Verbs And Verb Usage

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Verbs And Verb Usage - Quiz

This quiz will test your use of verbs and verb phrases while testing your knowledge of the many forms of verbs.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the verb phrase in the following sentence?A rain forest is divided into four levels.

    • A.

      Rain

    • B.

      Rain forest

    • C.

      Is

    • D.

      Divided

    • E.

      Is divided

    Correct Answer
    E. Is divided
    Explanation
    The verb phrase in the given sentence is "is divided". This phrase consists of the auxiliary verb "is" and the main verb "divided". Together, they form the passive voice construction that describes the action of dividing the rain forest into four levels.

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  • 2. 

    What is the verb in the following sentence?Our Lady Queen of Martyrs is a Catholic school.

    • A.

      Of

    • B.

      Is

    • C.

      A

    • D.

      School

    Correct Answer
    B. Is
    Explanation
    The verb in the given sentence is "is." It is the main verb in the sentence and shows the state of being or existence.

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  • 3. 

    What is the verb phrase in the following sentence?Should Olivia go to the dance with Melinda?

    • A.

      Should

    • B.

      Go

    • C.

      Dance

    • D.

      Should go

    • E.

      Go dance

    Correct Answer
    D. Should go
    Explanation
    The verb phrase in the sentence is "should go." This is because "should" is the modal verb indicating a suggestion or obligation, and "go" is the main verb indicating the action of attending the dance. Together, they form the verb phrase "should go."

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  • 4. 

    What is the correct way to use the irregular verb?I ___________ you at the grocery store on Sunday.

    • A.

      Seen

    • B.

      Saw

    • C.

      See

    Correct Answer
    B. Saw
    Explanation
    The correct way to use the irregular verb in this sentence is "saw". This is because "saw" is the past tense form of the verb "see", which is the appropriate tense to use in this sentence to indicate that the action of seeing occurred in the past.

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  • 5. 

    What is the correct way to use the helping verb?They __________ going to see that movie, but they changed their minds.

    • A.

      Are

    • B.

      Were

    • C.

      Was

    • D.

      Is

    • E.

      Am

    Correct Answer
    B. Were
    Explanation
    The correct way to use the helping verb in this sentence is "were." This is because the subject "they" is plural, so the verb needs to be in the plural form as well. "Were" is the past tense form of the verb "to be" that is used with plural subjects.

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  • 6. 

    Select the correct troublesome verb.My family ___________ animals on a farm for personal use.

    • A.

      Raises

    • B.

      Rises

    Correct Answer
    A. Raises
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "raises." In this sentence, the verb should be "raises" because it indicates the action of taking care of animals on a farm. "Rises" would not make sense in this context as it does not convey the intended meaning of tending to animals.

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  • 7. 

    Select the correct "troublesome" verb. Where did the girls ________ the tickets for the game?

    • A.

      Lay

    • B.

      Lie

    Correct Answer
    A. Lay
    Explanation
    The verb "lay" is the correct choice because it is used when an object is being placed or positioned by someone. In this context, the girls are actively placing or positioning the tickets for the game somewhere, so "lay" is the appropriate verb to use. "Lie" is not the correct choice because it is used when someone or something is in a reclining or resting position, without any active movement or placement involved.

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  • 8. 

    Is the word in bold a noun or a verb?How the internet works is a fascinating question for many people.

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    Correct Answer
    A. Noun
    Explanation
    The word "question" in the sentence "How the internet works is a fascinating question for many people" is a noun. It is used as the subject of the sentence and refers to the topic or inquiry being discussed.

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  • 9. 

    Is the word in bold a noun or a verb?Evelyn loves to do that dance in the mirror.

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    Correct Answer
    A. Noun
    Explanation
    The word "dance" in the given sentence is a noun. It is referring to a specific activity or performance of moving rhythmically to music. In this sentence, it is being described as something that Evelyn loves to do in front of the mirror.

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  • 10. 

    Is the word in bold a noun or a verb?Joe answered that question very well.

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    Correct Answer
    B. Verb
    Explanation
    The word "answered" is the past tense form of the verb "answer." In the sentence, it is used to describe the action that Joe performed, indicating that it is functioning as a verb.

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  • 11. 

    Is the word in bold a noun or a verb?You know the answer to the question!

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    Correct Answer
    A. Noun
    Explanation
    The word "answer" in the given question is a noun. It is referring to a response or solution to a question or problem. In this case, the word "answer" is used to indicate that there is a correct response to the question being asked.

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  • 12. 

    Sidney Poitier built the church with bricks. Built is a transitive verb, true or false?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement states that Sidney Poitier built the church with bricks. The word "built" is a transitive verb because it takes an object, which in this case is "the church". Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 13. 

    Because of the nuns, he found the strength to finish the job.Found is a transitive verb, true or false?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "Because of the nuns, he found the strength to finish the job" indicates that the subject, "he," was able to locate or discover the strength to complete the task due to the presence or influence of the nuns. This implies that "found" is being used transitively, as it is describing an action that the subject performed on an object (the strength). Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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  • 14. 

    His helpers fell into the hole after building the church. Fell is a transitive verb, true or false?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. The verb "fell" in this sentence is intransitive, not transitive. Intransitive verbs do not require a direct object to complete their meaning, while transitive verbs do. In this sentence, "fell" does not have a direct object, as it is describing the action of the helpers themselves, rather than something or someone that they caused to fall.

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  • 15. 

    Give is a linking verb, true or false

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The linking verb "give" is not true. Linking verbs connect the subject of a sentence to a noun or adjective that describes or renames the subject. "Give" is not typically used as a linking verb, as it usually indicates an action rather than a state of being.

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  • 16. 

    An action verb links the subject to the predicate, true or false?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. An action verb is a type of verb that shows an action being performed by the subject. It does not link the subject to the predicate. Instead, a linking verb is used to connect the subject to the predicate and describe a state of being or condition.

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  • 17. 

    A transitive verb expresses an action that passes from a doer to a receiver, true or false?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A transitive verb is a type of verb that requires a direct object to complete its meaning. It expresses an action that is done by a subject and received by an object. Therefore, the statement that a transitive verb expresses an action that passes from a doer to a receiver is true.

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  • 18. 

    Monica will go with Melinda.Georgia is short and fat.Which sentence above contains a linking verb?

    • A.

      Monica will go with Melinda.

    • B.

      Timmy is short and fat.

    Correct Answer
    B. Timmy is short and fat.
    Explanation
    The sentence "Timmy is short and fat" contains a linking verb. In this sentence, the verb "is" connects the subject "Timmy" to the adjectives "short and fat," indicating a state of being.

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  • 19. 

    Shawn was the boy in the blue sweater.Bill went to Lauderdale Middle.Which sentence above contains a linking verb?

    • A.

      Shawn was the boy in the blue sweater.

    • B.

      Bill went to Sunrise Middle School.

    Correct Answer
    A. Shawn was the boy in the blue sweater.
    Explanation
    The sentence "Shawn was the boy in the blue sweater" contains a linking verb. The verb "was" is a linking verb that connects the subject "Shawn" with the subject complement "the boy in the blue sweater."

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  • 20. 

    Teresa went to the clinic.However, Julie appears sick.Which sentence above contains a linking verb?

    • A.

      Teresa went to the clinic.

    • B.

      However, Julie appears sick.

    Correct Answer
    B. However, Julie appears sick.
    Explanation
    The sentence "However, Julie appears sick" contains a linking verb. The verb "appears" is a linking verb because it connects the subject "Julie" with the adjective "sick" to describe her state or condition.

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  • 21. 

    Which verb is in progressive tense?inventinventedinventing

    • A.

      Invent

    • B.

      Invented

    • C.

      Inventing

    Correct Answer
    C. Inventing
    Explanation
    The verb "inventing" is in progressive tense. Progressive tense is used to indicate an ongoing action in the present or future. In this case, "inventing" suggests that the action of inventing is currently happening or will happen in the future.

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  • 22. 

    Which verb is in past tense?Go WentGoing

    • A.

      Go

    • B.

      Went

    • C.

      Going

    Correct Answer
    B. Went
    Explanation
    "Went" is the correct answer because it is the past tense form of the verb "go". In English, the past tense is used to describe actions that have already happened in the past. In this case, "went" indicates that the action of "going" has already occurred in the past.

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  • 23. 

    The shoes in the closet _______ worn out.Select the correct verb for the sentence above.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    B. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are" because the subject "shoes" is plural, so the verb should also be plural to agree with it.

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  • 24. 

    The box under the stairs _________ to be removed.Select the correct verb for the sentence above.

    • A.

      Need

    • B.

      Needs

    Correct Answer
    B. Needs
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "needs" because the subject "box" is singular, so it requires a singular verb form. In this case, "needs" is the correct form of the verb "need" in the third person singular form.

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  • 25. 

    Which sentence is in active voice?

    • A.

      DaVinci painted the Mona Lisa.

    • B.

      The Mona Lisa was painted by DaVinci.

    Correct Answer
    A. DaVinci painted the Mona Lisa.
    Explanation
    The sentence "DaVinci painted the Mona Lisa" is in active voice because the subject (DaVinci) is performing the action (painted) on the object (the Mona Lisa). In active voice, the subject is the doer of the action, making the sentence more direct and concise.

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  • 26. 

    Which sentence is in passive voice?

    • A.

      The investment plans were drawn by the finance committee.

    • B.

      However, the development department drew the layout for the plan.

    Correct Answer
    A. The investment plans were drawn by the finance committee.
    Explanation
    The sentence "The investment plans were drawn by the finance committee" is in the passive voice because the subject ("the investment plans") is receiving the action ("were drawn") rather than performing the action. The sentence does not specify who or what drew the plans, but rather focuses on the fact that they were drawn by someone (in this case, the finance committee).

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  • 27. 

    What is the correct verb usage for the sentence below?Please be seated; the curtain is

    • A.

      Raising

    • B.

      Rising

    Correct Answer
    B. Rising
    Explanation
    The correct verb usage for the sentence is "rising". This is because the verb "rising" is used to indicate the upward movement of the curtain, which implies that it is in the process of going up.

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  • 28. 

    Students need several materials for school.What tense is the verb?

    • A.

      Past

    • B.

      Present

    • C.

      Future

    Correct Answer
    B. Present
    Explanation
    The verb "need" in the sentence suggests a general statement or a habitual action, indicating that students require materials for school on a regular basis. This aligns with the present tense, as it describes actions that are happening currently or regularly.

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  • 29. 

    Some verbs can be transitive or intransitive, depending on their use in a sentence, true or false?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Some verbs can indeed be transitive or intransitive, depending on their use in a sentence. The transitive form of a verb requires a direct object to complete its meaning, while the intransitive form does not. This means that the same verb can have different meanings and functions depending on how it is used in a sentence. Therefore, the statement "Some verbs can be transitive or intransitive, depending on their use in a sentence" is true.

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