Various Tenses in English, Statements – Exercise 2

Task No. 1301

Put in the verbs in brackets in the correct tenses.

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English Tenses

Welcome to your Various Tenses in English, Statements – Exercise 2

1
I down the street when I met an old friend. (to walk)
Clue
One action (WALK) was already happening when a 2nd action (MEET) happened, so use PAST CONTINUOUS. WAS (because of I) + INFINITIVE + ING
2
I you last night but you out. (to call) (to be)
Clue
last night = Past Simple, INFINITIVE + ED, BE = Irregular verb → WERE (because of YOU)
3
Last night I  television while my wife  the dinner. (to watch) ( to cook)
Clue
Two actions happening at the same time and similar duration in the past so PRESENT CONTINUOUS → WAS ( I/MY WIFE) + INFINITIVE + ING
4
Someone is at the door I it. (to answer)
Clue
Spontaneous action = WILL FUTURE → WILL + INFINITIVE
5
After I  the car I decided to buy one. (to drive)
Clue
Two past actions related to on another. The 1st action is PAST PERFECT → HAD + PAST PARTICIPLE
6
I for the train for an hour. (to wait)`
Clue
Action beginning in the past and continuing to present - focus is on the ACTION - so PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS → HAVE + BEEN + INFINITIVE + ING
7
We to where we first met every year on our anniversary. (to return)
Clue
Action beginning in the past and continuing to present so PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE → HAVE + PAST PARTICIPLE
8
Ice in the sun. (to melt)
Clue
General statement = Present Simple, → INFINITIVE + S (1st person singular because of ICE)
9
Look at those dark clouds it soon. (to rain)
Clue
Prediction based on evidence - The dark clouds - so GOING TO FUTURE → BE ( IS because of IT ) + GOING TO + INFINITIVE
10
It so we cannot outside today. (to rain) (to play)
Clue
PRESENT CONTINUOUS because it is now so IS (because of IT) + INFINITIVE + ING. Use the INFINITIVE after the Auxiliary CAN