Helping Verbs Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Helping Verbs?

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Think you know everything about 'Helping Verbs'? Try playing this Helping Verbs quiz, where we’ll be putting your grammatical knowledge on test with the words “am,” “is,” and “are. ” A little bit of extra knowledge when it comes to your English-speaking skills will go a long way, let’s see if you need the help now!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Your books ............... on the table.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Be

    • C.

      Be not

    • D.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    D. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are". This is because the subject "books" is plural, so the verb should also be plural to match.

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  • 2. 

    I _____ 32-years-old.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Am

    • D.

      Aren't

    Correct Answer
    C. Am
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "am" because "I" is the subject of the sentence and it is referring to oneself. In English, when talking about oneself, we use the first person singular form of the verb "to be," which is "am." Therefore, the sentence should be "I am 32-years-old."

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  • 3. 

    It _______ ten o'clock.

    • A.

      Are

    • B.

      Is

    • C.

      Be

    • D.

      This

    Correct Answer
    B. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is" because it agrees with the subject "it" which is singular.

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  • 4. 

    Ann and I ________ good friends.

    • A.

      Are

    • B.

      Aren't

    • C.

      That

    • D.

      Am

    Correct Answer
    A. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are". This is because the sentence is referring to Ann and I as two people who are good friends. In this case, "are" is the correct form of the verb to be to match the plural subject.

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  • 5. 

    I _______ tired.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Am

    • C.

      That

    • D.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    B. Am
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "am". In this sentence, the subject "I" is singular and first person, so the correct form of the verb "to be" is "am".

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  • 6. 

    They _____ students.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Be

    • D.

      Not

    Correct Answer
    B. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are" because the word "students" is plural, indicating that there is more than one student. "Are" is the correct form of the verb to use with a plural subject.

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  • 7. 

    We ________ teachers.

    • A.

      Are

    • B.

      Is

    • C.

      Am

    • D.

      Not

    Correct Answer
    A. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are" because the subject "we" is plural, and the verb "are" agrees with plural subjects.

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  • 8. 

    We ________ students. We are teachers.

    • A.

      Are not

    • B.

      Is not

    • C.

      Be not

    • D.

      Be is

    Correct Answer
    A. Are not
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are not". This is because the sentence is expressing a contradiction between being students and being teachers. The use of "are not" indicates that the subject (we) is not students.

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  • 9. 

    They _________ boys. They are girls.

    • A.

      Are is

    • B.

      Are not

    • C.

      Am not

    • D.

      Is not

    Correct Answer
    B. Are not
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are not" because the sentence is talking about a group of people who are girls, not boys. The word "are" is used to indicate the plural form of "to be" and is used to describe multiple subjects. In this case, the subjects are the girls, so "are not" is the correct choice to indicate that they are not boys.

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  • 10. 

    We __________ teachers. We are students.

    • A.

      Are not

    • B.

      Is not

    • C.

      Be not

    • D.

      Are that

    Correct Answer
    A. Are not
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are not". This is because the sentence is referring to teachers and students as separate entities. The word "not" is used to indicate the negation or absence of being teachers.

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  • 11. 

    The weather _____ nice today. It is rainy.

    • A.

      Are not

    • B.

      Is not

    • C.

      Be are

    • D.

      Is that

    Correct Answer
    B. Is not
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is not." The sentence is talking about the weather today, and it is describing it as rainy. Since "weather" is a singular noun, we use the singular form of the verb "to be," which is "is." The word "not" is used to indicate that the weather is not nice.

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  • 12. 

    I _____ not rich.

    • A.

      Am

    • B.

      Is

    • C.

      Is not

    • D.

      Are not

    Correct Answer
    A. Am
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "am." This is because the sentence is in the first person singular form, and "am" is the correct form of the verb "to be" for this subject.

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  • 13. 

    I am not hungry. But  I _____ thirsty.

    • A.

      Am

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Is

    • D.

      They

    Correct Answer
    A. Am
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "am" because the speaker is stating that they are not hungry, indicating their own personal state. Therefore, they would use the first-person singular form of the verb "to be," which is "am."

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  • 14. 

    She ______ late.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      It

    • D.

      Be

    Correct Answer
    A. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is" because the verb "is" is the correct form of the verb "to be" to use with the pronoun "she."

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  • 15. 

    She _______ 32-years-old.

    • A.

      Are

    • B.

      Be

    • C.

      Is

    • D.

      The

    Correct Answer
    C. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is".

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  • 16. 

    Mr. Thomas ________ a man.

    • A.

      Are

    • B.

      Be

    • C.

      Is

    • D.

      There

    Correct Answer
    C. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is" because the sentence is in the present tense and "is" is the correct form of the verb "to be" for third person singular subjects like "Mr. Thomas".

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  • 17. 

    Mary and Lucy _________ sisters.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Am

    • D.

      Mine

    Correct Answer
    B. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are" because it is the correct form of the verb "to be" to use with the subject "Mary and Lucy." "Are" is the plural form of "to be" and is used when referring to more than one person or thing. Therefore, "Mary and Lucy are sisters" means that both Mary and Lucy are sisters.

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  • 18. 

    We _______ busy today.

    • A.

      Are

    • B.

      Is

    • C.

      Isn't

    • D.

      My

    Correct Answer
    A. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are" because the subject "we" is plural, indicating that there is more than one person. In English, when the subject is plural, the verb should also be in its plural form, which is "are" in this case.

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  • 19. 

    Where _________ the children?

    • A.

      Are

    • B.

      Is

    • C.

      The

    • D.

      That

    Correct Answer
    A. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are" because the word "where" is asking about the location or position of multiple children, indicating that the subject is plural. Therefore, the correct verb form to use is "are" which is the plural form of "to be."

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  • 20. 

    _____ they at school?

    • A.

      Am

    • B.

      Is

    • C.

      Are

    • D.

      Isn't

    Correct Answer
    C. Are
    Explanation
    The word "are" is the correct answer because it is the correct form of the verb "to be" for the subject "they." "Are" is used when referring to a plural subject, such as multiple people or things. In this case, the question is asking about the location or existence of "they" at school.

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  • 21. 

    Today _______ Sunday.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Me

    • D.

      That

    Correct Answer
    A. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is" because the sentence is referring to the current day, which is singular. "Is" is the correct form of the verb to be for singular subjects.

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  • 22. 

    Tomorrow ______ Monday.

    • A.

      Are

    • B.

      Is

    • C.

      They

    • D.

      That

    Correct Answer
    B. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is" because the sentence is referring to a specific day, which is Monday. In this case, "is" is the correct form of the verb to be to use with a singular subject.

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  • 23. 

    Schools ______ closed today.

    • A.

      Are

    • B.

      Is

    • C.

      They

    • D.

      That

    Correct Answer
    A. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are" because the subject "schools" is plural, so it requires the plural form of the verb "to be," which is "are."

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  • 24. 

    The weather ________ cold today.

    • A.

      They

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Is

    • D.

      That

    Correct Answer
    C. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is". This is because the subject "weather" is singular, so it should be paired with the singular form of the verb "is".

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  • 25. 

    My parents ________ here.

    • A.

      Am

    • B.

      Is

    • C.

      Are

    • D.

      They

    Correct Answer
    C. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are". This is because "are" is the correct form of the verb "to be" for the subject "my parents".

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  • 26. 

    He _______ from Seattle.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Am

    • D.

      You

    Correct Answer
    A. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is" because it agrees with the subject "he," which is a third-person singular pronoun.

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  • 27. 

    They _______ from London.

    • A.

      Are

    • B.

      Is

    • C.

      Me

    • D.

      The

    Correct Answer
    A. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are" because it agrees with the subject "They," which is a plural pronoun.

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  • 28. 

    German _____ difficult.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Am

    • D.

      That

    Correct Answer
    A. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is" because it agrees with the subject "German" which is singular.

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  • 29. 

    English ________ not difficult.

    • A.

      Are

    • B.

      Is

    • C.

      Am

    • D.

      That

    Correct Answer
    B. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is." This is because "English" is a singular noun, so it requires a singular verb form. "Is" is the singular form of the verb "to be," making it the correct choice in this sentence.

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  • 30. 

    There ________ some people waiting to see you.

    • A.

      Are

    • B.

      Is

    • C.

      Am

    • D.

      This

    Correct Answer
    A. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are" because the subject "some people" is plural, so the verb should also be plural.

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  • 31. 

    They _______ coming now.

    • A.

      Are

    • B.

      Is

    • C.

      Am

    • D.

      That

    Correct Answer
    A. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are" because it agrees with the plural subject "they."

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  • 32. 

    She _____ unfriendly.

    • A.

      Am

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Is

    • D.

      That

    Correct Answer
    C. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is". The verb "is" is the correct form to use with the pronoun "she". It indicates that the subject, "she", is unfriendly.

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  • 33. 

    You ____ late.

    • A.

      Are

    • B.

      Am

    • C.

      Is

    • D.

      The

    Correct Answer
    A. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are" because it is the correct form of the verb "to be" for the subject "you" in the present tense.

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  • 34. 

    Each week _______ worse.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Am

    • D.

      She

    Correct Answer
    A. Is
    Explanation
    The given sentence is in the present tense and refers to a singular subject. Therefore, the correct verb to use is "is" as it agrees with the subject in terms of number and tense.

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  • 35. 

    Everybody _____ leaving now.

    • A.

      Are

    • B.

      Is

    • C.

      Am

    • D.

      That

    Correct Answer
    B. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is" because the subject "everybody" is singular and requires a singular verb form. "Is" is the correct form of the verb "to be" for a singular subject.

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  • 36. 

    _______ anybody there?

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Am

    • C.

      Are

    • D.

      The

    Correct Answer
    A. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Is" because it is the correct form of the verb "to be" to use with the pronoun "anybody." "Is" is the third person singular form of the verb, which is used with singular subjects like "anybody."

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  • 37. 

    I ______ feeling very tired.

    • A.

      Am

    • B.

      Is

    • C.

      Are

    • D.

      That

    Correct Answer
    A. Am
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "am" because the pronoun "I" is the subject of the sentence, and when the subject is "I," the correct form of the verb "to be" is "am."

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  • 38. 

    The pencil _______ red.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Am

    • D.

      This

    Correct Answer
    A. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is" because it agrees with the subject "pencil" which is singular.

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  • 39. 

    She _____ very busy.

    • A.

      Am

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Is

    • D.

      That

    Correct Answer
    C. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is" because it agrees with the subject "she" in the sentence. "Is" is the correct form of the verb "to be" for the third person singular subject pronoun "she".

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  • 40. 

    You _______ a good student.

    • A.

      Am

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      That

    • D.

      Is

    Correct Answer
    B. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are" because the sentence is referring to the subject "you" which is plural. In English, when referring to multiple people or things, we use the verb form "are" instead of "am" or "is" which are used for singular subjects.

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  • 41. 

    They __________ good friends.

    • A.

      Am

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Is

    • D.

      This

    Correct Answer
    B. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are" because the subject "they" is plural, indicating that more than one person is being referred to. In English, when the subject is plural, we use the verb form "are" to match the subject.

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  • 42. 

    _______ you a teacher?

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Am

    • D.

      Has

    Correct Answer
    B. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Are" because it is the correct form of the verb "to be" for the subject "you" in the present tense.

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  • 43. 

    ______ he at home?

    • A.

      Am

    • B.

      Is

    • C.

      Are

    • D.

      There

    Correct Answer
    B. Is
    Explanation
    The question is asking about the subject's presence at home. The correct answer is "Is" because it is the correct form of the verb "to be" for the subject "he" in a question form.

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  • 44. 

    ______ she a nurse?

    • A.

      Am

    • B.

      Is

    • C.

      Are

    • D.

      This

    Correct Answer
    B. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Is" because the subject "she" is singular, so the verb form should also be singular. In this case, "is" is the correct form of the verb "to be" to match with the subject "she".

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  • 45. 

    _________ they tired?

    • A.

      Am

    • B.

      Is

    • C.

      Are

    • D.

      That

    Correct Answer
    C. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Are" because it is the correct form of the verb "to be" to use with the subject "they." In English, we use "are" with plural subjects, such as "they," to indicate that the subject is in a state of being or feeling. Therefore, the correct sentence would be "Are they tired?"

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Elizabeth Paskert |MEd |
K-12 English Expert
Elizabeth is a creative and outgoing individual with excellent organizational skills and a strong proficiency in computer applications such as Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Internet usage. Elizabeth earned her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and Teaching from Bowling Green State University in 2007-2012, followed by a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction from the same university in 2012-2014.
She is a goal-oriented teacher who excels in working with both adults and children. Elizabeth's enthusiasm for gaining academic training and work experience is directed towards a career in Early Childhood Education.

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