Simple Present / Simple Future




Verb Tense Exercise 1

Simple Present / Present Continuous

Using the words in parentheses, complete the text below with the appropriate tenses, then click the "Check" button to check your answers.

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1. Every Monday, Sally (drive) her kids to football practice.

2. Usually, I (work) as a secretary at ABT, but this summer I (study) French at a language school in Paris. That is why I am in Paris.

3. Shhhhh! Be quiet! John (sleep) .

4. Don't forget to take your umbrella. It (rain) .

5. I hate living in Seattle because it (rain, always) .

6. I'm sorry I can't hear what you (say) because everybody (talk) so loudly.

7. Justin (write, currently) a book about his adventures in Tibet. I hope he can find a good publisher when he is finished.

8. Jim: Do you want to come over for dinner tonight?
Denise: Oh, I'm sorry, I can't. I (go) to a movie tonight with some friends.

9. The business cards (be, normally ) printed by a company in New York. Their prices (be) inexpensive, yet the quality of their work is quite good.

10. This delicious chocolate (be) made by a small chocolatier in Zurich, Switzerland.

Verb Tense Exercise 16

Present and Past Tenses
and Non-Continuous Verbs

Using the words in parentheses, complete the text below with the appropriate tenses, then click the "Check" button to check your answers.

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1.
a. Look, I (have) two tickets for the circus.
b. Look, I (hold) two tickets for the circus.

2.
a. We (be) there for more than half an hour by the time the show began.
b. We (wait) there for more than half an hour by the time the show began.

3.
a. Sam (sit) in the seat next to me when the clown threw a bucket of water at me.
b. Sam (be) in the seat next to me when the clown threw a bucket of water at me.

4.
a. One clown was juggling while he (balance) a glass of wine on his head.
b. One clown was juggling while he (have) a glass of wine on his head.

5.
a. I (love) the circus ever since I was a child.
b. I (go) to the circus ever since I was a child.

6.
a. Right now, I (see) two elephants doing tricks in the ring.
b. Right now, I (look) at two elephants doing tricks in the ring.

Verb Tense Exercise 17

Present and Past Tense Review

Using the words in parentheses, complete the text below with the appropriate tenses, then click the "Check" button to check your answers.

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Lars: Excuse me, which movie are you waiting for?

Tony: We (wait) for the new Stars Wars movie. In fact, we (wait) here for more than five hours.

Lars: Five hours? When did you arrive?

Tony: We (get) here at 6:00 o'clock this morning. More than forty people (stand, already) here waiting for tickets when we arrived.

Lars: I can't believe that! Are you serious?

Tony: Yeah, people (take) Star Wars movies seriously. In fact, this particular showing has been sold out for over a week. We (wait, just) in line to get a good seat in the theater.

Lars: When did you buy your tickets?

Tony: I (buy) them last week by phone. I (know) tickets would be hard to get because I (see) a news interview with a group of people standing in line to get tickets. They (wait) in line for almost a month to buy tickets for the first showing.

Lars: I don't believe that!

Tony: It's true. They (camp) out in front of Mann's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles for about a month because they (want) to be the first people to see the movie.

Verb Tense Exercise 22

Simple Present / Simple Future

Using the words in parentheses, complete the text below with the appropriate tenses, then click the "Check" button to check your answers.

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1.
Michael: After you (leave) work, will you please drop by the grocery store and pick up some milk and bread?
Marie: No problem, I (pick) up the groceries and be home by 6 o'clock.
Michael: Great. You will probably get home before I (do) .

2.
Ari: By the time we (get) to the movie theater, the tickets are going to be sold out.
Sarah: Don't worry. I told Jane we might be arriving just before the movie (start) . She (buy) our tickets and meet us in the lobby.
Ari: That place is huge! We (find, never) her in that crowded lobby.
Sarah: Calm down, we (meet) each other near the entrance.

3.
Terry: If the weather (be) good tomorrow, maybe we should go to the beach.
Jennifer: I have a better idea. If it (be) nice out, we'll go to the beach; and if it (rain) , we'll see a movie.
Terry: I guess we will have to wait until we (get) up in the morning to find out what we are going to do.

4.
Max: What are you going to do tomorrow after work?
Sean: I (meet) some friends at the cafe across the street. Would you like to come along?
Max: No thanks! My brother is coming to town and I (pick) him up from the airport at 7 o'clock.
Sean: We (be, probably) at the cafe until 9 o'clock. Why don't you join us after you (pick) him up.
Max: Sounds good. We (see) you around 8 o'clock.

5.
Lucy: I (call) you as soon as I arrive in Dublin.
Dwain: If I am not there when you (call) , make sure to leave a message.
Lucy: I will. And please don't forget to water my plants and feed the cat.
Dwain: I promise I (take) care of everything while you are in Ireland.

Verb Tense Exercise 24

Simple Present / Simple Future
Present Continuous / Future Continuous

Using the words in parentheses, complete the text below with the appropriate tenses, then click the "Check" button to check your answers.

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1. Right now, I am watching TV. Tomorrow at this time, I (watch) TV as well.

2. Tomorrow after school, I (go) to the beach.

3. I am going on a dream vacation to Tahiti. While you (do) paperwork and (talk) to annoying customers on the phone, I (lie) on a sunny, tropical beach. Are you jealous?

4. We (hide) when Tony (arrive) at his surprise party. As soon as he opens the door, we (jump) out and (scream) , "Surprise!"

5. We work out at the fitness center every day after work. If you (come) over while we (work) out, we will not be able to let you into the house. Just to be safe, we (leave) a key under the welcome mat so you will not have to wait outside.

6. While you (study) at home, Magda (be) in class.

7. When I (get) to the party, Sally and Doug (dance) , John (make) drinks, Sue and Frank (discuss) something controversial, and Mary (complain) about something unimportant. They are always doing the same things. They are so predictable.

8. When you (get) off the plane, I (wait) for you.

9. I am sick of rain and bad weather! Hopefully, when we (wake) up tomorrow morning, the sun (shine) .

10. If you (need) to contact me sometime next week, I (stay) at the Sheraton in San Francisco.

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