Learn About Verb Tenses 1

Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
| By Jmweaver
J
Jmweaver
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 7 | Total Attempts: 660,242
Questions: 20 | Attempts: 3,451

SettingsSettingsSettings
Learn About Verb Tenses 1 - Quiz

Students must either label the tense of the verb or choose the correct verb tense in a sentence. Simple and Perfect Tenses are tested.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    1.  Some people will do anything for a little exercise.

    • A.

      Past Tense

    • B.

      Present Tense

    • C.

      Future Tense

    • D.

      Past Perfect Tense

    • E.

      Future Perfect Tense

    Correct Answer
    C. Future Tense
    Explanation
    The given sentence "Some people will do anything for a little exercise" is written in the future tense. It suggests that in the future, there will be people who are willing to do anything just to get a bit of exercise. The use of the modal verb "will" indicates a future action or event.

    Rate this question:

  • 2. 

    2.  John Marino rides his bicycle in the afternoon.

    • A.

      Past Tense

    • B.

      Present Tense

    • C.

      Future Tense

    • D.

      Past Perfect Tense

    • E.

      Present Perfect Tense

    Correct Answer
    B. Present Tense
    Explanation
    The sentence "John Marino rides his bicycle in the afternoon" is in the present tense because it describes an action that is currently happening. The verb "rides" is in the present tense form, indicating that it is a regular occurrence for John Marino to ride his bicycle in the afternoon.

    Rate this question:

  • 3. 

    3.  My brother and I have hiked for more than 100 miles this year.

    • A.

      Past Tense

    • B.

      Present Tense

    • C.

      Future Tense

    • D.

      Past Perfect Tense

    • E.

      Present Perfect Tense

    Correct Answer
    E. Present Perfect Tense
    Explanation
    The sentence "My brother and I have hiked for more than 100 miles this year" uses the present perfect tense. This tense is used to talk about actions or events that started in the past and continue into the present. In this case, the action of hiking started in the past and has continued up until now. The use of "have hiked" indicates that the action is ongoing and has not yet been completed.

    Rate this question:

  • 4. 

    4.  By the end of the year, we will have hiked more than 300 miles.

    • A.

      Past Tense

    • B.

      Present Tense

    • C.

      Future Tense

    • D.

      Past Perfect Tense

    • E.

      Future Perfect Tense

    Correct Answer
    E. Future Perfect Tense
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Future Perfect Tense. This is because the sentence indicates that an action (hiking more than 300 miles) will be completed by the end of the year. The future perfect tense is used to describe an action that will be completed before a specific point in the future. In this case, the specific point is the end of the year.

    Rate this question:

  • 5. 

    5.  Mark rode his bicycle to the recreation center.

    • A.

      Past Tense

    • B.

      Present Tense

    • C.

      Future Tense

    • D.

      Past Perfect Tense

    • E.

      Future Perfect Tense

    Correct Answer
    A. Past Tense
    Explanation
    The sentence "Mark rode his bicycle to the recreation center" is written in the past tense. The verb "rode" indicates an action that has already happened in the past.

    Rate this question:

  • 6. 

    6.  Mark and John had been thinking about enrolling in photography classes.

    • A.

      Past Tense

    • B.

      Present Tense

    • C.

      Future Tense

    • D.

      Past Perfect Tense

    • E.

      Present Perfect Tense

    Correct Answer
    D. Past Perfect Tense
    Explanation
    The use of the past perfect tense "had been thinking" indicates that Mark and John had been thinking about enrolling in photography classes in the past, before another past event or point in time. This suggests that their thinking about enrolling had occurred prior to another event or action that took place in the past.

    Rate this question:

  • 7. 

    7.  The instructor has given us an outline of the course.

    • A.

      Past Tense

    • B.

      Present Tense

    • C.

      Future Tense

    • D.

      Past Perfect Tense

    • E.

      Present Perfect Tense

    Correct Answer
    E. Present Perfect Tense
    Explanation
    The use of "has given" indicates that the action of the instructor giving the outline happened in the past but has a connection to the present. The present perfect tense is used to express an action that started in the past and is still relevant or has an impact on the present. Therefore, the present perfect tense is the correct choice in this context.

    Rate this question:

  • 8. 

    8.  After enrolling in the class, they began taking pictures on their hiking trips.

    • A.

      Past Tense

    • B.

      Present Tense

    • C.

      Future Tense

    • D.

      Past Perfect Tense

    • E.

      Future Perfect Tense

    Correct Answer
    A. Past Tense
    Explanation
    The given sentence "After enrolling in the class, they began taking pictures on their hiking trips" is written in the past tense. This is evident from the use of the past tense verb "began" to indicate the start of the action of taking pictures. The past tense is used to describe actions that have already happened in the past.

    Rate this question:

  • 9. 

    By the end of the class, we will have learned many photographic tips.

    • A.

      Past Tense

    • B.

      Present Tense

    • C.

      Past Perfect Tense

    • D.

      Present Perfect Tense

    • E.

      Future Perfect Tense

    Correct Answer
    E. Future Perfect Tense
    Explanation
    The given sentence "By the end of the class, we will have learned many photographic tips" indicates an action that will be completed in the future. The future perfect tense is used to talk about an action that will be finished before a specific time in the future. In this case, "will have learned" suggests that the learning of photographic tips will be completed by the end of the class.

    Rate this question:

  • 10. 

    10. Before the class began, Tina had warned us that it was very difficult.

    • A.

      Past Tense

    • B.

      Present Tense

    • C.

      Past Perfect Tense

    • D.

      Present Perfect Tense

    • E.

      Future Perfect Tense

    Correct Answer
    C. Past Perfect Tense
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Past Perfect Tense. The use of "had warned" indicates that the action of warning (Tina warning us) happened before another past action (the class beginning). The Past Perfect Tense is used to show an action that happened before another past action.

    Rate this question:

  • 11. 

    I ___________________some of my own photographs. (present perfect of print)

    • A.

      Had printed

    • B.

      Have printed

    • C.

      Has printed

    • D.

      Printed

    Correct Answer
    B. Have printed
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have printed." This is because the sentence is in the present perfect tense, which is used to talk about an action that started in the past and is still relevant in the present. In this case, the action of printing the photographs started in the past and is still relevant to the present moment. Therefore, "have printed" is the appropriate form of the verb.

    Rate this question:

  • 12. 

    We __________________ in our attempts to develop color photographs. (past perfect of fail)

    • A.

      Had failed

    • B.

      Have failed

    • C.

      Has failed

    • D.

      Failed

    • E.

      Fail

    Correct Answer
    A. Had failed
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had failed." The question is asking for the past perfect form of the verb "fail" to complete the sentence. "Had failed" is the correct past perfect form, indicating that the failure occurred before another past event or time in the sentence.

    Rate this question:

  • 13. 

    Laurel _________ the bus to school every day.  (future tense of ride)

    • A.

      Rode

    • B.

      Rides

    • C.

      Will ride

    Correct Answer
    C. Will ride
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "will ride" because it is the future tense of the verb "ride." This indicates that Laurel will ride the bus to school in the future.

    Rate this question:

  • 14. 

    14. Tommy _________________ his drivers license last year. (past tense of receive)

    • A.

      Received

    • B.

      Receives

    • C.

      Will receive

    • D.

      Had received

    Correct Answer
    A. Received
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "received" because it is the past tense form of the verb "receive." This means that Tommy obtained or was given his driver's license in the past.

    Rate this question:

  • 15. 

    15. I'm sure our dark room ________________ by the end of the course. (future perfect of improve)

    • A.

      Improved

    • B.

      Will improve

    • C.

      Has improved

    • D.

      Will have improved

    Correct Answer
    D. Will have improved
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the speaker is expressing certainty that the dark room will be improved by the end of the course. The use of "will have improved" indicates that the improvement will be completed in the future before the end of the course. This future perfect tense suggests that the improvement is a planned or expected outcome.

    Rate this question:

  • 16. 

    16.  Nathan knows he ______________________ new techniques in photography. (present perfect of learn)

    • A.

      Learned

    • B.

      Is learning

    • C.

      Will have learned

    • D.

      Will learn

    • E.

      Has learned

    Correct Answer
    E. Has learned
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "has learned" because the sentence is in the present perfect tense, which is used to talk about an action that started in the past and is still relevant in the present. In this case, Nathan has learned new techniques in photography at some point in the past, and this knowledge is still applicable to the present.

    Rate this question:

  • 17. 

    17.  Some pictures _____________________ into meaningless blobs before our very eyes.(present tense of dissolve)

    • A.

      Dissolve

    • B.

      Dissolved

    • C.

      Will dissolve

    • D.

      Have dissolved

    • E.

      Dissolves

    Correct Answer
    A. Dissolve
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "dissolve". The sentence is in the present tense and is referring to an ongoing action. "Dissolve" is the correct present tense form of the verb and fits grammatically in the sentence.

    Rate this question:

  • 18. 

    18.  Black and white pictures ___________________ me the least problem developing. (present perfect tense of give)

    • A.

      Gave

    • B.

      Give

    • C.

      Has given

    • D.

      Have given

    • E.

      Will have given

    Correct Answer
    D. Have given
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have given." This is because the sentence is in the present perfect tense, which is formed by using the auxiliary verb "have" followed by the past participle of the main verb. In this case, the main verb is "give," and its past participle form is "given." Therefore, the correct form is "have given."

    Rate this question:

  • 19. 

    19.  We ____________________every kind of camera.  (past tense of study)

    • A.

      Studied

    • B.

      Studies

    • C.

      Will study

    • D.

      Had studied

    • E.

      Will have studied

    Correct Answer
    A. Studied
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "studied." This is because the sentence is in the past tense and requires a verb in the past tense form. "Studied" is the past tense of the verb "study."

    Rate this question:

  • 20. 

    20.  Our school _____________ night classes in photography next year. (Future Tense of begin)

    • A.

      Began

    • B.

      Begins

    • C.

      Will begin

    • D.

      Have begun

    • E.

      Will have begun

    Correct Answer
    C. Will begin
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "will begin" because it is the future tense of the verb "begin." In this sentence, it is indicated that the school will start offering night classes in photography next year.

    Rate this question:

Related Topics

Back to Top Back to top
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.