12. PUT THE VERBS IN BRACKETS IN THE CORRECT TENSE.

Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!
a. Shirley (become) one of the most successful actresses since 1960.
b. I (prepare) these sentences yesterday.
c. You (fly) off the handle soon.
d. They (dance) at the disco yesterday evening at ten.
e. Our cat (chase) the neighbour’s cat now.
f. Freddie always (cook) the worst food.
g. Some day he (poison) us with this food of his.
h. She (not eat) it yet. I (try) it already so I (be) sick now.
i. George (try) to ask Susan to marry him three times for the last fifteen minutes, but she (not pay) attention to his words and just (say) no. George (be) disappointed now, and Susan (be) angry with him because she (not know) what (be) the matter.
j. I never (think) about it.
k. She (write) about it soon.
l. These sentences (be) very ingenious, (not be) they?
m. This (be) the unlucky number ever since I can remember.
n. Mat (be) ninety-nine years now. When he (be) young, he (win) the Wimbledon match. He (talk) about it every day since that that day, oh what a bore.
o. We (write) this year’s next test on Thursday. So we (do) these exercises now. We (do) some of the exercise, but we (not finish) them yet.
p. Frank usually (stay) up late, but today he (be) so tired that he (go) to bed in a minute. He (not be) so tired for quite some time.
q. I often (copy) my homework at school, but today I (try) to do it by myself. I (not finish) it yet.
r. Mandy (be) in love with Toby. She (be) very happy yesterday, when she (see) him. He (be) in love with her too, so he (send) her flowers every day. That (make) he very happy. They (go) to the cinema tomorrow. They (date) since last August.