Education.com
Try
Brainzy
Try
Plus

Verb Forms and Tenses Practice

based on 8 ratings
By
Updated on Sep 8, 2011

Review the lesson for Verb Forms and Tenses Help.

Verb Forms and Tenses Practice

Verb Form and Tense

Choose the correct verb and identify the tense in the following sentences.

  1. Jack will (paint, paints, painted) houses in the summer for extra spending money.
  2. Yesterday, Anaya's car (break, broke, broken) down on the turnpike.
  3. It is advisable that you (carry, carries, carried) your insurance card with you at all times.
  4. (Put, Puts) the remainder of the supplies in the storage room down the hall.
  5. The load of dirt (cost, costs) him more than anticipated.

Verb Form and Tense

Choose the correct verb and identify its tense in the following sentences.

  1. It is likely that the child was (run, runs, running) when she slipped and fell.
  2. One of the contestants on American Idol (sings, sang, sung) my favorite Beatles song last night.
  3. Our rock band (play, played, plays) at dances almost every weekend.
  4. Dad and I will be (seeing, saw, seen) an L.A. Lakers basketball game next month when we go to California.
  5. Joseph is (get, got, getting) another opinion from a nearby vet.

Verb Form and Tense

Choose the correct verb and identify the tense in the following sentences.

  1. The audience was (laugh, laughing, laughed) at the clown in the ring.
  2. We will have (cover, covers, covered) 3,000 miles on our trip by the time we return home next week.
  3. Last week, her doctor (recommended, recommends) that she stay off of her injured ankle for several days.
  4. Cheryl had (pay, paid, pays) the bill on time.
  5. The editor would have (reply, replies, replied) to most of the comments by now, but couldn't because he was occupied with other issues.
  6. Jeff was (hold, held, holding) the flowers behind his back when he approached his wife.
  7. The club (enjoy, enjoys, enjoying) the camping trip in Washington each year.
  8. His story (become, becoming, became) more convoluted each time he told it.
  9. Alice had (write, writes, written) many letters before she received a reply.
  10. Carla, the librarian, has (preview, previews, previewed) many children's books before placing them on the shelves.

Answers

  1. will paint: future tense
  2. broke: past tense
  3. carry: present tense
  4. Put: present tense
  5. cost: past tense
  6. was running: past progressive tense
  7. sang: past tense
  8. plays: present tense
  9. will be seeing: future
  10. is getting: present progressive tense
  11. was laughing: past progressive tense
  12. will have covered: future perfect tense
  13. recommended: past tense
  14. had paid: past perfect tense
  15. would have replied: past perfect tense
  16. was holding: past progressive tense
  17. enjoys: present tense
  18. became: past tense
  19. had written: past perfect tense
  20. has previewed: present perfect tense
Add your own comment

Ask a Question

Have questions about this article or topic? Ask
Ask
150 Characters allowed