The Quiz On Causative Verbs That You’re Meant To Fail

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The Quiz On Causative Verbs That Youre Meant To Fail - Quiz

A causative verb is a verb used to indicate that some person or thing makes something happen. Do you have a good idea on how to identify these types of verbs? Take this quiz on causative verbs that you’re meant to fail and see just how good you are. Good luck!.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In the future, the company will not let its part-time and temporary employees_____ overtime.

    • A.

      Working

    • B.

      To work

    • C.

      Worked

    • D.

      Work

    Correct Answer
    D. Work
    Explanation
    In the future, the company will not let its part-time and temporary employees work overtime. This means that these employees will not be allowed to work additional hours beyond their regular working hours. “Work” is the proper tense of the verb, showing what would happen in the future. 

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  • 2. 

    Despite 20 years of success, the financial stress and burden of the sudden recession made the partnership_____.

    • A.

      Fail

    • B.

      To be failed

    • C.

      To fail

    • D.

      Failed

    Correct Answer
    A. Fail
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "fail." This is because the sentence is in the past tense and refers to the partnership's outcome in the past. "Fail" is the appropriate verb form to indicate that the partnership did not succeed due to the financial stress and burden of the sudden recession.

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  • 3. 

    The firm wants its product_____ safely and in a timely manner, otherwise it will seek an alternative shipper.

    • A.

      Be packaged

    • B.

      Packaging

    • C.

      Packaged

    • D.

      Package

    Correct Answer
    C. Packaged
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the verb "wants" requires the use of the past participle form of the verb "package" to convey the action of having the product prepared or wrapped for shipment. Therefore, the correct construction is "packaged." The sentence emphasizes the desired state of the product (being packaged) rather than the action of packaging itself. Options A, B, and D do not convey the correct grammatical form needed in this context.

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  • 4. 

    All employees were able to get their paychecks_____ before the power outage closed the banks.

    • A.

      Be deposited

    • B.

      Deposited

    • C.

      Deposits

    • D.

      Depositing

    Correct Answer
    B. Deposited
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the verb "were able to get" requires the past participle form of the verb "deposit" to indicate that the action of depositing the paychecks occurred in the past. The correct construction is "deposited," which functions as an adjective modifying "paychecks." Options A, C, and D do not fit the context and grammatical structure of the sentence.

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  • 5. 

    The severe weather conditions in the alpine regions forced the airlines_____ all outgoing flights and divert incoming planes.

    • A.

      Canceled

    • B.

      To cancel

    • C.

      Cancel

    • D.

      Canceling

    Correct Answer
    B. To cancel
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to cancel" because it is the infinitive form of the verb that correctly completes the sentence. "Canceled" is the past tense form, "cancel" is the base form, and "canceling" is the present participle form, none of which fit grammatically in the sentence. Therefore, "to cancel" is the appropriate choice to convey the action of the airlines in response to the severe weather conditions.

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  • 6. 

    I received a text message from Takeshi, and it mentioned that they had the equipment_____ yesterday.

    • A.

      Shipped

    • B.

      Was being shipped

    • C.

      Ship

    • D.

      Was shipped

    Correct Answer
    A. Shipped
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the past participle form of the verb "ship" is used to describe the completed action of having the equipment sent or transported. The phrase "had the equipment shipped" indicates that Takeshi arranged for the equipment to be shipped, and the action was completed in the past. Options B, C, and D do not provide the correct grammatical structure for this context.

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  • 7. 

    Before Annie ran out for a meeting yesterday, she had Ms. Brunelli_____ the new clerk around the premises.

    • A.

      Show

    • B.

      Showing

    • C.

      Was showed

    • D.

      Showed

    Correct Answer
    A. Show
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the past tense verb "had" is used in conjunction with the base form of the verb "show" to express that Annie arranged for Ms. Brunelli to guide the new clerk around the premises before Annie had to leave for her meeting. This construction is consistent with the structure of causative verbs, where one person causes another to do something. Options B, C, and D do not follow the appropriate grammatical structure for this context.

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  • 8. 

    The increase in layoffs over the past two fiscal periods has caused everyone_____ less secure.

    • A.

      Was felt

    • B.

      Feels

    • C.

      Felt

    • D.

      To feel

    Correct Answer
    D. To feel
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the phrase "has caused" requires an infinitive construction, and "to feel" is the correct way to express the action that the increase in layoffs caused. Option D provides the appropriate structure to convey the cause-and-effect relationship between the increase in layoffs and the feeling of insecurity. Options A, B, and C do not convey the intended meaning in the context of the sentence.

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  • 9. 

    What company besides ours would make its employees_____ overtime on a national holiday?

    • A.

      Be working

    • B.

      Worked

    • C.

      Will be working

    • D.

      Work

    Correct Answer
    D. Work
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the verb "make" is followed by the base form of the verb "work" to indicate the action that the company is compelling its employees to do. Option D provides the appropriate construction for expressing the idea of making employees work overtime on a national holiday. Options A, B, and C introduce unnecessary verb forms and do not fit the context of the sentence.

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  • 10. 

    A wise consumer gets his or her phone order_____ in writing before submitting payment.

    • A.

      Confirms

    • B.

      Confirm

    • C.

      Confirmed

    • D.

      Confirming

    Correct Answer
    C. Confirmed
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the verb "gets" is followed by the past participle form of the verb "confirm" to indicate that the phone order is verified or validated in writing before the consumer submits payment. This construction conveys the idea that the confirmation occurs before the payment is made. Options A, B, and D do not provide the appropriate past participle form needed in this context.

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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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