Tenses MCQs for Class 8, 9, 10 | English Grammar Tenses MCQs



By: Ruchika Gupta


Tenses MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) with Answers for CBSE Class 8, 9, 10 English Grammar Topic

Here is a compilation of Free Tenses MCQs for 8, 9, 10 English Grammar Topic – ‘Tenses’. Students can practice free Tenses MCQs as have been added by CBSE in the new exam pattern. At the end of Multiple Choice Questions, the answer key has also been provided for your reference.

 

Choose the correct option-

Q1. I __________ working all afternoon and have just finished the assignment.

A have been

B had been

C shall be

D am

 

Q2. Rohan __________ the movie before he read the review.

A watches

B have watched

C had watched

D was watching

 

Q3. He __________ in the States but he still does not have a command over the English language.

A have been living

B has been living

C have lived

D living

 

Q4. By the next month, we shall __________ the project.

A has completed

B completing

C completed

D have completed

 

Q5. Every boy and girl __________ in the class today.

A are present

B is present

C have present

D had present

 

Q6. He __________ daily for a year now.

A exercises

B was exercising

C has been exercising

D have been exercising

 

Q7. I __________ this book since morning.

A had been reading

B has been reading

C have had read

D shall be reading

 

Q8. Which tense is used to express general truths and facts?

A Present continuous tense

B Present perfect tense

C Past perfect tense

D Present indefinite tense

 

Q9. According to the prevailing rate, two dozen __________ rupees one hundred.

A costs

B cost

C costing

D costed

 

Q10. The Council __________ made its decision.

A have

B have had

C has

D having

 

Q11. What do tenses as the form of a verb help to determine?

A The time of the action

B The state of the action

C Both (A) and (B)

D The number of action

 

Q12. Which tense is used to show the completion of an action by a certain time in the future?

A Future perfect tense

B Present indefinite tense

C Future perfect continuous tense

D Both (A) and (C)

 

Q13. Identify the tense used in the following sentence. “When I reached the bookstore, all the copies had already been sold.”

A Past perfect tense

B Past indefinite tense

C Present perfect tense

D Present indefinite tense

 

Q14. The wise leader and politician __________ assassinated.

A are

B has been

C have been

D have had been

 

Q15. Neither of the paintings __________ sold.

A have been

B were

C are

D was

Correct Ans. D

 

Q16. Sita or her brothers __________ to be blamed.

A is

B has

C are

D was

 

Q17. The Chief guest, with his wife, __________.

A has left

B are leaving

C have left

D left

 

Q18. The quality of products __________ over time.

A are degrading

B have been degrading

C have degrading

D were degraded

Correct Ans. B

 

Q19. The news __________ not updated timely.

A were

B have

C is

D are

 

Q20. They __________ into their cars and drove away.

A has got

B have got

C gets

D got

 

Q21. Choose the sentence with the future perfect tense.

A They shall have arrived by then.

B They shall be arriving by then.

C They shall arrive by then.

D They shall have been arriving by then.

 

Q22. Identify the tense used in the following sentence. “We are going to reach the destination as scheduled.”

A Present continuous tense

B Future perfect continuous tense

C Future continuous tense

D Present perfect continuous tense

 

Q23. Which tense is used to express an action going at some point in the past?

A Past indefinite tense

B Past perfect continuous tense

C Past continuous tense

D Past perfect continuous tense

 

Q24. Each of the four army soldiers __________ for the mission.

A were ready

B are ready

C was ready

D have been ready

 

Q25. The thief and the eye-witness __________.

A has escaped

B has been escaping

C was escaping

D have escaped

 

Q26. Back in my native place, I __________ a smartphone.

A did not have

B do not have

C did not had

D do not had

 

Q27. Choose the correct sentence.

A When I woke up, he has already eaten breakfast.

B When I woke up, he had already eaten breakfast.

C When I had woken up, he had already ate breakfast.

D When I had woken up, he has already ate breakfast.

 

Q28. I __________ the medicine as prescribed by the doctor for a week now.

A takes

B have been taking

C would have taken

D have had been taking

 

Q29. You and I __________ the obligations.

A am fulfilled

B has been fulfilling

C have fulfilled

D has fulfilled

 

Q30. Identify the tense used in the sentence. “Her brother will walk her down the aisle.”

A Future indefinite tense

B Future perfect tense

C Present indefinite tense

D Present perfect tense

 

Q31. Choose the past perfect continuous tense form of the sentence. “The children played in the park throughout the evening.”

A The children played in the park throughout the evening.

B The children have been playing in the park throughout the evening.

C The children had played in the park throughout the evening.

D The children had been playing in the park throughout the evening.

 

Q32. Identify the tense used in the sentence. “Here comes the soon-to-be bride!”

A Present continuous tense

B Present indefinite tense

C Future indefinite tense

D Present perfect tense

 

Q33. Identify the tense used in the underlined phrase. “The weatherman forecasted that it’s going to rain.”

A Present indefinite tense

B Future indefinite tense

C Future perfect continuous tense

D Present continuous tense

 

Q34. Two-thirds of the food supply __________ for the month.

A has been used

B were used

C have been using

D has been using

 

Q35. The technique of paraphrasing __________.

A are practised

B has to be practised

C have to be practised

D is practising

 

Q36. “Shyam and his brothers” __________ a famous sweet shop in our neighbourhood.

A are

B have been

C is

D have

 

Q37. Which tense is used to express that an action started in the past and is continuing till now?

A Present perfect tense

B Past perfect continuous tense

C Past continuous tense

D Present perfect continuous tense

 

Q38. Identify the tense used in the sentence. “While he was in the military, he still regularly wrote to me.”

A Past indefinite tense

B Past perfect tense

C Present indefinite

D Past perfect continuous tense

 

Q39. Identify the tense used in the underlined phrase. “He is always found reading the newspaper.”

A Present indefinite tense

B Present perfect continuous tense

C Present continuous tense

D Present perfect tense

 

Q40. Fill in the blank with the present perfect tense form of the verb given in the bracket. “James ___________ to visit her grandmother.” (go)

A have been going

B had gone

C has gone

D has been going

 

Q41. Fill in the blank with the future perfect continuous tense form of the verb given in the bracket. “We __________ for an hour now.” (wait)

A shall have been waiting

B have been waiting

C shall be waiting

D had been waiting

 

Q42. Choose the present indefinite tense form of the sentence. “He had been sleeping.”

A He has been sleeping.

B He had slept.

C He has slept.

D He sleeps.

 

Q43. Identify the tense used in the underlined phrase. “He joined the cooking school late but only in a few months had mastered the recipes.”

A Past indefinite tense

B Past perfect tense

C Present perfect tense

D Present indefinite tense

 

Q44. By the time she was fifteen, she __________ a beautiful singer.

A shall become

B become

C had become

D has becoming

 

Q45. Fill in the blank with the present perfect continuous tense form of the verb given in the bracket. “Adam __________ a health regime everyday.” (follow)

A follows

B have been following

C has been following

D has followed

 

Q46. Neither she nor I __________ at home.

A were

B was

C has been

D be

 

Q47. My friends and I __________ stuck there.

A had been

B was

C has been

D have had been

 

Q48. Choose the correct sentence.

A Sam have gone to buy some groceries.

B Sam had going to buy some groceries.

C Sam be going to buy some groceries.

D Sam is going to buy some groceries.

 

Q49. Which tense is used to express an action taking place in the future?

A Future perfect tense

B Future perfect continuous tense

C Future indefinite tense

D Future continuous tense

 

Q50. Chris __________ to attend the programme.

A did not wanted

B did not want

C do not wanted

D does not wanted

 

Q51. Meera  __________ for the charitable cause.

A came to contribute

B come to contributed

C came to contributed

D comes to contributed

 

Q52. Fill in the blank with the past continuous tense form of the verb given in the bracket. “Monica __________ since last week.” (plan)

A did plan

B has been planning

C had been planning

D was planning

 

Q53. The crowd that __________ due to the quarrel has dispersed now.

A have gathered

B has been gathered

C had gathered

D has been gathering

 

Q54.  Identify the tense used in the sentence. “Nick has purchased a new laptop.”

A Present perfect tense

B Past indefinite tense

C Past perfect tense

D Present indefinite tense

 

Q55. The stars __________ bright at night.

A shines

B shine

C has shine

D shining

 

Q56.  Identify the tense used in the sentence. “When shall our application be approved?”

A Future perfect tense

B Present indefinite tense

C Past perfect tense

D Future indefinite tense

 

Q57. Which tense is used to express an action completed in the immediate past?

A Past indefinite tense

B Present indefinite tense

C Present perfect tense

D Past perfect tense

 

Q58. Choose the past perfect continuous tense form of the sentence. “George travels around the world.”

A George has been travelling around the world.

B George had been travelling around the world.

C George shall have been travelling around the world.

D George was travelling around the world.

 

Q59. You should not __________ back with your teacher.

A talk

B talks

C had talked

D talked

 

Q60. Pentagon __________ five sides.

A have had

B had

C has

D have

 

Q61. Identify the tense used in the given sentence. “My father’s shop has been sold out.”

A Past perfect tense

B Present perfect tense

C Past indefinite tense

D Present indefinite tense

 

Q62. Identify the tense used in the given sentence. “I am visiting her now.”

A Present indefinite tense

B Future perfect continuous tense

C Future perfect tense

D Present continuous tense

 

Q63. Fill in the blank with the future perfect tense form of the verb given in the bracket. “Peter __________ had it been possible.” (adjust)

A would adjust

B would have adjusted

C has adjusted

D had adjusted

 

Q64. Choose the future perfect tense form of the given sentence. “He has a lot of experience.”

A He had a lot of experience.

B He will have a lot of experience.

C He will have had a lot of experience.

D He will be having a lot of experience.

 

Q65. I probably  __________ left.

A should have

B will

C has

D having

 

Q66. Fill in the blank with the present perfect tense form of the verb given in the bracket. “I __________ here for a month now.” (be)

A had been

B would have been

C have been

D have had been

 

Q67. Identify the tense used in the underlined phrase. “By the time I was informed, the registrations had been closed.”

A Past perfect tense

B Present perfect tense

C Past indefinite tense

D Present indefinite tense

 

Q68. Choose the correct sentence.

A Harry inviting me to his farmhouse once.

B Harry shall invited me to his farmhouse once.

C Harry had invited me to his farmhouse once.

D Harry has been inviting me to his farmhouse once.

 

Q69. Has the itinerary __________ yet?

A been deciding

B been decided

C decided

D be decided

 

Q70. It is a tradition that __________ ever since.

A have been celebrated

B had been celebrated

C has been celebrated

D has been celebrating

Correct Ans. C

 

Q71. Jackson and Kate  __________ all this time.

A have been collaborating

B have to collaborate

C collaborate

D collaborates

 

Q72. Identify the tense used in the given sentence. “Welcome to the ceremony.”

A Present perfect tense

B Present indefinite tense

C Past indefinite tense

D Past perfect tense

 

Q73. Fill in the blank with the past perfect continuous tense form of the verb given in the bracket. “The area __________ from an earthquake.” (recover)

A is recovering

B has been recovering

C had been recovering

D has recovered

 

Q74. Choose the present perfect tense form of the given sentence. “The manager shall be on leave.”

A The manager is on a leave.

B The manager had been on leave.

C The manager was on leave.

D The manager has been on leave.

 

Q75. Mathematics __________ difficult by many students.

A is found

B has found

C has been founding

D are found

 

Q76. I __________ you my last year’s books.

A have had lend

B shall lend

C lends

D lending

 

Q77. Identify the tense used in the underlined phrase. “As soon as I was ready to leave, it started to pour.”

A Present perfect tense

B Past perfect tense

C Past indefinite tense

D Present indefinite tense

 

Q78. Identify the tense used in the given sentence. “Someone picked my pocket.”

A Present indefinite tense

B Past indefinite tense

C Past perfect tense

D Present perfect tense

 

Q79. Choose the future perfect tense form of the given sentence. “Charlie is the headboy of our school.”

A Charlie will be the headboy of our school.

B Charlie has been the headboy of our school.

C Charlie have had been the headboy of our school.

D Charlie would have been the headboy of our school.

 

Q80. Which tense is used to express a person’s habitual or regular activities?

A Present perfect tense

B Present perfect continuous tense

C Present indefinite tense

D Present continuous tense

 

Q81. Joey __________ from the vacation just now.

A has returned

B had returned

C had been returning

D returns

 

Q82. You should not __________ the worst.

A assumed

B assuming

C assume

D assumes

 

Q83. Choose the future indefinite tense form of the given sentence. “The parcel has been delivered.”

A The parcel had been delivered.

B The parcel will be delivered.

C The parcel was delivered.

D The parcel would have been delivered.

 

Q84. Fill in the blank with the present perfect continuous tense form of the verb given in the bracket. “Workers __________ day and night.” (work)

A had been working

B have been working

C has been working

D are working

 

Q85. Fill in the blank with the past perfect tense form of the verb given in the bracket. “Vikram __________ his job.” (do)

A did

B was doing

C had done

D had been doing

 

Q86. Choose the correct sentence.

A I did not accompanied them.

B I do not accompanied them.

C I does not accompany them.

D I do not accompany them.

 

Q87. Identify the tense used in the given sentence. “Sasha scolds and asks her to go away.”

A Past indefinite tense

B Past perfect tense

C Present indefinite tense

D Present perfect tense

Correct Ans.C

 

Q88. Identify the tense used in the given sentence. “John met the officer in the evening.”

A Past continuous tense

B Past perfect continuous tense

C Past perfect tense

D Past indefinite tense

 

Q89. The whole family __________ for the ceremony.

A has been invited

B have been invited

C invites

D invited

 

Q90. Fill in the blank with the past indefinite tense form of the verb given in the bracket. “After a long day at work, Rachel _________ tired.” (be)

A is

B are

C had been

D has been

 

Q91. Which tense is used to express an action that is taking place at the time of speaking?

A Present perfect continuous tense

B Present indefinite tense

C Present continuous tense

D Present perfect tense

 

Q92. Identify the tense used in the underlined phrase. “She has decided to distribute the duties after everyone completes their work.”

A Past perfect tense

B Present perfect tense

C Present indefinite tense

D Past indefinite tense

 

Q93. Identify the tense used in the given sentence. “Everyone shall be reaching by tomorrow.”

A Future indefinite tense

B Present continuous tense

C Future perfect continuous tense

D Future continuous tense

 

Q94. Joseph __________ by everyone after he won the competition.

A was congratulated

B congratulate

C shall be congratulated

D have been congratulated

 

Q95. Choose the correct sentence.

A He visit the temple frequently.

B He visits the temple frequently.

C He had visiting the temple frequently.

D He have had visited the temple frequently.

 

Q96. Fill in the blank with the future perfect tense form of the verb given in the bracket. “Mary __________ seats for us.” (save)

A ought to save

B should save

C would have saved

D would save

 

Q97. Identify the tense used in the underlined phrase. “She speaks less but has strong opinions.”

A Present indefinite tense

B Present perfect tense

C Past perfect tense

D Past indefinite tense

 

Q98. Identify the tense used in the given sentence. “You are always working on your laptop.”

A Present indefinite tense

B Present perfect tense

C Present continuous tense

D Present perfect continuous tense

 

Q99. Jack and John __________ helpful.

A be

B have been

C was

D had been

 

Q100. Which tense is used to express an action that began in the past before some point and continued up to that point?

A Past indefinite tense

B Past perfect tense

C Past perfect continuous tense

D Past continuous tense

 

Answer key for English Grammar Topic – ‘Tenses MCQs

Q. No.Ans.Q. No.Ans.
1B51A
2C52D
3B53C
4D54A
5B55B
6C56D
7A57D
8D58B
9B59A
10C60C
11C61B
12C62D
13A63B
14B64C
15D65A
16C66C
17A67A
18B68C
19C69B
20D70C
21A71A
22A72B
23C73C
24C74D
25D75A
26A76B
27B77C
28B78B
29C79D
30A80C
31D81A
32B82C
33D83B
34A84B
35B85C
36C86D
37D87C
38A88C
39C89A
40C90C
41A91C
42D92B
43B93D
44C94A
45C95B
46B96C
47A97A
48D98C
49C99D
50B100C