Category Archives: Tenses

Question Forms – Past Perfect

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Rearrange the words in each sentence to make a question in past perfect tense.

Don’t forget to put a capital letter at the start of each sentence and a question mark at the end:

1. before had the going lights off you to all switched bed

2. since Road lived Jeremy in had 1989 Cromer

3. the out play their going pupils to completed had work before

4. John you left the got already had time home by

5. drunk half your somebody you from drink returned the when bathroom had

6. the made by call time his boss had appeared Liam phone a

7. school while a a ever still you had career at chef considered as

8. to gone phoned last bed had your them parents you just night when

9. had that seen already you movie

10. already meat out you the the been you cancelled bought before had
party found that had

Answers (no peeking!):

Question Forms – Past Perfect - Answers

Troubling Tenses – What’s the Best Time? 1

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Practise everyday tenses – including past simple and present perfect – with this free grammar practice exercise!

Complete each sentence with one of these words or phrases:

1. We’ve walked a long way _______________, haven’t we?
2. Tom hurt himself while rollerblading _______________.
3. We’re having dinner at a nice restaurant _______________.
4. I bought some fresh bananas at the market _______________.
5. I get the bus at 6am _______________.
6. A new bookshop opened in the city centre _______________.
7. We will bake a delicious cake for grandma’s birthday ______________.
8. I chat with my friend at the bus stop _______________.
9. Claire is getting off the train _______________.
10. Sarah has had a really good day _______________.
11.They’ll finish work at five o’clock ___________ and then go for a meal.
12.I have been to the doctor’s ___________, because I’ve got a bad cold.
13.George will wear a tie to his cousin’s funeral.
14.Paul has cereal and milk for his breakfast _______________.
15.I’m listening to the radio _______________.

For answers check out the free Big Grammar Book 2.

NEW! Podcast – What are Present Perfect and Present Perfect Continuous?

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Please join me as I discuss two tenses that are nobody’s favourites: Present Perfect and Present Perfect Continuous! Yes, it has to be done! 🙂

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What is Present Simple?

NEW! Podcast – What is Present Simple?

Discover present simple tense in English!

Please join me for this new grammar podcast especially for beginner- and elementary-level students of English. We learn all about present simple, including time, usage, verb forms, question and negative forms, auxiliary verbs, and adverbs of frequency:

Listen and download the free MP3 lesson: What is Present Simple? (16 MB, Google Drive)

Here is the basic info that I talk about in the podcast:

What is Present Simple?You can get the full information about Present Simple here:

http://purlandtraining.com/free-lessons/elementary-english-course/unit-2-0-transport/lesson-2-3-present-simple-and-present-continuous/

I hope you enjoy it! Please let me know!