5: Review 1

It’s good to review! Try a quiz here.

1. We use simple tenses for permanent actions or situations. What is a permanent action or situation?
 
 

2. When we talk about actions happening now, are those actions generally finished or unfinished?
 
 

3. What types of verb phrases are dynamic?
 
 
 

4. What types of verb phrase can we use with simple tenses?
 
 
 
 

5. Look at this sentence: “At 8pm, Julie ate dinner.” When did Julie start eating dinner?
 
 
 

6. What verb types do we most often use when we use a continuous tense to talk about an overlapping action?
 
 
 

7. “She walks to work every day.” Is this a regular or an irregular habit?
 
 

8. “I live in London.” Is this a temporary or a permanent situation?
 
 

9. What kind of verb phrase is this? I dropped the plate.
 
 
 
 

10. We use the continuous tenses for temporary actions. What is a temporary action?
 
 

11. When we want to show that we’re annoyed about a habit that happens too often, what tenses do we use?
 
 

12. What kind of verb phrase is this? I broke the computer.
 
 
 
 

13. “She’s working in Australia.” Is this a temporary or a permanent situation?
 
 

14. What are single point verbs?
 
 
 
 

15. What kind of verb phrase is this? I swam.
 
 
 
 

16. When we use continuous tenses for overlapping actions, we use the continuous tense for …
 
 
 

17. We can use simple tenses for things that are finished and continuous tenses for things that are unfinished. Which type of verb phrase is this particularly true for?
 
 
 
 

18. What words do we use with continuous tenses for irregular habits?
 
 

19. We can use simple tenses to talk about whole actions. We expect whole actions …
 
 

20. What kind of verb phrase is this? We were running.
 
 
 
 

21. What kind of tense do we use for things that are temporary?
 
 

22. “She’s always smiling.” Is this a regular or an irregular habit?
 
 

23. A longer action in a continuous tense can overlap …
 
 
 

24. When does she start smiling in the following sentence? “Whenever I see her, she smiles.”
 
 
 

25. We can only use one type of verb phrase in a simple tense to talk about something temporary. Which type of verb phrase is that?
 
 
 
 

26. What time expressions do we use with regular habits?
 
 

27. Do we need to use a time expression when we’re talking about something temporary in the present?
 
 

28. What kind of tense do we use for irregular habits?
 
 

29. Simple tenses …
 
 

30. What kind of verb phrase is this? I sang the song once.
 
 
 
 

31. In what situation do we talk about things in the present as if they’re finished?
 
 
 

32. We can use the continuous tenses to talk about a continuous action that overlaps another shorter action. Can we also use the continuous tenses in this way with repeated actions?
 
 

33. What are continuing action verbs?
 
 
 
 

34. We can use two verbs in a simple tense to talk about simultaneous actions. What are simultaneous actions?
 
 

35. What type of verb phrase is this? She is watching a film.
 
 
 
 

36. What kind of tense do we use for actions that start before and continue after another action or time?
 
 

37. Do verbs always stay in one category? For example, is a continuing action verb always a continuing action verb?
 
 

38. We use the continuous tenses for things that are changing. This change can be …
 
 
 

39. What kind of tense do we use for regular habits?
 
 

40. We use the simple tenses to talk about things that are permanent. How long does something need to last before we decide that it’s permanent?
 
 
 
 

41. We can use simple tenses for regular habits. What is a regular habit?
 
 

42. What kind of tense do we use for actions that follow other actions in a sequence?
 
 

43. What type of verb phrase is this? I started work.
 
 
 
 

44. What type of verb phrase is this? I love coffee.
 
 
 
 

45. Which of these are continuous tenses?
 
 
 
 

46. Do we use the simple or continuous tenses for the background to a story?
 
 

47. What kind of verb phrase is this? I know Julie.
 
 
 
 

48. Which of these are simple tenses?
 
 
 
 

49. What type of verb phrase is this? They will be waiting.
 
 
 
 

50. What are action with ending verbs?
 
 
 
 

51. What kind of verb phrase is this? I ate the apple.
 
 
 
 

52. What kind of verb phrase is this? I closed the door.
 
 
 
 

53. We use continuous tenses for …
 
 
 

54. Can we use the continuous tenses to talk about a temporary situation where the action is repeated instead of the action being continuous?
 
 

55. Do we need to use a time expression when we’re talking about something temporary in the past or future?
 
 

56. What kind of tenses do we use for things that we think of as permanent?
 
 

57. We can use simple tenses to talk about whole actions. Whole actions are generally …
 
 

58. What are stative verbs?
 
 
 
 

59. What kind of verb phrase is this? She wrote a book.
 
 
 
 

60. What kind of verb phrase is this? They walked round the garden once.
 
 
 
 

61. What kind of tenses do we use for things that are complete, whole or not open to change?
 
 

62. We can use two verbs in a simple tense to talk about sequential actions. What are sequential actions?
 
 

63. Look at this sentence: “At 8pm, Julie was eating dinner.” When did Julie start eating dinner?
 
 
 

64. What kind of tense do we use for things that are incomplete or open to change?
 
 

65. What does it mean when an action overlaps another action?
 
 

66. When does she start smiling in the following sentence? “Whenever I see her, she’s smiling.”
 
 
 

67. We use the continuous tenses when we are thinking about …
 
 

68. We use the continuous tenses for irregular habits. What is an irregular habit?
 
 


 

Go to the next Terrific Tenses lesson here.