English Action Verbs -- Present Participles

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Understanding English action verbs and the use of the present participle with the verb To Be.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    I am __________________ a Pepsi.

    • A.

      Eating

    • B.

      Drinking

    • C.

      Walking

    Correct Answer
    B. Drinking
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "drinking" because the verb "drinking" is the appropriate action to describe the act of consuming a beverage like Pepsi. The other options, "eating" and "walking," do not make sense in the context of consuming a drink.

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  • 2. 

    He is ________________ to the mall.

    • A.

      Eating

    • B.

      Sleeping

    • C.

      Walking

    Correct Answer
    C. Walking
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "walking" because it is the most logical and appropriate action to go to the mall. Eating and sleeping are not activities that would typically be done in order to go to the mall.

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  • 3. 

    They are _____________________ breakfast.

    • A.

      Walking

    • B.

      Eating

    • C.

      Smiling

    Correct Answer
    B. Eating
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "eating" because the sentence is describing what "they" are doing for breakfast, and eating is a common activity during breakfast.

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  • 4. 

    We are ________________ on the telephone.

    • A.

      Sleeping

    • B.

      Talking

    • C.

      Eating

    Correct Answer
    B. Talking
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "talking" because when we are on the telephone, we usually engage in conversation with the person on the other end. We use the telephone as a means of communication, and talking is the most common activity during a phone call. Sleeping and eating are not typically done while on the telephone.

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  • 5. 

    You are _______________ English.

    • A.

      Eating

    • B.

      Thinking

    • C.

      Studying

    Correct Answer
    C. Studying
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "studying" because the sentence is asking for the activity that the person is currently engaged in. "Eating" and "thinking" are not appropriate in this context as they do not indicate an ongoing activity.

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  • 6. 

    I am ___________________ my t-shirt.

    • A.

      Eating

    • B.

      Looking

    • C.

      Washing

    Correct Answer
    C. Washing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "washing" because the verb "washing" is used to describe the action of cleaning or laundering clothes. In this sentence, the speaker is indicating that they are currently engaged in the activity of washing their t-shirt.

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  • 7. 

    What are they __________________?

    • A.

      Doing

    • B.

      Smiling

    • C.

      Going

    Correct Answer
    A. Doing
    Explanation
    The question is asking about the activity or action that "they" are currently engaged in. The word "doing" is the correct answer as it refers to the general action or activity that someone is performing at a given moment. "Smiling" and "going" are not appropriate answers as they do not provide a broad enough description of the action being performed.

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  • 8. 

    Juanita and Jenny ______ _________ on the sofa.

    Correct Answer
    are sitting
    are sleeping
    are eating
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are sitting, are sleeping, are eating" because the sentence is in the present continuous tense, indicating actions that are happening at the moment of speaking. The verb "are" is used with the plural subject "Juanita and Jenny" to show that they are currently engaged in the activities mentioned.

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  • 9. 

    Which sentence is correct?

    • A.

      She are eating lunch.

    • B.

      Antonio and Maria Jose are sleeping.

    • C.

      You and I am talking.

    Correct Answer
    B. Antonio and Maria Jose are sleeping.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Antonio and Maria Jose are sleeping." This sentence is correct because it follows the subject-verb agreement rule. In this case, the subject is "Antonio and Maria Jose," which is plural, so the verb "are" is used to match the plural subject.

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  • 10. 

    Which sentence is incorrect?

    • A.

      Who is going to the mall?

    • B.

      John and Maria and Marisa is walking to the park.

    • C.

      We are thinking in English.

    Correct Answer
    B. John and Maria and Marisa is walking to the park.
    Explanation
    The sentence "John and Maria and Marisa is walking to the park" is incorrect because the subject "John and Maria and Marisa" is plural, but the verb "is walking" is singular. The correct form should be "John and Maria and Marisa are walking to the park" to match the subject with a plural verb.

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