Past Perfect And Simple Quiz: Test!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The weather's awful. I wish it ............ raining. (stop)

    Explanation
    The given correct answer "would stop" is the correct form of the verb "stop" to use in this context because it is expressing a hypothetical or unreal condition. The speaker is expressing a wish for the weather to change, indicating that it is currently raining and they want it to cease. The use of "would" in this sentence suggests a conditional or hypothetical situation, indicating that the speaker is imagining a different outcome.

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  • 2. 

    I'm too short to be a model. I wish I .......... taller.   (be)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were" because it is the correct form of the verb "be" to use in the subjunctive mood. The sentence expresses a hypothetical or contrary-to-fact condition, indicating a desire for something that is not currently true. In this case, the speaker is expressing a wish to be taller, which is contrary to their current height. Therefore, "were" is used to indicate this unreal or hypothetical situation. "Was" is incorrect because it is the past tense form of "be" and does not convey the same meaning as "were" in this context.

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  • 3. 

    Living in the country is so boring. I wish I ..........in a big town.  (live)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "lived" because the sentence is expressing a hypothetical or unreal situation. The speaker is saying that they wish they currently lived in a big town instead of the country, indicating that they do not actually live in a big town. Therefore, the past tense form "lived" is appropriate to convey this unreal or hypothetical condition.

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  • 4. 

    You always leave the bathroom in a mess. I wish you ..........your wet towel. (hang up)

    Explanation
    The given sentence suggests that the person being referred to always leaves the bathroom in a messy state. The speaker expresses a wish for this person to hang up their wet towel, indicating a desire for them to take responsibility and tidy up after themselves. The phrase "would hang up" is used to convey this wish in a polite and indirect manner.

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  • 5. 

    My sister is really annoying. I wish she ........... my clothes without asking. (not borrow)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "wouldn't borrow." This is because the speaker finds their sister annoying and wishes that she would not borrow their clothes without asking. The use of "wouldn't" implies a hypothetical situation or a desire for the sister to change her behavior.

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  • 6. 

    Public transport is terrible where I live. I wish I ...........a car. (have)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had" because it is the correct past tense form of the verb "have" in the subjunctive mood. The sentence is expressing a hypothetical or unreal situation, indicating a desire for something that is not currently true. In this case, the speaker is expressing a wish to have a car because public transport is terrible where they live.

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  • 7. 

    I'd really like to move to a bigger flat. I wish I ........... to buy one. (can afford)

    Explanation
    The word "wish" indicates a desire for something that is currently not possible. In this context, the speaker wants to move to a bigger flat but is unable to afford one. Therefore, the correct answer is "could afford," as it expresses the hypothetical ability to afford a bigger flat.

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  • 8. 

    I'm fed up with my husband. I wish he ......... every football match that is on TV. (not watch)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "wouldn't watch". This is because the sentence expresses a wish or desire for the husband to stop watching every football match on TV. The phrase "wouldn't watch" indicates a hypothetical situation where the husband refrains from watching the matches, fulfilling the speaker's wish.

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  • 9. 

    Which one do you like?

    • A.

      Option 1

    • B.

      Option 2

    • C.

      Option 3

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    A. Option 1
  • 10. 

    He likes to swim. He wishes he _______ near the sea. 

    • A.

      Lives

    • B.

      Lived

    • C.

      Had lived 

    • D.

      Would live

    Correct Answer
    B. Lived
    Explanation
    The sentence is in the present tense, indicating that the person currently likes to swim. However, the use of the word "wishes" suggests that the person desires to be near the sea in the past. Therefore, the correct answer is "lived," which is the past tense form of "live." This indicates that the person wishes they had lived near the sea in the past.

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  • 11. 

    It's cold today. I wish it _______ warmer. 

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Has been 

    • C.

      Were

    • D.

      Had been 

    Correct Answer
    C. Were
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were" because it is the subjunctive form of the verb "to be" used in a hypothetical or contrary-to-fact statement. In this case, the speaker is expressing a wish for the weather to be warmer, indicating that the current weather is not warm.

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  • 12. 

    I wish I ______ the answer. But I don't. 

    • A.

      Know

    • B.

      Knew

    • C.

      Had known

    • D.

      Would know

    Correct Answer
    B. Knew
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "knew" because the sentence is in the past tense and the speaker is expressing a regret about not knowing the answer in the past. "Knew" is the past tense of the verb "know" and fits grammatically and contextually in the sentence.

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  • 13. 

    She wishes she _______ blue eyes. 

    • A.

      Has

    • B.

      Had

    • C.

      Had had

    • D.

      Would have

    Correct Answer
    B. Had
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had". This is because the sentence is in the present tense and "had" is the past tense form of "have". The word "wishes" indicates a desire for something that is not currently true, so the past tense is used to express this unreal situation.

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  • 14. 

    She wishes she ________ a movie star. 

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Were

    • C.

      Will be

    • D.

      Would be

    Correct Answer
    B. Were
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were". This is because the sentence is in the subjunctive mood, expressing a hypothetical or unreal condition. In this case, the speaker is expressing a wish or desire to be a movie star, which is contrary to reality. In the subjunctive mood, "were" is used for all subjects, regardless of whether they are singular or plural.

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  • 15. 

    I have to work on Sunday. I wish I _______ have to work on Sunday. 

    • A.

      Don't

    • B.

      Didn't 

    • C.

      Won't 

    • D.

      Wouldn't 

    Correct Answer
    B. Didn't 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "didn't". The sentence "I wish I didn't have to work on Sunday" indicates a desire for not having to work on Sunday. The word "didn't" is the past tense of "do not" or "do not have", which conveys the desired meaning in this context.

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