Grammar Quiz

Past and Present Continuous tense Quiz


This morning, I _____ for a sensitive meeting with my boss about an employee of mine.

A. Prepared

B. Prepare

C. Had prepared

D. Am preparing

I was reading a detective story _____ I heard a noise.

A. during

B. when

C. while

Rini …… ……….. while her mother was washing the vegetables.

A. is sleeping

B. slept

C. were sleeping

D. was sleeping

What is the Past Continuous Tense?

A. a verb tense which is used to show repetition, habit or generalization

B. a word that describes or gives more information about a verb, adjective, adverb, or phrase

C. refer to the actions which were going on in the past.

D. a word that refers to a person, place, thing, event, substance, or quality

My neighbor _____ his driveway of snow when the next storm rolled in and he had to stopped.

A. Is cleaning

B. Was cleaning

C. Cleans

D. Had cleaned

what is present continuous tense?

A. verb tense indicates that an action or condition is happening now, frequently and may continue into the future

B. for something which happened before and after another action.

C. words that describe the qualities or states of being of nouns

D. words that show an action (sing), occurrence (develop), or state of being

 Mom and I _________ to each other during the movie when the person next to us asked us to be quiet.

A. Whispered

B. Had been whispering

C. Were whispering

D. Was whispering

My dog ___ constantly _____ at the basement door which gives me the creeps!

A. Has, barked

B. Was, barking

C. Is, barking

D. Had, barked

The children __________ their lunch at 1.30 yesterday afternoon.

A. were having

B. was having

C. is having

D. are having

My son _____ lunch all by himself because he thinks the cafeteria food is revolting.

A. Is making

B. Will make

C. Makes

D. Had made

Last night I . . . TV when suddenly I heard a scream

A. watching

B. watch

C. was watching

D. am watching

I _____ a surprise birthday party for my son and I’m ____ to secretly invite his friends from school.

A. Am planning/am going

B. Have planned/going

C. Am planning/going

D. Have planned/have went

They ________________ in London for few days.

A. staying

B. are staying

C. was staying

D. were staying

He ______ a diorama for the science fair with to-scale models of the planets, moons, and asteroids.

A. Designs

B. Had designed

C. Is designing

D. Was designing


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