Simple Tenses of Verbs Online Quiz


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Following quiz provides Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) related to Simple Tenses of Verbs. You will have to read all the given answers and click over the correct answer. If you are not sure about the answer then you can check the answer using Show Answer button. You can use Next Quiz button to check new set of questions in the quiz.

Questions and Answers

Q 1 - The meeting ... at 10 o’ clock sharp and you were not there.

A - Start

B - Starts

C - Starting

D - Started

Answer : D

Explanation

The action happened in the past, so we will use the past tense.

Q 2 - Many strange incidents ... place in this city daily.

A - Takes

B - Took

C - Take

D - Taken

Answer : C

Explanation

The action happens regularly in the present, so we will use the present tense.

Q 3 - He ... this musical piece when he was in his college.

A - Compose

B - Composing

C - Composes

D - Composed

Answer : D

Explanation

The action happened in the past, so we will use the past tense.

Q 4 - He always ... that everybody is honest.

A - Assume

B - Assuming

C - Assumed

D - Assumes

Answer : D

Explanation

The action happens regularly in the present, so we will use the present tense.

Q 5 - We ... some tea in the evening foolishly, so we … spend a sleepless night.

A - were taking, won't have to

B - took, didn't have to

C - will take, will have to

D - took, will have to

Answer : D

Explanation

The action happened in the past, so we will use the past tense.

Q 6 - It ... important to not … people through your words.

A - is, hurt

B - was, will hurt

C - would be, is hurt

D - will be, were hurt

Answer : A

Explanation

The action happens regularly in the present, so we will use the present tense.

Q 7 - Although toddlers mainly ... their hands and feet to crawl, they ... occasionally stand erect briefly.

A - are using, used

B - will use, are using

C - were using, will be using

D - use, may

Answer : D

Explanation

The action happens regularly in the present, so we will use the present tense.

Q 8 - She … to keep it a secret till her parents ... home.

A - wants, come

B - wanted, comes

C - would want, will come

D - wanted, came

Answer : A

Explanation

The first action happens in the present, and the second one will happen in the future.

Q 9 -There ... a much improved system of education if teachers … involved in designing the curriculum.

A - was, are

B - is, are

C - will be, are

D - would be, are

Answer : C

Explanation

The actions may happen in the future; hence we will use the future tense

Q 10 - He is saying that he ... the metro and rest on the way back.

A - was taking

B - will take

C - is taking

D - would take

Answer : B

Explanation

The action may happen in the future; hence we will use the future tense.

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