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1.

What would the correct word be: "John's mom ________ (drive) him home from school most days."?

Answer: Drives
Explanation:
The correct answer is "drives" because it is the present tense form of the verb "drive" and agrees with the subject "John's mom." This suggests that John's mom regularly takes him home from school.
2.

What would the correct word be: "One day last year John ___________ (wait) for his mom at the front door."?

Answer: Waited
Explanation:
The sentence is in the past tense, and the word "last year" indicates that the action happened in the past. The verb "waited" is the correct past tense form of "wait." Therefore, the correct answer is "waited."
3.

What would the correct word be: "Just before he got there, a tree branch ________ (crash) into the car’s windshield."?

Answer: Crashed
Explanation:
The correct answer is "crashed" because the sentence is in the past tense and is referring to an action that has already happened. The word "crashed" is the past tense form of the verb "crash," which accurately describes the event of a tree branch falling down on the car.
4.

What would the correct word be: "The branch __________ (trap) John's mom inside the car."?

Answer: Trapped
Explanation:
The correct answer is "trapped." In this sentence, the word "trapped" is the past tense of the verb "trap." It indicates that someone or something was caught or confined. The sentence suggests that John's mom was caught inside the car.
5.

What would the correct word be: "The firefighters _____________ (rescue) her."?

Answer: Rescued
Explanation:
The correct answer is "rescued." This is the correct form of the verb "rescue" in the past tense, which is appropriate for the context of the sentence. It indicates that the firefighters have already performed the action of rescuing someone.
6.

What would the correct word be: "John's mom ___________ (collect) the insurance money for the car next month."?

Answer: Will collect
Explanation:
The correct answer is "will collect" because it indicates a future action. John's mom is expected to receive the insurance money for the car next month, suggesting that the collection of the money has not yet happened but will happen in the future.
7.

What would the correct word be: "During the last Ice Age, glaciers ____________ (cover) Canada."?

Answer: Covered
Explanation:
During the last Ice Age, glaciers covered Canada. This suggests that at that time, the entire region of Canada was engulfed by glaciers. The word "covered" indicates a past action that was completed in the past.
8.

What would the correct word be: "Many animals will _______(die) in the cold."?

Answer: Die
Explanation:
The correct verb for the sentence is "die." It denotes the future action of animals succumbing to the cold. "Dead" is an adjective, "died" is past tense, and "dying" is present participle, while "die" aligns with the future occurrence of animals perishing in the cold.
9.

What would the correct word be: "Today many scientists _________ (predict) another change."?

Answer: Predict
Explanation:
"Today many scientists predict another change."
This uses the simple present tense form "predict," which is appropriate for statements of general truth or actions currently occurring. The simple present is often used to describe habitual actions or general truths in English.
10.

What would the correct word be: "Our climate ________________ (become) much warmer."?

Answer: Will become
Explanation:
The correct answer is "will become" because it indicates a future action. In the given sentence, the word "will" suggests that the climate becoming much warmer is something that is expected to happen in the future.  
11.

 The ice caps _____________ over the next fifty years. 

Answer: Will melt
Explanation:
The correct answer is "will melt" because the phrase "will melt" indicates a future action. This suggests that the ice caps are currently stable or frozen, but they are expected to undergo melting in the future.
12.

Ocean levels ______________ tomorrow.

Answer: Will rise
Explanation:
The correct answer is "will rise" because the use of "will" indicates a future action. In this case, it suggests that the ocean levels are expected to increase in the future.
13.

Millions of people had ___________________ their homes.

Answer: Lost
Explanation:
 "Lost" is the past tense form of "lose" and is appropriate here because it indicates an action that happened in the past, aligning with the word “had”. The other options are either in the wrong tense (lose, loses) or the present participle form (losing), which doesn't fit the past event described.
14.

No one _______ the future for sure, of course.

Answer: Knows
Explanation:
The correct answer is "knows" because the sentence is referring to the present and future. The word "knows" is the present tense form of the verb "know" and is used to indicate that no one currently has knowledge of the future.
15.

Yesterday, Sarah __________ (eat) a delicious meal at her favorite restaurant.  

Answer: Ate
Explanation:
The verb "ate" is the past tense form of the verb "eat." In this sentence, "ate" is used to describe an action that has already happened in the past. The sentence refers to Sarah eating at her favorite restaurant yesterday, something that has been named or referred to in the past.
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