Grammar Quiz: Can You Pass This Verb Tense Test?

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This quiz might make you 'tense'...

If you're a total grammar snob, then you're going to love this tricky verb tense test. How high can you score?

 Mar 27, 2019

1 of 20Identify The Correct Verb Tense!

We had been foolish.
Past Perfect
Present Simple
Past Continuous

2 of 20Identify The Correct Verb Tense!

We already have begun the meeting.
Past Perfect Continuous
Present Perfect
Future Continuous

3 of 20Pick The Correct Verb Tense!

You _____ by then.
will have finished
finish
finishing

4 of 20Identify The Correct Verb Tense!

They won't win the game.
Present Perfect
Past Perfect Continuous
Present Simple

5 of 20Identify The Correct Verb Tense!

We've all been waiting for ages.
Present Perfect Continuous
Past Continuous
Past Simple

6 of 20Pick The Correct Verb Tense!

You _____ that decision.
will ruing
had rue
will be ruing

7 of 20Identify The Correct Verb Tense!

Sorry, I was running late for the bus.
Future Simple
Present Simple
Past Simple

8 of 20Identify The Correct Verb Tense!

She parts her hair to the left.
Future Continuous
Present Simple
Past Perfect Continuous

9 of 20Pick The Correct Verb Tense!

I _____ for a red car.
am look
had been looking
have look

10 of 20Identify The Correct Verb Tense!

I ate too much yesterday.
Future Perfect Continuous
Past Continuous
Future Perfect

11 of 20Identify The Correct Verb Tense!

I will have been travelling for a year by Christmas.
Present Continuous
Past Perfect
Past Simple

12 of 20Pick The Correct Verb Tense!

They _____ the dream!
am living
were lived
are living

13 of 20Identify The Correct Verb Tense!

She is teaching her students.
Future Continuous
Present Perfect Continuous
Present Continuous

14 of 20Identify The Correct Verb Tense!

We have been waiting for them.
Past Perfect
Future Perfect
Present Perfect Continuous

15 of 20Pick The Correct Verb Tense!

He _____ with his left hand.
eats
are eating
will be ate

16 of 20Identify The Correct Verb Tense!

We have learnt our lessons.
Present Simple
Present Perfect
Past Perfect

17 of 20Identify The Correct Verb Tense!

He has had his breakfast.
Present Perfect Continuous
Future Perfect Continuous
Present Perfect

18 of 20Pick The Correct Verb Tense!

The President _____ the gathering.
addressed
is addressed
will be addressed

19 of 20Identify The Correct Verb Tense!

They had been walking.
Past Perfect
Past Simple
Past Perfect Continuous

20 of 20Identify The Correct Verb Tense!

They will have learnt their lessons.
Future Simple
Future Perfect
Present Continuous
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Calling all grammar nerds! This quiz is sure to be more challenging than most! We're about to test you on a tricky subject: verb tenses! There are many different verb tenses that can be used to describe actions that happened in the past, are happening in the present, or will happen in the future.

Do you have a high IQ? Do you know the rules of grammar? Do you think you know all there is to know about using it properly? Are you what some would call a wordsmith? Do people believe you may be a genius? If you love everything about the English language, especially how the different parts of a sentence are put together to tell a story, then this is the ideal quiz for you! We know you have it in you to get a perfect score! Are you up for the challenge, or are you too afraid that your grammar skills have gotten a bit rusty over the years? Only one way to find out! If you think you have what it takes, sit back, relax and flex your mental muscles to see just how well you do! Test yourself to find out if all that reading and English language studying paid off. Good luck!

English grammar tenses include Past Simple, Present Simple, Future Simple, Past Continuous, Present Continuous, Future Continuous, Past Perfect, Present Perfect, Future Perfect, Past Perfect Continuous, Present Perfect Continuous, and Future Perfect Continuous. Think you'll be able to properly identify which tense is being used in a series of random sentences? It's time to find out!

Now, if you want more quizzes about grammar, stay tuned for more to come! Until then, take this verb tense grammar quiz to see how much you know! Knowing the correct verb tense can be super tricky, so that makes acing this quiz even more rewarding!