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Progressive Tense Quiz


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He was running.

A. present perfect progressive

B. past progressive

C. past perfect progressive

D. future perfect progressive


” I am so tired, I (to think) on going on vacation this summer” 

A. Am thinking

B. Were thinking

C. Is thinking

D. Are thinking


Select the progressive verb tense phrase in the sentence:

I can tell it’s almost winter because the leaves are falling from the trees.

A. can tell

B. almost winter

C. from the trees

D. are falling


Harry is putting garlic and oil in the pan.

A. present progressive

B. past progressive

C. future progressive


Complete: My brother _____ ___________ (take) out the trash. (affirmative)

A. are / taking

B. am / taking

C. is / taking

D. is / takes


My aunt ___________ to Albertville tomorrow.

A. is moving

B. was moving

C. will be moving


The number of cases of asthma ______ these days, perhaps partly because more people own cats.

A. increase

B. is increasing

C. was increasing

D. were increased


Select the progressive verb tense phrase in the sentence:

Phillip couldn’t hear you earlier because he was listening to music.

A. was listening

B. couldn’t hear

C. because

D. to music


Tom had been working really hard at the office. Choose the correct tense.

A. past progressive

B. present perfect progressive

C. future progressive

D. past perfect progressive


Yesterday, I __ watching TV when the power went out

A. Am 

B. Were

C. Was 

D. Are


”We caught the enemies! They (to spy) on us!” 

A. Was spying 

B. Were spiing

C. Were spying 

D. Are Spying


When I came to the school, she…..the classroom.

A. Cleans

B. Is cleaning

C. Was cleaning

D. Cleaned


The students ______________ working on their English project. The present progressive tense is…

A. have been

B. were

C. is

D. are


He……running along street this morning.

A. Was

B. Were

C. Am

D. Are


That boat was working perfectly, but it isn´t anymore. Choose the correct verb tense.

A. present perfect progressive

B. future progressive

C. simple tense

D. past progressive


… they … a cake when their mother arrived?

A. Are | baking

B. Were | baking

C. Was | baking

D. Do | baking


I _____ the flour in a bowl when the phone rang. (put – past progressive)

A. am putting

B. was putting

C. will be putting


You __ studying all morning, you should take a break now. 

A. are

B. were

C. was

D. am


You (learn) English now.

A. were learning

B. are learning

C. will be learning


In class yesterday, Joshua ______________ reading the longest book I had ever seen!

A. is reading

B. will be reading

C. was reading


My mother __ helping my dad fixing the car at the moment

A. are

B. was

C. is

D. were


She is swimming.

A. present perfect progressive

B. present progressive

C. past progressive

D. future progressive


Look! She …….. on the stage.

A. were Performing

B. is performing

C. are performing

D. was performing


I was (to sit) on the chair when it broke.

A. siting

B. sit

C. sits

D. sitting


My friends and I ___ walking to school 

A. Am

B. Are 

C. Is 




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