Verb Exercises Quiz

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Verbs are an important topic in English grammar. Most people think of it as an easy topic, but it is not as simple as it looks. Try this 'Verb exercises quiz' and see how strong verb knowledge you have. In this test, we are going to ask you some complex sentences, and you have to choose the correct form of the verb as per the question. Do you think you have a good understanding of English grammar verbs? We'll decide that from the marks that you score.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Daniel's hair is getting far too long; he should _____ soon.

    • A.

      Cut it

    • B.

      Have cut it

    • C.

      Have it cut

    • D.

      Has cut it

    Correct Answer
    C. Have it cut
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have it cut." This is because the sentence is suggesting that Daniel should arrange or request for someone else to cut his hair. The structure "have + object + past participle" is used to indicate that someone arranges for someone else to do something for them. Therefore, "have it cut" implies that Daniel should arrange for someone to cut his hair.

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  • 2. 

    He won a seat in President at the last __________.

    • A.

      General election

    • B.

      Opinion poll

    • C.

      Referendum

    • D.

      Meeting

    Correct Answer
    A. General election
    Explanation
    The correct answer is general election because winning a seat in the President typically happens through a general election. In a general election, eligible voters choose their preferred candidate for the position of President. This process involves casting votes and is held periodically to ensure a fair and democratic selection of the President. Therefore, it is logical to assume that the individual mentioned in the question won a seat in the President through a general election.

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  • 3. 

    I'm 18 and my brother is 20, so he's ....... me.

    • A.

      The oldest of

    • B.

      Older than

    • C.

      As old as

    • D.

      Younger

    Correct Answer
    B. Older than
    Explanation
    The given answer "older than" is correct because the sentence states that the brother is 20 and the speaker is 18. Since the brother's age is greater than the speaker's age, it can be concluded that the brother is older than the speaker.

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  • 4. 

    "It leaves from Platform 2 at 4.15". The speaker is talking about ________.

    • A.

      An airline flight

    • B.

      A train

    • C.

      A taxi

    • D.

      A bike

    Correct Answer
    B. A train
    Explanation
    The speaker is talking about a train because they mention the platform number and the departure time, which are typically associated with train travel.

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  • 5. 

    We stayed in a lovely villa ____ the sea.

    • A.

      It overlooks

    • B.

      Overlooking

    • C.

      Overlooked

    • D.

      Overlooks

    Correct Answer
    B. Overlooking
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "overlooking". This is because the sentence is describing the location of the villa in relation to the sea. "Overlooking" indicates that the villa has a view of the sea from a higher position, suggesting that it is situated on higher ground or on a hill.

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  • 6. 

    She usually ___________ swimming at least once a week.

    • A.

      Goes

    • B.

      Gos

    • C.

      Went

    • D.

      Go 

    Correct Answer
    A. Goes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "goes". The sentence is in the present tense and "goes" is the correct form of the verb "go" for the third person singular pronoun "she". It indicates that she regularly engages in the activity of swimming at least once a week.

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  • 7. 

    Sam went to bed early because she was _________. 

    • A.

      Tired

    • B.

      Stressed

    • C.

      Relaxed

    • D.

      Happy

    Correct Answer
    A. Tired
    Explanation
    Sam went to bed early because she was tired. Being tired is a common reason for going to bed early as it indicates a need for rest and sleep.

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  • 8. 

    Carl's very ________. He's never late, and he never forgets to do things.

    • A.

      Reliable

    • B.

      Patient

    • C.

      Strict

    • D.

      Stupid

    Correct Answer
    A. Reliable
    Explanation
    Carl's behavior of never being late and never forgetting to do things indicates that he can be trusted and relied upon. Therefore, the correct answer is "reliable."

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  • 9. 

    If I _________ well in my exams, I ________ to university.

    • A.

      Will do ; will go;

    • B.

      Will do; go;

    • C.

      Do; will go;

    • D.

      Will do; go

    Correct Answer
    C. Do; will go;
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "do; will go." In this sentence, the first part "If I do well in my exams" is a conditional clause, indicating that the action of doing well in exams is a condition for the second part of the sentence "I will go to university" to happen. The correct verb tense to use in the conditional clause is the present simple tense (do), and in the main clause, we use the future simple tense (will go).

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  • 10. 

    Tomorrow's a holiday, so we ...... go to work.

    • A.

      Have to

    • B.

      Mustn't

    • C.

      Don't have to 

    • D.

      Should

    Correct Answer
    C. Don't have to 
    Explanation
    Since tomorrow is a holiday, there is no obligation or requirement to go to work. Therefore, the correct answer is "don't have to." This means that it is not necessary to go to work on the holiday.

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  • 11. 

    I can't _______ your hair because I haven't got any scissors.

    • A.

      Brush

    • B.

      Cut

    • C.

      Wash

    • D.

      Clean

    Correct Answer
    B. Cut
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "cut" because the sentence states that the speaker is unable to do something to the person's hair because they don't have any scissors. Cutting hair requires the use of scissors, so this is the only logical option.

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  • 12. 

    My friend Siena _______ to Russia last year. 

    • A.

      Went

    • B.

      Has gone

    • C.

      Has been

    • D.

      Go

    Correct Answer
    A. Went
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "went" because it is the past tense form of the verb "go". It indicates that Siena traveled to Russia in the past.

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  • 13. 

    When I first moved to Hong Kong, life in a different country was very strange, but now I'm used _______ here.

    • A.

      Living

    • B.

      To live

    • C.

      To living

    • D.

      Live

    Correct Answer
    C. To living
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to living" because it follows the structure "be used to + gerund" which means being accustomed or familiar with something. In this case, the person is used to living in Hong Kong, indicating that they have become accustomed to their life in a different country.

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  • 14. 

    Jan _________ her arm with a hot iron.

    • A.

      Broke

    • B.

      Burned

    • C.

      Sprained

    • D.

      Fractured

    Correct Answer
    B. Burned
    Explanation
    The word "burned" is the correct answer because it is the most appropriate verb to describe the action of injuring one's arm with a hot iron. The other options, such as "broke," "sprained," and "fractured," do not accurately convey the action of harming one's arm with a hot iron.

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  • 15. 

    Photographers and designers need to be very __________.

    • A.

      Creative

    • B.

      Fit

    • C.

      Annoying

    • D.

      Entertaining

    Correct Answer
    A. Creative
    Explanation
    Photographers and designers need to be very creative in order to come up with unique and visually appealing ideas for their work. Creativity allows them to think outside the box, experiment with different techniques, and create original and captivating images or designs. It is an essential skill for these professions as it helps them to stand out and produce work that is innovative and impactful.

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  • 16. 

    There _____ a terrible accident if the pilot hadn't reacted so quickly.

    • A.

      Had been

    • B.

      Was

    • C.

      Would have been

    • D.

      Is 

    • E.

      Is 

    Correct Answer
    C. Would have been
    Explanation
    The sentence is a conditional statement, indicating that if the pilot hadn't reacted quickly, a terrible accident would have occurred. The correct answer "would have been" is the correct choice because it correctly expresses the hypothetical outcome of the situation.

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