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This tenses quiz tests your knowledge of a mix of tenses related to the past, present, and future. Read the sentence then decide which word or phrase fits correctly in the gap. You can do this quiz online or print it on paper.

1. Why __________ you go to the plant? I __________ no time.

A) do/had
B) will/have
C) did/hadn’t
D) didn’t/hadn’t
E) didn’t/had

2. His father __________ a doctor and he __________ to make his son a doctor, too.

A) was/wants
B) were/wanted
C) will be/would want
D) was/wanted
E) were/wanted

3. We __________ English, so I know it a little.

A) am learning
B) learned
C) learns
D) shall learn
E) were learning

4. She __________ in Tashkent five years ago.

A) lives
B) lived
C) has lived
D) live
E) have lived

5. She never __________ to eat soup.

A) doesn’t like
B) like
C) has liked
D) will not like
E) liked

6. Turning I found my father sitting beside me on the sofa. I said “How __________ you __________ here?”

A) do/get
B) did/get
C) does/get
D) are/getting
E) has/been getting

7. Who __________ on a hike yesterday?

A) did go
B) will go
C) goes
D) went
E) would go

8. Long ago people __________ little about those minerals.

A) know
B) knows
C) will know
D) knew
E) have known

9. They __________ breakfast at 7 and __________ home at eight.

A) have/left
B) had/left
C) had/leave
D) have/leaves
E) had/had left

10. When he __________ home I __________ him the book.

A) came /shall show
B) comes/showed
C) has come/has shown
D) came/showed
E) is coming/shall show

11. He __________ the box yesterday, because he had to do it.

A) will open
B) is opening
C) have opened
D) opens
E) opened

12. During his school years Cronin __________ great interest in literature.

A) take
B) took
C) has taken
D) had taken
E) would take

13. We were at the theatre 2 days ago. The performance was excellent. Who __________ the leading part?

A) did play
B) play
C) played
D) will play
E) plays

14. So, the invisible man __________ into the shop and __________ down it.

A) comes/walked
B) didn’t come/walk
C) came/walked
D) will come/walks
E) comes/will walk

15. A policeman __________ me crossing the street yesterday.

A) sees
B) saw
C) has seen
D) will see
E) had seen

16. The dentist __________ two of his teeth. One of them __________ quite good.

A) pulls out/are
B) pull out/was
C) pulled out/was
D) pull out/is
E) pulled out/were

17. Last summer we __________ a trip to Aktash.

A) made
B) has made
C) are making
D) shall make
E) will be making

18. He __________ nobody about his secret that day.

A) don’t tell
B) tell
C) didn’t tell
D) told
E) doesn’t tell

19. Who __________ him yesterday?

A) has seen
B) did see
C) saw
D) have seen
E) sees

20. The moon __________ and it __________ surprisingly light at night yesterday.

A) is rising / is
B) rose / was
C) had risen / was
D) was rising / were
E) rose / had been

21. The train __________ at 8.30 p.m. today, but as a rule it __________ at 8.00 p.m. sharp.

A) has left / starts
B) left / started
C) left / has started
D) has left / has started
E) have left / starts

22. Children didn’t __________ to school because it __________ Sunday.

A) went/was
B) go/were
C) have gone/was
D) gone/was
E) go/was

23. They didn’t believe him and __________ to laugh.

A) begin
B) begins
C) began
D) had begun
E) have begun

24. Who __________ to see me last week?

A) comes
B) will come
C) came
D) has come
E) have come

25. She __________ you a letter three weeks ago.

A) had sent
B) has sent
C) sent
D) send
E) was sending

26. I __________ to do it but I __________ no time. I was very busy.

A) wants/has
B) want/had have
C) wanted/had
D) would want/have
E) have wanted/shall have

27. Uzbekistan __________ its sovereignty in 1991.

A) has acquired
B) had acquired
C) should have acquired
D) acquired
E) will acquire

28. When she __________ they __________ and he left the house.

A) had come/quarreled
B) came/quarreled
C) has come/quarreled
D) comes/will quarrel
E) came/had quarreled

29. Did you __________ or __________ the potatoes?

A) mince/peeled
B) minced/peeled
C) mincing/peeling
D) peels/minces
E) mince/peel

30. Why __________ he go to Great Britain last month?

A) did
B) was
C) will
D) does
E) is

31. Who __________ at the meeting yesterday?

A) speak
B) speaks
C) spoke
D) had spoken
E) will speak

32. Before answering the telephone he __________ down the book.

A) laid
B) was lying
C) had laid
D) lay
E) has laid

33. In the summer of 1868, Melville Bell __________ on a lecture tour in the USA and Canada.

A) goes
B) had gone
C) went
D) have gone
E) has gone

34. What a luck. I haven’t seen you for ages. When __________ we __________ last time?

A) did / meet
B) have / met
C) had / met
D) did / met
E) will / meet

35. Neither your parents nor I __________ very glad of the fact then.

A) has been
B) have been
C) were
D) was
E) are

36. Why __________ he go to London last week?

A) was
B) is
C) did
D) does
E) will

37. Mark Twain __________ “The adventures of Tom Sawyer”.

A) writes
B) is writing
C) wrote
D) had written
E) have written

38. Until the 18th century, people __________ that there was a single correct way to spell a certain word.

A) aren’t believed
B) don’t believe
C) didn’t believe
D) were believing
E) were believed

39. He __________ do it willingly. His parents must have forced him to.

A) shouldn’t
B) needn’t
C) didn’t
D) was to
E) can’t

40. We __________ used to run in the morning throughout the whole summer, when we were in New Jersey..

A) were
B) got
C) –
D) were getting
E) did not get

41. Few students who __________ playing football missed the class.

A) would be
B) could be
C) had
D) were
E) was

42. Neither the man nor his son __________ convinced of the idea.

A) had
B) has
C) was
D) have
E) were

43. The wallet which I __________ last week was found yesterday.

A) lost
B) have lost
C) was losing
D) lose
E) has lost

44. I __________ him at a party __________ .

A) have met / yesterday
B) met / tomorrow
C) met / yesterday
D) meet / every day
E) was meeting / this weekend

45. Johnny __________ to the boss after lunch yesterday.

A) had spoken
B) spoke
C) spoken
D) was spoken
E) speaks

46. I __________ study English when I was in summer school. Now I do not go to summer school any more.

A) went
B) made
C) had
D) used to
E) had to

47. He __________ many sets of plans during the last month.

A) has been drawing
B) has drawn
C) drew
D) had drawn
E) had been drawing

48. Last week some of my friends __________ to New York.

A) went
B) gone
C) have been going
D) have gone
E) were gone

49. I __________ home for lunch on Mondays. I have lunch in the canteen.

A) didn’t go
B) was going
C) don’t go
D) doesn’t go
E) will not go

50. Usually my working day __________ at 8.30 sharp.

A) start
B) starts
C) would be
D) won’t start
E) has started

51. It __________ him 20 minutes to get to the work usually.

A) take
B) is taking
C) have taken
D) is not taking
E) takes

52. These engineers always __________ in the office and __________ English.

A) stayed/learn
B) stay/learn
C) stays/learns
D) have stayed/learned
E) stay/learned

53. I miss her very much, almost every minute of the day I think of her, or I think I __________ her.

A) am hearing
B) hear
C) heard
D) have heard
E) will hear

54. I think __________ .

A) if he is about fifty
B) he is about fifty
C) her about fifty
D) him about fifty
E) be about fifty

55. __________ this engineer work at the Ministry of Foreign Trade?

A) do
B) does
C) has
D) had
E) shall

56. You don’t like horror films, do you? __________ . They are so terrifying.

A) Yes, I can.
B) No, I can’t.
C) No, I don’t.
D) Yes, I do.
E) No, we didn’t.

57. Who usually answers these letters in your office?

A) My friend can.
B) That man will.
C) I do, of course.
D) Mary is.
E) Those engineers did.

58. “This thief __________ usually promise to steal again,” said Sherlock Holmes.

A) won’t
B) didn’t
C) isn’t
D) doesn’t
E) don’t

59. Who often has dinner at the canteen?

A) I did
B) we do
C) he had
D) they have
E) she will

60. Tourists __________ a lot of different information when they travel.

A) get
B) gets
C) has got
D) would get
E) were getting

61. I usually __________ a blouse and jeans at home, but today I __________ on a new dress.

A) wear/have put
B) have worn/have put
C) wore/has put
D) wears/has put
E) will wear/put

62. Who goes sightseeing?

A) Nina does.
B) We shall.
C) We did.
D) I did.
E) She has.

63. “Nobody __________ in that country,” said Pinocchio to his friend.

A) don’t learn
B) are learning
C) learns
D) doesn’t learn
E) learn

64. What place __________ the youth of our country occupy in all branches now?

A) did
B) shall
C) is
D) does
E) will

65. It is 2 o’clock. I __________ afraid I __________ late.

A) was/am
B) shall be/am
C) am/am
D) was/was
E) am/wasn’t

66. She __________ a journalist nowadays.

A) are
B) was
C) is
D) were
E) am

67. The sea __________ to those who __________ to listen to it.

A) speaks/likes
B) speak/like
C) speaks/like
D) speak/likes
E) speak/will like

68. Hamid says he’s 25 years old, but nobody __________ him.

A) is believing
B) believes
C) had believed
D) don’t believe
E) doesn’t believe

69. Paul __________ a student of Cambridge University.

A) were
B) are
C) am
D) be
E) is

70. I __________ this man at all.

A) don’t know
B) know
C) knew
D) have known
E) doesn’t know

71. .. life __________ on Mars? No, it __________ .

A) Does/exist/doesn’t
B) Did/existed/didn’t
C) Has/existed/had
D) Had/existed/had
E) Will/exist/will

72. Max __________ to be good at interpreting, __________ he?

A) doesn’t seem/does
B) seems/does
C) seemed/did
D) seems/does
E) didn’t seem/doesn’t

73. Who __________ French in your family? I __________ .

A) speaks/do
B) speak/does
C) spoke/do
D) speaking/did
E) are speaking/did

74. __________ to school we always __________ a bus.

A) going/take
B) went/take
C) shall go/will take
D) had gone/took
E) goes/takes

75. Although Mary has been cooking for many years, she __________ still __________ how to prepare Uzbek traditional foods.

A) did not know
B) know
C) don’t know
D) doesn’t know
E) hadn’t known

76. He __________ to school at 7:30 and __________ at 2 o’clock.

A) goes/comes back
B) went/is coming back
C) go/come back
D) was going/has come back
E) is going/came back

77. He __________ his English in the morning, he __________ it in the evening.

A) doesn’t have/is having
B) don’t have/had
C) doesn’t have/has
D) didn’t have/have
E) hadn’t/will have

78. The sun __________ in the East and __________ in the West.

A) sets/rises
B) sets/goes
C) rises/sets
D) goes/rises
E) set/rise

79. We don’t like him because he always __________ lies.

A) tell
B) was telling
C) tells
D) are telling
E) has told

80. __________ your father __________ at the Medical College? Yes, he does.

A) do/work
B) did/work
C) has/worked
D) does/work
E) shall/work

81. The aims of the course __________ me willing to begin.

A) makes
B) is making
C) were made
D) make
E) making

82. Nothing will make him __________ back to her.

A) to come
B) come
C) came
D) coming
E) would come

83. She __________ false impressions on those who __________ you both.

A) will produce / hadn’t known
B) produces / don’t know
C) produces / doesn’t know
D) has produced / will not know
E) would produce / have not known

84. Excuse me, sir, __________ this train stop at the next station?

A) can
B) is
C) do
D) must
E) does

85. “How old do you think Paul is?” “I’ve just seen his driver’s license. He __________ 27.”

A) must be
B) is
C) can be
D) could be
E) may be

86. The weight of the apples __________ .

A) were varied
B) vary
C) varying
D) varies
E) might have varied

87. One man among the crew __________ into the water.

A) can diving
B) dive
C) have dived
D) diving
E) dives

88. The men of the community __________ not support the leader.

A) does
B) have
C) has
D) do
E) is

89. Although every student in my class __________ the schedule, one of my students always __________ late to the class.

A) know / come
B) knows / comes
C) know / comes
D) knows / come
E) knows / came

90. All the furniture I bought __________ at my home now.

A) are
B) was
C) is
D) were
E) have been

91. Cheese and olive __________ all he ever has for breakfast.

A) is
B) was
C) are
D) has been
E) have been

92. He __________ to be alone. He is the least sociable person in the class.

A) preferred
B) have been preferring
C) prefers
D) has preferred
E) is preferring

93. Some people think that the Sun __________ round the Earth.

A) went
B) goes
C) has gone
D) is going
E) had been going

94. Generally speaking, I __________ film reviews because I like to be open-minded when I go to the cinema.

A) am not reading
B) don’t read
C) haven’t read
D) haven’t been reading
E) didn’t read

95. Neither my sister nor my brother __________ a sports car.

A) have
B) are having
C) is having
D) has
E) were having

96. We __________ your size at the moment, but we can order it for you.

A) haven’t had
B) didn’t have
C) aren’t having
D) don’t have
E) won’t have

97. Zilola is really a good friend and she __________ to send me a letter each month.

A) never failed
B) never fails
C) is never failing
D) has never failed
E) was never failing

98. When Harris __________ her she __________ Paris.

A) is meeting/was leaving
B) met/was leaving
C) had met / left
D) meets/left
E) met / will leave

99. It __________ since morning when we __________ .

A) has rained/went out
B) had been raining/went out
C) was raining/go out
D) rained/will go out
E) rained/went out

100. We __________ have our supper when our mother __________ from work.

A) shall/comes
B) -/comes
C) -/will come
D) shan’t/come
E) shall/come

101. Yesterday when I __________ her she __________ me about you.

A) have met/told
B) was meeting/told
C) have met/would tell
D) have met/tell
E) met/had told

102. When I came in my mother __________ dinner.

A) cooked
B) were cooking
C) will cook
D) have cooked
E) was cooking

103. A ship __________ near the Kuril Islands when the men on board __________ a dolphin in the water.

A) was fishing/noticed
B) fished/noticed
C) was fishing/will notice
D) is fishing/noticed
E) fished/notices

104. We __________ ready when you __________ home.

A) are/will come
B) shall/come
C) shall be/will come
D) shall be/come
E) will be/came

105. When I __________ that morning the sun __________ high in the sky.

A) will wake up/had shone
B) have waken up/shines
C) shall wake up/was shining
D) woke up/was shining
E) woke up/will be shining

106. I __________ to know when you __________ .

A) don’t want/will come
B) shall want/come
C) want/had come
D) didn’t want/come
E) didn’t want/are coming

107. I __________ still, when you __________ .

A) am working/will return
B) shall be working/return
C) was working/are returning
D) shall have been working/have returned
E) was working/are returned

108. __________ you tell him about it when you __________ him?

A) did/see
B) does/saw
C) will/see
D) would/see
E) do/will see

109. When I __________ him up they said that he __________ an hour before.

A) call/left
B) called/has left
C) should call/has left
D) call/leaves
E) called/had left

110. When you __________ me up yesterday it __________ hard.

A) rings/will rain
B) rang/was raining
C) will rang/will rain
D) ring/rains
E) had rung/had rained

111. When the lesson __________ we __________ home.

A) are over/go
B) is over/goes
C) is over/shall go
D) will be over/go
E) will be over/shall go

112. When he __________ in London, it __________ heavily.

A) arrive/rains
B) arrives/rained
C) arrived/was raining
D) will arrive/rains
E) arrived/is raining

113. What __________ you __________ when your father returned?

A) will/do
B) were/doing
C) was/do
D) will/be doing
E) were/do

114. I hope it __________ when you __________ to London.

A) doesn’t rain/will get
B) is raining/get
C) won’t be raining/get
D) will rain/will get
E) rained/have got

115. When we __________ the island two hours later all the party __________ already __________ there.

A) reach/are
B) reached/was
C) had reached/were
D) were reaching/had been
E) reached/had been

116. When the woman was out a postman __________ a letter for her.

A) brings
B) bring
C) brought
D) had brought
E) has brought

117. What __________ you __________ when I __________ ?

A) did/do/returned
B) are/doing/shall return
C) will/be doing/return
D) do/do/return
E) have done/am returning

118. It __________ when we __________ home.

A) rained/came
B) rained/was coming
C) was raining/came
D) will rain/came
E) rained/shall come

119. When we __________ in Khiva we __________ sightseeing.

A) are/went
B) were/went
C) shall be/go
D) are/go
E) had been/go

120. When I __________ the letter I wondered what __________ .

A) got/had happened
B) get/happens
C) got/happened
D) had got/had happened
E) got/has happened

121. When my sister __________ at the college 2 years ago she __________ to learn several foreign languages.

A) was studying/tried
B) studies/tries
C) studied/was trying
D) was studying/was trying
E) studies/trying

122. Tomorrow when you __________ the sun __________ .

A) woke up / shines
B) have woken up / was shining
C) wake up / will be shining
D) will wake up / will shine
E) woke up / shined

123. When I __________ home, I __________ a friend of mine.

A) was going/met
B) go/meet
C) was going/was meeting
D) are going/meet
E) were going/met

124. When we __________ the beach the rain __________ already __________ .

A) leave/has/started
B) will leave/have/started
C) left/had/started
D) left/have/started
E) are leaving/was/starting

125. Two hours ago when the children __________ in the yard a terrible storm __________ .

A) were playing / began
B) played / began
C) were playing / were beginning
D) played / were beginning
E) play / begins

126. I __________ my hand when I __________ the dinner.

A) was burning/cooked
B) had burnt/am cooking
C) shall burn/shall cook
D) burnt/was cooking
E) have burnt/ cooked

127. How fast __________ you __________ when the accident __________?

A) were driving/happened
B) did drive/was happening
C) will drive/had happened
D) are driving/will happen
E) drive/happens

128. Lane __________ through the morning papers when the telephone __________ .

A) was looking/rang
B) were looking/rang
C) are looking/rung
D) have looked/ring
E) looked/is ringing

129. When they __________ about it there __________ much trouble.

A) finds out/be
B) found out/were
C) is finding out/is
D) find out/will be
E) found out/had been

130. I __________ terrible when I __________ that morning.

A) felt/wake up
B) feels/wake up
C) felt/woke up
D) feel/woke up
E) felt/had woken up

131. __________ while he was painting the ceiling.

A) He found his passport
B) He burnt his hand
C) He bought a new car
D) He wrote a letter
E) He fell off the ladder

132. It __________ for three hours when we __________ home.

A) will have been raining/came
B) is raining/come
C) rained/came
D) rains/came
E) had been raining/came

133. The passengers __________ for the train for 20 minutes when it __________ into the station.

A) waited/pulls
B) had waited/pulled
C) had been waiting/pulled
D) will wait/had pulled
E) are waiting/was pulled

134. I visited my sister when she __________ in Moscow.

A) lived
B) lives
C) were lived
D) is living
E) were living

135. When I __________ school I __________ the university.

A) shall finish/shall enter
B) finish/enter
C) shall finish/enter
D) finish/shall enter
E) finish/entered

136. When I __________ younger I __________ an idea of a wife who __________ with me in my thoughts as well as aims.

A) was / had / will be
B) was / had / would be
C) had been / had / is
D) have been / have / will be
E) was / had had / had been

137. When I __________ back to the table, six soldiers __________ there.

A) came / were sitting
B) comes / were sitting
C) has come / sit
D) came / are sitting
E) came / will sit

138. When I __________ home my mother __________ me that my friend __________ me an hour before.

A) had come / told / had called
B) came / told / called
C) came / told / had called
D) was coming / told / called
E) came / was telling / had called

139. When I was a child, I __________ used to playing with toys.

A) was
B) could
C) got
D) was getting
E) had been

140. The detective inquired about __________ the diamond was stolen.

A) when
B) how long
C) what kind of
D) whom
E) how many

141. The admiral __________ a great shock when he __________ the news of the invasion.

A) has / receive
B) had / received
C) has / received
D) had / receives
E) has / receiving

142. Mr. Erdem looks younger now than he __________ when I __________ him a year ago.

A) has / last saw
B) was / last saw
C) was / have last seen
D) did / have seen
E) did / last saw

143. I __________ him the truth when he __________ .

A) will tell / will come
B) am going to tell / will come
C) tell / will come
D) am telling / comes
E) will tell / comes

144. When I came out of that part of the island, I __________ still for a while, amazed.

A) stand
B) was stood
C) am standing
D) stood
E) am being stood

145. Things never went well __________ .

A) although I have been very careful
B) when my father drove the car
C) as I’m a very good person
D) so she had been trying to recover from her illness
E) how hard we have tried

146. __________, he had to leave the school.

A) When his father died
B) He was very lazy in co-operations
C) Before I went out
D) As his sister is a doctor
E) He didn’t fail

147. When he __________ the plane, he’ll wait for his luggage.

A) is leaving
B) will leave
C) leave
D) to leave
E) leaves

148. Their little daughter says she __________ a teacher when she __________ up.

A) is / has grown
B) will be / grew
C) has been / is growing
D) is being / will grow
E) is going to be / grows

149. Mary __________ Nick where he __________ after graduating from the University.

A) asked/works
B) ask/would work
C) ask/worked
D) asked/would work
E) asked/has worked

150. Mrs. Black __________ into the room where her husband __________ and began to cry.

A) comes/sits
B) came/was sitting
C) came/sat
D) came/were sitting
E) was coming/sat

151. We __________ into the room where the old man __________ . He was seriously ill.

A) go/lies
B) goes/lie
C) went/is lying
D) went/was lying
E) was going/was lying

152. While we __________ an article mother __________ dinner.

A) were translated/was cooking
B) were translating/cooked
C) have been translating/is cooking
D) translated/had cooked
E) are translating/was cooking

153. While we __________ sightseeing the students __________ the book.

A) went/were reading
B) to go/were reading
C) went/are reading
D) go/were read
E) have gone/have read

154. While you __________ a rest, we __________ the task.

A) were having/did
B) have/do
C) shall have/done
D) have had/did
E) is having/do

155. He looked at the carpet while __________ for her answer.

A) to wait
B) be waiting
C) waiting
D) waited
E) having waited

156. While the woman __________ her children quickly passed her and __________ upstairs.

A) was talking/was going
B) was talking/went
C) talks/went
D) were talking/went
E) talked/went

157. __________ while he was having breakfast.

A) He climbed the fence
B) His pen stopped writing
C) He fell off the ladder
D) He bit his tongue
E) He painted the ceiling

158. While he __________ to school his elder brother __________ from the Institute. His brother is a teacher now.

A) had gone/graduated
B) has been gone/will graduate
C) is going/has been graduating
D) went/graduated
E) goes/graduated

159. I understood that while the student __________ I couldn’t enter the room.

A) would be examined
B) is examining
C) was examined
D) was being examined
E) is examined

160. Did anybody come to see me __________ I was out?

A) since
B) while
C) where
D) for
E) before

161. While Mrs. Robertson __________ the little boy a story, he __________ asleep.

A) was reading / fell
B) read / was falling
C) were reading / fall
D) read / fell
E) reads / was falling

162. Most of the audience __________ the hall __________ I was making a speech.

A) listened / since
B) leaves / as
C) left / while
D) leaving / before
E) were leaving / until

163. While I was doing my homework __________ .

A) my friend called me to play soccer
B) someone had stolen the car
C) the boy had been dying in the garden
D) my brother might want to see me
E) there had been a football match on TV

164. While I was doing my homework __________ .

A) I have been feeling sleepy
B) my friends called me to play a match
C) someone had fired a shot
D) my sisters want to watch TV
E) the telephone has rung for five minutes

165. When Harris __________ her she __________ Paris.

A) is meeting/was leaving
B) met/was leaving
C) had met / left
D) meets/left
E) met / will leave

166. It __________ since morning when we __________ .

A) has rained/went out
B) had been raining/went out
C) was raining/go out
D) rained/will go out
E) rained/went out

167. We __________ have our supper when our mother __________ from work.

A) shall/comes
B) -/comes
C) -/will come
D) shan’t/come
E) shall/come

168. Yesterday when I __________ her she __________ me about you.

A) have met/told
B) was meeting/told
C) have met/would tell
D) have met/tell
E) met/had told

169. When I came in my mother __________ dinner.

A) cooked
B) were cooking
C) will cook
D) have cooked
E) was cooking

170. A ship __________ near the Kuril Islands when the men on board __________ a dolphin in the water.

A) was fishing/noticed
B) fished/noticed
C) was fishing/will notice
D) is fishing/noticed
E) fished/notices

171. We __________ ready when you __________ home.

A) are/will come
B) shall/come
C) shall be/will come
D) shall be/come
E) will be/came

172. When I __________ that morning the sun __________ high in the sky.

A) will wake up/had shone
B) have waken up/shines
C) shall wake up/was shining
D) woke up/was shining
E) woke up/will be shining

173. I __________ to know when you __________ .

A) don’t want/will come
B) shall want/come
C) want/had come
D) didn’t want/come
E) didn’t want/are coming

174. I __________ still, when you __________ .

A) am working/will return
B) shall be working/return
C) was working/are returning
D) shall have been working/have returned
E) was working/are returned

175. __________ you tell him about it when you __________ him?

A) did/see
B) does/saw
C) will/see
D) would/see
E) do/will see

176. When I __________ him up they said that he __________ an hour before.

A) call/left
B) called/has left
C) should call/has left
D) call/leaves
E) called/had left

177. When you __________ me up yesterday it __________ hard.

A) rings/will rain
B) rang/was raining
C) will rang/will rain
D) ring/rains
E) had rung/had rained

178. When the lesson __________ we __________ home.

A) are over/go
B) is over/goes
C) is over/shall go
D) will be over/go
E) will be over/shall go

179. When he __________ in London, it __________ heavily.

A) arrive/rains
B) arrives/rained
C) arrived/was raining
D) will arrive/rains
E) arrived/is raining

180. What __________ you __________ when your father returned?

A) will/do
B) were/doing
C) was/do
D) will/be doing
E) were/do

181. I hope it __________ when you __________ to London.

A) doesn’t rain/will get
B) is raining/get
C) won’t be raining/get
D) will rain/will get
E) rained/have got

182. When we __________ the island two hours later all the party __________ already __________ there.

A) reach/are
B) reached/was
C) had reached/were
D) were reaching/had been
E) reached/had been

183. When the woman was out a postman __________ a letter for her.

A) brings
B) bring
C) brought
D) had brought
E) has brought

184. What __________ you __________ when I __________ ?

A) did/do/returned
B) are/doing/shall return
C) will/be doing/return
D) do/do/return
E) have done/am returning

185. It __________ when we __________ home.

A) rained/came
B) rained/was coming
C) was raining/came
D) will rain/came
E) rained/shall come

186. When we __________ in Khiva we __________ sightseeing.

A) are/went
B) were/went
C) shall be/go
D) are/go
E) had been/go

187. When I __________ the letter I wondered what __________ .

A) got/had happened
B) get/happens
C) got/happened
D) had got/had happened
E) got/has happened

188. When my sister __________ at the college 2 years ago she __________ to learn several foreign languages.

A) was studying/tried
B) studies/tries
C) studied/was trying
D) was studying/was trying
E) studies/trying

189. Tomorrow when you __________ the sun __________ .

A) woke up / shines
B) have woken up / was shining
C) wake up / will be shining
D) will wake up / will shine
E) woke up / shined

190. When I __________ home, I __________ a friend of mine.

A) was going/met
B) go/meet
C) was going/was meeting
D) are going/meet
E) were going/met

191. When we __________ the beach the rain __________ already __________ .

A) leave/has/started
B) will leave/have/started
C) left/had/started
D) left/have/started
E) are leaving/was/starting

192. Two hours ago when the children __________ in the yard a terrible storm __________ .

A) were playing / began
B) played / began
C) were playing / were beginning
D) played / were beginning
E) play / begins

193. I ____________ my hand when I ____________ the dinner.

A) was burning/cooked
B) had burnt/am cooking
C) shall burn/shall cook
D) burnt/was cooking
E) have burnt/ cooked

194. How fast ____________ you ____________ when the accident ____________?

A) were driving/happened
B) did drive/was happening
C) will drive/had happened
D) are driving/will happen
E) drive/happens

195. Lane ____________ through the morning papers when the telephone ____________.

A) was looking/rang
B) were looking/rang
C) are looking/rung
D) have looked/ring
E) looked/is ringing

196. When they ____________ about it there ____________ much trouble.

A) finds out/be
B) found out/were
C) is finding out/is
D) find out/will be
E) found out/had been

197. I ____________ terrible when I ____________ that morning.

A) felt/wake up
B) feels/wake up
C) felt/woke up
D) feel/woke up
E) felt/had woken up

198. ____________ while he was painting the ceiling.

A) He found his passport
B) He burnt his hand
C) He bought a new car
D) He wrote a letter
E) He fell off the ladder

199. It ____________ for three hours when we ____________ home.

A) will have been raining/came
B) is raining/come
C) rained/came
D) rains/came
E) had been raining/came

200. The passengers ____________ for the train for 20 minutes when it ____________ into the station.

A) waited/pulls
B) had waited/pulled
C) had been waiting/pulled
D) will wait/had pulled
E) are waiting/was pulled

201. I visited my sister when she ____________ in Moscow.

A) lived
B) lives
C) were lived
D) is living
E) were living

202. When I ____________ school I ____________ the university.

A) shall finish/shall enter
B) finish/enter
C) shall finish/enter
D) finish/shall enter
E) finish/entered

203. When I ____________ younger I ____________ an idea of a wife who ____________ with me in my thoughts as well as aims.

A) was / had / will be
B) was / had / would be
C) had been / had / is
D) have been / have / will be
E) was / had had / had been

204. When I ____________ back to the table, six soldiers ____________ there.

A) came / were sitting
B) comes / were sitting
C) has come / sit
D) came / are sitting
E) came / will sit

205. When I ____________ home my mother ____________ me that my friend ____________ me an hour before.

A) had come / told / had called
B) came / told / called
C) came / told / had called
D) was coming / told / called
E) came / was telling / had called

206. When I was a child, I ____________ used to playing with toys.

A) was
B) could
C) got
D) was getting
E) had been

207. The detective inquired about ____________ the diamond was stolen.

A) when
B) how long
C) what kind of
D) whom
E) how many

208. The admiral ____________ a great shock when he ____________ the news of the invasion.

A) has / receive
B) had / received
C) has / received
D) had / receives
E) has / receiving

209. Mr. Erdem looks younger now than he ____________ when I ____________ him a year ago.

A) has / last saw
B) was / last saw
C) was / have last seen
D) did / have seen
E) did / last saw

210. I ____________ him the truth when he ____________.

A) will tell / will come
B) am going to tell / will come
C) tell / will come
D) am telling / comes
E) will tell / comes

211. When I came out of that part of the island, I ____________ still for a while, amazed.

A) stand
B) was stood
C) am standing
D) stood
E) am being stood

212. Things never went well ____________.

A) although I have been very careful
B) when my father drove the car
C) as I’m a very good person
D) so she had been trying to recover from her illness
E) how hard we have tried

213. ____________, he had to leave the school.

A) When his father died
B) He was very lazy in co-operations
C) Before I went out
D) As his sister is a doctor
E) He didn’t fail

214. When he ____________ the plane, he’ll wait for his luggage.

A) is leaving
B) will leave
C) leave
D) to leave
E) leaves

215. Their little daughter says she ____________ a teacher when she ____________ up.

A) is / has grown
B) will be / grew
C) has been / is growing
D) is being / will grow
E) is going to be / grows

216. While we ____________ an article mother ____________ dinner.

A) were translated/was cooking
B) were translating/cooked
C) have been translating/is cooking
D) translated/had cooked
E) are translating/was cooking

217. While we ____________ sightseeing the students ____________ the book.

A) went/were reading
B) to go/were reading
C) went/are reading
D) go/were read
E) have gone/have read

218. While you ____________ a rest, we ____________ the task.

A) were having/did
B) have/do
C) shall have/done
D) have had/did
E) is having/do

219. He looked at the carpet while ____________ for her answer.

A) to wait
B) be waiting
C) waiting
D) waited
E) having waited

220. While the woman ____________ her children quickly passed her and ____________ upstairs.

A) was talking/was going
B) was talking/went
C) talks/went
D) were talking/went
E) talked/went

221. __________ while he was having breakfast.

A) He climbed the fence
B) His pen stopped writing
C) He fell off the ladder
D) He bit his tongue
E) He painted the ceiling

222. While he ____________ to school his elder brother ____________ from the Institute. His brother is a teacher now.

A) had gone/graduated
B) has been gone/will graduate
C) is going/has been graduating
D) went/graduated
E) goes/graduated

223. I understood that while the student ____________ I couldn’t enter the room.

A) would be examined
B) is examining
C) was examined
D) was being examined
E) is examined

224. Did anybody come to see me ____________ I was out?

A) since
B) while
C) where
D) for
E) before

225. While Mrs. Robertson ____________ the little boy a story, he ____________ asleep.

A) was reading / fell
B) read / was falling
C) were reading / fall
D) read / fell
E) reads / was falling

226. Most of the audience ____________ the hall ____________ I was making a speech.

A) listened / since
B) leaves / as
C) left / while
D) leaving / before
E) were leaving / until

227. While I was doing my homework ____________.

A) my friend called me to play soccer
B) someone had stolen the car
C) the boy had been dying in the garden
D) my brother might want to see me
E) there had been a football match on TV

228. While I was doing my homework ____________.

A) I have been feeling sleepy
B) my friends called me to play a match
C) someone had fired a shot
D) my sisters want to watch TV
E) the telephone has rung for five minutes

229. As soon as the guests ____________ we ____________ our party.

A) will come/began
B) comes/begin
C) will come/begin
D) come/shall begin
E) come / begin

230. As soon as we ____________ the house we ____________ to it.

A) shall build/move
B) build/shall move
C) will build/shall move
D) built/shall move
E) build/move

231. I was in the supermarket. As soon as I ____________ for the goods somebody ____________ me.

A) paid/would push
B) had paid/pushed
C) have paid/pushed
D) pay/will push
E) have paid/is pushing

232. As soon as I ____________ the result I ____________ you know.

A) hear/shall let
B) will hear/will let
C) hear/let
D) heard/let
E) have heard/let

233. As soon as he ____________ to see me, we ____________ chess.

A) will come/shall play
B) comes/shall play
C) will come/play
D) comes/play
E) came/play

234. I ____________ you as soon as we ____________ the contract.

A) shall call/sign
B) call/sign
C) called/sign
D) would call/sign
E) is calling/are signing

235. As soon as he ____________ to Samarkand he ____________ us a letter.

A) get/send
B) gets/sends
C) gets/will send
D) got/should send
E) got/has sent

236. As soon as the train arrived ____________.

A) they preferred to go by plane
B) he collected his luggage to get on
C) she prefers going by train
D) he would like to go to Brussels
E) we are not interested in a taxi

237. Call me ____________.

A) if you were at home
B) when you got home
C) as soon as you get home
D) until you will get home
E) even it can be late

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