Past Tense Of The Verb In Parenthesis Quiz

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Fill in the blank with the correct past tense of the verb in parenthesis.


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  • 1. 

    Yesterday we (follow) ________ the new trail through the park.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "followed" because the sentence is in the past tense and the subject "we" is the doer of the action "follow." Therefore, the correct verb form is "followed."

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  • 2. 

    We (go) ________ to the United States the year before.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "went" because it is the past tense form of the verb "go." In the sentence, the speaker is referring to a past action of going to the United States, so the past tense is used.

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  • 3. 

    The boys (swim) ________ across the lake this morning.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "swam" because the sentence is in past tense and "swam" is the past tense form of the verb "swim".

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  • 4. 

    The paper boy (leave) ________ his bill in the mailbox the other day.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "left" because it is the past tense form of the verb "leave." The sentence is referring to an action that the paper boy performed in the past, specifically when he put his bill in the mailbox.

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  • 5. 

    Mr. Santos (hurt) ________ his shoulder when he fell downstairs last Monday.

    Explanation
    Mr. Santos injured his shoulder when he fell downstairs last Monday.

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  • 6. 

    The balloon suddenly (burst) ________.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "burst" because "bursted" is not the correct past tense form of the verb "burst". The correct past tense form is "burst".

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  • 7. 

    The baby (drink) ________ all the milk a while ago.

    Explanation
    The verb "drank" is the past tense form of the verb "drink". In the given sentence, the word "baby" is the subject and it is in the past tense. Therefore, to maintain grammatical consistency, the past tense form of the verb "drink" should be used, which is "drank". This correctly indicates that the baby consumed all the milk in the past.

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  • 8. 

    Uncle Joe (write) ________ a letter to the Mayor last month.

    Explanation
    The sentence is in the past tense and is referring to an action that happened last month. The correct verb form to use in this context is "wrote," which is the past tense form of "write." Therefore, the correct answer is "wrote."

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  • 9. 

    The bellboy (carry) ________ the bags into the elevator a minute ago.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "carried" because the sentence is in the past tense and refers to an action that happened a minute ago. "Carried" is the past tense form of the verb "carry" and correctly indicates that the bellboy performed the action of carrying the bags into the elevator in the past.

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  • 10. 

    My cousins (arrive) ________ just recently.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "arrived" because the verb "arrived" is the past tense form of "arrive." In the sentence, it is indicated that the cousins have recently arrived, suggesting that the action of arriving has already taken place in the past. Therefore, "arrived" is the appropriate verb form to use in this context.

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