Grammar Exercise

June 14, 2013pdf

Test your understanding of tenses with this grammar exercise. Complete the following sentences.

1. I understand that he ………………………….. absent yesterday.

a) is

b) was

c) had been

d) has

2. Wood always ………………………….. on water.

a) floats

b) will float

c) floated

d) float

3. It …………………………… heavily for a week and the rivers are overflowing.

a) rained

b) has been raining

c) is raining

d) had been raining

4. There are some birds that …………………………. every year.

a) migrated

b) migrate

c) have migrated

d) would migrate

5. I ……………………. to Singapore once.

a) have gone

b) have been

c) had gone

d) had been

6. We ……………………….. dinner an hour ago.

a) had

b) have

c) had had

d) would have

7. We ……………………….. nothing to eat since yesterday.

a) had

b) have had

c) will have

d) had had

8. Her health has improved since she ………………………… to her native village.

a) has returned

b) returned

c) had returned

d) has returned

9. I will catch the first bus that ……………………..

a) come

b) comes

c) will come

d) shall come

10. See that the patient …………………………. complete rest.

a) get

b) gets

c) will get

d) would get

Answers

1. I understand that she was absent yesterday.

2. Wood always floats on water.

3. It has been raining heavily for a week and the rivers are overflowing.

4. There are some birds that migrate every year.

5. I have been to Singapore once.

6. We had dinner an hour ago.

7. We have had nothing to eat since yesterday.

8. Her health has improved since she returned to her native village.

9. I will catch the first bus that comes.

10. See that the patient gets complete rest.

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