Identify the tense form

March 8, 2013pdf

Read the sentences given below and identify the tense form used in each of them.

1. They had been waiting for the train.

a) past perfect tense active

b) past perfect continuous active

c) present perfect tense active

d) present perfect tense passive

2. India has not won many Olympic gold medals.

a) present perfect active

b) present perfect passive

c) simple present active

d) simple past passive

3. The film was not interesting.

a) past continuous tense active

b) present continuous tense passive

c) simple past active

d) past perfect continuous tense active

4. The boy was punished for lying.

a) simple present active

b) simple past passive

c) past continuous tense active

d) past continuous tense passive

5. Your order has been shipped.

a) present perfect tense active

b) present perfect tense passive

c) past perfect tense active

d) present perfect continuous tense active

6. The house is being built by masons.

a) present perfect tense active

b) present continuous tense passive

c) present continuous tense active

d) past continuous tense active

7. Who are you waiting for?

a) present continuous tense active

b) present continuous tense passive

c) simple present tense active

c) present perfect tense active

8. We have been living in this street for well over ten years.

a) present perfect tense active

b) present continuous tense active

c) present perfect continuous tense active

d) present perfect continuous tense passive

9. Trains will be running late.

a) simple future tense active

b) future continuous tense active

c) future continuous tense passive

d) future perfect tense active

10. The news is too good to be true.

a) simple present tense active

b) present continuous tense active

c) present perfect tense active

d) simple past tense active

 

Answers

1. past perfect continuous tense active

2. present perfect active

3. simple past tense active

4. simple past passive

5. present perfect tense passive

6. present continuous tense passive

7. present continuous tense active

8. present perfect continuous tense active

9. future continuous tense active

10. simple present tense active

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