Grammar Chapter 4 Verbs Test

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  • 1. 

    What type of verb is in this sentence? The children ate their lunch quickly.  

    • A.

      Action

    • B.

      State of being

    Correct Answer
    A. Action
    Explanation
    The verb "ate" in the sentence "The children ate their lunch quickly" is an action verb. It shows the action of the children eating their lunch. Action verbs are used to describe actions or movements performed by the subject of the sentence. In this case, the verb "ate" clearly indicates the action of eating, making it an action verb.

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  • 2. 

    What type of verb is in this sentence? After the show the students were exhausted! 

    • A.

      State of being

    • B.

      Action

    Correct Answer
    A. State of being
    Explanation
    The verb "were" in the sentence "After the show the students were exhausted!" is a state of being verb. It indicates the state or condition of the students, showing that they were exhausted. State of being verbs are used to express a state, condition, or existence rather than an action. In this case, "were" shows the state of exhaustion that the students were in after the show.

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  • 3. 

    What type of verb is in this sentence? Sharon was sick for her birthday last year. 

    • A.

      Action

    • B.

      State of being

    Correct Answer
    B. State of being
    Explanation
    The verb "was" in the sentence "Sharon was sick for her birthday last year" is a state of being verb. This type of verb is used to express a state or condition of existence, rather than an action. In this sentence, "was" indicates the state of being sick that Sharon experienced for her birthday last year.

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  • 4. 

    Find the verb phrase. The cats have lived outside for years.

    • A.

      Lived

    • B.

      Have lived

    • C.

      The cats

    • D.

      For years

    Correct Answer
    B. Have lived
    Explanation
    The verb phrase in the given sentence is "have lived." This is because "have" is the auxiliary verb, and "lived" is the main verb in the present perfect tense. Together, they form the verb phrase that indicates the action of the cats living outside.

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  • 5. 

    Complete each sentence with the past or past participle of the verb in parentheses. Katie _______my crocheting teacher. (become)

    • A.

      Has became

    • B.

      Had become

    • C.

      Became

    Correct Answer
    C. Became
    Explanation
    Katie became my crocheting teacher.

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  • 6. 

    Complete each sentence with the past or past participle of the verb in parentheses. I ______ work on a pair of mittens. (begin)

    • A.

      Begin

    • B.

      Began

    • C.

      Begun

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    B. Began
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "began". In this sentence, the verb "work" is in the past tense, so we need to use the past tense form of the verb "begin". "Began" is the past tense form of "begin", making it the correct choice to complete the sentence.

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  • 7. 

    Complete each sentence with the past or past participle of the verb in parentheses.My friend _______her arm. (break) 

    • A.

      Braked

    • B.

      Broke

    • C.

      Had broke

    Correct Answer
    B. Broke
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "broke." In this sentence, we are talking about an action that happened in the past, specifically when my friend broke her arm. The verb "break" should be in the past tense to match the past time frame of the sentence.

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  • 8. 

    Find the verb or verb phrase in each sentence. Tell whether the tense is of the verb is simple present,simple past, or future. We pick berries every summer in Maine. 

    • A.

      Pick, simple present

    • B.

      Pick, simple past

    • C.

      Pick, future

    Correct Answer
    A. Pick, simple present
    Explanation
    The verb in the sentence is "pick" and the tense of the verb is simple present. This is indicated by the use of the base form of the verb "pick" without any additional verb forms or auxiliary verbs. The sentence describes a habitual action that occurs every summer, indicating that it is something that is regularly done in the present.

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  • 9. 

    Find the verb or verb phrase in each sentence. Tell whether the tense is of the verb is simple present,simple past, or future. Purple, large blueberries taste sweet.  

    • A.

      Taste, simple past

    • B.

      Ripe, simple past

    • C.

      Taste, simple present

    Correct Answer
    C. Taste, simple present
    Explanation
    The verb "taste" in the sentence is in the simple present tense. This is because it is describing a general truth or fact about purple, large blueberries. The verb "taste" is used to express a characteristic or quality that is always true and does not change over time.

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  • 10. 

    Find the verb or verb phrase in each sentence. Tell whether the tense is of the verb is simple present,simple past, or future. Dad will freeze our extra berries. 

    • A.

      Will, past

    • B.

      Will freeze, past

    • C.

      Will freeze, future

    Correct Answer
    C. Will freeze, future
    Explanation
    The verb phrase in the sentence is "will freeze." The tense of the verb is future because it indicates an action that will happen after the present time.

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  • 11. 

    Complete each sentence with the present perfect tense of the verb in parentheses. The archaeologist ____a dig.(organize) 

    • A.

      Had organized

    • B.

      Organized

    • C.

      Has organized

    Correct Answer
    C. Has organized
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "has organized." This is because the present perfect tense is used to talk about actions that started in the past and have a connection to the present. In this sentence, the archaeologist has completed the action of organizing a dig, and there is a connection to the present because the dig is still relevant.

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  • 12. 

    Complete each sentence with the present perfect tense of the verb in parentheses. Megan ________a group of workers. (gather) 

    • A.

      Has gathered

    • B.

      Gathered

    • C.

      Have gathered

    Correct Answer
    A. Has gathered
    Explanation
    The sentence is in the present perfect tense, which is used to talk about an action that started in the past and is still relevant in the present. The subject "Megan" is a singular noun, so the correct form of the verb "gather" should be "has gathered." This indicates that Megan has completed the action of gathering a group of workers at some point in the past, and the result of this action is still relevant in the present.

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  • 13. 

    Identify the linking verb and the subject complement in each sentence. The pineapple is a tropical fruit. 

    • A.

      Is, tropical

    • B.

      Is, fruit

    • C.

      Is, mango

    Correct Answer
    B. Is, fruit
    Explanation
    In the given sentence, "is" is the linking verb and "fruit" is the subject complement. The linking verb "is" connects the subject "pineapple" to the subject complement "fruit," indicating that the pineapple belongs to the category of tropical fruits.

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  • 14. 

    Identify the linking verb and the subject complement in each sentence. Apples taste delicious with peanut butter. 

    • A.

      Taste, peanut butter

    • B.

      Taste, delicious

    • C.

      In, apples

    Correct Answer
    B. Taste, delicious
    Explanation
    In this sentence, "taste" is the linking verb and "delicious" is the subject complement. The linking verb "taste" connects the subject "apples" to the complement "delicious," describing the quality or state of the subject.

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  • 15. 

    Complete each sentence with the future perfect tense of the verb in parentheses.Amy ____her report by Monday. (Finish) 

    • A.

      Will have finished

    • B.

      Will finish

    • C.

      Have finished

    Correct Answer
    A. Will have finished
    Explanation
    Amy will have finished her report by Monday. The future perfect tense is used to express an action that will be completed before a specific point in the future. In this case, the specific point is Monday. Therefore, the correct answer is "will have finished," indicating that Amy will complete her report before Monday.

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  • 16. 

    Complete each sentence with the future perfect tense of the verb in parentheses.His classmates ______their reports by the deadline. (complete)

    • A.

      Will complete

    • B.

      Will have completed

    • C.

      Have completed

    Correct Answer
    B. Will have completed
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the action of completing the reports by the deadline is in the future. The future perfect tense is used to indicate an action that will be completed before a specific point in the future. Therefore, the correct answer is "will have completed," as it accurately expresses that his classmates will finish their reports before the deadline.

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  • 17. 

    Identify the verb phrase in each sentence. Tell whether each is in the present progressive, past progressive, or future progressive.They will be tying the ribbon into a large bow.

    • A.

      Will be tying , future progressive

    • B.

      Will be, past progressive

    • C.

      Will be tying, present progressive

    Correct Answer
    A. Will be tying , future progressive
    Explanation
    The verb phrase in the sentence is "will be tying". It is in the future progressive tense because it combines the future tense marker "will" with the present participle "tying". This indicates that the action of tying the ribbon into a large bow will be ongoing or in progress in the future.

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  • 18. 

    Find the verb phrase and tell if it is present progressive, past progressive, or future progressive. Mrs. Falk will be going shopping on Sunday.  

    • A.

      Will be going, future progressive

    • B.

      Will be going shopping, future progressive

    • C.

      Will be, past progressive

    • D.

      Shopping, present progressive

    Correct Answer
    B. Will be going shopping, future progressive
    Explanation
    The verb phrase in the sentence is "will be going shopping". It indicates an action that will happen in the future. The use of the auxiliary verb "will" and the present participle "going" form the future progressive tense.

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