Verbs - To Be

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Circle the correct verb to complete each sentence.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    My friends ____________ happy to see me.

    • A.

      Was

    • B.

      Is

    • C.

      Were

    Correct Answer
    C. Were
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were" because the subject "my friends" is plural, indicating that there is more than one friend. In English, when the subject is plural, the verb form used is also plural. Therefore, "were" is the correct verb form to agree with the plural subject "my friends."

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  • 2. 

    Last week the class _______ going to the zoo.

    • A.

      Was

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Am

    Correct Answer
    A. Was
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was" because it agrees with the subject "class," which is a singular noun.

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  • 3. 

    The zoo ________ in Memphis.

    • A.

      Are

    • B.

      Were

    • C.

      Is

    Correct Answer
    C. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is" because "zoo" is a singular noun and requires a singular verb. "Is" is the correct form of the verb to be for singular subjects in the present tense.

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  • 4. 

    At the zoo there  ________   many wild animals.

    • A.

      Are

    • B.

      Am

    • C.

      Was

    Correct Answer
    A. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are" because the subject "many wild animals" is plural, so it requires the plural form of the verb "to be" which is "are".

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  • 5. 

    I ____ glad we went to the zoo.

    • A.

      Am

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Is

    Correct Answer
    A. Am
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "am" because the subject "I" is first person singular and requires the corresponding form of the verb "to be," which is "am."

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  • 6. 

    My friend _____ nice.

    • A.

      Were

    • B.

      Am

    • C.

      Is

    Correct Answer
    C. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is" because it agrees with the subject "My friend" in the present tense.

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  • 7. 

    You _______ late to school yesterday.

    • A.

      Am

    • B.

      Were

    • C.

      Is

    Correct Answer
    B. Were
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were." This is because the sentence is referring to a past event, and "were" is the past tense form of the verb "to be" when used with the pronoun "you."

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  • 8. 

    Flowers _______ beautiful. 

    • A.

      Am

    • B.

      Is

    • C.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    C. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are" because "flowers" is a plural noun and requires a plural verb to agree with it.

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  • 9. 

    Sam _____ cooking dinner.

    • A.

      Am

    • B.

      Is

    • C.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    B. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is" because "Sam" is a singular noun, and when referring to a singular subject, we use the verb "is" in the present tense.

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  • 10. 

    My mother _______ going to work.

    • A.

      Was

    • B.

      Am

    • C.

      Were

    Correct Answer
    A. Was
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was" because it agrees with the subject "my mother" in the past tense. "Am" is incorrect because it is first person singular and does not match the subject. "Were" is incorrect because it is plural and does not agree with the singular subject.

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