ____ that class with a lot of enthusiasm; however, after his illness, he seemed to lose a lot of energy.

A - Had been teach

B - Had been teaching

C - Had been taught

D - Has been teaching

Answer : B

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 - I ____ to call you last week. I became very busy suddenly last week and I forgot to call you. I'm sorry.

A - Has been planning

B - Had been planned

C - Had planning

D - Had been planning

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.

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