The Simple Present Tense, The Present Continuous Tense, The Present Perfect Tense: Mixed Exercise

By | January 10, 2015

Instruction: Complete each of the following sentences with the correct form of the verb in brackets.

1. A: You (see) … the man and the woman under the tree?
B: Yes, I do.
A: You (see) … them before?
B: No. You?
A: Yes, I (see) … them before. They (come) … here every weekend. Look, the man (hold) … the woman’s hand.

2. A: You (look) … great in the blue shirt. Where (you, go) …?
B: I (go) … to Borobudur. You (visit) … it?
A: I (visit) … it twice. My grandmother (live) … nearby.

3. A: You (be) … to England?
B: No, not yet. I (never, be) … abroad before.
A: But, you (speak) … English well.

4. A: Hi, how are you?
B: Hi, I’m good. We (see, not) … each other since we left primary school. You still (live) … on Jalan Pramuka?
A: Oh, not anymore. We (live) … in Jakarta now. We (live) … there for 15 years. I (come) … here every 3 months to
visit my grandmother. I (stay) … in my mother’s house. I (be) … here for 3 days.

5. A: where is Any?
B: She (just, go) … out. I think she (do) … some shopping with her boyfriend right now.
I (know, not) … where she (go) … . I (phone) … her twice, but there (be) … no answer.

6. She (write, not) … us any letters since she moved to Jakarta. I hope she’ll write to us someday.

7. A: I (know) … her for a long time. She (be) … a very good woman. I (love) … her very much, but she (know, not) … .
B: Who (you, talk) … about?
A: I (talk) … about the woman who (now, sit) … right beside me.
B: That’s me!

8. I (make) … many friends since I came here. I (be) … in this village for a week. The scenery (be) … beautiful
around here. Every morning the sun (shine) … brightly, and the birds (sing) … beautifully.

9. A: What (Jono and Heni, talk) … about over there?
B: I (think) … they (talk) … about their engagement.
A: But, they (be) … there for a couple of hours. They (always, meet) … each other at the same time and place?
B: Why (you, ask) … me that question?
A: Because I (see) … them sitting there many many times.

10. My name (be) … Wayan. I (come) … from Bali. Right now I (study) … English at this foreign language institute.
Since I came here, I (learn) … many things, and I (make) … a lot of friends. They (come) … from different places.

11. A: I (love) … novels. Now I (read) … one. It (be) … very good. I usually (read) … it after lunch.
B: How many novels (you, read) … so far?
A: I (think) … I (read) … approximately fifteen novels.

12. I (have) … a dog. I (take) … him for a walk every morning. I (have) … him for 2 years now.

13. I (read) … this chapter many times, but I still (understand, not) … it.

14. Right now the students (be) … in the classroom. They (do) … some math exercises. The teacher (supervise) … them.
They (do) … that kind of exercises before.

15. Jono and Pardi (do) … their homework right now. They often (do) … homework together.

16. A: You (find) … the car key?
B: Not yet. We (search) … for it for hours. So, you (still, want) … to go to the zoo?

17. A: Who (live) … in the house?
B: The Pardis. They (live) … in the house for two years now. I often (visit) … them.

18. A: You (have) … any plans for vacation?
B: Yes, I do. I (plan) … to go to Madiun.
A: You (be) … there before?
B: My sister (live) … there, so I (be) … to the town many times.

19. A: Where (Pardi, be) …? He (be) … absent form class for the last four days.
B: He (have) … a bad cold. He (be) … in bed since last weekend.

20. A: You (smoke) …?
B: No, I don’t. I (quit) … smoking.

21. A: Ben (do) … homework right now?
B: No, he isn’t. He (watch) … television in the living room.
A: How long he (be) … there?
B: I (not, know) …

22. A: It’s a quarter to ten. Dani (not, show) … up yet.
B: He (always,come) … on time. I (know, not) … what (happen) … to him.

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