Module 3, Verbs: Types, Tenses, and Moods, Review:

Using Tenses

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Principal Parts of Verbs

Directions:
Identify the principal part of the bold-faced verb.
1.
Have you seen my lost ferret?
present / present participle / past / past participle
2.
A long time ago, people believed dragons lived and guarded treasures.
present / present participle / past / past participle
3.
You should have put your homework where it wouldn't have gotten wet.
present / present participle / past / past participle
4.
If you buy a car, you need to make sure you keep it insured.
present / present participle / past / past participle
5.
That glass has been smoothed by the motion of the waves and sand.
present / present participle / past / past participle

Principal Parts: Spelling Changes

Directions:
Click the correct spelling of the verb in parentheses.
6.
The government is (combating)/(combatting) the drug trafficking problem.
7.
Laura was excited because her number one choice of universities (admited)/(admitted) her.
8.
I (wonderred)/(wondered) what made them react in such a strange way.
9.
The neighbor's cat always (tries)/(trys) his best to ignore us when we call him.

Irregular Verbs

Directions:
Choose the correct form of the verb to complete the sentence.
10.
For my birthday, my grandmother gave/given me her antique bike.
11.
My friends and I have became/become volunteers at the library.
12.
The bell to end class had already rang/rung when I finished my test.
13.
Before I went swimming in the Atlantic Ocean in Florida, I had swam/swum in the same ocean in Spain.
14.
Last weekend, we drove/driven from Miami to Key West.

Tenses of Verbs

Directions:
Identify the tense of the bold-faced verb.
15.
Next summer we will be getting our driver's licenses.
present / emphatic / future progressive / past perfect
16.
That bluejay is building a nest in our oak tree.
past perfect / present progressive / future / emphatic
17.
I saw horseshoe crab skeletons that had washed up on the shore.
past perfect / emphatic / present / future progressive
18.
Replicas of Christopher Columbus's ships will be sailing from Miami to New York.
present perfect / emphatic / future progressive / past
19.
If I watch that movie again, I will have seen it twenty times.
future perfect / past progressive / future / emphatic
Directions:
Choose the correct tense of the verb to complete the sentence.
20.
On Saturday Nikki built a snowman, but when she went to see it on Sunday, she found that it melted / had melted.
21.
Last summer I ride / rode in a hot air balloon.
22.
Your mother says you must finish / finished your homework before you go outside to play.
23.
Before we moved to a new town, I went / had been going to the same school since kindergarten.
24.
I hope they will make / had made a movie based on my favorite mystery series.

Negative Statements

Directions:
For each positive statement, click the two correct negative statements. Each question has two correct answers, so be sure to select both of them. Pay special attention to the tense of the original sentence, and make sure you select answers that use the same tense.
25.
I'm meeting my blind date Friday night.
a. I'm not meeting my blind date Friday night.
b. I didn't meet my blind date on Friday night.
c. I am not meeting my blind date Friday night.
d. I did not meet my blind date on Friday night.
26.
Corey bent down to pick up a penny.
a. Corey won't bend down to pick up the penny.
b. Corey will not bend down to pick up the penny.
c. Corey didn't bend down to pick up the penny.
d. Corey did not bend down to pick up the penny.
27.
The toilet has overflowed many times this year.
a. The toilet has not overflowed many times this year.
b. The toilet hadn't overflowed many times this year.
c. The toilet had not overflowed many times this year.
d. The toilet hasn't overflowed many times this year.
28.
We will be needing lots of volunteers to help clean up the beach.
a. We don't need many volunteers to help clean up the beach.
b. We will not be needing many volunteers to help clean up the beach.
c. We won't be needing many volunteers to help clean up the beach.
d. We do not need many volunteers to help clean up the beach.

Shifts in Verb Tense

Directions:
Read the story. Pay attention to the clues as to the tense in which it should be written. Then click on any verbs that should be changed to the correct tense.
29.(5 points)
Once upon a time, a soldier was returning from war when he meets an old woman in the forest. The woman tells him that if he climbed down a tree to get her lost tinderbox, she would tell him how to get past the three dogs guarding chests of money. A dog with eyes as big as saucers is guarding copper coins, a dog with eyes as big as mill-stones was guarding silver coins, and a dog with eyes as big as towers was guarding gold coins. She told him how to get past the dogs and gather the coins, so he fills his pockets with money and brought her the tinderbox. He killed her and kept the tinderbox, which commanded the dogs and helps him become rich.
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