2.7 Using Verbs Of Perception (Quiz)

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2.7 Using Verbs Of Perception (Quiz)

Both the simple form and the -ing form are grammatically correct, so you can't make a grammar mistake. But a speaker might choose one over the other. Read the situation, then decide which form seems better to you in the sentence that contains a verb of perception. Remember that the -ing form gives the idea that an activity is in progress when it is perceived.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    SITUATION: my brother was downtown yesterday. he saw the police. They were chasing a thief:
    • When my brother was downtown yesterday, he saw the police ______ a thief.
    • A. 

      Chase

    • B. 

      Chasing

  • 2. 
    SITUATION: The front door slammed. My mother got up to see if someone had come in.
    • When my mother heard the front door _______, she got up to see if someone had come in.
    • A. 

      Slam

    • B. 

      Slamming

  • 3. 
    SITUATION: My father is in the bedroom. He is snoring.
    • I know my father is in the bedroom because I can hear him ______.
    • A. 

      Snore

    • B. 

      Snoring

  • 4. 
    SITUATION: When I walked past the park, some children were playing softball.
    • When I walked past the park, I saw some children _______ softball.
    • A. 

      Play

    • B. 

      Playing

  • 5. 
    SITUATION: It was graduation day in the auditorium. When the school principal called my name, I walked to the front of the room.
    • When I heard the school principal ________ my name, I walked to the front of the auditorium to receive my diploma.
    • A. 

      Call

    • B. 

      Calling

  • 6. 
    SITUATION: I glanced out the window. Zay was walking toward the house. I was surprised.
    • I was surprised when I glanced out the window and Zay ______ toward the house.
    • A. 

      Walking

    • B. 

      Is walking

  • 7. 
    SITUATION: Someone is calling for help in the distance. I suddenly hear that.
    • Listen! Do you hear someone _______ for help? I do.
    • A. 

      Calling

    • B. 

      Is calling

  • 8. 
    SITUATION: My brother's team plays soccer every weekend. I always watch the team when they play a game.
    • I enjoy watching my brother ______ soccer every weekend.
    • A. 

      Play

    • B. 

      Playing

  • 9. 
    SITUATION: I went to bed around eleven. At that time, my sister in the next room were singing and laughing.
    • When I went to bed last night around eleven, I could hear my sister in the next apartment _______ and _________ I had trouble getting to sleep because she was making so much noise.
    • A. 

      Singing ... laughing

    • B. 

      Is singing ... laughing

  • 10. 
    SITUATION: A fly landed on the table. I swatted it with a rolled up newspaper.As soon as I saw the fly ______ on the table, I swatted it with a rolled up newspaper. 
    • A. 

      Land

    • B. 

      Landing