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  • 1. 

    Put the following verb into the Past Simple;"to go"

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "went, WENT, Went" because "went" is the past simple form of the verb "to go." In English grammar, the past simple tense is used to talk about completed actions or states in the past. The verb "to go" follows the regular conjugation pattern, where the base form "go" changes to "went" in the past simple tense for all subjects. The capitalization of "WENT" and "Went" in the answer options does not affect the correctness of the answer.

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  • 2. 

    Put the following verb into the Past Simple;"to do"

    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "did, DID, Did". In the past simple tense, the verb "to do" is conjugated as "did" for all subjects, including "I, you, he/she/it, we, they". Therefore, the correct forms of "to do" in the past simple tense are "did" for all subjects.

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  • 3. 

    Put the following verb into the Past Simple;"to send"

    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "sent, Sent, SENT" because when we put the verb "to send" into the Past Simple, we use the form "sent" for all subjects (I, you, we, they, he, she, it). The capitalization of "Sent" and "SENT" does not change the meaning or tense of the verb, it is just a stylistic choice.

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  • 4. 

    Put the following verb into the Past Simple;"to win"

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "won, Won, WON" because "to win" is an irregular verb and its past simple form is "won" for all subjects. The capitalization of the letters does not affect the correctness of the answer.

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  • 5. 

    Put the following verb into the Past Simple; "to come"

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to come", come, COME, Come. In this question, we are asked to put the verb "to come" into the Past Simple tense. The Past Simple form of "to come" is "came". However, none of the given options match the correct Past Simple form. Therefore, the correct answer is not available.

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  • 6. 

    Put the following verb into the Past Simple;"to sing"

    Explanation
    The verb "to sing" is put into the Past Simple by adding "-ed" to the base form of the verb, making it "sang".

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  • 7. 

    Put the following verb into the Past Simple;"to take"

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "took, TOOK, Took." The verb "to take" is being put into the Past Simple tense, which requires adding "-ed" to regular verbs. However, "take" is an irregular verb, so its past tense form is "took." The answer options provided all correctly show the different capitalization variations of the past tense form of "to take."

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  • 8. 

    Put the following sentence into the past tense;"I open the window"

    Explanation
    The original sentence "I open the window" is in the present tense. To put it into the past tense, we need to change the verb "open" to its past tense form, which is "opened." Therefore, the correct answer is "I opened the window."

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  • 9. 

    Put the following sentence into the past tense;"You choose everything"

    Explanation
    The sentence "You choose everything" is transformed into the past tense as "You chose everything." In the past tense, the verb "choose" changes to "chose" to indicate that the action occurred in the past.

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  • 10. 

    Put the following sentence into the past tense;"David plays the guitar"

    Explanation
    The original sentence "David plays the guitar" is in the present tense, indicating that David currently plays the guitar. To put it into the past tense, we change the verb "plays" to "played" to indicate that David used to play the guitar in the past. Therefore, "David played the guitar" is the correct past tense form of the sentence.

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  • 11. 

    Put the following sentence into the past tense;"Do you go there?"

    Explanation
    The given answer "Did you go there?" is correct because it correctly changes the sentence "Do you go there?" into the past tense. The verb "do" is changed to "did" to indicate past tense, and the pronoun "you" remains the same. The main verb "go" is also changed to "went" to indicate past tense. Therefore, the correct past tense form of the sentence is "Did you go there?"

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  • 12. 

    Put the following sentence into the past tense;"James and Claire open the window"

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "James and Claire opened the window" because the sentence is in the present tense, indicating an action that is happening currently. To put it in the past tense, we need to change the verb "open" to its past tense form "opened." This accurately reflects that James and Claire performed the action of opening the window in the past.

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  • 13. 

    Choose either 'was' or 'were' for the following sentence;I ________ 16 when I left school

    • A.

      Was

    • B.

      Were

    Correct Answer
    A. Was
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was" because the subject "I" is singular, indicating that the person speaking left school at the age of 16.

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  • 14. 

    Choose either 'was' or 'were' for the following sentence;You _______ tired last night.

    • A.

      Was

    • B.

      Were

    Correct Answer
    B. Were
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were" because the subject of the sentence is "you," which is a plural pronoun. In English, plural pronouns are always paired with the verb "were" instead of "was." Therefore, the correct sentence is "You were tired last night."

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  • 15. 

    Paul and Peter _______ at home last night

    • A.

      Was

    • B.

      Were

    Correct Answer
    B. Were
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were" because the subject "Paul and Peter" is plural, indicating that multiple people were involved in the action of being at home. "Were" is the correct past tense form of the verb "to be" for plural subjects.

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  • 16. 

    Everybody _______ crazy!

    • A.

      Was

    • B.

      Were

    Correct Answer
    A. Was
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was." In this sentence, the word "everybody" is a singular pronoun, which requires a singular verb form. Therefore, "was" is the correct past tense form of the verb "to be" to agree with the subject "everybody."

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  • 17. 

    She ________ there on Sunday.

    • A.

      Was

    • B.

      Were

    Correct Answer
    A. Was
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was". This is because the subject "she" is singular, so the verb should be in the past tense singular form "was".

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