Category Archives: Grammar

Will, Be going to, or The Present Continuous Tense: Exercise

Instruction: Decide whether you should use will, be going to, or the present continuous tense for the verb in the brackets. In some situations, more than one verb form is possible. In this case, you should make sure you know the meaning. 1. Lina (come) … to visit us here in Yogyakarta next week. I can’t wait to… Read More »

The Simple Future Tense

There are three different ways to express future events: WILL, BE GOING TO, and the present continuous tense, each of which expresses a different meaning. WILL vs BE GOING TO for future intentions You can use WILL and BE GOING TO to talk about things that you want to do in the future. However, the meanings are different.… Read More »

All Present & Past Tenses: Review Exercise

Instruction: Put the verb in the brackets in the simple present tense, the present continuous tense, the present perfect tense, the present perfect continuous tense, the simple past tense, the past continuous tense, the past perfect tense, or the past perfect continuous tense. In some situations, more than one tense is possible. 1. A: Where is Tuti? B:… Read More »

The Past Perfect Continuous Tense, The Past Perfect Tense, The Past Continuous Tense,The Simple Past Tense: Review Exercise

Instruction: Put the verb in the brackets into the past perfect continuous tense, the past perfect tense, the past continuous tense, or the simple past tense. In some cases, more than one tense is possible. 1. Yesterday, I (go) … to Diana’s house. When we (get) … there, her father (tell) … us that she (sleep) … .… Read More »

The Past Perfect Continuous Tense vs The Past Perfect Tense

Instruction: Put the verb in the brackets into the past perfect continuous tense or the past perfect tense. in some cases, both tenses are possible. 1. The students (finish, already) … doing all the grammar exercises when the teacher told them to do so. 2. I (wash) … my motorbike for half an hour when it started to… Read More »

The Past Perfect Continuous Tense: Exercise 1

Instruction: Put the verb in the brackets in the past perfect continuous tense. 1. Albert (live) … in Berlin for 5 years when we visited him last year. 2. Daniel (sleep) … for an hour before yesterday evening. 3. The students probably (wait) … for a 9 bus for twenty minutes when I saw them at the bus… Read More »

The Past Perfect Continuous Tense

The Past Perfect Continuous Tense is used to describe: 1. something that started at some point in the past, continued for a period of time up to a certain point in the past, and was still in progress when another action took place. Examples: a. I had been living in Chicago for three years when all my families… Read More »