Verb Tenses Trivia Quiz: Can You Pass This Test?

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The correct knowledge of the verb tenses is mandatory for better communication. The nine most utilized verb tenses are present, present perfect, present continuous, future, future perfect, and future continuous. The tense of a verb indicates it’s time. Verbs are simply words that demonstrate actions or states of being. Become acquainted with verb tenses. Put your expertise to the acid test and try this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Do you _____  chocolate milk?

    • A.

      Like

    • B.

      Likes

    • C.

      Liked

    Correct Answer
    A. Like
    Explanation
    The question is asking for the correct form of the verb "like" to fill in the blank. Since the subject of the sentence is "you," which is a singular pronoun, the correct form of the verb is "like." "Likes" is the correct form for third-person singular subjects (he, she, it), and "liked" is the past tense form of the verb.

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  • 2. 

    It  ___ a beautiful day today.

    • A.

      Be

    • B.

      Am

    • C.

      Is

    Correct Answer
    C. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is" because it agrees with the subject "it" which is a singular pronoun. In English grammar, the verb "to be" conjugates as "is" when used with the pronoun "it" in the present tense. Therefore, "is" is the appropriate form to use in this sentence to indicate that the day is beautiful.

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  • 3. 

    He  ____ not want to come to the movies.

    • A.

      Do

    • B.

      Does

    • C.

      Is

    Correct Answer
    B. Does
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "does" because it agrees with the subject "he" in the sentence. In English, when the subject is a singular third-person pronoun (he, she, it), we use "does" as the auxiliary verb in negative sentences.

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  • 4. 

    I  ___ my dinner right now.

    • A.

      Eat

    • B.

      Eating

    • C.

      Am eating

    Correct Answer
    C. Am eating
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "am eating" because the sentence is in the present continuous tense, which is used to describe an action happening at the moment of speaking. Therefore, the verb "eat" needs to be conjugated with the auxiliary verb "am" to indicate that the action is currently taking place.

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  • 5. 

    My mother-in-law is  ____ at our house this week.

    • A.

      Staying

    • B.

      Stay

    • C.

      Be staying

    Correct Answer
    A. Staying
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "staying" because it is the present participle form of the verb "stay." In the sentence, "My mother-in-law is staying at our house this week," the verb "is staying" is used to describe the ongoing action of her being at our house for the duration of the week.

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  • 6. 

    When do you  _____ your new art class?

    • A.

      Starting

    • B.

      Are starting

    • C.

      Start

    Correct Answer
    C. Start
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "start". In the sentence, the word "do" is used as an auxiliary verb, indicating that the speaker is asking about the timing of the action. The verb "start" is the correct choice because it matches the present simple tense used in the question. The other options, "starting" and "are starting", are not grammatically correct in this context.

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  • 7. 

    ____ you been to Japan?

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Has

    • C.

      Have

    Correct Answer
    C. Have
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have". This is because the question is asking about a past experience or action, and "have" is the correct auxiliary verb to use in this context. "Has" is used for third person singular subjects, and "is" is not appropriate for indicating past experiences.

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  • 8. 

    It has ____  snowing a lot this week.

    • A.

      Been

    • B.

      Be

    • C.

      Being

    Correct Answer
    A. Been
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "been." In this sentence, the verb "has" indicates that the action of snowing started in the past and is still ongoing. To express this continuous action, the present perfect tense is used, which requires the auxiliary verb "been" followed by the present participle form of the main verb. Therefore, "been" is the correct choice to complete the sentence grammatically.

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  • 9. 

    Julie  ____ living in Italy since May.

    • A.

      Has

    • B.

      Has been

    • C.

      Have been

    Correct Answer
    B. Has been
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "has been" because the sentence is in the present perfect tense, indicating an action that started in the past and is still ongoing. "Has been" is the correct form of the verb "to be" to use with the pronoun "Julie" in the third person singular form.

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  • 10. 

    I  ___ to the mall after school.

    • A.

      Goed

    • B.

      Goes

    • C.

      Went

    Correct Answer
    C. Went
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "went". In this sentence, the word "went" is the past tense of the verb "go". It is used to indicate that the speaker or subject of the sentence went to the mall after school in the past. The other options, "goed" and "goes", are incorrect because they do not match the past tense form needed in this sentence.

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  • 11. 

    Sorry, I ____ hear you at the door.

    • A.

      Wasn't

    • B.

      Didn't

    • C.

      Am not

    Correct Answer
    B. Didn't
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "didn't" because it is the contraction of "did not," which is used to indicate the past tense of the verb "hear." In this sentence, it implies that the person speaking was unable to hear the other person at the door in the past.

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  • 12. 

     ____ you still working at 7pm last night?

    • A.

      Are

    • B.

      Were

    • C.

      Was

    Correct Answer
    B. Were
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were" because it is the past tense form of the verb "to be" used with the pronoun "you." In this sentence, we are referring to a past action of working at 7pm last night, so we need to use the past tense.

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  • 13. 

    We  ____ sleeping at 11pm.

    • A.

      Weren't

    • B.

      Wasn't

    • C.

      Won't

    Correct Answer
    A. Weren't
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "weren't". This is because the sentence is referring to multiple people or a plural subject, indicating that the correct form of the verb "to be" should be in the plural form. "Weren't" is the plural form of "wasn't", which is used for singular subjects.

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  • 14. 

    Rima is working in the library this week, but she will be _____ in the school by the beginning of next week.

    • A.

      Work

    • B.

      Worked

    • C.

      Working

    Correct Answer
    C. Working
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "working" because the sentence is referring to a future action. Rima is currently working in the library this week, but by the beginning of next week, she will still be working in the school. The present continuous tense "working" is used to indicate an action that is happening at the present moment and will continue into the future.

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  • 15. 

    My brother and sister  ____ playing tennis at 11am yesterday.

    • A.

      Were

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Was

    Correct Answer
    A. Were
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were" because the sentence is referring to both the brother and sister, indicating that they were both involved in playing tennis at 11am yesterday. "Were" is the past tense form of the verb "to be" used for plural subjects.

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  • 16. 

     ____ you see Jody's new dog yesterday?

    • A.

      Do

    • B.

      Did

    • C.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    B. Did
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Did." This is because the question is asking about a past event, specifically whether or not the person saw Jody's new dog yesterday. "Did" is the past tense of the verb "do" and is used to form questions or negative statements in the past simple tense.

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  • 17. 

    You have  ____ too hard today.

    • A.

      Worked

    • B.

      Working

    • C.

      Work

    Correct Answer
    A. Worked
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "worked" because it is the past tense form of the verb "work" and matches the subject "you" in the sentence.

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