Verb Usage

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Verb Quizzes & Trivia

Troublesome verb pairs; verb tense usage; Verb tense consistency


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    1. Let's ______ down while Judy sets the table.
    • A. 

      A. sit

    • B. 

      B. set

  • 2. 
    2. The team manager will ______ the equipment down on the bench.
    • A. 

      A. sit

    • B. 

      B. set

  • 3. 
    3. We are _______ funds for Haitian people.
    • A. 

      A. rising

    • B. 

      B. raising

  • 4. 
    4. The young girl ______ her hand.
    • A. 

      A. rose

    • B. 

      B. raised

  • 5. 
    5. Did the price of vegetables ______?
    • A. 

      A. rise

    • B. 

      B. raise

  • 6. 
    6. Please _____ the atlas on my desk.
    • A. 

      A. lie

    • B. 

      B. lay

  • 7. 
    7. The trash barrels have ______ by the side of the road all day.
    • A. 

      A. lain

    • B. 

      B. laid

  • 8. 
    8. She can't come to the phone because she is ______ down and taking a nap.
    • A. 

      A. lying

    • B. 

      B. laying

  • 9. 
    9. ______ I please go to the restroom?
    • A. 

      A. May

    • B. 

      B. Can

  • 10. 
    10. I know that all of you _____ earn earn 100 points on this test.
    • A. 

      A. may

    • B. 

      B. can

  • 11. 
    11. Ellen's sister _____ her to the mall this afternoon.
    • A. 

      A. had driven

    • B. 

      B. will drive

  • 12. 
    12. My parents ______ to the spelling bee last year.
    • A. 

      A. comed

    • B. 

      B. came

  • 13. 
    13. I should have _____ the test would be difficult.
    • A. 

      A. known

    • B. 

      B. knew

  • 14. 
    14. He is _____ to Cape Canaveral this summer.
    • A. 

      A. going

    • B. 

      B. gone

  • 15. 
    15. Maya has been _____ to play Emily in Our Town.
    • A. 

      A. chose

    • B. 

      B. chosen

    • C. 

      C. choose

  • 16. 
    16. The water pipe _____ during the ice storm.
    • A. 

      A. burst

    • B. 

      B. busted

  • 17. 
    17. I ____ the northern lights last night.
    • A. 

      A. have seen

    • B. 

      B. saw

    • C. 

      C. have saw

  • 18. 
    18. Wyatt will _____ his new computer game to the party tonight.
    • A. 

      A. bring

    • B. 

      B. brought

  • 19. 
    19. I finally arrived to the concert an hour after it had _____ ,
    • A. 

      A. begin

    • B. 

      B. began

    • C. 

      C. begun

  • 20. 
    20. When we went to the movies, we _____ popcorn.
    • A. 

      A. buy

    • B. 

      B. buyed

    • C. 

      C. bought

  • 21. 
    21. Fill in the blank with the correct verb tense of play.     Jason ______________________ baseball since he was five years old.
  • 22. 
    22. Fill in the blank with the correct verb tense of see.     I ___________________you at Wal-Mart last night.
  • 23. 
    23.  Fill in the blank with the correct verb tense of visit.      Last weekend I _____________________ with my cousins and went to White Water         with them.
  • 24. 
    24. Fill in the blank with the correct verb tense of cook.     Fred will take out the trash, and I ___________________ dinner.
  • 25. 
    25. Fill in the blank with the correct verb tense of complete.    Jethro _____________________ his homework before his mother came home from work.