English Grammar Quiz: Simple And Past Tense

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Choose the correct verb form to complete the phrase or statement. A tree _______ known for its fruit. 

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    A. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is" because the subject "tree" is singular, so it requires a singular verb form. In this case, "is" is the correct form of the verb to agree with the singular subject "tree".

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  • 2. 

    Daddy Long Legs ________ an epistolary novel written by Jean Webster in 1912. 

    • A.

      Are

    • B.

      Is

    Correct Answer
    B. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is" because it agrees with the subject "Daddy Long Legs," which is a singular noun.

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  • 3. 

    I ______ you for sending me to college. 

    • A.

      Loves

    • B.

      Love

    Correct Answer
    B. Love
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "love". In this sentence, the subject "I" is the one performing the action of loving. Therefore, the correct verb form to use is "love" which agrees with the subject in the first person singular form.

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  • 4. 

    These _______ the happiest girls I have ever saw. 

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    B. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are" because the subject "girls" is plural, and the verb should agree with the subject in number. Therefore, the correct verb form is "are" instead of "is."

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  • 5. 

    Practice ________ perfect. 

    • A.

      Makes

    • B.

      Make

    Correct Answer
    A. Makes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "makes". The phrase "Practice makes perfect" is a common saying that emphasizes the importance of consistent practice in order to achieve perfection or mastery in a particular skill or activity. The verb "makes" agrees with the singular subject "practice".

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  • 6. 

    I _______ to write you a long letter yesterday. 

    • A.

      Meant

    • B.

      Mean

    Correct Answer
    A. Meant
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "meant". This is because the verb "meant" is the past tense form of the verb "mean". In this sentence, the past tense is used to indicate that the action of intending or planning to write a long letter occurred in the past.

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  • 7. 

    Judy _______ for four hours on a train last night.

    • A.

      Travelled

    • B.

      Travel

    Correct Answer
    A. Travelled
    Explanation
    The sentence is in the past tense and refers to an action that occurred in the past. The correct verb form to use in this context is "travelled," which is the past tense of the verb "travel." Therefore, the correct answer is "travelled."

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  • 8. 

    Some of my friends _______ pictures of the landmarks.

    • A.

      Take

    • B.

      Takes

    Correct Answer
    A. Take
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "take" because the subject "friends" is plural, indicating that there is more than one friend. Therefore, the verb should also be in its plural form, which is "take."

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  • 9. 

    Judy and her friends _______ the little children a few hours ago. 

    • A.

      Help

    • B.

      Helped

    Correct Answer
    B. Helped
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "helped." This is because the sentence is in the past tense, indicated by the phrase "a few hours ago." In the past tense, the verb "help" changes to "helped."

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  • 10. 

    Daddy Long Legs   ________ always very helpful to Judy. 

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    A. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is" because "Daddy Long Legs" is a singular noun and requires a singular verb to agree with it. In this sentence, "is" is the correct form of the verb "to be" to match with the singular noun "Daddy Long Legs."

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