Simple Present Verb Multiple Choice Quiz

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Dive into an engaging quiz on 'Simple Present Verb' to test your English grammar prowess. With multiple-choice questions, you'll navigate through scenarios, selecting the correct verb form. Challenge yourself and showcase your grammar expertise. If you're confident in your skills, this quiz is your chance to prove it.

You can expect questions that ask you to fill in the blanks with the appropriate form of the verb, as well as questions that require you to choose the correct verb form to complete a sentence. Additionally, there will be questions that test your understanding of when to use the simple present Read moretense versus other tenses in English. Ready to demonstrate your English proficiency?


Simple Present Verb Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    Tony & Jonathan ____ from Mexico.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Am

    • C.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    C. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are" because the subject "Tony & Jonathan" is plural, indicating that there is more than one person. Therefore, the correct verb form to use is "are" which agrees with a plural subject.

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  • 2. 

    He ___ really intelligent. 

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Am

    • C.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    A. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is" because it agrees with the subject "He" in the sentence. In English, the verb "to be" conjugates as "is" for the third-person singular pronoun "He."

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  • 3. 

    David & Manuel _____ friends.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Am

    • C.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    C. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are" because when referring to two or more people, the correct form of the verb "to be" is "are". In this sentence, "David & Manuel" refers to two individuals, so the plural form "are" should be used to indicate that they are friends.

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  • 4. 

    Cecy, Daisy, and Yulissa ____ funny.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Am

    Correct Answer
    B. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are" because when referring to multiple people or things, the verb "to be" should be conjugated in the plural form. In this case, Cecy, Daisy, and Yulissa are being described as funny, so the plural form "are" is used.

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  • 5. 

    Sandra and I ... best friends.

    • A.

      AM

    • B.

      IS

    • C.

      We

    • D.

      ARE

    Correct Answer
    D. ARE
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "ARE" because when referring to two or more people, the appropriate form of the verb "to be" is "are". Therefore, the correct sentence would be "Sandra and I are best friends."

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  • 6. 

    The yellow box and the pink box ...beautiful.

    • A.

      ARE

    • B.

      IS

    • C.

      IT

    • D.

      AM

    Correct Answer
    A. ARE
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "ARE" because the subject of the sentence is "The yellow box and the pink box," which is plural. Therefore, the verb "are" agrees with the subject in number.

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  • 7. 

    The sky...blue.

    • A.

      AM

    • B.

      IS

    • C.

      IT

    • D.

      ARE

    Correct Answer
    B. IS
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "IS" because the verb "is" is used to describe a singular subject, such as "the sky." In this case, "is" is used to state that the sky is blue.

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  • 8. 

    I ___  American.

    • A.

      Am

    • B.

      Is

    • C.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    A. Am
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "am" because it agrees with the subject "I" which is the first person singular pronoun. In English, the verb "to be" conjugates as "am" for the first person singular, "is" for the third person singular, and "are" for the second person singular and all plural subjects.

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  • 9. 

    We ___ hot.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Am

    Correct Answer
    B. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are" because the subject "we" is a plural pronoun, and the verb "are" is used to match the subject in the present tense.

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  • 10. 

    The books ____ red and white.

    • A.

      Are

    • B.

      Is

    • C.

      Am

    Correct Answer
    A. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are" because it agrees with the plural subject "books."

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  • 11. 

    Sr. Davis ____ tall.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Am

    Correct Answer
    A. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is" because it agrees with the subject "Sr. Davis" which is a singular noun.

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  • 12. 

    Ms. Smith's class ____ small.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Am

    Correct Answer
    A. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is" because "Ms. Smith's class" is a collective noun, so it requires a singular verb form. "Is" is the singular form of the verb "to be" that agrees with the singular subject "class."

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  • 13. 

    You ____ nice.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Am

    Correct Answer
    B. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are" because it agrees with the subject "you" in the sentence. "Are" is the correct form of the verb to be when referring to the second person singular or plural pronoun "you."

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  • 14. 

    The school...a good place.

    • A.

      IS

    • B.

      AM

    • C.

      ARE

    • D.

      IT

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

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  • 15. 

    My mother and my brother...so kind.

    • A.

      IS

    • B.

      AM

    • C.

      ARE

    • D.

      THEY

    Correct Answer
    C. ARE
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "ARE" because it agrees with the plural subject "My mother and my brother." In English grammar, the verb form must match the subject in number. Since the subject is plural, the verb form "ARE" is used.

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Juliette is a middle school English teacher at Sacred Heart of Greenwich, Connecticut. Juliette earned a BA in English/Language Arts Teacher Education from Elon University (2016-2020) and an MA in Teaching Writing from Johns Hopkins University (Apr 2023-Dec 2025). She holds a Classroom Teacher license from the Connecticut State Department of Education, obtained in July 2021. Juliette possesses strong skills in English language arts, writing, editing, and literature study. She has a deep passion for working with young people and contributing to the education of America's youth in the classroom.

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