Quiz: Try Not To Tense Up During This Intense English Tenses Test!

Don't tense up!

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 Apr 02, 2019
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Question: 1/18Choose Your Answer:


I ___ my childhood in South India.
Spending
Spents
Spent

Question: 2/18Choose Your Answer:


Shhhhh! Be quiet! John ___.
Slept
Is sleeping
Will sleep

Question: 3/18Choose Your Answer:


I hate living in Seattle because it ___.
Rained
Will rain
Rains

Question: 4/18Choose Your Answer:


I ___ to a movie tonight with some friends.
Went
Go
Is going

Question: 5/18Choose Your Answer:


The business cards ___ printed by a company in New York.
Is
Are
Was

Question: 6/18Choose Your Answer:


I ___ to change a light bulb that had burnt out.
Tried
Trying
Tries

Question: 7/18Choose Your Answer:


The Titanic ___ the Atlantic when it struck an iceberg.
Crossed
Cross
Will cross

Question: 8/18Choose Your Answer:


Sam ___ in San Diego a week ago.
Arrives
Is arriving
Arrived

Question: 9/18Choose Your Answer:


My best friend and I ___ each other for over fifteen years.
knewed
Knews
Have known

Question: 10/18Choose Your Answer:


He ___ ten very creative short stories in the last year.
Wrote
Written
Writes

Question: 11/18Choose Your Answer:


We ___ here for over half an hour and nobody ___ our order yet.
Waited, took
Have waited, taking
Wait, has taken

Question: 12/18Choose Your Answer:


I ___ chocolate since I was a child.
Love
Loved
Have loved

Question: 13/18Choose Your Answer:


This time tomorrow, I ___ on the beach.
Will be
Have been
Is

Question: 14/18Choose Your Answer:


Please call me when you ___ time.
Have
Has
Haved

Question: 15/18Choose Your Answer:


I will follow you wherever you ___.
Going
Went
Go

Question: 16/18Choose Your Answer:


When you phoned, I ___ in the garage.
Were
Was
Will be

Question: 17/18Choose Your Answer:


I tried a little of the soup to see how it ___.
Tasted
Tasting
Taste

Question: 18/18Choose Your Answer:


I can't dance because I ___ my leg.
Broken
Broke
Broked
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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? Are you a stickler for proper sentence structure? Do you think you can tackle some notorious tough grammar questions? If you said "yes" to any of these questions, then this is the PERFECT quiz for you!

Some of us are still pretty old-fashioned. We view the English language as art and are voracious readers. But due to modern times, the internet, texting, and spellcheck have enabled us to get a little lazy with our grammar skills. While helpful and easy, these things have also stopped us from practicing grammar the old school way and we sometimes struggle to remember words that are notoriously difficult. If you still have a great vocabulary in today's technical age, pat yourself on the back—the skill is getting harder and harder to master!

We think reading is pretty cool and some of us even want to pass that knowledge down to future generations! If you're someone who just loves words and you're a pretty smart cookie, you'll have a ball deciding which of these tenses is correct in this fun but challenging quiz!

So, 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!