English Grammar Quiz: Use The Verbs Correctly

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  • 1. 

    If you ______ (not / hurry) we ________ (be) late!

    • A.

      Are not hurry / will

    • B.

      Don’t hurry / will

    • C.

      Don’t hurry / be

    • D.

      Didn’t hurry / would be

    Correct Answer
    B. Don’t hurry / will
    Explanation
    This sentence is a conditional statement in the present tense. The first part of the sentence suggests that if the subject does not hurry, the result will be that they will be late. The correct answer is "don't hurry / will" because it correctly matches the verb tense and form in the sentence.

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  • 2. 

    If he _____ (be) younger, he ________ (travel) more.

    • A.

      Is / travel

    • B.

      Is / will travel

    • C.

      Were / would travel

    Correct Answer
    C. Were / would travel
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were / would travel". This is an example of the subjunctive mood used to express a hypothetical or unreal condition. The verb "were" is used instead of "was" to indicate a contrary-to-fact situation. The phrase "would travel" is used to indicate the hypothetical action that would occur if the condition were true.

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  • 3. 

    If you ______ (have) a better job, you ________ (be) able to buy a new car

    • A.

      Have / are

    • B.

      Have / will be

    • C.

      Had / would be

    Correct Answer
    C. Had / would be
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had / would be". This is because the sentence is in the conditional type 2, which is used to talk about hypothetical or unreal situations in the present or future. In this case, "had" is used in the past simple tense to indicate an unreal condition, and "would be" is used in the conditional form to show the hypothetical result of having a better job.

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  • 4. 

    If Julie _______ (not/wear) a hat, she _____(get) sunstroke.

    • A.

      Isn’t wear / gets

    • B.

      Doesn’t wear / gets

    • C.

      Doesn’t wear / will get

    • D.

      Didn’t get / would get

    Correct Answer
    B. Doesn’t wear / gets
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "doesn't wear / gets". In this sentence, we are talking about a hypothetical situation. The first part of the sentence is in the present simple tense, indicating a habitual action. "Doesn't wear" suggests that Julie never wears a hat. The second part of the sentence is also in the present simple tense, indicating a result or consequence of not wearing a hat. "Gets" suggests that if Julie doesn't wear a hat, she will get sunstroke.

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  • 5. 

    I ________ (get) promoted if I _________ (speak) fluent English.

    • A.

      Got / would speak

    • B.

      Get / speak

    • C.

      Will get / speak

    • D.

      Would get / spoke

    Correct Answer
    D. Would get / spoke
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "would get / spoke" because it follows the conditional structure of the sentence. The first part of the sentence is a hypothetical situation ("I would get promoted") and the second part is the condition that needs to be met ("if I spoke fluent English").

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  • 6. 

    If the weather __________ (not / improve), we _________ (not/have) a picnic

    • A.

      Doesn’t improve / don’t have

    • B.

      Doesn’t improve / won’t have

    • C.

      Didn’t improve / wouldn’t have

    Correct Answer
    B. Doesn’t improve / won’t have
    Explanation
    If the weather doesn't improve, it means that the weather is not getting better. If the weather won't have a picnic, it means that the picnic will not take place. Therefore, the correct answer is "doesn't improve / won't have" because it indicates that if the weather does not get better, the picnic will not happen.

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  • 7. 

    We _________ (not / go) to the restaurant if you _________ (not / hungry).

    • A.

      Don’t go / are not hungry

    • B.

      Won’t go / are not hungry

    • C.

      Wouldn’t go / didn’t hungry

    Correct Answer
    B. Won’t go / are not hungry
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "won't go / are not hungry". This is because the sentence is in the present tense and conditional form. "Won't go" is the correct negative form of "will go" in the present tense, indicating a future action that will not happen. "Are not hungry" is the correct negative form of "are hungry" in the present tense, indicating that the person is not currently experiencing hunger. Therefore, the sentence is stating that if the person is not currently hungry, they will not go to the restaurant.

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  • 8. 

    I _______ (cycle) to work if the weather ______ (be) fine.

    • A.

      Cycle / is

    • B.

      Will cycle / is

    • C.

      Would cycle / was

    Correct Answer
    C. Would cycle / was
    Explanation
    the option "will cycle / is" is also possible, it depends on the context

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  • 9. 

    While she _________ (cook) they ________ (watch) TV

    • A.

      Was cooking / was watching

    • B.

      Was cooking / were watching

    • C.

      Were cooking / was watching

    Correct Answer
    B. Was cooking / were watching
    Explanation
    In this sentence, "she" is the subject and "cook" is the verb. Since the sentence is in the past continuous tense, the correct form of the verb "cook" is "was cooking". The second part of the sentence refers to multiple people watching TV, so the correct form of the verb "watch" is "were watching". Therefore, the correct answer is "was cooking / were watching".

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  • 10. 

    They ________ (dance) when Pedro ______ (fall) off.

    • A.

      Danced / falls

    • B.

      Was dancing / fell

    • C.

      Were dancing / fell

    Correct Answer
    C. Were dancing / fell
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were dancing / fell." This is because the sentence is in the past continuous tense, indicating that the action of dancing was ongoing at a specific point in the past. The verb "were dancing" is in the past continuous form, while the verb "fell" is in the simple past form, indicating a single completed action.

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  • 11. 

    I ________ (study) when my girlfriend ________ (interrupt) me.

    • A.

      Was studying / was interrupting

    • B.

      Studied / was interrupting

    • C.

      Was studying / interrupted

    Correct Answer
    C. Was studying / interrupted
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was studying / interrupted". This is because the sentence is in the past continuous tense, indicating that the action of studying was ongoing at a specific point in the past. The interruption by the girlfriend is also in the past tense, but it is a simple past action that interrupts the ongoing studying.

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  • 12. 

    I _________ (have) dinner with my mom when you ______ (call) me. That’s why I didn’t answer

    • A.

      Had / called

    • B.

      Was having / called

    • C.

      Had / were calling

    Correct Answer
    B. Was having / called
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was having / called". This is because the sentence is describing an ongoing action in the past (having dinner) that was interrupted by another action (the phone call). The past continuous tense "was having" is used to show the ongoing action, and the past simple tense "called" is used for the interrupting action.

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  • 13. 

    _______ me that I need to reschedule our meeting

    • A.

      Recognize

    • B.

      Remind

    • C.

      Remember

    • D.

      Forget

    Correct Answer
    B. Remind
    Explanation
    The word "remind" fits in the given sentence because it means to inform or notify someone about something, especially to help them remember it. In this context, the subject is being told or notified about the need to reschedule the meeting. The other options, "recognize," "remember," and "forget," do not convey the same meaning and are not suitable in this sentence.

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  • 14. 

    I’ve just _______ that I need to finish homework, sorry I can’t go out tonight.

    • A.

      Forgotten

    • B.

      Remembered

    • C.

      Reminded

    • D.

      Lost

    Correct Answer
    B. Remembered
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "remembered." This is because the person realizes or becomes aware that they need to finish their homework, indicating that they have remembered this task.

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  • 15. 

    ______ about the past, focus now in your future!

    • A.

      Forget

    • B.

      Remember

    • C.

      Remind

    • D.

      Lose

    Correct Answer
    A. Forget
    Explanation
    This question is asking for the word that completes the sentence in a way that encourages the reader to focus on their future. The word "Forget" fits this context because it means to stop thinking about or dwelling on something from the past. By forgetting about the past, one can shift their attention and energy towards their future goals and aspirations.

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  • 16. 

    One moment...this isn’t your father’s signature. I clearly _______ this is your handwriting Jorge!

    • A.

      Remember

    • B.

      Remind

    • C.

      Lose

    • D.

      Recognize

    Correct Answer
    D. Recognize
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "recognize." In this context, the speaker is stating that they can clearly identify that the handwriting belongs to Jorge. The word "recognize" means to identify someone or something as familiar or known. Therefore, it is the most suitable word to complete the sentence.

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  • 17. 

    Oh no...I’ve just _______ where I ______ my wallet. I left it at the restaurant!

    • A.

      Reminded / lost

    • B.

      Remembered / lost

    • C.

      Recognized / lost

    Correct Answer
    B. Remembered / lost
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "remembered / lost". The phrase "I've just remembered where I lost my wallet" indicates that the person has suddenly recalled or realized the location where they misplaced their wallet. The word "lost" confirms that the wallet is no longer in their possession.

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  • 18. 

    You are my best friend, ________?

    • A.

      Isn’t you

    • B.

      Don’t you

    • C.

      Aren’t you

    Correct Answer
    C. Aren’t you
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "aren't you." This is because the question is asking for confirmation or agreement, and the correct response would be a question tag that matches the subject of the sentence. In this case, the subject is "you," so the appropriate question tag is "aren't you."

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  • 19. 

    They won’t go to the expo, __________?

    • A.

      Will they

    • B.

      Won’t they

    • C.

      Do they

    • D.

      Are they

    Correct Answer
    A. Will they
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "will they". This is because the question is formed using the negative form "won't" and in English, when forming a question with a negative statement, we use the auxiliary verb "will" before the subject. So, the correct question form is "will they", indicating a question about whether or not they will go to the expo.

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  • 20. 

    They said this was a mistake, ________?

    • A.

      Don’t they

    • B.

      Aren’t they

    • C.

      Didn’t they

    Correct Answer
    C. Didn’t they
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "didn't they". This is because the sentence is in the past tense and is asking for confirmation or agreement. The phrase "didn't they" is the correct form for a negative question in the past tense.

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  • 21. 

    You haven’t met Leonardo diCaprio, _______?

    • A.

      Don’t you

    • B.

      Have you

    • C.

      Did you

    Correct Answer
    B. Have you
    Explanation
    The given question is in the negative form, which requires the use of the auxiliary verb "have" in the question tag. The correct question tag for the given sentence is "have you". This is because the question tag should match the tense and auxiliary verb of the main clause. In this case, the main clause is "You haven't met Leonardo diCaprio" which uses the present perfect tense with the auxiliary verb "have". Therefore, the correct question tag is "have you".

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  • 22. 

    My mother _______ to work every day, but not anymore.

    • A.

      Didn’t use

    • B.

      Use to

    • C.

      Used

    • D.

      Used to

    Correct Answer
    D. Used to
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "used to." This is because the sentence is talking about a past habit or routine that the speaker's mother had but doesn't have anymore. "Used to" is the correct phrase to indicate a past action or state that is no longer true in the present.

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  • 23. 

    My father ________ have a car, but he has bought one recently.

    • A.

      Used to

    • B.

      Didn’t used to

    • C.

      Getting used to

    • D.

      Didn’t use to

    Correct Answer
    D. Didn’t use to
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "didn't use to." This is because the sentence is in the past tense and is referring to a habitual action or state in the past. The phrase "didn't use to" indicates that in the past, the father did not have a car, but he has recently purchased one.

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  • 24. 

    I ________ to go to the gym 3 times a week now.

    • A.

      Used

    • B.

      Am getting used

    • C.

      Didn’t use to

    Correct Answer
    B. Am getting used
    Explanation
    When I say "now" I am refering that this is a new habit I am adopting

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  • 25. 

    Buying clothes online is ______ expensive than buying in a shop.

    • A.

      More

    • B.

      Less

    Correct Answer
    B. Less
    Explanation
    Buying clothes online is less expensive than buying in a shop because online retailers often have lower overhead costs compared to physical stores. They don't have to pay for rent, utilities, or as many staff members, allowing them to offer lower prices. Additionally, online shopping allows customers to easily compare prices across different websites, enabling them to find the best deals.

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