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Key Quizzes to Help You Review Tenses

By March 30, 2011

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Taking quizzes is a popular way to check your knowledge of English grammar. One of the most important grammar concepts is the use of tenses. Tenses indicate whether something happens in the past, present or future. To use the right tense in English, it is important to know the proper conjugation of a verb. The following quizzes check your knowledge about the basic differences between tenses:

Present Simple vs Present Continuous

Past Simple or Present Perfect

Future with 'will' or 'going to'

Advanced Past Tense Forms Review

Teachers who would like to print these and other quizzes out for in-class use can use the printable quizzes resource with more than 150 quiz sheets with questions only.


December 29, 2009 at 7:47 am
(1) Chaya says:

Just sent some of these quizzes to my students! Great practice for at home! Thank you so much for posting them! Wishing you a Happy and Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

December 29, 2009 at 8:57 am
(2) Paulo says:

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December 29, 2009 at 10:39 am
(3) Aniseh Kidess says:

Your blog is very helpful in learning as well as in teaching English. Thank you for the quizes where one can check the answers and the explanation when one makes a mistake. Have a happy New Year.

December 29, 2009 at 10:51 am
(4) Wafaa says:

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(5) Hedieh says:

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December 29, 2009 at 9:17 pm
(6) Xaivier says:

Thanks for provided quizzes which have help me a lot in improving my English language.

I believe that will be better if a brief explanation can be added for quizzes.

Happy New Year

December 29, 2009 at 10:28 pm
(7) Ali says:

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Thank you and happy new year

December 30, 2009 at 1:35 am
(8) Fahmida Ali says:

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Happy new year.

January 3, 2010 at 6:42 am
(9) Anastasia says:

Loved the quizzes! Got 100% almost for each of them! Thanks a lot! You help me to know English better!

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January 14, 2010 at 6:41 am
(11) eman says:

You sent out a very good quiz on auxiliary verbs that I would love to have again. Used it quite a few times and it was great..apparently used my last copy …….

January 15, 2010 at 12:31 pm
(12) esl says:


I think you might be speaking about this quiz. You can also find a printable version here.

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(13) Maria Pia says:

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May 4, 2010 at 11:07 pm
(14) ekaterina says:

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January 18, 2011 at 11:48 am
(15) Ana says:

I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful resources. I am glad I have found your site. If there’s somehting I could do to help, don’t hesitate to say.

January 18, 2011 at 6:29 pm
(16) hadu says:

i have a question .Iam an english teacher. How can i deal with slow pupils?

January 18, 2011 at 7:50 pm
(17) dharshi says:

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January 19, 2011 at 12:36 am
(18) Behrouz says:

Dear Mr.Kenneth Beare,

Many thanks for all of your tests and resources.I
am an English teacher and use some of them in my classes.Wonderful!

I introduce your website to my students.

Best wishes,

January 19, 2011 at 2:41 am
(19) Jenny Tanaka says:

I would like to thank you for your continued effort in teaching us speak English. I’ve learned a lot from you. May our almighty God give you more strength and wisdom in all your desires.God bless you.

Best Regards,


January 19, 2011 at 4:23 am
(20) Kofi Mhlongo says:

Dear Kenneth,

Many thanks for the good Test and Resources. I am someone who sometimes have difficulty with spelling and constructing good sentances, with your I think I will improve

Best Regards


January 19, 2011 at 8:51 am
(21) rain says:

This quiz is very helpfully.
Thank you so much.

January 19, 2011 at 2:47 pm
(22) LAMINE FAYE says:


January 20, 2011 at 4:08 pm
(23) kenzy says:

hello sir iam gratfull for your humbal .i have a very low in grammar and i am really need your help .my problem is how and when to use tenses.so thinke you

January 21, 2011 at 3:46 am
(24) suangkanok says:

Thank you very much for your helpful articles. I used them with my students and it’s really useful for me. Thanks again.


January 22, 2011 at 12:05 am
(25) Ms Bounkheua says:

Dear Mr Kenneth

Thank you very mach for your the lesson . it is intersting for me and useful for the officer like me to stuty English every day.
Have a good day.

Best Regard

January 22, 2011 at 6:06 am
(26) Mohd. wajid says:

Dear Mr Kenneth

i m improving .
g day by day in english . till i got your emails . thank u so much for sent me such information . your student Mohd. wajid

March 31, 2011 at 9:00 am
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April 1, 2011 at 4:36 pm
(28) Rider says:

I Think that the best way to learn english is to be surrounded by people who speak english fluently, because in that way you can ask them questions in english and they can answer you sometimes. There’re some ways to learn english perfectly and very well. Try to Read a lot books, listen to news, talk with american people and ETC. So, if you ask me about those ways, ESL About is the Right place to learn english, I thought that english have 600,000 words but I Wrong. This language has 300,000 words as spanish but i think obviously that spanish have more words than English. It’s difficult to understand the pronunciation that there’s in Spanish. I prefer to learn English that replace spanish. spanish has some difficult words and the words that we’re listening is not so easy But you can go to the conclusion that English is the very second language.

April 5, 2011 at 4:54 pm
(29) Jemila says:

Thank you very much for the easy explanation about cojugation and uses of different tenses .It made it clearer for my students and helped me a lot.Thank you again.

April 11, 2011 at 5:46 am
(30) Almajo says:

Dear Mr. Kenneth,

Every lesson is interesting. I am grateful that they are available online. It helps me so much in learning more as well as correcting my mistakes especially with the tricky grammar lessons.

Am sure this is also helping others who like me are second language learners and non-native speakers of English.


August 30, 2011 at 4:16 pm
(31) samy mohammed says:

Dear my teacher;
This my first e-mail to you. Frist of all I would like to thank you a lot for that wonderful effort .I wish you a healthy,prosperous and longer life.Please provide me with more and more materials which helps me as a second language teacher.agian mmmmmmmmmany thanks that you are always remember me .finally Iwish you all the best in your life .good bye
yours samy mohammed

September 3, 2011 at 5:18 pm
(32) Edward says:

Does anyone have some teaching material on difference between past simple and present perfect please? Thanks


September 3, 2011 at 5:27 pm
(33) samy mohammed says:

Hello again;
thank you for your quick reply to my e-mail and it pleased me alot to find someone who cares for our e-mails .I want to ask you a favour. there is an ad on your website about quizzes on Faceboook;when I log in .there are no quizzes but only invitations to make chats and Ido not have time to do that so if you please tell me how to find these quizzes because I have made alot of search on facebook but in vain.sssssssso pppppppplease help me I am in a loss.
I am waiting for your next e-mail with alot of patience.
yours samy mohammed.

March 27, 2012 at 11:08 am
(34) Greg says:

I would like to see a tense quiz which uses a mixture of tenses. In reality we don’t speak just using Past Simple or Present Perfect. We speak using a whole range of tenses (most of which are Simple tenses). So why not a few more Tense Review quizzes which mix up a whole range of English tenses.

March 27, 2012 at 3:28 pm
(35) Aamer Ghaleb says:

Thanks, and I hope to be in the next life and ask God give you strength

March 29, 2012 at 2:04 am
(36) ulil says:

thanks 4 your great english lesson

March 31, 2012 at 2:49 am
(37) felix mutuka says:

you are great teacher ever, you have definately chaged my grammer. i need a lot
to build my vocabulary

September 23, 2012 at 12:30 pm
(38) felix mutuka says:

thank you four your great lessons, you are great teachers.

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First of all i am thanking you a lot for giving me the motive of my life i was searching good institutes to be fluent in english but i don’t get good one their’s two reason behind it first i don’t have enough money to join expensive classes and second don’t have enough time usually i go to office there only i read your mails. My dream is to chat in english with my owner i am loosing my hope because i don’t get more time to learn so, i am requesting you please help me out with this problem and give me good ideas so, i can chat with anyone with confidence
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