Verb Tense: Writing Skills Success Practice Exercises
Review the lesson for Verb Tense: Writing Skills Success Study Guide.
Practice Exercise: Present, Past, and Past Participle
Circle the correct form of the verb in each of the following sentences. The answers can be found at the end of the lesson.
- Agnes (writes, wrote, written) in her diary every day last week.
- Mr. Marks has not (do, did, done) a very good job of communicating with the staff.
- Michael has (fly, flew, flown) countless times across the Atlantic.
- Louise had already (speak, spoke, spoken) to the insurance agent several times.
- They (give, gave, given) his little brother a hard time whenever they see him.
- Has your department (go, went, gone) to lunch?
- Jason (see, saw, seen) the car leaving the parking area.
- The city has not yet (begin, began, begun) the new recycling program.
- Olivia couldn't believe that she had actually (forget, forgot, forgotten) the key to her office again.
- Jonathan was very nervous when he (take, took, taken) his place at the podium.
Practice Exercise: Past, Future, and Subjunctive Mood
Circle the correct verb form in each of the following sentences.
- They (had won, won, win) five competitions before qualifying for Nationals.
- By the time I get to Phoenix, he will (read, have read) my good-bye letter.
- The scientist explained why Saturn (is, was) surrounded by rings.
- I would ask for a transfer if I (was, were) you.
- Just this past August, the interest rate (drops, dropped, had dropped) 2%.
- The doctor took my pulse and (measures, measured) my blood pressure.
- The president wishes he would (of, have) taken a stock option rather than a salary increase.
- Boswick wishes he had ordered a bigger sweatshirt because his (is, was) too small.
- Ms. Grey announced that the floor manager (is, was) responsible for work schedules.
- We could cut transportation costs if the plant (was, were) closer to the retail outlets.
- had won
- have read
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