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Tense Consistency

These exercises ask you to recognize shifts in tenses: simple present, present perfect, simple past, past perfect, future, and future perfect. Print the exercise, and complete the sentences with the appropriate tense and control shifts in example paragraphs. Click the "Go to Answers" link to see the answers for this exercise.

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Tense Consistency Exercise 1

This exercise asks you apply your knowledge of tense consistency by recognizing shifts in tenses. Click the link at the bottom of the page to see the answers.

Tense Consistency Exercise 2

This exercise asks you apply your knowledge of tense consistency by completing the sample sentences with the tense suggested. Click the link at the bottom of the page to see the answers.

Tense Consistency Exercise 3

This exercise asks you apply your knowledge of tense consistency by using the appropriate tense for the omitted verbs. Click the link at the bottom of the page to see the answers.

Tense Consistency Exercise 4

This exercise asks you apply your knowledge of tense consistency by recognizing and identifying shifts in tenses. Click the link at the bottom of the page to see the answers.

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