Verb Patterns Test Questions And Answers

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Verbs are often considered the most interesting part of a sentence Today, we're going to test your knowledge with this verb patterns quiz that we've created below. In a sentence, verbs can be placed in different positions to pass the desired information. Verbs can have certain letters added to get the desired meaning. Let's see if you can complete the sentences below by adding the correct verb. Try the quiz below and get some practice on verb patterns. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    My boyfriend doesn't really enjoy _____________ (go) to parties.

    • A.

      Went

    • B.

      Gone

    • C.

      Going

    • D.

      Go

    Correct Answer
    C. Going
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "going". This is because the sentence is in the present tense and "going" is the present participle form of the verb "go". It indicates an ongoing action or a habitual activity, which fits the context of the sentence where the boyfriend doesn't enjoy going to parties in general.

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  • 2. 

    James used ____________ (play) the drums when he was younger.

    • A.

      Play

    • B.

      To play

    • C.

      Is playing 

    • D.

      Plays

    Correct Answer
    B. To play
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to play" because the sentence is in the past tense and "to play" is the infinitive form of the verb "play" that is used to indicate an action that happened in the past.

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  • 3. 

    They should make everyone _____________ (learn) a foreign language.

    • A.

      Learned

    • B.

      Learn

    • C.

      Learning 

    • D.

      Learnt 

    Correct Answer
    B. Learn
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "learn" because the sentence is in the present tense and "learn" is the base form of the verb. It is used to express a general statement or a suggestion that applies to everyone.

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  • 4. 

    I haven't got anything ___________ (wear) to the interview.

    • A.

      To wore

    • B.

      Wearing 

    • C.

      To wear

    • D.

      Wear

    Correct Answer
    C. To wear
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to wear" because it is the correct infinitive form of the verb "wear" that is needed in this sentence. The sentence is expressing the speaker's lack of something to wear to the interview, so the infinitive form of the verb is used to show the purpose or intention of finding something to wear.

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  • 5. 

    Did you manage _____________ (find) your keys?

    • A.

      Found

    • B.

      To find 

    • C.

      Have found 

    • D.

      Finding 

    Correct Answer
    B. To find 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to find". In this sentence, "manage" is followed by the infinitive form of the verb, which is "to find". This structure is used to express the ability or success in accomplishing a task. Therefore, the correct form is "Did you manage to find your keys?"

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  • 6. 

    Would you like to go _______________ (swim)?

    • A.

      Swim

    • B.

      Swimming

    • C.

      Have swimming

    • D.

      None of the above 

    Correct Answer
    B. Swimming
    Explanation
    The correct sentence would be, "Would you like to go swimming?" In this case, the infinitive form of the verb "swim" is used, and the correct way to express this in the question is by using the gerund form "swimming." Therefore, option B is the appropriate choice.

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  • 7. 

    Her parents wouldn't let her _________ (go) out.

    • A.

      Went

    • B.

      Going

    • C.

      Gone

    • D.

      Go

    Correct Answer
    D. Go
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "go" because it is the past tense form of the verb "go". In the sentence, the action of going out is being referred to in the future, indicating that her parents wouldn't let her go. Therefore, "go" is the appropriate form of the verb to use in this context.

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  • 8. 

    The dog ______ across the field. 

    • A.

      Run

    • B.

      Ran

    • C.

      Running 

    • D.

      Was run 

    Correct Answer
    B. Ran
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "ran" because it is the past tense of the verb "run." In the given sentence, the action of the dog crossing the field has already happened in the past, so the past tense form of the verb should be used.

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  • 9. 

    It stopped _____________ (rain) so we went to the beach.

    • A.

      Rained

    • B.

      Raining

    • C.

      Rain

    • D.

      To rain

    Correct Answer
    B. Raining
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "raining" because it is the present participle form of the verb "rain" which is used to describe an ongoing action. In this context, it indicates that the rain was currently happening, and because of that, the speaker decided to go to the beach.

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  • 10. 

    Smith ______ short stories at home. 

    • A.

      Was writing 

    • B.

      Writes

    • C.

      Wrote

    • D.

      Is writing 

    Correct Answer
    B. Writes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "writes". This is because the sentence is in the present tense and is referring to a habitual action. "Writes" is the present simple form of the verb "write" and is used to describe actions that are regularly or repeatedly done.

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Elizabeth Paskert |MEd (Curriculum and Teaching) |
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Elizabeth is a creative and outgoing individual with excellent organizational skills and a strong proficiency in computer applications such as Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Internet usage. Elizabeth earned her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and Teaching from Bowling Green State University, followed by a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction from the same university. She is a goal-oriented teacher who excels in working with both adults and children. Elizabeth's enthusiasm for gaining academic training and work experience is directed towards a career in Early Childhood Education.

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