Can You Name The English Tense Based On The Sentence?

Tenses aren't always cut and dry in the world of good grammar. Do you think you can name the English tense based on a single sentence? Take these 12 questions and put your knowledge to the test!
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Name the tense:The train leaves every morning at 8 AM.
Simple present
Simple past
Present progressive
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Name the tense: Nobody has ever climbed that mountain.
Past tense
Present perfect
Simple future
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Name the tense: Jim‘s leaving for Brussels this evening.
Past progressive
Present perfect
Present progressive
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Name the tense: Last year, I didn't travel to Korea.
Simple past
Past perfect
Past progressive
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Name the tense: I did not have any money because I had lost my wallet.
Simple past
Past perfect
Past progressive
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Name the tense: I was sleeping.
Past progressive
Simple present
Present progressive
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Name the tense: You had been waiting there for more than two hours when she finally arrived.
Simple future
Past perfect
Past perfect continuous
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Name the tense: Are you going to meet Jane tonight?
Future progressive
Simple future
Future perfect
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Name the tense: You are going to have perfected your English by the time you come back from the U.S.
Simple future
Future progressive
Future perfect
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Question 10/12

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Name the tense: Will you be waiting for her when her plane arrives tonight?
Past perfect
Future continuous
Future perfect
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Question 11/12

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Name the tense: You will have been walking.
Future perfect progressive
Past perfect progressive
Simple perfect progressive
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Question 12/12

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Name the tense: You have seen that movie many times.
Present perfect
Past perfect
Future perfect
Result
Based on the results of this quiz, you are tense terrific! While your English may be a little rusty when it comes to some of the most common tenses within the language, you still demonstrated a strong aptitude for word usage and tense. We commend you for your most excellent grammar!

C+, Tense Terrific

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are a tense expert! When it comes to the most commonly used tenses in the English language, you know your stuff. We take it you might be a gifted writer or grammar savant. Either way, we commend you for your excellent grammar skills!

B+, Tense Expert

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are the English tense master! Well done! When it comes to the most commonly used tenses in the English language, you are a grammar know it all. We think you might enjoy studying English, writing, and honing in on your grammar skills. Give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done!

A+, Tense Master

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1
Name the tense:The train leaves every morning at 8 AM.
Simple present
Simple past
Present progressive
2
Name the tense: Nobody has ever climbed that mountain.
Past tense
Present perfect
Simple future
3
Name the tense: Jim‘s leaving for Brussels this evening.
Past progressive
Present perfect
Present progressive
4
Name the tense: Last year, I didn't travel to Korea.
Simple past
Past perfect
Past progressive
5
Name the tense: I did not have any money because I had lost my wallet.
Simple past
Past perfect
Past progressive
6
Name the tense: I was sleeping.
Past progressive
Simple present
Present progressive
7
Name the tense: You had been waiting there for more than two hours when she finally arrived.
Simple future
Past perfect
Past perfect continuous
8
Name the tense: Are you going to meet Jane tonight?
Future progressive
Simple future
Future perfect
9
Name the tense: You are going to have perfected your English by the time you come back from the U.S.
Simple future
Future progressive
Future perfect
10
Name the tense: Will you be waiting for her when her plane arrives tonight?
Past perfect
Future continuous
Future perfect
11
Name the tense: You will have been walking.
Future perfect progressive
Past perfect progressive
Simple perfect progressive
12
Name the tense: You have seen that movie many times.
Present perfect
Past perfect
Future perfect