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Can you guess the tenses?

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Let's review some present and past verb tenses. Here you can see eight tenses; read through them to remind yourself of how they are used and then match the tenses to the sentences. The example sentences use the verb eat : eat / ate / eaten

present simple

I eat it.

present continuous

I am eating it.

present perfect

I have eaten it.

present perfect continuous

I have been eating it.

past simple

I ate it.

past continuous

I was eating it.

past perfect

I had eaten it.

past perfect continuous

I had been eating it.

Now match these tenses to the example sentences below. Copy and paste the tenses into the spaces:

present simple
present continuous
present perfect
present perfect continuous
past simple
past continuous
past perfect
past perfect continuous

Link: present continuous spelling rules

  • I have been reading a good book.
  • I like golf.
  • she was watching me.
  • He has done it.
  • It had already closed.
  • They met me there.
  • We had been working hard all week.
  • They are all looking for you.