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Can you identify an action and a non action noun? There are several kinds of verbs depending on the kind of action that’s being undertaken and thus it assists us to identify the kind of Verb being applied for a sentence to be grammatically correct. To test your knowledge on the two types of verbs, take the test below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    I can't find my pencil. I've looked for it every where and I still can't find it.

    • A.

      Action verb

    • B.

      Non-action verb

    Correct Answer
    A. Action verb
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "action verb" because the sentence describes the action of looking for the pencil. The verb "looked" shows that the subject is actively searching for something, which is an action.

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  • 2. 

    I can't find a pencil. I've looked for it everywhere and I still can't find it.

    • A.

      Action verb

    • B.

      Non-action verb

    Correct Answer
    A. Action verb
    Explanation
    The given statement indicates that the person is actively searching for a pencil by looking everywhere. This suggests that the verb "looked" is an action verb, as it describes a physical action being performed by the person.

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  • 3. 

    What do you think about the new teacher?

    • A.

      Action verb

    • B.

      Non-action verb

    Correct Answer
    B. Non-action verb
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "non-action verb" because the word "think" in the sentence is expressing a mental state or opinion, which is not an action that can be physically observed. It is a verb that describes a mental process rather than a physical activity.

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  • 4. 

    I have a pencil.

    • A.

      Action verb

    • B.

      Non-action verb

    Correct Answer
    B. Non-action verb
    Explanation
    The given sentence "I have a pencil" does not describe an action or activity but rather indicates possession or ownership. The verb "have" in this context functions as a non-action verb, expressing the state of possessing something rather than an action being performed.

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  • 5. 

    What are you thinking about?

    • A.

      Action verb

    • B.

      Non-action verb

    Correct Answer
    A. Action verb
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "action verb" because action verbs are used to describe actions that someone or something is doing. In this case, the question is asking about what someone is thinking, which is an action that someone is performing. Therefore, "thinking" is an action verb.

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  • 6. 

    You look great.

    • A.

      Action verb

    • B.

      Non-actioin verb

    Correct Answer
    B. Non-actioin verb
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "non-action verb" because "look" in this context is not describing an action being performed by the subject. Instead, it is a linking verb that connects the subject "you" with the adjective "great" to describe the subject's appearance.

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  • 7. 

    I am having a party this weekend. Would you like to come?

    • A.

      Action verb

    • B.

      Non-action verb

    Correct Answer
    A. Action verb
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "action verb" because the word "having" in the sentence indicates an action that the subject is performing. In this case, the subject is "I" and the action is "having a party." Action verbs express physical or mental actions, and "having" in this context represents an action of organizing or hosting a party.

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  • 8. 

    Would you please taste this soup?

    • A.

      Action verb

    • B.

      Non-action verb

    Correct Answer
    B. Non-action verb
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "non-action verb" because the verb "taste" in this sentence is not describing an action that someone is doing, but rather a sensory experience or perception. It is used to describe the act of experiencing the soup's flavor, which is not a physical action.

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  • 9. 

    Yuck! The soup tastes terrible.

    • A.

      Action verb

    • B.

      Non-action verb

    Correct Answer
    A. Action verb
    Explanation
    The given sentence "Yuck! The soup tastes terrible." indicates an action being performed by the soup, which is tasting terrible. Therefore, the correct answer is "action verb" as it describes an action or occurrence.

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  • 10. 

    I ________(see) my doctor tomorrow.

    • A.

      See

    • B.

      Seeing

    • C.

      Am seeing

    • D.

      Sees

    Correct Answer
    C. Am seeing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "am seeing". This is because the sentence is in the future tense and the verb "see" is being used in the continuous form. "Am seeing" indicates that the speaker has a scheduled appointment with their doctor tomorrow.

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  • 11. 

    What do you think about the new teacher?

    • A.

      Action

    • B.

      Non-action

    Correct Answer
    B. Non-action
    Explanation
    The given answer "non-action" suggests that the speaker does not have any opinion or thoughts about the new teacher. They may not have observed or interacted with the teacher enough to form an opinion. Alternatively, it could also mean that the speaker chooses not to share their thoughts or keep them to themselves.

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  • 12. 

    The teacher ______ (see) you every day in Grammar Class.

    • A.

      See

    • B.

      Seeing

    • C.

      Sees

    • D.

      Is seeing

    Correct Answer
    C. Sees
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "sees." In this sentence, the verb "see" needs to agree with the subject "teacher," which is singular. Therefore, the present tense form "sees" is the correct choice.

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  • 13. 

    Stop it! You _____ (be) stupid right now.

    • A.

      Being

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Be

    • D.

      Are being

    Correct Answer
    D. Are being
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are being." This is because the sentence is in the present continuous tense, indicating an action that is happening at the moment of speaking. "Are being" is the correct form of the verb "to be" in the present continuous tense.

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  • 14. 

    He __________(not, remember) my name.

    • A.

      Isn't remembering

    • B.

      Doesn't remember

    • C.

      Not remembers

    • D.

      Not remembering

    Correct Answer
    B. Doesn't remember
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "doesn't remember" because it correctly uses the present simple tense to indicate a habitual action or a general truth. In this case, it suggests that the person is unable to recall or retain the speaker's name. The other options, such as "isn't remembering" or "not remembering," do not accurately convey the intended meaning of the sentence.

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  • 15. 

    I have a pencil.

    • A.

      Action

    • B.

      Non-action

    Correct Answer
    B. Non-action
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "non-action" because having a pencil is not an action but rather a state or possession. It does not involve any movement or activity, which is typically associated with actions.

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  • 16. 

    Does she _____ (need) a book right now?

    • A.

      Need

    • B.

      Needs

    • C.

      Is needing

    • D.

      Needing

    Correct Answer
    A. Need
    Explanation
    The question is asking whether she currently requires a book. The correct answer is "need" because it is the base form of the verb and is used to express a present tense, indicative mood.

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  • 17. 

    John _______ (not want) anything at the moment.

    • A.

      Isn't wanting

    • B.

      Doesn't want

    • C.

      Not wanting

    • D.

      Not wants

    Correct Answer
    B. Doesn't want
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "doesn't want" because it follows the correct grammatical structure of the present simple tense. In this sentence, "John" is the subject and "doesn't want" is the correct negative form of the verb "want" in the present simple tense.

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  • 18. 

    What are you thinking about?

    • A.

      Action

    • B.

      Non-action

    Correct Answer
    A. Action
    Explanation
    The given question is asking about what the person is thinking about. The options provided are "action" and "non-action". The correct answer is "action" because it implies that the person is thinking about doing something or taking some kind of action rather than staying inactive or not doing anything.

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  • 19. 

    I _______ (see) her now. She's just coming along the road.

    • A.

      Am seeing

    • B.

      See

    • C.

      Am see

    • D.

      Seeing

    Correct Answer
    B. See
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "see" because the sentence is in the present tense and the subject "I" is the one performing the action of seeing.

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  • 20. 

    You look great.

    • A.

      Action

    • B.

      Non-actioin

    Correct Answer
    B. Non-actioin
    Explanation
    The given statement "You look great" is a compliment or a positive remark about someone's appearance. It is a non-action because it is simply expressing an opinion or observation without any specific action being performed.

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  • 21. 

    This food ---------- (smell) delicious.

    • A.

      Smelling

    • B.

      Is smelling

    • C.

      Smell

    • D.

      Smells

    Correct Answer
    D. Smells
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "smells" because the sentence is in the present tense and the subject "food" is singular. In English, when using the third person singular (he, she, it), we add an "s" to the verb. Therefore, the correct form is "smells" to match the subject and verb agreement.

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  • 22. 

    I am having a party this weekend. Would you like to come?

    • A.

      Action

    • B.

      Non-action

    Correct Answer
    A. Action
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "action" because the sentence is asking if the person would like to come to a party, which requires them to take an action, such as accepting or declining the invitation.

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  • 23. 

    Would you please taste this soup?

    • A.

      Action

    • B.

      Non-action

    Correct Answer
    B. Non-action
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "non-action" because the speaker is asking for someone's opinion or preference rather than requesting them to perform a specific action. They are asking if the person would be willing to taste the soup, which does not involve any physical or immediate action.

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  • 24. 

    What is the dog _____ (smell)?

    • A.

      Smelling

    • B.

      Is smelling

    • C.

      Smell

    • D.

      Smells

    Correct Answer
    A. Smelling
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "smelling" because it is the present participle form of the verb "smell" and is used to describe an ongoing action or state. In this sentence, "What is the dog smelling?" implies that the dog is currently engaged in the act of smelling something.

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  • 25. 

    Yuck! The soup tastes terrible.

    • A.

      Action

    • B.

      Non-action

    Correct Answer
    A. Action
    Explanation
    The statement "Yuck! The soup tastes terrible" indicates that someone is expressing their dislike or disgust towards the taste of the soup. This is an action because it involves expressing an opinion or reaction towards something.

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  • 26. 

    She __________ (look) unhappy.

    • A.

      Looks

    • B.

      Is look

    • C.

      Is looking

    • D.

      Look

    Correct Answer
    A. Looks
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "looks." In this sentence, the subject "she" is singular, so the verb should also be in the singular form. "Looks" is the correct present tense form of the verb "to look" for the third-person singular subject.

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  • 27. 

    I ________(see) my doctor tomorrow.

    • A.

      See

    • B.

      Seeing

    • C.

      Am seeing

    • D.

      Sees

    Correct Answer
    C. Am seeing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "am seeing" because it is the present continuous tense form of the verb "see." In this sentence, the speaker is expressing a future action that has already been planned or arranged. The use of "am seeing" indicates that the speaker has an appointment with their doctor tomorrow.

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  • 28. 

    Then students _____ (think) that this test is too easy.

    • A.

      Are thinking

    • B.

      Think

    • C.

      Are think

    • D.

      Thinks

    Correct Answer
    B. Think
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "think" because the subject "students" is plural, so the verb should also be in the plural form.

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  • 29. 

    The teacher ______ (see) you every day in Grammar Class.

    • A.

      See

    • B.

      Seeing

    • C.

      Sees

    • D.

      Is seeing

    Correct Answer
    C. Sees
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "sees." In this sentence, the verb "see" needs to agree with the subject "teacher," which is singular. Therefore, we use the third person singular form of the verb, which is "sees."

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  • 30. 

    But one student ______ (thinking) hard about this question because he isn't sure what the right answer is.

    • A.

      Is thinking

    • B.

      Thinks

    • C.

      Is think

    • D.

      Thinks

    Correct Answer
    A. Is thinking
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is thinking" because it is the present continuous tense form of the verb "think" which is used to describe an action happening at the moment of speaking. In this context, the student is currently engaged in the act of thinking about the question, indicating an ongoing action.

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  • 31. 

    Stop it! You _____ (be) stupid right now.

    • A.

      Being

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Be

    • D.

      Are being

    Correct Answer
    D. Are being
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are being" because it is the correct verb form to use in the present continuous tense. The sentence is expressing a temporary state or action of being stupid in the current moment.

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  • 32. 

    I ______ (not agree) with what you are saying.

    • A.

      Am not agree

    • B.

      Not agree

    • C.

      Don't agree

    • D.

      Am not agreeing

    Correct Answer
    C. Don't agree
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "don't agree" because it is the appropriate negative form of the verb "agree" in the present tense. The phrase "I don't agree" expresses disagreement with the statement or opinion being discussed.

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  • 33. 

    He __________(not, remember) my name.

    • A.

      Isn't remembering

    • B.

      Doesn't remember

    • C.

      Not remembers

    • D.

      Not remembering

    Correct Answer
    B. Doesn't remember
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "doesn't remember" because it uses the correct form of the verb "remember" in the negative present tense. The subject "he" is paired with the auxiliary verb "doesn't" to indicate the negative form.

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  • 34. 

    Do you think the students ______ (have) a difficult time with this test right now?

    • A.

      Have

    • B.

      Are have

    • C.

      Having

    • D.

      Are having

    Correct Answer
    D. Are having
    Explanation
    The question is asking for the correct form of the verb "have" to complete the sentence. In this case, the sentence is in the present continuous tense, indicating an action happening at the current moment. Therefore, the correct form is "are having," which correctly expresses that the students are currently experiencing difficulty with the test.

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  • 35. 

    Does she _____ (need) a book right now?

    • A.

      Need

    • B.

      Needs

    • C.

      Is needing

    • D.

      Needing

    Correct Answer
    A. Need
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "need" because it is the base form of the verb and matches the subject "she" in the question.

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  • 36. 

    These pants ______ (not look) good with this shirt.

    • A.

      Are not look

    • B.

      Doesn't look

    • C.

      Don't look

    • D.

      Are not looking

    Correct Answer
    C. Don't look
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "don't look" because it is the correct negative form of the verb "look" in the present simple tense. When using the present simple tense in a negative sentence, we use "do not" or "don't" before the base form of the verb. In this case, "look" is the base form of the verb, so we use "don't" before it to form the negative sentence "These pants don't look good with this shirt."

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  • 37. 

    John _______ (not want) anything at the moment.

    • A.

      Isn't wanting

    • B.

      Doesn't want

    • C.

      Not wanting

    • D.

      Not wants

    Correct Answer
    B. Doesn't want
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "doesn't want" because it follows the correct grammatical structure for expressing a negative statement in the present tense. The word "doesn't" is the contraction of "does not," which is used with the base form of the verb "want." This construction is commonly used to express the absence of desire or lack of interest in something.

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  • 38. 

    ______ (wear) you a hat sometime?

    • A.

      Are you wear a hat sometime?

    • B.

      Are you wearing a hat sometime?

    • C.

      Do you wear a hat sometime?

    • D.

      Do you wearing a hat sometime?

    Correct Answer
    C. Do you wear a hat sometime?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Do you wear a hat sometime?" This is because the verb "wear" is in the base form, which is used after the auxiliary verb "do" in questions. The word "sometime" is used to ask if the person wears a hat occasionally or at certain times.

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  • 39. 

    I _______ (see) her now. She's just coming along the road.

    • A.

      Am seeing

    • B.

      See

    • C.

      Am see

    • D.

      Seeing

    Correct Answer
    B. See
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "see" because the sentence is in the present tense and does not require the continuous form "am seeing" or "am see." The word "seeing" is a gerund form and is not appropriate in this context.

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  • 40. 

    It _____ (rain) a lot in January.

    • A.

      Is raining

    • B.

      Rains

    • C.

      Is rain

    • D.

      Raining

    Correct Answer
    B. Rains
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "rains" because the sentence is describing a habitual action in the present. Using the simple present tense "rains" is appropriate to indicate that it is a regular occurrence for it to rain a lot in January.

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  • 41. 

    How much _____ (cost) the jacket?

    • A.

      How much is cost the jacket?

    • B.

      How much is costing the jacket?

    • C.

      How much costs the jacket?

    • D.

      How much does the jacket cost?

    Correct Answer
    D. How much does the jacket cost?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "How much does the jacket cost?" This is the correct sentence structure for asking about the cost of an item. The verb "does" is used to form a question in the present simple tense, and "cost" is the correct verb to use when asking about the price of something.

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  • 42. 

    This food ---------- (smell) delicious.

    • A.

      Smelling

    • B.

      Is smelling

    • C.

      Smell

    • D.

      Smells

    Correct Answer
    D. Smells
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "smells" because it is the present tense form of the verb "smell" that agrees with the subject "This food". In this sentence, "smells" is used to describe the current state or quality of the food's aroma.

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  • 43. 

    How _____ (know) she?

    • A.

      How is she knowing?

    • B.

      How she knows?

    • C.

      How does she knows?

    • D.

      How does she know?

    Correct Answer
    D. How does she know?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "How does she know?" This is the correct form of the question in present simple tense. In English, we use "does" as an auxiliary verb to form questions in the present simple tense. The other options are incorrect because they do not follow the correct verb form.

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  • 44. 

    What is the dog _____ (smell)?

    • A.

      Smelling

    • B.

      Is smelling

    • C.

      Smell

    • D.

      Smells

    Correct Answer
    A. Smelling
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "smelling" because the question is asking for the present participle form of the verb "smell" to complete the sentence. "Smelling" is the correct form of the verb in this context.

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  • 45. 

    No one ____ (care) about that.

    • A.

      Is caring

    • B.

      Is care

    • C.

      Caring

    • D.

      Cares

    Correct Answer
    D. Cares
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "cares". In this sentence, the subject "no one" is singular, so the verb should also be singular. "Cares" is the correct form of the verb "care" in the third person singular present tense.

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  • 46. 

    She __________ (look) unhappy.

    • A.

      Looks

    • B.

      Is look

    • C.

      Is looking

    • D.

      Look

    Correct Answer
    A. Looks
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "looks". In this sentence, the subject "she" is singular, so the verb should also be singular. "Looks" is the correct form of the verb "to look" in the third person singular form.

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  • 47. 

    Then students _____ (think) that this test is too easy.

    • A.

      Are thinking

    • B.

      Think

    • C.

      Are think

    • D.

      Thinks

    Correct Answer
    B. Think
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "think" because the subject "students" is plural and requires a plural verb form. "Think" is the correct present tense plural form of the verb "to think".

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  • 48. 

    Which sentence is correct?

    • A.

      I am promising to help you tomorrow.

    • B.

      I promise to help you tomorrow.

    • C.

      I am promise to help you tomorrow.

    • D.

      I going to help you tomorrow.

    Correct Answer
    B. I promise to help you tomorrow.
    Explanation
    The correct sentence is "I promise to help you tomorrow." This sentence is grammatically correct because it uses the verb "promise" in the present tense to indicate a commitment or assurance. Additionally, the sentence includes the pronoun "I" as the subject, the verb "help" to indicate the action, and the adverb "tomorrow" to specify the time frame. The sentence is clear and concise in expressing the speaker's commitment to assisting the other person.

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  • 49. 

    But one student ______ (thinking) hard about this question because he isn't sure what the right answer is.

    • A.

      Is thinking

    • B.

      Thinks

    • C.

      Is think

    • D.

      Thinks

    Correct Answer
    A. Is thinking
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is thinking" because the sentence is in the present continuous tense, indicating an action that is currently happening. The word "hard" suggests that the student is putting effort into their thinking process at the moment. Therefore, "is thinking" is the most appropriate choice to convey this ongoing action.

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  • 50. 

    Which sentence is correct?

    • A.

      He is seem to be improving.

    • B.

      He is seeming to be improving.

    • C.

      He seems to be improving.

    • D.

      He seem to be improving.

    Correct Answer
    C. He seems to be improving.
    Explanation
    The correct sentence is "He seems to be improving." This sentence is correct because it uses the verb "seems" to indicate a state of being, and the phrase "to be improving" to describe the action. The use of the word "seems" is appropriate for expressing an observation or perception about someone's improvement.

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