GRAMMAR - VERB TENSES - PERFECT TENSES - EXERCISES

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  • 1. GRAMMAR - VERBS - PERFECT TENSES EXERCISES 009 1 | P a g e PERFECT TENSES EXERCISES PAST PERFECT Fill in these blanks using the verbs to form a past perfect tense: 1. (To eat) Louise wasnt hungry because ................... a big lunch earlier. 2. (To meet) I did not know who she was because .................. her before. 3. (To rob) The police cars drove at speed with their lights on and their sirens blaring because someone ...................... the local bank. 4. (To break) Robert missed several appointments because ..................... his leg in a skiing accident. 5. (To see) Laura did not want to go to the cinema, because ...................... the film before. 6. (To know) We were good friends: ....................... them for many years. 7. (To live) John knew the area very well as ........................... there from childhood. 8. (To drive)

2. GRAMMAR - VERBS - PERFECT TENSES EXERCISES 009 2 | P a g e The truck driver knew every city along the motorway because .......................the route for 25 years. What are the Past Perfect Tenses of these verbs? To fly To wave To sing To smile To choose To arrive To drop To speak To grow To climb Use the verb lists to practise the Past Perfect Tense. 3. GRAMMAR - VERBS - PERFECT TENSES EXERCISES 009 3 | P a g e PRESENT PERFECT What are the correct auxiliary (helping) verbs in these examples? I ........ always ........ (to look) over the hedge. You ........... (to break) the handle off. Cheryl .......... (to cut) my hair for over 30 years. Some of us .......... (to lose) money on the stock market. None of you .......... (to learn) the information. They ........ not ......... (to take) the money What are the correct tenses for the verbs listed in these examples? I ............ a lot of football. (To play) I ............ a lot of football last year. (To play) You .......... all the clay pigeons. (To shoot) You .......... all the clay pigeons in fifteen minutes. (To shoot) The dog ......... faster than ever. (To run) The dog ......... at 45kph. (To run) Neither of us .......... the wine, we had to apologise to our guests. (To buy) Neither of us .......... this wine, it was a gift. (To buy) Some of you .......... in this area before. (To be seen) None of you .......... in this area last night. (To be seen) The policemen ........... the robber before. (To arrest) 4. GRAMMAR - VERBS - PERFECT TENSES EXERCISES 009 4 | P a g e The policemen .......... the robber last month. (To arrest) What are the past participles of these irregular verbs? To: Arise - Bet - Blow Burn Catch Come Do Dream Eat Feed Fling Go Grow Hide Hold Kneel Know Lead Leave Make Mistake Pay Ride Ring Send Sing Spin String Teach Throw Undo Wake Write Create sentences using some of the verbs in the list above. Have the customers .......... (to arrive) yet? No, they .......... Has the Doctor .......... (to see) Mrs Feldman today? Yes, he .......... Ive .......... (to forget), have I .......... (to read) this book before? Yes, you ......... Have either of you .......... (to get) the keys? Yes, we both ........ (to have) ours. Have we ......... (to make) enough money this week? No, we .......... 5. GRAMMAR - VERBS - PERFECT TENSES EXERCISES 009 5 | P a g e Have you .......... (to put) the cat out? Yes, I .......... Fill in the blanks using the Present Perfect tense: How many books ........ the author .......... (to write)? Where is the furthest you ............. (to travel)? .......... you all ......... (to be waiting) here long? What .......... they ......... (to do) now? When ......... he .......... (to have) the time to complete his studies? Which way ......... they .......... (to come) this evening? How many times .......... I .......... (to tell) you not to do that? 6. GRAMMAR - VERBS - PERFECT TENSES EXERCISES 009 6 | P a g e FUTURE PERFECT What are the past participles of these irregular verbs? To: Bear Become - Break Buy Choose Cling Deal Draw Fall Feel Fight Get Grind Hear Hurt Keep Lay Lean Light Meet Mow Put Read Rise Shake Sink Speak Seal Tear Tread Understand Wear Wind Create sentences using some of the verbs in the list above. Fill in the blanks with the Future Perfect tense of the verbs: By the time I reach Newcastle I ........... (to drive) for seven hours. You .......... (to be) working all night. Judy .......... (to sleep) all through the day. We .......... (to lose) all our money on this deal. Some of you .......... (to pay) for unnecessary insurance. None of these animals ......... (to hunt) in the wild. 7. GRAMMAR - VERBS - PERFECT TENSES EXERCISES 009 7 | P a g e While you were away While you were away, I went to visit my cousin Christine and her husband Ray. They have lived in Lincoln for many years, but I had never visited them there before. They took me to see places they had visited many times before. We had planned to visit the castle... 8. GRAMMAR - VERBS - PERFECT TENSES EXERCISES 009 8 | P a g e ...but it had been closed for safety, because building work had begun. So we had to visit the Cathedral instead... ...although some building work had started there as well. Lincoln Cathedral had once been the tallest building in the world... ...but the main spire was demolished after it had been damaged in an earthquake and the other two had to be demolished because of the danger they had posed. 9. GRAMMAR - VERBS - PERFECT TENSES EXERCISES 009 9 | P a g e In recent years restoration work had begun. When completed, it will have cost millions of pounds to clean the stonework, but it will be money well spent. There was no architect for the Cathedral. Instead the masons had drawn each stage as they had finished the previous one. They had trusted Gods will to guide them. 10. GRAMMAR - VERBS - PERFECT TENSES EXERCISES 009 10 | P a g e To support the weight of the roof, the masons had to build flying buttresses to reinforce the walls... This has accidentally produced a big open interior... ...and soaring arches. At the time of its construction no one had seen such an enormous building. 11. GRAMMAR - VERBS - PERFECT TENSES EXERCISES 009 11 | P a g e The vaulted ceilings can be seen from below, or you can take a tour to see from above how they have been built. This reveals how the builders have constructed the vaulting... ...and the massive timbers that spread the loads to the walls fifteen metres apart. The high ceilings and wide nave have allowed a lot of light into the building... 12. GRAMMAR - VERBS - PERFECT TENSES EXERCISES 009 12 | P a g e ...through stained-glass windows... ...which have cast magical patterns across the floor to astonish generations of visitors. Can you identify the tenses of the verbs used here? Try to ask questions about this, using the tenses we have studied. Write a similar story about your holiday. SCG Language Tutorials 2014 www.scglanguagetutorials.com