English Quiz: High Level Verb Tenses

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  • 1. 

    In most ways, I ___________( grow up) like other kids in the late 60s and 80s.  

    • A.

      Grow up

    • B.

      Grew up

    • C.

      Growing up

    Correct Answer
    B. Grew up
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "grew up." The sentence is referring to the speaker's childhood in the late 60s and 80s, indicating that their growing up process occurred during that time. Therefore, "grew up" is the correct past tense form of the verb "grow up" to match the past time frame mentioned in the sentence.

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  • 2. 

    Except that, by my mother's decision, ours ______________(be) the only house in the neighborhood without a television set. She was a woman, as they sad, withe her views.  

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Was

    • C.

      Was being

    Correct Answer
    B. Was
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was". This is because the sentence is talking about a past event or situation. The phrase "ours was the only house" indicates that in the past, our house did not have a television set, making "was" the appropriate verb form to use.

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  • 3. 

    Lately, I__________________( think) a lot about how much not watching TV has influenced me as a person.   

    • A.

      Have been thinking

    • B.

      Thinking

    • C.

      Thought

    Correct Answer
    A. Have been thinking
    Explanation
    The use of the present perfect continuous tense "have been thinking" suggests that the speaker has been engaged in the activity of thinking about not watching TV for a period of time leading up to the present moment. This implies that the speaker has been reflecting on the impact of not watching TV on their personal growth and development.

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  • 4. 

    Now, my friends are always ______________(ask)  me: How could you not know TV?   

    • A.

      Asked

    • B.

      Asking

    • C.

      Ask

    Correct Answer
    B. Asking
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "asking". In this sentence, the verb "are always" is in the present continuous tense, indicating an ongoing action. The word "me" is the object of the verb, and "asking" is the present participle form of the verb "ask". Therefore, the correct form to use in this sentence is "asking".

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  • 5. 

    How  ______ you ___________ (relate) to your friends if TV was not there?  

    • A.

      Do relate

    • B.

      Did relate

    • C.

      Does relate

    Correct Answer
    B. Did relate
    Explanation
    If TV was not there, the question is asking how you related to your friends in the past. The correct answer is "did relate" because it implies that in the past, you had a way of relating to your friends without the presence of TV.

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  • 6. 

    Well, I _______________(play) baseball until late, and then I read before dinner, after dinner, even during dinner.  

    • A.

      Plays

    • B.

      Played

    • C.

      Play

    Correct Answer
    B. Played
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "played". The sentence is in past tense and the subject "I" is the one performing the action of playing baseball. The word "until late" indicates that the action of playing baseball happened in the past.

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  • 7. 

    At school, while everyone else ____________________(stand) around discussing the latest episode of Tarzan, I felt Lost in Space. I'm inclined to agree with my mother when she still says that television inhibits imagination.   

    • A.

      Stand

    • B.

      Stands

    • C.

      Was standing

    Correct Answer
    C. Was standing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was standing". This is because the sentence is in the past tense and refers to a specific moment in the past when everyone else was discussing the latest episode of Tarzan. The verb "stand" needs to be conjugated in the past continuous tense to match the tense of the sentence.

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  • 8. 

    With reading and the radio, the world _____________(grow) more various because you have to participate. So, I never bought a TV.  

    • A.

      Grows

    • B.

      Grow

    • C.

      Grew

    Correct Answer
    A. Grows
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "grows". The sentence is in present tense, so the verb should also be in present tense. The word "because" indicates a cause and effect relationship, suggesting that reading and the radio contribute to the growth of the world's variety. Therefore, the correct verb form is "grows".

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  • 9. 

    A friend once left his before he ____________(move) to another town. I never switched it on.  

    • A.

      Moved

    • B.

      Moves

    • C.

      Move

    Correct Answer
    A. Moved
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "moved." In the sentence, the verb "move" is used in the past tense to indicate that the friend had already relocated to another town. The word "before" suggests that the action of leaving the item occurred prior to the friend's move. Therefore, "moved" is the appropriate past tense form of the verb to complete the sentence correctly.

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  • 10. 

    Eventually, I ____________(give) it away. I still read a lot.   

    • A.

      Gave

    • B.

      Give

    • C.

      Giving

    Correct Answer
    A. Gave
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "gave" because the sentence is in the past tense and the word "eventually" indicates that the action of giving it away happened at some point in the past.

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  • 11. 

    Eventually, I ____________(give) it away. I still read a lot.   

    • A.

      Gave

    • B.

      Give

    • C.

      Giving

    Correct Answer
    A. Gave
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "gave". This is because the sentence is in the past tense and the word "eventually" suggests that the action of giving it away happened at some point in the past.

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  • 12. 

    I am still using my imagination as much as I can. As to my mother, she _________ (bring) home a television the year I went to college.  

    • A.

      Brings

    • B.

      Bring

    • C.

      Brought

    Correct Answer
    A. Brings
    Explanation
    The sentence is in the present tense, indicating that the action is happening currently or regularly. The use of "as to my mother" suggests that the speaker is talking about their mother's habits or actions. Therefore, the correct answer is "brings," indicating that the mother regularly brings home a television.

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  • 13. 

    Nowadays, we ______________(be) instructed not to call during the  

    • A.

      Were

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Being

    Correct Answer
    B. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are". This is because the word "nowadays" indicates the present time, so the verb should be in the present tense. "Are" is the present tense form of the verb "be".

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