English IV Quiz On Past Forms, Used To And Second Conditional

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  • 1. 

    Choose the correct word. Dave: Hi, Jenny, what (1) __________________ last weekend?

    • A.

      Did you do

    • B.

      Were you doing

    Correct Answer
    A. Did you do
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "did you do" because Dave is asking about Jenny's activities in the past weekend. The phrase "did you do" is the correct form of the question in the past tense.

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  • 2. 

    Choose the correct word. Jenny: Hi Dave! I (2) _______________ to a party.

    • A.

      Went

    • B.

      Was going

    Correct Answer
    A. Went
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "went" because Jenny is referring to a past event of attending a party. The verb "went" is the past tense form of "go" and accurately describes the action that has already happened.

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  • 3. 

    Choose the correct word. Dave: (3) ____________________ a good time?

    • A.

      Did you have

    • B.

      Were you having

    Correct Answer
    A. Did you have
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "did you have". This is because the question is asking about a past event, specifically if Dave had a good time. The phrase "did you have" is the correct past tense form of the verb "to have" in the question form. The other option, "were you having", is in the past continuous tense and does not fit the context of the question.

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  • 4. 

    Choose the correct word. Jenny: Yes, I (4)_____________________ a really nice guy....

    • A.

      Met

    • B.

      Was meeting

    Correct Answer
    A. Met
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "met" because Jenny is referring to a past event of meeting a nice guy. The word "met" is the simple past tense of the verb "meet" and is used to describe actions that happened in the past and are now completed.

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  • 5. 

    Choose the correct word. Jenny: .... when I (5) ________________ to my friend Paula. His name is Daniel.

    • A.

      Talked

    • B.

      Was talking

    Correct Answer
    B. Was talking
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was talking" because the sentence is in the past tense and the action of talking to Paula was ongoing or in progress at a specific point in the past.

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  • 6. 

    Complete these sentences with used to or didn’t use to. I _______________ play the guitar, but I do now.

    • A.

      Used to

    • B.

      Didn’t use to

    Correct Answer
    B. Didn’t use to
    Explanation
    The person is indicating that they did not play the guitar in the past, but they do now. "Didn't use to" is the correct answer because it indicates a negative past habit or behavior that has changed in the present. "Used to" would imply that the person did play the guitar in the past and still does.

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  • 7. 

    Complete these sentences with used to or didn’t use to. I _______________ ride a bike, but I don’t any more.

    • A.

      Used to

    • B.

      Didn’t use to

    Correct Answer
    A. Used to
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "used to". This is because the sentence is talking about a past habit or action that the person no longer does. "Used to" is used to express a past habit or action that is no longer true in the present.

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  • 8. 

    Complete these sentences with used to or didn’t use to. I _______________ collect stamps, but I don’t any more.

    • A.

      Used to

    • B.

      Didn’t use to

    Correct Answer
    A. Used to
    Explanation
    The sentence indicates that the person used to collect stamps in the past but no longer does. "Used to" is the correct phrase to indicate a past habit or action that is no longer true in the present.

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  • 9. 

    Complete these sentences with used to or didn’t use to. I _______________ be worried about the environment, but I am now.

    • A.

      Used to

    • B.

      Didn’t use to

    Correct Answer
    B. Didn’t use to
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "didn't use to." This is because the sentence is describing a change in the speaker's attitude towards the environment. It implies that in the past, the speaker did not have a habit or tendency to worry about the environment, but now they do. The phrase "didn't use to" is used to express a past habit or state that no longer exists in the present.

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  • 10. 

    Complete these sentences with used to or didn’t use to. I _______________ know how to use a computer, but I do now.

    • A.

      Used to

    • B.

      Didn’t use to

    Correct Answer
    B. Didn’t use to
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "didn't use to". This is because the sentence is referring to a past habit or behavior of not knowing how to use a computer. However, the person now knows how to use a computer, indicating a change from the past. Therefore, the correct form to use is "didn't use to".

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  • 11. 

    Write the verbs in brackets in the correct tense to form second conditional sentences. She would be happier if she _________________ (have) more friends.

    Correct Answer
    had
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had." In the second conditional, we use the past simple tense in the "if" clause and the modal verb "would" + base form of the verb in the main clause. In this case, the "if" clause is "if she had more friends" and the main clause is "she would be happier." This implies that if she had more friends, her level of happiness would increase.

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  • 12. 

    Write the verbs in brackets in the correct tense to form second conditional sentences. They _________________ (have) more money if they didn't buy so many clothes.

    Correct Answer
    would have
    Explanation
    The correct answer "would have" is the correct form of the verb "have" in the second conditional tense. In this sentence, the verb "have" is used to express a hypothetical situation or a possibility that is unlikely to happen. The sentence suggests that if the subject didn't buy so many clothes, they would have more money. The use of "would have" indicates the unreal or hypothetical nature of the situation.

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  • 13. 

    Use the words below to form second conditional sentences. We / come to dinner / if we / have time.

    Correct Answer
    We would come to dinner if we had time.
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is a second conditional sentence. It expresses a hypothetical situation in which the condition of having time is necessary for the action of coming to dinner to occur. The use of "would" indicates the hypothetical nature of the situation, while the verb tense "had" in the subordinate clause suggests an unreal or unlikely condition.

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  • 14. 

    Use the words below to form second conditional sentences. If she / know his number/ she / call him

    Correct Answer
    If she knew his number she would call him.
    Explanation
    The given sentence is an example of a second conditional sentence. It expresses a hypothetical situation in the present or future. In this case, the condition is "if she knew his number" and the result is "she would call him." This means that if she had knowledge of his number, she would take the action of calling him.

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  • 15. 

    Use the words below to form second conditional sentences. I marry / someone famous / if I be / a movie star.

    Correct Answer
    I would marry someone famous if I was a movie star.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I would marry someone famous if I was a movie star." This is a second conditional sentence, which is used to talk about hypothetical or unlikely situations in the present or future. In this case, the speaker is expressing their desire to marry someone famous, but acknowledges that it is unlikely because they are not a movie star. The verb "was" is used instead of "were" in the if-clause because it is more commonly used in informal speech.

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