Verb Forms And Tenses Quiz!

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This purpose of this quiz is to see if you know all the verbs and verb tenses!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The actors looked nervous. Is "looked" an action verb or linking verb in this sentence?

    • A.

      Action verb

    • B.

      Linking verb

    Correct Answer
    B. Linking verb
    Explanation
    In this sentence, "looked" is functioning as a linking verb. Linking verbs connect the subject of a sentence with a noun, pronoun, or adjective that renames or describes it. In this case, "looked" connects the subject "actors" with the adjective "nervous," describing their appearance.

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  • 2. 

    Which is the past participle form of the present verb begin?

    • A.

      Began

    • B.

      Begin

    • C.

      (had) begun

    • D.

      (is) beginning

    Correct Answer
    C. (had) begun
    Explanation
    The past participle form of the present verb "begin" is "(had) begun." This form is used to indicate an action that started in the past and has been completed or is ongoing.

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  • 3. 

    What does the progressive form of every verb tense show? 

    • A.

      Action that is presently occuring

    • B.

      Action that already occurred

    • C.

      Action that will occur

    • D.

      Action that never occured

    Correct Answer
    A. Action that is presently occuring
    Explanation
    The progressive form of every verb tense shows an action that is presently occurring. This means that the action is happening right now or in the present moment. The progressive form is formed by using the auxiliary verb "be" followed by the present participle of the main verb. It is used to describe ongoing or continuous actions in the present tense.

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  • 4. 

    When regular present verbs change to the past and past participle form, what do you add to the end of the verb?

    • A.

      -d

    • B.

      -ed

    • C.

      Either -d or -ed depending on the verb

    • D.

      -s

    • E.

      -ing

    Correct Answer
    C. Either -d or -ed depending on the verb
    Explanation
    *This excludes irregular verbs. Irregular verbs have no general rule.

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  • 5. 

    How many verb tenses are there?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      37

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      6

    Correct Answer
    D. 6
    Explanation
    The verb tenses express the times an action was performed.

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  • 6. 

    Verbs are words that express an [ ________ ] or state of being.

    Correct Answer
    action
    Explanation
    Verbs are words that express an action or state of being. They are the main part of a sentence and show what the subject is doing or the condition it is in. In this case, the correct answer is "action" because verbs can indicate an action that is being performed.

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  • 7. 

    He gave the winner a prize yesterday as the contest. Is the underlined verb in the correct form and tense? If no, what is the correct form and tense?

    • A.

      Give

    • B.

      Gived

    • C.

      It is correct.

    • D.

      Given

    Correct Answer
    C. It is correct.
    Explanation
    The underlined verb "gave" is not in the correct form and tense. The correct form and tense should be "given" as it is the past participle form of the verb "give" and is used in this context to indicate that the prize was given in the past.

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