The Selfish Giant (Irregular Past Forms)

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The Selfish Giant (Irregular Past Forms) - Quiz

Complete the sentences with the past form of the verb in brackets.


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  • 1. 

    Here and there over the grass ___________ beautiful flowers like stars. (stand)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "stood" because the sentence is describing the action of beautiful flowers appearing sporadically over the grass. The verb "stood" is the past tense form of "stand," indicating that the flowers were in an upright position.

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  • 2. 

    In the autumn the trees _________ rich fruit. (bear)

    Explanation
    The verb "bear" is used to describe the action of trees producing fruit. In the past tense, "bear" becomes "bore." Therefore, the correct answer is "bore," which means that in the autumn, the trees produced rich fruit.

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  • 3. 

    The birds __________ on the trees. (sit)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "sat" because the word "sat" is the past tense of the verb "sit." In this sentence, "sat" is used to describe the action of the birds being in a seated position on the trees.

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  • 4. 

    The birds ___________ so sweetly. (sing)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "sang" because it is the past tense form of the verb "sing." In this sentence, the birds are being described in the past, indicating that they were singing in the past.

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  • 5. 

    One day the Giant ___________ back. (come)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "came" because it is the past tense form of the verb "come" which is used to describe an action that happened in the past. In the given sentence, the word "back" suggests that the Giant had previously been somewhere else and is now returning. Therefore, the past tense form "came" is the appropriate choice to indicate that the Giant returned on a specific day in the past.

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  • 6. 

    He ___________ the children playing in the garden. (see)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "saw" because it is the past tense form of the verb "see." This means that the person in the sentence observed or noticed the children playing in the garden at some point in the past.

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  • 7. 

    The children ___________away. (run)

    Explanation
    In this sentence, the verb "run" needs to be in the past tense to match the subject "children." Therefore, the correct past tense form of "run" is "ran."

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  • 8. 

    He ___________ a high wall all round it. (build)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "built" because it is the past tense form of the verb "build." This means that in the past, someone constructed or created a high wall all around it.

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  • 9. 

    The trees ___________ to blossom. (forget)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "forgot" because the verb "to blossom" is in the infinitive form, and when used with the subject "trees," it requires the past tense form of the verb "forget." Therefore, the correct word to fill in the blank is "forgot."

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  • 10. 

    Once a beautiful flower ___________ its head out from the grass. (put)

    Explanation
    The word "put" is the correct answer because it fits grammatically and semantically in the sentence. When a flower grows, it emerges or "puts" its head out from the grass. The verb "put" in this context implies the action of the flower emerging or appearing above the grass.

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  • 11. 

    The flower ___________ off to sleep. (go)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "went" because the word "went" is the past tense form of the verb "go." In the given sentence, the flower is described as going off to sleep, indicating a movement from one state to another. Therefore, "went" is the appropriate verb choice to convey this action in the past tense.

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  • 12. 

    The wind ___________ the chimney pots down. (blow)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "blew" because the verb "blew" is the past tense form of the verb "blow." In this sentence, the word "blew" indicates that the wind caused the chimney pots to move downwards.

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  • 13. 

    It ___________ most of the slates on the roof. (break)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "broke" because the verb "broke" is the past tense form of "break", which means to separate into pieces as a result of force or pressure. In the given sentence, the verb "broke" is used to describe an action that happened in the past, indicating that most of the slates on the roof were separated into pieces.

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  • 14. 

    The Autumn ___________ golden fruit to every garden. (give)

    Explanation
    In this sentence, the verb "gave" is the correct answer because it agrees with the subject "Autumn" in past tense form. The sentence is stating that Autumn gave golden fruit to every garden.

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  • 15. 

    One morning the Giant ___________some lovely music. (hear)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "heard" because the sentence is in the past tense and the verb "hear" needs to be conjugated in the past tense to match the subject "the Giant."

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  • 16. 

    He ___________ it must be the King's musicians passing by. (think)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "thought" because the sentence is referring to someone's belief or assumption. The word "thought" is the past tense of "think" and fits grammatically in the sentence.

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  • 17. 

    The tree ___________ its branches down as low as it could. (bend)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "bent" because the verb "bent" is the past tense of "bend," and it accurately describes the action of the tree bringing its branches down as low as possible.

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  • 18. 

    The Giant ___________ downstairs and opened the front door quite softly.(creep)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "crept." The verb "crept" is the past tense form of the word "creep." In this sentence, it is used to describe the action of the Giant moving downstairs and opening the front door softly. The past tense form is appropriate here because it indicates that the action has already happened in the past.

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  • 19. 

    And the garden ___________ winter again. (become)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "became." This is because the sentence is in the past tense and is referring to a specific event or action that occurred in the past. "Became" is the past tense form of the verb "become," which accurately conveys the idea that the garden underwent a change or transformation in the past, specifically, it turned into winter again.

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  • 20. 

    The Giant ___________ up behind the little boy. (steal)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "stole" because the sentence is in the past tense and "stole" is the past tense form of the verb "steal." It indicates that the giant secretly took something from behind the little boy.

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  • 21. 

    He ___________ him gently in his hand. (take)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "took" because it is the past tense form of the verb "take." In the sentence, "he" is the subject and "him" is the object, indicating that someone is performing the action of taking someone gently in their hand. The past tense form is used to indicate that this action has already happened in the past.

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  • 22. 

    The boy ___________ his arms round the Giant's neck. (fling)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "flung". In this sentence, the verb "flung" is used to describe the action of the boy wrapping his arms around the Giant's neck. The past tense form of the verb "fling" is "flung", which is the appropriate word choice in this context.

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  • 23. 

    The people ___________ the Giant playing with the children. (find)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "found" because it is the past tense form of the verb "find." In the sentence, "found" is used to describe the action of the people discovering or encountering the Giant playing with the children.

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  • 24. 

    The Giant ___________ very sad. (feel)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "felt" because it is the past tense form of the verb "feel." In the given sentence, "The Giant" is the subject and "felt" is the correct verb to use to describe the Giant's emotion of being very sad.

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  • 25. 

    He longed for his little friend, and often ___________ of him. (speak)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "spoke". The sentence is in the past tense, and the word "longed" indicates a strong desire or yearning. Therefore, the verb that follows should also be in the past tense. "Spoke" is the past tense form of the verb "speak", making it the appropriate choice in this context.

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  • 26. 

    Years went over, and the Giant ___________ very old and feeble. (grow)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "grew". The sentence states that "Years went over, and the Giant ___________ very old and feeble." The word "grow" is the correct form of the verb to indicate the action of getting older and feeble.

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  • 27. 

    He ___________ it was merely the Spring asleep. (know)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "knew". In this sentence, the subject "He" is the one who possesses the knowledge. The verb "knew" is the past tense of "know", indicating that the subject had knowledge or awareness of something. Therefore, "knew" is the appropriate verb to use in this context.

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  • 28. 

    A strange awe ___________ on him. (fall)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "fell" because the phrase "a strange awe" suggests that something happened to the person in question. "Fell" indicates that the strange awe suddenly came over him, implying a sudden change in his emotions or state of mind.

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  • 29. 

    And he ___________ before the little child. (kneel)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "knelt." This is the past tense form of the verb "kneel." It is used to describe the action of someone bending their knees and lowering themselves down in a position of respect or submission. In the given sentence, the word "before" indicates that the person is performing this action in front of the little child. Therefore, the correct form of the verb to use is "knelt."

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