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In English writing, verb tenses need to remain consistent. When a sentence contains two or more verbs, those verbs must be in the same tense.

 

For this quiz, choose the verb tense from the ones in parenthesis that is consistent with the other verb(s) in the sentence. Check the answer key at the end of the quiz to see how well you did. If you need more help with verb tense consistency or any other aspect of the English language, contact the English Island in Atlanta. Our experienced, passionate ESL teaches can create a program that is custom-tailored to your individual needs.

 

  1. After she leaves work, Marissa (goes / went) to the gym every night.

 

  1. I hope Jillian (will like / would like) her graduation gift.

 

  1. The driver insisted that he (does not / did not) see the stop sign.

 

  1. As soon as Jordan (steps / stepped) into the shower, his cell phone rang.

 

  1. Mary’s electric bill would decrease dramatically if she (turned / turns) off the AC before leaving for work.

 

  1. Rahul works during the week and (attends / is attending) ESL classes on the weekends.

 

  1. If you (wish / wished) to learn more about the school, you should attend the open house this Saturday.

 

  1. Emily (read / reads) a chapter of her favorite book before she went to bed.

 

  1. James was disappointed that the client rejected the proposal because he (had worked / works) very hard on it.

 

  1. The optometrist recommended special computer glasses to the patient who (is experiencing / was experiencing) eye strain at work.

 

 

Answers:

 

  1. After she leaves work, Marissa goes to the gym every night.
  2. I hope Jillian will like her graduation gift.
  3. The driver insisted that he did not see the stop sign.
  4. As soon as Jordan stepped into the shower, his cell phone
  5. Mary’s electric bill would decrease dramatically if she turned off the AC before leaving for work.
  6. Rahul works during the week and attends ESL classes on the weekends.
  7. If you wish to learn more about the school, you should attend the open house this Saturday.
  8. Emily read a chapter of her favorite book before she went to bed.
  9. James was disappointed that the client rejected the proposal because he had worked very hard on it.
  10. The optometrist recommended special computer glasses to the patient who was experiencing eye strain at work.

 

 

 

 

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