Verb: Grammar Questions! Quiz

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  • 1. 

    If I  _______ (have) a lot of money, I'd buy a new car.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had" because it is the past simple form of the verb "have" in the conditional sentence. The sentence is expressing a hypothetical situation in the past, indicating that if the person had a lot of money in the past, they would have bought a new car.

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  • 2. 

    I ________ (know) Lisa for ten years. We're good friends.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is 've known, have known. Both options are correct because they both indicate that the speaker has known Lisa for ten years. 've known is a contraction of "have known," which is the present perfect tense, indicating an action that started in the past and continues to the present. The use of "we're" also suggests that the speaker and Lisa are still good friends, further supporting the use of the present perfect tense.

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  • 3. 

    We ________ (live) in a big house in the country, but now we have a city flat.

    Explanation
    The sentence suggests that the speaker and their family previously lived in a big house in the country, but now they reside in a city flat. The phrase "used to live" indicates a past habitual action or state that is no longer true in the present. Therefore, "used to live" is the correct answer as it accurately reflects the change in the speaker's living situation from the past to the present.

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  • 4. 

    What would you do if you _______(lose) your wallet?

    Explanation
    If you lost your wallet, it means that you have misplaced or cannot find it. In this situation, you would need to take immediate action to mitigate any potential risks. This may include canceling your credit cards, contacting your bank, and reporting the loss to the authorities if necessary. It is important to act quickly to prevent any unauthorized use of your personal information or financial resources.

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  • 5. 

    A: I didn't really like that film. B: Neither ______ I!

    Explanation
    Both speakers are expressing a negative opinion about the film. Speaker B is using the word "neither" to agree with speaker A's statement. To maintain parallelism and agreement, speaker B should use the auxiliary verb "did" before the subject "I." This creates a grammatically correct and coherent response.

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  • 6. 

    If you really wanted that coat, you ______ (save) your money to buy it.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "would" because it indicates a hypothetical or conditional situation. In this sentence, the speaker is referring to a desired coat and suggesting that if the person really wanted it, they would save their money in order to buy it. "Would" is used to express a hypothetical or imaginary action in the future.

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  • 7. 

    Jean-Pierre asked us if we _______ (want) to go out for a pizza.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "wanted" because the question is in the past tense and the verb "want" should also be in the past tense to match the context.

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  • 8. 

    A: How long __________(you/be) in the swimming team? B: Since last summer.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have you been." This is because the question is asking about the duration of time that the person has been in the swimming team, which requires the present perfect tense. "Have you been" is the correct form of the verb to use in this context.

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  • 9. 

    A: I _______________(not -go) to the party tonight. B: Neither are we.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is 'm not going, am not going. Both options are correct because they both indicate the negative form of the verb "go" in the present tense. The contraction "I'm" is a shortened form of "I am," and "am not going" is a complete sentence. The response "Neither are we" indicates that the speaker and the person they are talking to are also not going to the party tonight.

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  • 10. 

    Pasta comes from Italy, but now it _________ (make) all over the world.

    Explanation
    Pasta originated in Italy, but currently it is produced all over the world. The correct answer options, "is made" and "'s made," both indicate the present tense and passive voice, suggesting that pasta is currently being made globally.

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  • 11. 

    A: Why are you going out? B: ________ (post) this letter.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "To post." This answer implies that the reason for going out is to send or mail a letter.

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  • 12. 

    Gus was there at the time of the robbery, but he said he ______ (not see) anything.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "hadn't seen, didn't see." In this sentence, the past perfect tense "hadn't seen" is used to indicate that Gus had not seen anything before a specific point in the past, which is the time of the robbery. The simple past tense "didn't see" is used to indicate that Gus did not see anything during the time of the robbery.

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  • 13. 

    If they ________ (get) here before 7pm, we'll go and see that film.

    Explanation
    The word "get" is the correct answer because it is the base form of the verb "get" and matches the tense and subject of the sentence. In this conditional sentence, "get" is used to indicate the possibility of someone arriving before 7pm, which would result in the action of going to see the film.

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  • 14. 

    The teacher told us __________ (stay) after class.

    Explanation
    The sentence is in the past tense, indicating that the teacher gave this instruction in the past. The phrase "to stay" is the infinitive form of the verb "stay" and is used after the verb "told" to indicate the instruction or command that was given. Therefore, the correct answer is "to stay."

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  • 15. 

    We got to the theatre twenty minutes late, and the play ________ (already/start).

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had already started" because the sentence is in the past tense and the action of the play starting occurred before the time mentioned in the sentence. "Had already started" is the correct past perfect tense form to indicate an action that happened before another past action.

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  • 16. 

    Our school __________ (build) in 1968.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was built" because it is the past tense form of the verb "build" and matches the subject "Our school." This indicates that the action of building the school occurred in the past, specifically in 1968.

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