Unit 3 Grammar Test--verbs

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  • 1. 

    Which word is the action verb in the following sentence? The antelope raced across the plain.

    • A.

      Antelope

    • B.

      Raced

    • C.

      Across

    • D.

      Plain

    Correct Answer
    B. Raced
    Explanation
    The action verb in the sentence is "raced." It describes the action of the antelope, indicating that it is running quickly across the plain.

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  • 2. 

    Which word is the action verb in the following sentence? I know the answer to that riddle!

    • A.

      Know

    • B.

      Answer

    • C.

      Riddle

    • D.

      I

    Correct Answer
    A. Know
    Explanation
    The action verb in the sentence is "know." It is the word that indicates the action or state of the subject "I" knowing something. The other words in the sentence, such as "answer" and "riddle," are nouns that are not performing any action.

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  • 3. 

    Which word is the action verb in the following sentence? Tommy wanted a dog for a pet.

    • A.

      For

    • B.

      Pet

    • C.

      Dog

    • D.

      Wanted

    Correct Answer
    D. Wanted
    Explanation
    The action verb in the sentence is "wanted". It indicates the action or the desire that Tommy had for getting a dog as a pet.

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  • 4. 

    Which word is the action verb in the following sentence? I smelled something in the garage.

    • A.

      Smelled

    • B.

      Something

    • C.

      Garage

    • D.

      I

    Correct Answer
    A. Smelled
    Explanation
    The action verb in the given sentence is "smelled". It is the word that describes the action of using the sense of smell to perceive something.

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  • 5. 

    Which word is the action verb in the following sentence? Hummingbirds eat almost constantly.

    • A.

      Hummingbirds

    • B.

      Eat

    • C.

      Almost

    • D.

      Constantly

    Correct Answer
    B. Eat
    Explanation
    The action verb in the sentence is "eat" because it represents the action that the subject, hummingbirds, is performing.

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  • 6. 

    Which word is the action verb in the following sentence? She tasted everything except the oysters.

    • A.

      She

    • B.

      Except

    • C.

      Everything

    • D.

      Tasted

    Correct Answer
    D. Tasted
    Explanation
    The action verb in the given sentence is "tasted". It is the word that describes the action performed by the subject "She". The sentence is discussing what she did, which was to taste everything except the oysters.

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  • 7. 

    Which word is the action verb in the following sentence? We really like the science museum.

    • A.

      We

    • B.

      Really

    • C.

      Like

    • D.

      Museum

    Correct Answer
    C. Like
    Explanation
    The action verb in the sentence is "like". It shows the action of the subject "We" and indicates their preference or enjoyment for the science museum.

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  • 8. 

    Which word is the action verb in the following sentence? I heard the new  song by that group.

    • A.

      I

    • B.

      Heard

    • C.

      Song

    • D.

      Group

    Correct Answer
    B. Heard
    Explanation
    The action verb in the sentence is "heard". It is the word that indicates the action of perceiving or receiving sound through the ears. In this sentence, "heard" shows the action of listening to the new song by that group.

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  • 9. 

    Which word is the action verb in the following sentence? That child fears loud noises.

    • A.

      That

    • B.

      Child

    • C.

      Fears

    • D.

      Noises

    Correct Answer
    C. Fears
    Explanation
    The action verb in the sentence is "fears". It is the word that describes the action being performed by the subject "child". The verb "fears" indicates that the child is experiencing fear or being afraid of something, in this case, loud noises.

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  • 10. 

    Which word is the action verb in the following sentence? The Lions defeated the Packers in last night's game.

    • A.

      Lions

    • B.

      Defeated

    • C.

      Packers

    • D.

      Last

    Correct Answer
    B. Defeated
    Explanation
    In the given sentence, the action verb is "defeated". It represents the action of the subject "The Lions" in the sentence. The verb "defeated" shows that the Lions won or triumphed over the Packers in last night's game.

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  • 11. 

    A transitive verb is followed by a word or words called the direct object that answers the question What? or Whom? An intransitive verb is an action verb that does NOT have a direct object.  Read the sentence below and decide if the underlined action verb is transitive or intransitive. Harry started his homework early.

    • A.

      Transitive

    • B.

      Intransitive

    Correct Answer
    A. Transitive
    Explanation
    The underlined action verb "started" in the sentence is transitive. This is because it is followed by the direct object "his homework," which answers the question "What did Harry start?"

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  • 12. 

    A transitive verb is followed by a word or words called the direct object that answers the question What? or Whom? An intransitive verb is an action verb that does NOT have a direct object.  Read the sentence below and decide if the underlined action verb is transitive or intransitive. Grandpa gave me a bicycle helmet for Charlie.

    • A.

      Transitive

    • B.

      Intransitive

    Correct Answer
    A. Transitive
    Explanation
    The underlined action verb "gave" in the sentence is transitive. It is followed by the direct object "a bicycle helmet," which answers the question "What did Grandpa give?"

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  • 13. 

    A transitive verb is followed by a word or words called the direct object that answers the question What? or Whom? An intransitive verb is an action verb that does NOT have a direct object.  Read the sentence below and decide if the underlined action verb is transitive or intransitive. My friend Jamie and I visit there often.

    • A.

      Transitive

    • B.

      Intransitive

    Correct Answer
    B. Intransitive
    Explanation
    The underlined action verb "visit" in the sentence does not have a direct object. It does not answer the question "What?" or "Whom?". Therefore, it is an intransitive verb.

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  • 14. 

    A transitive verb is followed by a word or words called the direct object that answers the question What? or Whom? An intransitive verb is an action verb that does NOT have a direct object.  Read the sentence below and decide if the underlined action verb is transitive or intransitive. Has he sent them the directions to the farm yet?

    • A.

      Transitive

    • B.

      Intransitive

    Correct Answer
    A. Transitive
    Explanation
    The underlined action verb in the sentence is "sent". It is transitive because it is followed by the direct object "them" and answers the question "Whom?".

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  • 15. 

    A transitive verb is followed by a word or words called the direct object that answers the question What? or Whom? An intransitive verb is an action verb that does NOT have a direct object.  Read the sentence below and decide if the underlined action verb is transitive or intransitive. The jeweler showed the bracelet with pride.

    • A.

      Transitive

    • B.

      Intransitive

    Correct Answer
    A. Transitive
    Explanation
    The underlined action verb in the sentence is "showed." It is transitive because it is followed by the direct object "the bracelet," which answers the question "What did the jeweler show?"

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  • 16. 

    A transitive verb is followed by a word or words called the direct object that answers the question What? or Whom? An intransitive verb is an action verb that does NOT have a direct object.  Read the sentence below and decide if the underlined action verb is transitive or intransitive. The troops watched the demonstration in amazement.

    • A.

      Transitive

    • B.

      Intransitive

    Correct Answer
    A. Transitive
    Explanation
    The underlined action verb "watched" is transitive because it is followed by the direct object "the demonstration," which answers the question "What did the troops watch?"

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  • 17. 

    A transitive verb is followed by a word or words called the direct object that answers the question What? or Whom? An intransitive verb is an action verb that does NOT have a direct object.  Read the sentence below and decide if the underlined action verb is transitive or intransitive. Stephen Crane, the author, died at an early age.

    • A.

      Transitive

    • B.

      Intransitive

    Correct Answer
    B. Intransitive
    Explanation
    In the given sentence, the underlined action verb "died" does not have a direct object. It does not answer the question "What?" or "Whom?" Therefore, it is an intransitive verb.

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  • 18. 

    A transitive verb is followed by a word or words called the direct object that answers the question What? or Whom? An intransitive verb is an action verb that does NOT have a direct object.  Read the sentence below and decide if the underlined action verb is transitive or intransitive. Her sore throat is causing her much pain.

    • A.

      Transitive

    • B.

      Intransitive

    Correct Answer
    A. Transitive
    Explanation
    The underlined action verb "causing" in the sentence is transitive because it is followed by the direct object "her much pain." The verb "causing" answers the question "What?" by indicating what is being caused, which is "her much pain."

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  • 19. 

    A transitive verb is followed by a word or words called the direct object that answers the question What? or Whom? An intransitive verb is an action verb that does NOT have a direct object.  Read the sentence below and decide if the underlined action verb is transitive or intransitive. Leaves fall from the trees in autumn.

    • A.

      Transitive

    • B.

      Intransitive

    Correct Answer
    B. Intransitive
    Explanation
    The underlined action verb "fall" does not have a direct object. It is describing the action of leaves falling from the trees in autumn. Since it does not have a direct object, it is an intransitive verb.

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  • 20. 

    A transitive verb is followed by a word or words called the direct object that answers the question What? or Whom? An intransitive verb is an action verb that does NOT have a direct object.  Read the sentence below and decide if the underlined action verb is transitive or intransitive. The chief greeted the general.

    • A.

      Transitive

    • B.

      Intransitive

    Correct Answer
    A. Transitive
    Explanation
    The underlined action verb "greeted" is transitive because it is followed by the direct object "the general", which answers the question "Whom did the chief greet?".

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  • 21. 

    What is the subject of the following sentence? Your accident sounds scary.

    • A.

      Your

    • B.

      Accident

    • C.

      Sounds

    • D.

      Scary

    Correct Answer
    B. Accident
    Explanation
    The subject of the sentence is "accident".

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  • 22. 

    What is the linking verb of the following sentence? Your accident sounds scary.

    • A.

      Your

    • B.

      Accident

    • C.

      Sounds

    • D.

      Scary

    Correct Answer
    C. Sounds
    Explanation
    The linking verb in the sentence "Your accident sounds scary" is "sounds". A linking verb is a verb that connects the subject of a sentence with a word that describes or identifies the subject. In this case, "sounds" connects the subject "your accident" with the adjective "scary", describing the accident.

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  • 23. 

    Does the following sentence have a predicate adjective? Your accident sounds scary.

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The given sentence "Your accident sounds scary" does have a predicate adjective. The adjective "scary" describes the subject "accident" and is connected to it through the linking verb "sounds". Therefore, it fulfills the criteria for a predicate adjective, which modifies the subject and describes its state or condition.

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  • 24. 

    What is the subject of the following sentence? Danny suddenly grew quiet.

    • A.

      Danny

    • B.

      Suddenly

    • C.

      Grew

    • D.

      Quiet

    Correct Answer
    A. Danny
    Explanation
    The subject of the sentence is "Danny". This is because "Danny" is the noun that the sentence is about, and the verb "grew" is describing an action that Danny is doing. The word "suddenly" is an adverb that modifies the verb "grew", and "quiet" is an adjective that describes the state that Danny is in.

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  • 25. 

    What is the linking verb of the following sentence? Danny suddenly grew quiet.

    • A.

      Danny

    • B.

      Suddenly

    • C.

      Grew

    • D.

      Quiet

    Correct Answer
    C. Grew
    Explanation
    The linking verb in the sentence "Danny suddenly grew quiet" is "grew." A linking verb connects the subject (Danny) to a subject complement (quiet) that describes or renames the subject. In this case, "grew" links Danny to the state of being quiet.

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  • 26. 

    Does the following sentence have a predicate adjective? Danny suddenly grew quiet?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The sentence "Danny suddenly grew quiet" has a predicate adjective because the adjective "quiet" describes the state or condition of Danny after he grew suddenly.

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  • 27. 

    What is the subject of the following sentence? Lydia and Erin are the best players on the volleyball team.

    • A.

      Lydia

    • B.

      Lydia; Erin

    • C.

      Players

    • D.

      Team

    Correct Answer
    B. Lydia; Erin
    Explanation
    The subject of the sentence is "Lydia and Erin". This is because they are the ones being described as "the best players on the volleyball team". The subject of a sentence is typically the noun or pronoun that performs the action or is being described in the sentence. In this case, Lydia and Erin are the ones being described, so they are the subject.

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  • 28. 

    What is the linking verb in the following sentence? Lydia and Erin are the best players on the volleyball team.

    • A.

      Erin

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Best

    • D.

      Team

    Correct Answer
    B. Are
    Explanation
    The linking verb in the sentence is "are." It connects the subject "Lydia and Erin" to the predicate "the best players on the volleyball team." The verb "are" shows the relationship between the subject and the predicate, indicating that Lydia and Erin possess the quality of being the best players on the volleyball team.

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  • 29. 

    Identify the predicate noun in the following sentence. Lydia and Erin are the best players on the volleyball team.

    • A.

      Lydia

    • B.

      Erin

    • C.

      Players

    • D.

      Team

    Correct Answer
    C. Players
    Explanation
    The predicate noun in the sentence is "players." A predicate noun is a noun that follows a linking verb and renames or identifies the subject of the sentence. In this case, "are" is the linking verb, and "players" renames or identifies the subject "Lydia and Erin." Therefore, "players" is the correct answer.

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  • 30. 

    Choose the correct form of the verb given in parentheses and its correct verb tense. The candidate (impress; impressed) many voters when she ran for governor last year.

    • A.

      Impress

    • B.

      Impressed

    Correct Answer
    B. Impressed
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "impressed." In this sentence, the verb "impressed" is in the past tense. It is used to describe the action of the candidate and how she affected the voters when she ran for governor last year.

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  • 31. 

    Choose the correct form of the verb given in parentheses and its correct verb tense. My father still (buy; buys) heating oil from a company in Centerburg.

    • A.

      Buy; present

    • B.

      Buys; present

    • C.

      Buy; future

    • D.

      Buys; future

    Correct Answer
    B. Buys; present
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "buys; present." This is because the sentence is talking about a present action that is still happening. The word "still" indicates that the action is ongoing in the present time. Therefore, the correct form of the verb is "buys" in the present tense.

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  • 32. 

    Choose the correct form of the verb given in parentheses and its correct verb tense. Janelle (will baby-sit; baby-sit) for them next Saturday  night.

    • A.

      Will baby-sit; future

    • B.

      Will baby-sit; present

    • C.

      Baby-sit; present

    • D.

      Baby-sit; future

    Correct Answer
    A. Will baby-sit; future
    Explanation
    Janelle will baby-sit for them next Saturday night. The use of "will" indicates a future action, and "baby-sit" is the correct verb form in this context.

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  • 33. 

    Choose the correct form of the verb given in parentheses and its correct verb tense. When she was younger, my grandmother (work; worked) in a bakery.

    • A.

      Work; present

    • B.

      Work; past

    • C.

      Worked; past

    • D.

      Worked; present

    Correct Answer
    C. Worked; past
    Explanation
    When she was younger, my grandmother worked in a bakery. This sentence is describing an action that happened in the past, so the correct verb tense is past. The verb "worked" is the past tense form of "work", which matches the past tense context of the sentence.

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  • 34. 

    Choose the correct form of the verb given in parentheses and its correct verb tense. The athlete (will train, train) with the college track team next month.

    • A.

      Will train; future

    • B.

      Will train; present

    • C.

      Train; future

    • D.

      Train; present

    Correct Answer
    A. Will train; future
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "will train; future". This is because the sentence is referring to a future action that will happen next month. The phrase "will train" indicates that the athlete has a plan or intention to train in the future.

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  • 35. 

    Choose the correct form of the verb given in parentheses and its correct verb tense. The relative humidity usually (fall; falls) when the temperature goes down.

    • A.

      Fall; present

    • B.

      Fall; future

    • C.

      Falls; future

    • D.

      Falls; present

    Correct Answer
    D. Falls; present
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "falls; present". In this sentence, we are talking about a general truth or a habitual action. The use of the present tense verb "falls" indicates that the relative humidity usually decreases when the temperature goes down.

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  • 36. 

    Choose the correct form of the verb given in parentheses and its correct verb tense. Next year we (will be; be) in the eighth grade.

    • A.

      Will be; future

    • B.

      Will be; present

    • C.

      Be; future

    • D.

      Be; present

    Correct Answer
    A. Will be; future
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "will be; future." In this sentence, the speaker is referring to a future event, specifically next year. Therefore, the future tense is appropriate, and the verb "will be" is used to indicate that the speaker and their classmates will be in the eighth grade in the future.

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  • 37. 

    Choose the correct form of the verb given in parentheses and its correct verb tense. Last week we (deliver; delivered) 150 newspapers.

    • A.

      Deliver; present

    • B.

      Deliver; past

    • C.

      Delivered; past

    • D.

      Delivered; present

    Correct Answer
    C. Delivered; past
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "delivered; past." This is because the sentence is referring to an action that happened in the past, specifically last week. Therefore, the verb "deliver" needs to be in the past tense, which is "delivered."

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  • 38. 

    Choose the correct form of the verb given in parentheses and its correct verb tense. Her best friend now (live; lives) in that apartment building over there.

    • A.

      Live; present

    • B.

      Live; future

    • C.

      Lives; future

    • D.

      Lives; present

    Correct Answer
    D. Lives; present
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "lives; present." This is because the subject "her best friend" is singular, so the verb should also be in the singular form. Additionally, the use of "now" indicates that the action is happening in the present. Therefore, the correct form of the verb is "lives" in the present tense.

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  • 39. 

    Choose the correct form of the verb given in parentheses and its correct verb tense. Yesterday you (said; say) you would like to know how to knit.

    • A.

      Said; past

    • B.

      Said; present

    • C.

      Say; past

    • D.

      Say; present

    Correct Answer
    A. Said; past
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "said; past" because the sentence is referring to an action that happened in the past. The word "yesterday" indicates that the action of saying that you would like to know how to knit occurred in the past.

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