Present Perfect Simple vs Present Perfect Progressive Exercises and Tests Form See also explanations on Present Perfect Simple and Present Perfect Progressive Use Both tenses are used to express that an action began in the past and is still going on or has just finished. In many cases, both forms are correct, but there is often a difference in meaning: We use the Present Perfect Simple mainly to express that an action is completed or to emphasise the result. Result or duration? Do you want to express what has happened so far or how long an action has been going on yet? Certain verbs The following verbs are usually only used in Present Perfect Simple (not in the progressive form). state: be, have (for possession only)Example: We have been on holiday for two weeks. senses: feel, hear, see, smell, taste, touchExample: He has touched the painting. brain work: believe, know, think, understandExample: I have known him for 3 years. Emphasis on completion or duration? Result or side effect? Time + negation: last time or beginning of an action? Signal words
Simple Past vs. Present Perfect Simple Exercises and Tests Form See also explanations on Simple Past and Present Perfect Simple Use In British English, the use of Simple Past and Present Perfect is quite strict. Note that the following explanations and exercises refer to British English only. Certain time in the past or just / already / yet? Do you want to express that an action happened at a certain time in the past (even if it was just a few seconds ago) or that an action has just / already / not yet happened? Certain event in the past or how often so far? Do you want to express when a certain action took place or whether / how often an action has happened till now? Emphasis on action or result? Do you just want to express what happened in the past? Signal Words Exercises on Simple Past and Present Perfect Simple Tests on Simple Past and Present Perfect Simple
Verb Tense Exercise 5 1. A: Did you like the movie "Star Wars?" B: I don't know. I (see, never) that movie. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Past simple / Present perfect (simple / continuous)-English Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #66482: Past simple / Present perfect (simple / continuous) Past simple and Present perfect The past simple is used to talk about completed actions at a particular point in the past, often with dates or times and words like yesterday, last and ago: Kurt went to Canada in 1991. I didn't see you yesterday. Where were you? The Present perfect is used to talk about a) recent actions or events when no fixed time is given (e.g. news reports) often with words like just, recently and lately: A volcano has erupted in Japan. b) actions which have a result in the present: what's wrong? c) actions in a period of time which is not yet finished, and experiences in someone's life so far, often with yet, so far, ever, for and since I haven't had any letters this week. The present perfect continuous is used to talk about actions which started in the past and are still happening, or which have recently stopped but have a result in the present:
Narrative Verb Tense Exercise: Past Tenses Narrative Verb Tense Exercise: Past Tenses Gap-fill exercise Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. didn't realise discovered had been playing had broken heard hurt jumped killed looked phoned ran saw tried was happening was playing watching went were driving were escaping Exercise 1. English language quiz - narrative tenses - 02 Fill the gaps with the correct form of the verb in brackets. This is a story so you can choose from past simple, past continuous and past perfect tenses. Press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "[?]" More on this topic... Notes gap fill quiz Related topic: time expressions - past matching Time phrases quiz 01Mulitple-choice quiz with feedback. Related topic: past events - talking about Related topic: stories reading Eslreading.orgSite with small number of good, short (6 - 10 page) simplified versions of classic stories, mostly for reading online, some for download audio Related topic: anecdotes
T053-All tenses - English Grammar Exercises T053-All tenses Gap-fill exercise Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Choose the correct form of the verb! Why to John when I saw you at the cafeteria yesterday? The doctor said that Tom too sick to go to work (BE) You look great! Tenses I can't find my dictionary; I wonder whether Mary _____ it now. have had is having hasI'm sorry, I can't talk to you any longer because I _____ dinner. was making make 'm making 've madeWhile everyone else _____, she _____ quietly in the kitchen. laughed - cryed laughed - was cried was laughed - cried was laughing - was cryingThat house is in a terrible state!
Advanced English - Grammar Test 1 She shouldn't have broken that glass. Correct IncorrectBut I did do my homework! Correct IncorrectWhere is the book what I got for my birthday? Correct IncorrectWalking in the garden, it began to rain.