Time adverbs exercise

May 17, 2012pdf

Complete the following sentences using appropriate time adverbs. Choose your answers from the options given in the brackets.

1. He will come ………………………….. (yesterday / tomorrow).

2. Susie phoned ………………………… (yesterday / tomorrow).

3. I am seeing your father …………………………. (tomorrow / yesterday).

4. I had a strange experience ……………………… (yesterday / tomorrow).

5. I ………………………… them today. (visit / am visiting).

6. My flight leaves ……………………… (yesterday / tomorrow).

7. I haven’t seen her ………………………….. (today / yesterday).

8. I haven’t seen her since ………………………. (yesterday / today).

9. I saw John ……………………….. evening. (yesterday / in yesterday)

10. I think she will come ……………………… (yesterday / tomorrow).

11. I will do it first thing ……………………… (yesterday / today / tomorrow).

12. I went there ……………………….. night. (yesterday / at yesterday).

Answers

1. He will come tomorrow.

2. Susie phoned yesterday.

3. I am seeing your father tomorrow.

4. I had a strange experience yesterday.

5. I am visiting them today.

6. My flight leaves tomorrow.

7. I haven’t seen her today.

8. I haven’t seen her since yesterday.

9. I saw John yesterday evening.

10. I think she will come tomorrow.

11. I will do it first thing tomorrow.

12. I went there yesterday night.

Notes

The past time adverbs yesterday, last week etc., cannot be used with present or future tenses. However, expressions like since last week, since yesterday etc., can be used with the present perfect tense.

I saw him last week. (NOT I have seen him last week.)

I haven’t seen him since last week. (NOT I didn’t see him since last week.)

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