Thursday, November 21, 2013
Verb Tenses, Test 3
Underline the correct answer:
Deborah waits / is waiting patiently while Bridget books the tickets.
The shelf holds / is holding three books and a vase of flowers.
The crowd moves / is moving across the field in an attempt to see the rock star get into her helicopter.
The Stephens sisters are both very talented;
Virginia writes / is writing and Vanessa paints / is painting.
Rectangles have / are having four sides.
Canada Day takes / is taking place on July 1, the anniversary of the signing of the British North America Act.
The moon circles / is circling the earth once every 28 days.
Calcium is / is being important to the formation of strong bones.
Leonard goes / is going to The Jumping Horse Tavern every Thursday evening.
My grandmother sends/ is sending me new mittens each spring.
In fairy tales, things happen / are happening in threes.
We never finish / are finishing puzzles because the cat always eats some of the pieces.
Nora looks / is looking for the first paperback editions of all of Raymond Chandler's books.
Deirdre dusts / is dusting all the shelves on the second floor of the shop.
KPLA broadcasts / is broadcasting the hits of the 70s this evening.
The presses print / are printing the first edition of tomorrow's paper.
The doors open / are opening in 10 minutes.
The premier arrives / is arriving on Tuesday.
Classes end / are ending next week.
VERB TENSES II
The health department has decided / decided / had decided that all high school students should be immunized against meningitis.
Miriam arrived at 5:00 p.m. but Mr. Whitaker has closed / had closed the store.
After we located the restaurant that Christian has spoken / had spoken about, we ate supper there every Friday.
The heat wave has lasted / had lasted three weeks.
After she had learned to drive,
Alice feels / felt more independent.
We have been talking / had been talking about repainting the front room for three days and last night we finally bought the paint.
Madeleine has been reading / is reading / had been reading mystery novels for several years before she discovered the works of Agatha Christie.
The chef's assistant has been chopping / is chopping / had been chopping vegetables for several minutes before he realized that he had minced his apron strings.
The plumber and his assistant will have solved / is solving / are solving all the new joins in pipes before they leave for the next job.
By the time you get back from the corner store, we will have finished / will finish / are finishing writing the thank you letters.
I will have been studying / am studying / have studied Greek for three years by the end of this term.
By the end of the year, she already graduates / will have graduated / has already with a degree in business.
As soon as I get / got / will have got home, it started to rain heavily.
Don't worry. She used to live / is using to live / is used to living by herself.
He denied having done / denied have done / denied done it on purpose.
Children should entitle / should be entitle / should to be entitled to free education.