Basic Test On Verb Tenses! Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 

    The boy ________ three balloons.

    • A.

      Hold

    • B.

      Holds

    • C.

      Are holding

    Correct Answer
    B. Holds
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "holds" because it is the present tense form of the verb "hold" that agrees with the subject "boy."

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  • 2. 

    She likes ___________ and colouring pictures.

    • A.

      Draw

    • B.

      Draws

    • C.

      Drawing

    Correct Answer
    C. Drawing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "drawing" because it is the gerund form of the verb "draw" and is used to describe an ongoing action or activity. In this sentence, "drawing" is used to indicate that she enjoys the activity of creating pictures using colors.

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  • 3. 

    The photographer _________ some pictures yesterday.

    • A.

      Take

    • B.

      Took

    • C.

      Takes

    Correct Answer
    B. Took
    Explanation
    The verb "took" is the past tense form of the verb "take." In this sentence, the word "yesterday" indicates that the action of taking pictures happened in the past. Therefore, the correct answer is "took," as it matches the past tense form required in the sentence.

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  • 4. 

    A cute baby _________ on the floor.

    • A.

      Crawl

    • B.

      Crawls

    • C.

      Crawling

    Correct Answer
    B. Crawls
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "crawls" because it agrees with the subject "baby" and is in the present tense.

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  • 5. 

    He ___________ a beautiful butterfly two days ago.

    • A.

      Catch

    • B.

      Catches

    • C.

      Is catching

    • D.

      Caught

    Correct Answer
    D. Caught
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "caught" because it is the past tense form of the verb "catch." This indicates that the action of catching the beautiful butterfly occurred in the past, specifically two days ago.

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  • 6. 

    The children _________ in the playground.

    • A.

      Is playing

    • B.

      Are playing

    • C.

      Am playing

    Correct Answer
    B. Are playing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are playing" because the subject "children" is plural, so the verb should also be plural. The verb "are" is the correct form of "to be" for the subject "children."

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  • 7. 

    He ___________ his lunch at 12.30 p.m. tomorrow.

    • A.

      Eat

    • B.

      Eats

    • C.

      Ate

    • D.

      Will eat

    Correct Answer
    D. Will eat
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "will eat" because the sentence is referring to a future event, which is lunchtime tomorrow. In English, we use the future tense (will + base form of the verb) to talk about actions that will happen in the future. Therefore, "will eat" is the appropriate form of the verb for this sentence.

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  • 8. 

    Many people __________ in the swimming pool.

    • A.

      Swim

    • B.

      Swims

    • C.

      Swimming

    Correct Answer
    A. Swim
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "swim" because it is the base form of the verb and agrees with the subject "many people."

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  • 9. 

    My daughter likes _________ with her teddy bear.

    • A.

      Play

    • B.

      Plays

    • C.

      To play

    Correct Answer
    C. To play
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to play" because it is used to express the infinitive form of the verb "play" which is the appropriate form to use after the verb "likes". In this sentence, the daughter enjoys engaging in the activity of playing with her teddy bear.

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  • 10. 

    The mechanic _________ a broken car since last week.

    • A.

      Repair

    • B.

      Repairs

    • C.

      Repaired

    • D.

      Repairing

    Correct Answer
    C. Repaired
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "repaired" because the sentence is in the past tense and "repaired" is the past tense form of the verb "repair".

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  • 11. 

    The baby ________ loudly.

    • A.

      Laugh

    • B.

      Laughs

    • C.

      Laughing

    Correct Answer
    B. Laughs
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "laughs". This is because the sentence is in the present tense and the subject "baby" is singular. In the present tense, singular subjects require the verb to be conjugated with an "-s" at the end. Therefore, "laughs" is the correct form of the verb "laugh" to match the subject "baby" and the present tense of the sentence.

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  • 12. 

    My sister and I ________ a sand castle on the beach.

    • A.

      Build

    • B.

      Builds

    • C.

      Building

    Correct Answer
    A. Build
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "build" because it is the correct verb form to use when referring to the action of constructing a sand castle. "Builds" is incorrect because it is the singular form and does not agree with the subject "My sister and I." "Building" is incorrect because it is a gerund form and does not fit the sentence structure.

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  • 13. 

    She likes __________ story books.

    • A.

      Read

    • B.

      Reads

    • C.

      Reading

    Correct Answer
    C. Reading
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "reading" because the sentence is expressing a preference or enjoyment of a particular activity. In this case, the activity is reading story books. The word "likes" indicates a present tense verb, and "reading" is the correct form of the verb to use in this context.

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