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VERB TENSES
Direction: Complete the sentences with the correct from to the words in parenthesis.
1. SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE
Tom has regular habits. He (eat) ___ eats ___ dinner every day. He has eaten every day since he was a child.
He ate dinner every day last month. He ate dinner yesterday He will eat diner tomorrow. He will probably
eat dinner almost every day until the end of his life.
2. SIMPLE PAST TENSE
Tom eats dinner everyday. Usually he eats at home, but yesterday, he (eat) ___ate ___ dinner at a restaurant.
3. SIMPLE FUTURE TENSE
Tom ate dinner yesterday. He eats dinner everyday. In all probability, he (eat) ___ will eat ___ dinner
tomorrow.
4. PRESENT PROGRESSIVE
t !"## this evening, Tom started to eat dinner. It is now !"$%. Tom is on the phone because &ary called
him. He says, '(an I call you bac)* I (eat) ___ am eatin ____ dinner right now. I+ll finish soon and will
call you bac). I don+t want my dinner to get cold., Tom+s dinner is in progress when &ary calls.
!. PAST PROGRESSIVE
-ast wee) Tom went to a restaurant. He began to eat at !"##. t !"$% &ary come into the restaurant, saw
Tom and wal)ed over to say hello. Tom+s dinner was still in front of him. He hadn+t finished it yet. In other
words, when &ary wal)ed into the restaurant, Tom (eat) ___ was eatin ___ dinner. Tom+s dinner was in
progress when &ary arrived.
". FUTURE PROGRESSIVE
Tom will begin his dinner at !"## tonight. &ary will arrive at !"$%. It ta)es Tom .# minutes to eat his
dinner. In other words, when &ary arrives tonight, Tom (eat) ___ will #e eatin ___ his dinner. Tom+s
dinner will be in progress when &ary arrives.
$. PRESENT PERFE%T TENSE
Tom finished eating dinner at !"# tonight. It is now /"##, and his mother has 0ust come into the )itchen. 1he
says, '2hat would you li)e for dinner* (an I coo) something for you*, Tom says, 'Than)s &om, but I
(eat, already) ___ &a'e al(ea)* eaten ___ dinner.
+. PAST PERFE%T TENSE
3esterday Tom coo)ed his own dinner. He began at !"## and finished at !".#. at /"## his mother came into
the )itchen. 1he offered to coo) some food for Tom, but he (eat, already) ____ &a) al(ea)* eaten ___ In
other words, Tom had finished his dinner before he tal)ed to his mother.
,. FUTURE PERFE%T TENSE
Tomorrow Tom will begin dinner at !"## and finish at !".#. His mother will come into the )itchen at /"##.
In other words, Tom (eat, already) ___ will &a'e al(ea)* eaten -__ dinner by the time his mother wal)s
into the )itchen.
1.. PRESENT PERFE%T PROGRESSIVE
Tom began to eat dinner at !"## tonight. It is now, at this moment, !"$%. Tom (eat) ___ &as #een eatin
___ his dinner for $% minutes, but he hasn+t finished yet. In other words, his dinner has been in progress for
$% minutes.
11. PAST PERFE%T PROGRESSIVE
-ast wee) Tom went to a restaurant. He began to eat at !"##. t !"$% &ary came into the restaurant, saw
Tom, and wal)ed over to say hello. Tom+s dinner was still in front of him. He hadn+t finished it yet. In other
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words, 2hen &ary wal)ed into the restaurant, Tom (eat) ___&a) #een eatin ___ dinner. Tom+s dinner was
in progress when &ary arrived.
12. FUTURE PERFE%T PROGRESSIVE
Tonight Tom will go to a restaurant. He will begin to eat at !"##. t !"$% &ary will come into the restaurant,
see Tom, and wal) over to say hello. Tom+s dinner will still be in front of him. He won+t have finished it yet.
In other words, when &ary wal)s into the restaurant tomorrow, Tom (eat) ___ will &a'e #een eatin /__
diner for $% minutes. Tom+s dinner will have been in progress for $% minutes by the time &ary arrives.
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