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The capital letters are the highlighted words
The key is as follows.
a= present simple
b= past simple
c= present continuous
d= past continouous
e= present perfect
f= past perfect
g= present perfect continuous
h= past perfect contiuous
i= future "going to"
j= future simple (future + will)
k future contiuous
l= future perfect
m= future perfect continuous.

1 MARK'S BEEN TEACHING ENGLISH SINCE 1995.
2 AFTER A YEAR ABROAD, I'LL HAVE LEARNT A LOT.
3 I WILL HAVE BEEN GOING TO THE GYM FOR EXACTLY ONE YEAR NOW.
4 THEY WERE LIVING IN AMERICA LAST YEAR.
5 SHE'S WASHING HER HAIR RIGHT NOW.
6 HE WORKED IN JAPAN FOR THREE YEARS.
7 I'VE BEEN HERE FOR SIX MONTHS.
8 I'VE BEEN GOING TO SPAIN FOR MY HOLIDAYS FOR SEVEN YEARS NOW.
9 I'LL SEE YOU TOMMOROW.
10 By the end of the last month, I'D SPENT ALL MY MONEY.
11 SHE'S GOING TO TRY TO GETINTO COLLEGE NEXT YEAR.
12 I VISIT MY FRIEND TWICE A WEEK.
13 I'LL BE SEEING MY MOTHER NEXT WEEK.
14 I WALKING TO MY FRIENDS HOUSE when i tripped on the kerb.
15 MY NAME'S SAM.
16 MY FRIEND LYNN HAS BEEN LIVING IN LONDON FOR SIX YEARS NOW.
17 I'M GOING TO THE CINEMA. Would you like to come.
18 THERE'S SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ME.
19 When i get toRoundhay park, the CONCERT HAD STARTED.
20 WHAT ARE YOU DOING.
21 I'LL HELP YOU DECORATE, if you pay me well.
22 BY THE TIME YOU'LL READ THIS LETTER, it will be too late.
23 DO PEOPLE GO TO HEAVEN WHEN THEY DIE?
24 I WENT TO JAPAN FIRST IN 1996, then again in 1999.
25 YOU HAVE BEEN STUDYING GRAMMAR FOR FAR TOO LONG NOW. Take a rest.

My answers are
1=g
2=l
3=l
4=b
5=b
6==f
7=e
8=c
9=i
10=m
11=l
12=c
13=k
14=a
15=a
16=c
17=j
18=a
19=f
20=b
21=l
22=e
23=a
24=f
25=e

Solution Preview

The correct answers are:

a= present simple

12 I VISIT MY FRIEND TWICE A WEEK.
15 MY NAME'S SAM.
18 THERE'S SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ME.
23 DO PEOPLE GO TO HEAVEN WHEN THEY DIE?

b= past simple

6 HE WORKED IN JAPAN FOR THREE YEARS.
24 I WENT TO JAPAN FIRST IN 1996, then again in 1999.

c= present continuous

5 SHE'S WASHING HER HAIR RIGHT NOW.
20 WHAT ARE YOU DOING.

d= past continuous

4 THEY WERE LIVING IN AMERICA LAST YEAR.
14 I WAS WALKING TO MY FRIENDS HOUSE when i tripped on the kerb.

e= present perfect
7 I'VE BEEN HERE FOR SIX MONTHS.

f= past perfect

10 By the end of the last ...

Solution Summary

The solution identifies tense of the sentences.

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