A Quiz On Helping Verbs

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This quiz, designed to test your knowledge of helping verbs, contains 10 multiple-choice questions. The quiz will challenge your understanding of what constitutes a helping verb, how to identify them in sentences, and their function within sentence structure. From differentiating helping verbs from main verbs to identifying their presence or absence in various sentences, this quiz covers a wide range of scenarios. Suitable for English language learners of all levels, this quiz offers a comprehensive approach to mastering the crucial aspect of helping verbs. Enjoy testing your understanding and improving your grammar skills!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which one is not a helping verb?

    • A.

      Has

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Jump

    • D.

      Did

    Correct Answer
    C. Jump
    Explanation
    Jump: The word "jump" is not a helping verb; it is a main verb indicating an action.

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  • 2. 

    What is the helping verb in the sentence, "They are running"?

    • A.

      They

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Running

    • D.

      No helping verb

    Correct Answer
    B. Are
    Explanation
    Are: "Are" is the helping verb in the sentence. It is used to form the present continuous tense.

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  • 3. 

    Identify the sentence with a helping verb.

    • A.

      I swim every day.

    • B.

      He loves pizza.

    • C.

      She has been studying.

    • D.

      They walk to school.

    Correct Answer
    C. She has been studying.
    Explanation
    She has been studying: This sentence contains a helping verb "has" (part of the present perfect continuous tense), making it the correct choice.

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  • 4. 

    What is the main verb in the sentence, "I have been reading a book"?

    • A.

      Have

    • B.

      Been

    • C.

      Reading

    • D.

      Book

    Correct Answer
    C. Reading
    Explanation
    Reading: "Reading" is the main verb in the sentence. It is part of the present perfect continuous tense.

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  • 5. 

    Choose the sentence where "will" is used as a helping verb.

    • A.

      Will you go to the market?

    • B.

      He will read the book.

    • C.

      Will I do this?

    • D.

      I will

    Correct Answer
    B. He will read the book.
    Explanation
    The sentence "He will read the book" uses "will" as a helping verb. In this sentence, "will" is used to indicate a future action or event.

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  • 6. 

    How many helping verbs are in the sentence, "They should have been going to the park"?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    C. 3
    Explanation
    The sentence "They should have been going to the park" contains three helping verbs: should, have, and been. Helping verbs are used to form verb phrases and indicate tense, mood, voice, or aspect. In this sentence, should indicates obligation or advice, have indicates past tense, and been indicates continuous aspect.

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  • 7. 

    In the sentence, "We might be able to finish the work," what are the helping verbs?

    • A.

      We, might

    • B.

      Might, be

    • C.

      Finish, the

    • D.

      Be, to

    Correct Answer
    B. Might, be
    Explanation
    The helping verbs in the sentence "We might be able to finish the work" are "might" and "be." The word "might" is a modal verb that indicates possibility or permission, while "be" is an auxiliary verb that helps to form the continuous tense. Together, these helping verbs modify the main verb "finish" and provide additional information about the possibility of completing the work.

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  • 8. 

    What is the helping verb in the sentence, "She is eating an apple"?

    • A.

      She

    • B.

      Is

    • C.

      Eating

    • D.

      An apple

    Correct Answer
    B. Is
    Explanation
    The helping verb in the sentence "She is eating an apple" is "is". The helping verb "is" is used to form the present continuous tense, indicating that the action of eating is currently happening.

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  • 9. 

    Identify the sentence without a helping verb.

    • A.

      He will be there soon.

    • B.

      She has eaten lunch.

    • C.

      I can swim.

    • D.

      They dance gracefully.

    Correct Answer
    D. They dance gracefully.
    Explanation
    The sentence "They dance gracefully" does not have a helping verb. Helping verbs, also known as auxiliary verbs, are used to form tenses, voice, and mood in a sentence. In this case, the sentence lacks a helping verb like "do," "have," or "be" to assist the main verb "dance." Therefore, it is the correct answer.

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  • 10. 

    In the sentence, "He does not like vegetables," what is the helping verb?

    • A.

      He

    • B.

      Does

    • C.

      Like

    • D.

      No helping verb

    Correct Answer
    B. Does
    Explanation
    The helping verb in the sentence "He does not like vegetables" is "does." The helping verb "does" is used to form the negative statement and indicate present tense in the third person singular form. In this sentence, it helps to convey the action of not liking vegetables.

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