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KISS Grammar Exercises Based on
Introductory Lessons in English Grammar For Use in Intermediate Grades
By Wm. H. Maxwell, M.A.
L1.1 # 40
Identifying Tenses
Directions: After each sentence, write the tense of the verb (“past,” “present,” or “future”). 

1. The sun himself looks feeble through the morning mist. _______________

2. A suppressed resolve will betray itself in the eyes. _______________

3. He had finished his work and had gone home. _______________

4. His task will have been performed before you return. _______________

5. Had he arrived when you left? _______________

6. They will have learned the news before you leave. _______________

7. I was eating my dinner when he called. _______________

8. If you will call, I shall be pleased. _______________

9. “I’ll take a kiss,” said little Hal; _______________ 

     His loving mother said, “You shall.” _______________

10. The poor boy had been hurt when he was very young. _______________