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The Simple Past Tense: Exercise 1

By | February 14, 2015

Instruction: Put each of the following sentences into the simple past tense. After that, make the sentence into an interrogative and negative one. Use ‘yesterday’ as the time signal. Example: Maria is budy today. a. Maria was busy yesterday. b. Was Maria busy yesterday? c. Maria was not busy yesterday. 1. Lisa is happy today. 2. The room… Read More »

The Simple Present Tense, The Present Continuous Tense, The Present Perfect Tense, The Present Perfect Continuous Tense: Review Exercise 1

By | February 8, 2015

Instruction: Decide whether you should use the simple present tense, the present continuous tense, the present perfect tense, or the present perfect continuous tense. 1. Ana has a lot of friends, and she likes to write to them. She (write) … two letters a week. Right now she (write) … a letter to a friend living in Jakarta.… Read More »

The Present Perfect Continuous Tense vs The Present Perfect Tense: Exercise

By | February 7, 2015

Instruction: Decide whether you should use the present perfect continuous tense or the present perfect tense. 1. A: You (work) … for over five hours. Why don’t you stop and take a rest. B: I (not, finish) … yet. 2. A: Do you like collecting stamps? B: Yes, I do. I (collect) … stamps since I was a… Read More »

The Present Perfect Continuous Tense: Exercise 1

By | February 7, 2015

Instruction: Put the verb in the brackets in the present perfect continuous tense. 1. The students are playing soccer. They (play) … since it stopped raining. 2. Mr. Budi is teaching in my class. He (teach) … since seven thirty. 3. Look, the man is trying to open the door. He (try) … since he arrived home. 4.… Read More »

The Present Perfect Continuous Tense

By | January 12, 2015

The present perfect continuous tense is used to talk about things that started in the past and continue to happen up to the present at the moment of speaking. You will use this tense when your focus is on how long things happen from some point in the past to the present. When you say “I have been… Read More »

The Simple Present Tense vs The Present Continuous Tense: Mixed exercise

By | December 26, 2014

Instruction: Decide whether you should use the simple present tense (eat/eats) or the present continuous tense (is/am/are eating). 1. Right now I (be) … in the living room. I (read) … a novel. I often (read) … a novel in my spare time. 2. Herman (speak) … Indonesian. Indonesian is his mother tongue, but at the moment he… Read More »