Present Tense – Exercises for Class 6

The verb formations indicating the time of an action are called tenses. There are mainly three tenses – present tense, past tense, and future tense.

Present Tense

  • Simple present tense expresses universal truths, habitual facts and characteristics. Example: She goes to the school.
  • Present continuous tense is used to express an action that is taking place at the time of speaking. Example: She is going to the school.
  • Present perfect tense shows an action that has just been completed. Example: She has gone to school.
  • Present perfect continuous tense describes an action that began in the past but is till continuing. Example: She has been going to school.

Exercises

Q. Fill in the blanks with appropriate forms of verbs given in the brackets according to the tense form mention with each sentence.

  1. Emma ___________ (wear) proper uniform to school every day. (Simple present)
  2. Marie ___________ (read) a storybook. (Present continuous)
  3. Punjab ___________ (produce) wheat in bulk quantity. (Simple present)
  4. They ___________ (leave) for Mumbai. (Present continuous)
  5. George ___________ (swim) in the pool. (Present continuous)
  6. The players ___________ (perform) well in the tournament. (Present perfect)
  7. The petrol prices ___________ (go) up. (Present perfect)
  8. The child ___________ (show) symptoms of a viral infection since morning. (Present perfect continuous)
  9. The patient ___________ (wait) for the doctor for the past three hours. (Present perfect continuous)

Answer

  1. wears
  2. is reading
  3. produces
  4. are leaving
  5. is swimming
  6. have performed
  7. have gone
  8. has been showing
  9. has been waiting

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