Present Tense – Exercises for Class 7

The present tense is used to indicate an action that tales place now.

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

Exercises

Q. Fill in the blanks with appropriate forms of verbs given in brackets. The tense form is mentioned along with each sentence.

  1. I __________ (prepare) the project and submitted it. (present perfect)
  2. They __________ (learn) to operate the computer. (present continuous)
  3. Girls __________ (love) to buy bangles. (simple present)
  4. The youth festival __________ (begin) in the coming weekend. (simple present)
  5. Neha __________ (complete) writing the book. (present perfect)

Answer

  1. have prepared
  2. are learning
  3. love
  4. begins
  5. has completed

Q. Underline the verbs in different present tense form. State the tense of each underlined verb.

  1. Rohan is crying loudly.
  2. The workers work hard.
  3. The dog is sleeping in its kennel.
  4. Surya is taking singing lessons these days.
  5. The teacher has tried her best to prepare them for their exams.
  6. The boy is reading the newspaper.
  7. Sonia is cleaning her room.
  8. A stitch in time saves nine.
  9. He polishes his shoes every evening.
  10. The patients have come to meet the doctor.

Answer

  1. Rohan is crying loudly. (present continuous tense)
  2. The workers work hard. (simple present tense)
  3. The dog is sleeping in its kennel. (present continuous tense)
  4. Surya is taking singing lessons these days. (present continuous tense)
  5. The teacher has tried her best to prepare them for their exams. (present perfect tense)
  6. The boy is reading the newspaper. (present continuous tense)
  7. Sonia is cleaning her room. (present continuous tense)
  8. A stitch in time saves nine. (simple present tense)
  9. He polishes his shoes every evening. (simple present tense)
  10. The patients have come to meet the doctor. (present perfect tense)

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