Verb Forms & Participles

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  • 1. 

    Having ______all the items on the agenda, the meeting was now open for new items, questions and complaints.

    • A.

      Covered

    • B.

      Cover

    • C.

      Covers

    • D.

      Covering

    Correct Answer
    A. Covered
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "covered" because it is the past participle form of the verb "cover." In this sentence, "covered" indicates that all the items on the agenda have been dealt with or discussed, allowing the meeting to move on to new topics.

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  • 2. 

    Working so many hours of overtime to meet the deadline has left the design staff feeling_____ .

    • A.

      Exhaust

    • B.

      Exhausted

    • C.

      Exhausting

    • D.

      Exhaustive

    Correct Answer
    B. Exhausted
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "exhausted" because working many hours of overtime to meet a deadline would likely leave the design staff feeling tired and drained, which is the definition of "exhausted." "Exhaust" is a verb meaning to drain someone of their energy, while "exhausting" is an adjective describing something that is tiring or draining. "Exhaustive" means thorough or comprehensive, which is not the appropriate word to describe how the design staff feels.

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  • 3. 

    Dr. Sata has indicated that there may soon be an______for an apprentice technician in the chemical-production laboratory.

    • A.

      Open

    • B.

      Opened

    • C.

      Openly

    • D.

      Opening

    Correct Answer
    D. Opening
    Explanation
    The word "indicated" suggests that Dr. Sata has given a hint or sign that there will be a job opening for an apprentice technician in the chemical-production laboratory. Therefore, the correct answer is "opening."

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  • 4. 

    In March, the Grand Symphony Orchestra will present an ________opera by talented newcomer Maria Cruz.

    • A.

      Excite

    • B.

      Excites

    • C.

      Excited

    • D.

      Exciting

    Correct Answer
    D. Exciting
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "exciting" because it is used as an adjective to describe the opera. The sentence states that the Grand Symphony Orchestra will present an opera by Maria Cruz, who is described as a talented newcomer. Therefore, it implies that the opera itself is exciting, as it is being presented by a talented newcomer.

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  • 5. 

    The Rio Blue jacket comes with a special shaped pocket that prevents loose coins from________out.

    • A.

      Drop

    • B.

      Drops

    • C.

      Dropping

    • D.

      Dropped

    Correct Answer
    C. Dropping
    Explanation
    The Rio Blue jacket has a special shaped pocket that is designed to prevent loose coins from falling out. This means that the pocket is specifically made to stop the coins from dropping or falling out unintentionally.

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  • 6. 

    Staff members were advised that it was important ________all projects before the end of the fiscal year.

    • A.

      Compete

    • B.

      Completed

    • C.

      Completing

    • D.

      To compete

    Correct Answer
    D. To compete
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to compete". In this sentence, the verb "advise" is followed by the infinitive form of the verb "to compete". This suggests that the staff members were given advice or instructions to prioritize or strive to complete all projects before the end of the fiscal year.

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  • 7. 

    Mrs. Wilkinson is very helpful in ________books in the library that encompass the period of the Renaissance.

    • A.

      Locating

    • B.

      Located

    • C.

      To locate     

    • D.

      Will locate

    Correct Answer
    A. Locating
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "locating" because it is the present participle form of the verb "locate," which is used to describe an ongoing action. In this sentence, Mrs. Wilkinson is described as being helpful in the ongoing action of finding or locating books in the library that pertain to the Renaissance period.

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  • 8. 

    Mr. Pitt has demonstrated his ability to handle many difficult problems when ________with a challenge.

    • A.

      Faces

    • B.

      Face

    • C.

      Facing

    • D.

      Faced

    Correct Answer
    C. Facing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "facing" because it is the present participle form of the verb "face" and is used to show an ongoing action or state. In this sentence, it implies that Mr. Pitt has shown his ability to handle difficult problems while currently being confronted with a challenge.

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  • 9. 

    Bob Walker told the supervisor that he would not mind ________a 12-hour shift on the production line next Sunday.

    • A.

      Work

    • B.

      Worked

    • C.

      Having worked    

    • D.

      Working

    Correct Answer
    D. Working
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "working". In this sentence, Bob Walker is expressing his willingness to work a 12-hour shift on the production line next Sunday. The verb "would not mind" is followed by the gerund form of the verb, which is "working". This form is used to indicate an action that is ongoing or continuous. Therefore, "working" is the appropriate choice to complete the sentence.

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  • 10. 

    We wish ________for the delay in mailing out the newsletters for March.

    • A.

      Apologized

    • B.

      Apologize

    • C.

      To apologize

    • D.

      Apologizing

    Correct Answer
    C. To apologize
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to apologize" because it is the infinitive form of the verb and is used to express the intention or purpose of apologizing for the delay in mailing out the newsletters for March.

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  • 11. 

    PE instructors advise their students to spend a minimum of 30 minutes a day ________three times a week.

    • A.

      Exercise

    • B.

      Exercised

    • C.

      Exerciser

    • D.

      Exercising

    Correct Answer
    D. Exercising
    Explanation
    PE instructors advise their students to spend a minimum of 30 minutes a day exercising three times a week. This means that the students should engage in physical activity for at least 30 minutes each day, on three separate occasions in a week. The word "exercising" is the correct answer as it is the present participle form of the verb "exercise" and fits grammatically and contextually in the sentence.

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  • 12. 

    Make sure the contract is clear to all before ________the client’s signature.

    • A.

      To obtain

    • B.

      Obtained

    • C.

      Obtaining

    • D.

      Will obtain

    Correct Answer
    C. Obtaining
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "obtaining" because it is the present participle form of the verb "obtain" and is used to show an action that happens before the client's signature. The sentence is in the imperative form, indicating that someone is being instructed to make sure the contract is clear before obtaining the client's signature.

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