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Complete the sentences with the SIMPLE PAST tense of the verbs in parentheses.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    1) Marco Polo __________ in Venice.     (LIVE)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "lived." This is because the question states that Marco Polo "__________ in Venice," and the word "lived" is the correct form of the verb "live" in the past tense. Therefore, the sentence should read "Marco Polo lived in Venice."

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    2) He __________ a book aboput his travels.     (WRITE)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "wrote" because it is the past tense form of the verb "write." In the given sentence, the action of writing a book about his travels has already happened in the past, so the past tense form "wrote" is the appropriate choice.

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    3) He __________ China.     (VISIT)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "visited". The verb "visited" is the past tense form of the verb "visit". In the given sentence, the subject "He" is performing the action of visiting China in the past. Therefore, the correct verb form to use is "visited".

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    4) He __________ many wonderful things there.     (DISCOVER)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "discovered." This is because the sentence is in the past tense and the verb "discover" is the correct past tense form of the word. It indicates that the subject found or came across many wonderful things in that place.

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    5) His men __________ pasta for the first time.     (EAT)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "ate" because it is the past tense form of the verb "eat." It indicates that his men consumed or ingested pasta for the first time in the past.

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    6) Captain Cook __________ England on the orders of the King.     (LEAVE)

    Explanation
    Captain Cook left England on the orders of the King.

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    7) The King __________ Cook to find Australia.     (WANT)

    Explanation
    The sentence is in the past tense and the subject "The King" is singular. Therefore, the correct verb form to use is "wanted."

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    8) Cook __________ detailed maps.     (DRAW)

    Explanation
    The word "drew" is the past tense form of the verb "draw". In this context, "draw" means to create or produce a picture or diagram. Therefore, the correct answer is "drew" because it is the past tense form of the verb that fits grammatically and semantically in the sentence.

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    9) His maps __________ useful for other sailors.     (BE)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were" because it agrees with the subject "His maps" in number and tense. Since the subject is plural, the verb also needs to be in the plural form. Additionally, "were" is the past tense form of the verb "be," which is appropriate in this sentence as it refers to a past action or state of being.

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    10) He __________ animals such as cows and sheep with him.     (TAKE)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "took". In this sentence, the verb "took" is used to indicate that he brought or accompanied animals such as cows and sheep with him.

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    11) I __________ a documentary about these great explorers.     (WATCH)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "watched." The sentence is in the past tense and the verb "watched" is the past tense form of "watch." It indicates that the action of watching the documentary about the great explorers has already been completed in the past.

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    12) My cousin __________ at home with me.     (STAY)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "stayed" because it is the past tense form of the verb "stay." In this sentence, the verb is referring to an action that happened in the past, indicating that the cousin was at home with the speaker at some point in the past.

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    13) My brother __________ out to play soccer.     (GO)

    Explanation
    The verb "went" is the past tense form of the verb "go." In the given sentence, the subject "my brother" is the one performing the action of going out to play soccer. Since the action is in the past, the correct verb form to use is "went."

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    14) I also __________ a movie this weekend.     (SEE)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "saw". In this sentence, the verb "saw" is the past tense form of the verb "see". It indicates that the speaker watched or viewed a movie over the weekend.

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    15) It __________ so funny; it really __________ me laugh.     (BE / MAKE)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was made". In this sentence, the verb "was made" is used to describe the action of something being created or produced. The use of "was made" suggests that the funny thing was intentionally created or designed to be humorous, and it had the effect of making the speaker laugh.

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