The Past Perfect Continuous Tense: Exercise 1

By | December 28, 2015

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

By | December 28, 2015

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 »

Tense Review Exercise

By | December 28, 2015

Instruction: Put the verb in the brackets into 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, or the past perfect tense. 1. Totok (polish) … his shoes every day before he goes to work. He (like) … his shoes clean and… Read More »

The Past Perfect Tense vs The Simple Past Tense: Exercise

By | December 28, 2015

Instruction: Decide whether you should use the past perfect tense or the simple past tense. 1. Last night Maria (read) … a very good novel. 2. I (read) … the novel before she (read) … it last night. 3. A burglar (steal) … my bike last night. 4. I am sure that the burglar (plan) … to steal… Read More »

The Past Perfect Tense: Exercise 1

By | December 28, 2015

Instruction: Put the verb in the brackets into the past perfect tense. 1. The man (lock) … the door before he went out. 2. By the time you came yesterday, my dad (already, leave) … for Jakarta. That’s why you couldn’t meet him. 3. After he (have) … lunch, John went to his friend’s house. 4. I (already,… Read More »

Tense Review Exercise

By | February 13, 2018

Instruction: Put the verb in the brackets into 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, or the past perfect tense. 1. Last night we (go) … to a rock concert. We (enjoy) … the show. While they (perform) … on… Read More »

The Past Continuous Tense: Exercise 2

By | March 1, 2018

Instruction: Combine each pair of sentences with when or while. Write all the possible combinations. Example: It was raining. My friend showed up. It was raining when my friend showed up. My friend showed up when it was raining. My friend showed up while it was raining. 1. I was studying English. The power blacked out. 2. Rina… Read More »

The Past Continuous Tense vs The Simple Past Tense: Exercise

By | February 16, 2017

Instruction: Put the verb in the brackets into the past continuos tense or the simple past tense. 1. Susana (start) … to study for an English test at 6 PM. She (finished) … studying at 8 PM. That means at 7.30 PM she (still, study) … . 2. Yesterday morning, Joko (repair) … his motorbike engine for two… Read More »