Types Of Verb Tenses Quiz

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Do you know everything about verbs and tenses? How many types of verb tenses are there? Can you easily identify them? The quiz below will test your knowledge of verb tenses. There are mainly four types of verbs- transitive, intransitive, linking, and passive and verb tenses are generally used to indicate time. This quiz about tenses in this quiz will help you make your English better by checking your understanding of a mix of tenses related to the present, past, and future. Play the quiz, then!


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  • 1. 

    Amanda kicked Joe under the table. The underlined verb is a ________. 

    • A.

      Transitive verb

    • B.

      Intransitive verb

    • C.

      Active verb

    • D.

      Passive verb

    Correct Answer
    A. Transitive verb
    Explanation
    The underlined verb "kicked" in the sentence shows that Amanda performed the action of kicking someone, which is Joe. It requires an object (Joe) to complete its meaning. Hence, "kicked" is a transitive verb.

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  • 2. 

    I paid the bill last week. The underlined verb in the sentence is a _______.

    • A.

      Transitive

    • B.

      Intransitive

    • C.

      Active

    • D.

      Passive

    Correct Answer
    A. Transitive
    Explanation
    The underlined verb "paid" in the sentence "I paid the bill last week" is a transitive verb. It is transitive because it takes a direct object, which is "the bill" in this case. The action of paying is being done to the bill, making it a transitive verb.

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  • 3. 

    James went to the campus café for a bowl of chicken soup. The underlined verb in the sentence is a _______

    • A.

      Transitive

    • B.

      Intransitive

    • C.

      Active

    • D.

      Passive

    Correct Answer
    B. Intransitive
    Explanation
    The underlined verb "went" in the sentence does not have a direct object. It only indicates the action of James moving to the campus café, without any recipient or target of the action. Therefore, it is an intransitive verb.

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  • 4. 

    We arrived at the classroom door with only two seconds to spare. The underlined verb in the sentence is a _______

    • A.

      Transitive

    • B.

      Intransitive

    • C.

      Active

    • D.

      Passive

    Correct Answer
    B. Intransitive
    Explanation
    The underlined verb in the sentence "We arrived at the classroom door with only two seconds to spare" is "arrived." It is an intransitive verb because it does not require a direct object to complete its meaning. In this sentence, "arrived" expresses the action of reaching the classroom door, but it does not specify what or who was reached.

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  • 5. 

    Susan complained bitterly. The underlined verb in the sentence is a _______

    • A.

      Transitive

    • B.

      Intransitive

    • C.

      Active

    • D.

      Passive

    Correct Answer
    B. Intransitive
    Explanation
    The underlined verb "complained" in the sentence does not take a direct object and does not indicate any action being done to an object. It only describes Susan's action of expressing her dissatisfaction, making it an intransitive verb.

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  • 6. 

    Rosa always eats before going to school. The underlined verb in the sentence is a _______

    • A.

      Transitive

    • B.

      Intransitive

    • C.

      Active

    • D.

      Passive

    Correct Answer
    B. Intransitive
    Explanation
    The underlined verb "eats" in the sentence does not take a direct object. It only indicates the action of Rosa consuming food before going to school. Therefore, it is an intransitive verb.

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  • 7. 

    Scarlett wants a proposal from Rhett, the handsome but frivolous soldier. The underlined verb in the sentence is a _______

    • A.

      Transitive

    • B.

      Intransitive

    • C.

      Active

    • D.

      Passive

    Correct Answer
    A. Transitive
    Explanation
    The underlined verb "wants" in the sentence is a transitive verb. It requires an object to complete its meaning, which is "a proposal" in this case. Scarlett wants something, indicating that the verb is transitive.

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  • 8. 

    Alice wrote a love poem on yellow paper. The underlined verb in the sentence is a _______

    • A.

      Transitive

    • B.

      Intransitive

    • C.

      Active

    • D.

      Passive

    Correct Answer
    A. Transitive
    Explanation
    The underlined verb "wrote" in the sentence is a transitive verb because it takes a direct object "a love poem." Transitive verbs require a direct object to complete their meaning. In this case, the verb "wrote" needs the direct object "a love poem" to convey the action of what Alice wrote.

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  • 9. 

    Bobby eats mashed potatoes drenched in gravy. The underlined verb in the sentence is a _______

    • A.

      Transitive

    • B.

      Intransitive

    • C.

      Active

    • D.

      Passive

    Correct Answer
    A. Transitive
    Explanation
    The underlined verb in the sentence, "eats," is a transitive verb. This is because it takes a direct object, "mashed potatoes drenched in gravy." The verb "eats" is acting upon the direct object, indicating that Bobby is performing the action of eating on the mashed potatoes.

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  • 10. 

    Duchess the cat, cleans the dirty milk bowls with her tongue before grandma loads the bowls into the dishwasher. The underlined verb in the sentence is a _______

    • A.

      Transitive

    • B.

      Intransitive

    • C.

      Active

    • D.

      Passive

    Correct Answer
    A. Transitive
    Explanation
    The underlined verb in the sentence, "cleans," is a transitive verb. This is because it takes a direct object, which is "the dirty milk bowls." The action of cleaning is being done to the bowls, making it a transitive verb.

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  • 11. 

    Alessandra met Sophia 5 years ago. What is the tense of the verb used in the sentence?

    • A.

      Past tense

    • B.

      Present tense

    • C.

      Future tense

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Past tense
    Explanation
    The verb "met" in the sentence indicates an action that happened in the past. Therefore, the tense of the verb used in the sentence is past tense.

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  • 12. 

    Yyuenn drinks his milk every day. What is the tense of the verb used in the sentence?

    • A.

      Past tense

    • B.

      Present tense

    • C.

      Future tense

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Present tense
    Explanation
    The verb "drinks" in the sentence indicates that Yyuenn currently drinks his milk every day. This suggests that the action is happening in the present, making the tense of the verb present tense.

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  • 13. 

    Matthew will visit his father next week. What is the tense of the verb used in the sentence?

    • A.

      Past tense

    • B.

      Present tense

    • C.

      Future tense

    • D.

      Past Participle

    Correct Answer
    C. Future tense
    Explanation
    The verb "will visit" in the sentence indicates an action that is going to happen in the future. Therefore, the tense of the verb used in the sentence is future tense.

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  • 14. 

     Father works on a farm. What is the tense of the verb used in the sentence?

    • A.

      Past tense

    • B.

      Present tense

    • C.

      Future tense

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Present tense
    Explanation
    The verb "works" in the sentence is in the present tense. This is indicated by the use of the base form of the verb "work" with the third person singular pronoun "Father." In present tense, the verb describes an action that is currently happening or is a general truth.

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  • 15. 

    Jim brought us some ice cream. What is the tense of the verb used in the sentence?

    • A.

      Past tense

    • B.

      Present tense

    • C.

      Future tense

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Past tense
    Explanation
    The verb "brought" indicates an action that has already happened in the past. Therefore, the tense of the verb used in the sentence is past tense.

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  • 16. 

    Diana died last year because of Covid 19 virus. What is the tense of the verb used in the sentence?

    • A.

      Past tense

    • B.

      Present tense

    • C.

      Future tense

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Past tense
    Explanation
    The tense of the verb used in the sentence is past tense. This is indicated by the use of the word "died," which is the past tense form of the verb "die." It refers to an action that occurred in the past, specifically last year.

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  • 17. 

    Hilda will receive a free vaccine next Wednesday. What is the tense of the verb used in the sentence?

    • A.

      Past tense

    • B.

      Present tense 

    • C.

      Future tense

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Future tense
    Explanation
    The verb "will receive" indicates an action that will happen in the future, making the tense of the verb in the sentence future tense.

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  • 18. 

    Sandra tried to access confidential records. What is the tense of the verb used in the sentence?

    • A.

      Past tense

    • B.

      Present tense

    • C.

      Future tense

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Past tense
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Past tense" because the verb "tried" indicates an action that occurred in the past.

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  • 19. 

    I can't work properly because of the loud noise. What is the tense of the verb used in the sentence?

    • A.

      Past tense

    • B.

      Present tense

    • C.

      Future tense

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Present tense
    Explanation
    The verb "can't" in the sentence indicates the present tense. The speaker is referring to their current inability to work due to the loud noise.

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  • 20. 

    Scientists dedicated their lives to serve the human nation. What is the tense of the verb used in the sentence?

    • A.

      Past tense

    • B.

      Present tense

    • C.

      Future tense

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Past tense
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Past tense" because the verb "dedicated" is in the past tense form. This indicates that the scientists have already dedicated their lives in the past and suggests that they are no longer dedicating their lives at present or in the future.

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  • 21. 

    Dr. Reyes _________ his patients last week. What is the correct verb tense to be used in the sentence?

    • A.

      Call

    • B.

      Will call

    • C.

      Called

    • D.

      Will called

    Correct Answer
    C. Called
    Explanation
    The correct verb tense to be used in the sentence is "called." This is because the sentence is referring to an action that already happened in the past, and "called" is the past tense form of the verb "call."

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  • 22. 

    What is the past tense of bring?

    • A.

      Bringed

    • B.

      Brought

    • C.

      Bringd

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Brought
    Explanation
    The past tense of "bring" is "brought." This is the correct answer because "brought" is the past tense form of the verb "bring." It is used to indicate that something was brought or carried to a specific location in the past.

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  • 23. 

    Transitive verbs are verbs with a direct object.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Maybe

    • D.

      It's not clear.

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Transitive verbs are verbs that require a direct object to complete their meaning. In other words, they act upon or affect something or someone directly. For example, in the sentence "She ate an apple," the verb "ate" is transitive because it requires the direct object "an apple" to make sense. Therefore, the given statement is true as it correctly states that transitive verbs have a direct object.

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  • 24. 

    Verb without a direct object is a transitive verb.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Maybe

    • D.

      It's not clear.

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object to complete its meaning. In other words, it needs an object to receive the action of the verb. However, the given statement suggests that a verb without a direct object is a transitive verb, which is incorrect. In fact, a verb without a direct object is an intransitive verb. Intransitive verbs do not require an object to complete their meaning. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 25. 

    The boy brought lunch to school. The verb in the sentence is n intransitive verb.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Maybe

    • D.

      It's not clear.

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given answer is false because the verb "brought" in the sentence is a transitive verb, not an intransitive verb. A transitive verb requires an object to complete its meaning, and in this case, the boy brought lunch, indicating that "lunch" is the object of the verb "brought".

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  • 26. 

    Give the past tense of catch.

    Correct Answer
    caught, Caught
    Explanation
    The past tense of the verb "catch" is "caught." This is the correct answer because "caught" is the regular past tense form of "catch" in English. It is used to indicate that an action of catching occurred in the past. Additionally, "Caught" is also the past participle form of "catch" which is used in perfect tenses and passive constructions.

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  • 27. 

    Give the past tense of make.

    Correct Answer
    made, Made
    Explanation
    The correct answer for the past tense of "make" is "made". "Made" is the regular past tense form of the verb "make". It is used to indicate that something was created or produced in the past. The second option, "Made", is also correct as it is the past participle form of the verb "make". Both forms are commonly used in English language.

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  • 28. 

    Give the past tense of tell.

    Correct Answer
    told, Told
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "told, Told." In English, the past tense of the verb "tell" is "told." This is the regular past tense form of the verb, used to indicate that something was communicated or relayed in the past. "Told" can be used for all subjects and is the correct past tense form of "tell" in both the singular and plural forms. Therefore, "told" is the correct past tense form of "tell" in this question.

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  • 29. 

    Give the past tense of fall.

    Correct Answer
    fell, Fell
    Explanation
    The past tense of "fall" is "fell." This is the correct answer because "fell" is the past tense form of the verb "fall." "Fall" is the base form of the verb, while "fell" is used to indicate an action that occurred in the past.

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  • 30. 

    Give the past tense of sit.

    Correct Answer
    sat, Sat
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "sat". In the question, the verb "sit" is asking for its past tense form. The past tense of "sit" is "sat". It is the correct form to indicate that someone or something was in a seated position in the past. The alternative answer "Sat" is also correct as it is the capitalized form of the past tense.

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  • 31. 

    Which sentence has an action verb?

    • A.

      You hit me.

    • B.

      She rode her bike.

    • C.

      She dreamed of me.

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. She dreamed of me.
    Explanation
    The sentence "She dreamed of me" has an action verb. The verb "dreamed" indicates an action that the subject, "she," is performing. The other sentences, "You hit me" and "She rode her bike," also contain action verbs. However, the question specifically asks for a sentence with an action verb, so the correct answer is "She dreamed of me."

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  • 32. 

    A linking verb does express an action.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A linking verb does not express an action. Instead, it connects the subject of a sentence to a noun, pronoun, or adjective that renames or describes it. Linking verbs include words like "is," "are," "was," and "were." They do not show any action being performed. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 33. 

    What three verbs are part of a Auxiliary verb?

    • A.

      Be, have, do

    • B.

      Am, is, there

    • C.

      Are, was were

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Be, have, do
    Explanation
    The three verbs "be," "have," and "do" are part of a group of verbs known as auxiliary verbs. These verbs are used to help form different tenses, moods, and voices in a sentence. They are often used in conjunction with main verbs to express various grammatical functions, such as forming questions, negatives, or emphasis.

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  • 34. 

    Pick the correct transitive and intransitive verb examples.

    • A.

      Transitive: the storm sank the ship

    • B.

      Transitive: the boat crashed

    • C.

      Intransitive: the ship sank

    • D.

      Intransitive: the boat started rocking

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Transitive: the storm sank the ship
    C. Intransitive: the ship sank
    Explanation
    In the given examples, the verb "sank" is used both transitively and intransitively. When it is used transitively, it is followed by an object ("the ship"), indicating that the action of sinking is done to the ship by the storm. On the other hand, when "sank" is used intransitively, it does not have an object and simply describes the ship going underwater. Therefore, "the storm sank the ship" is an example of a transitive verb, while "the ship sank" is an example of an intransitive verb.

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  • 35. 

    What is an example of progressive form?

    • A.

      His boots freeze, and he shook with cold.

    • B.

      He was writing an e-mail when the phone rang.

    • C.

      I am going.

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. He was writing an e-mail when the phone rang.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He was writing an e-mail when the phone rang." This sentence is an example of the progressive form because it uses the past continuous tense ("was writing") to indicate an ongoing action in the past. The action of writing the e-mail was interrupted by the ringing phone.

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  • 36. 

    Active and passive verbs voice whether the subject of a sentence performs or receives the action expressed by the verb.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Active and passive verbs are used to indicate whether the subject of a sentence is performing the action or receiving the action. In active voice, the subject performs the action, while in passive voice, the subject receives the action. Therefore, the statement that active and passive verbs voice whether the subject performs or receives the action expressed by the verb is true.

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  • 37. 

    What are the three modes?

    • A.

      Indicative, imperative, indefinite

    • B.

      Progressive, subjective, reflexive

    • C.

      Indicative, imperative, subjunctive

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Indicative, imperative, subjunctive
    Explanation
    The correct answer is indicative, imperative, subjunctive. These are the three modes of a verb. The indicative mode is used to state facts or ask questions. The imperative mode is used to give commands or make requests. The subjunctive mode is used to express hypothetical or unreal situations.

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