English grammar

Module 3:

Review Verbs

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English grammar
English grammar

Action Verbs

Directions:
Click on the action verbs in each phrase. Do not include their helping verbs if they have them.
1.
Last weekend we watched the game, played Monopoly, and ate pizza.
2.
My father dove into the pool and swam from one end to the other.
3.
Rainbows only appear when light hits raindrops in the sky.
4.
You studied hard for this test, and it shows that you have learned the material well.

Helping Verbs

Directions:
Click on all the words in the verb phrase in each sentence.
5.
Those boxes should have been put on that top shelf.
6.
The basketball player could have broken his wrist when he fell.
7.
Should you be playing with that glass sculpture?
8.
Knights must have been very hot in all that armor.
Directions:
Click on all the helping verbs only in each sentence.
9.
My father could have been sleeping when we started our band rehearsal.
10.
By tomorrow I will have done all my missing homework.
11.
Please tell me you did do your chores before you went out to play.
12.
You should have told me that chocolate chip cookies were your favorite.

Linking Verbs

Directions:
Click on the linking verbs in each sentence.
13.
The sand feels hot on the soles of my feet.
14.
Throwing branches of pine tree into the fire makes it smell so nice.
15.
This boring movie seems never ending.
16.
Hailey's bulldog's snores are the loudest I've ever heard.
Directions:
Click only on the verbs that are linking verbs. Do not include helping verbs or action verbs.
17.
My mom thinks paper books are better than e-books.
18.
That new car looks expensive but costs less than the other ones like it.
19.
If you buy a lottery ticket, I hope you will be lucky.
20.
That lake has a very deep bottom, so it seems bottomless.

Action vs. Linking Verbs

Directions:
Identify the bold-faced verb as action or linking.
21.
Quit looking at me funny.
action / linking
22.
Your hair looks so shiny today.
action / linking
23.
Paul grew tired of waiting for his friends.
action / linking
24.
A grapefruit tree grew in my backyard for many years.
action / linking

The Verb To Be

Directions:
Identify how the verb to be is being used.
25.
Smoking is a great way to get cancer.
state-of-beingaction / helping / linking
26.
My mom is writing an e-mail to the principal of the school.
state-of-beingaction / helping / linking
27.
We were in the movie theater when you called.
state-of-beingaction / helping / linking
28.
Blue is my favorite color.
state-of-beingaction / helping / linking

Principal Parts of Verbs

Directions:
Identify the principal part of the bold-faced verb.
29.
My father's cat jumps into every empty bag she finds.
present / present participle / past / past participle
30.
Mark should have looked before he jumped into that pond.
present / present participle / past / past participle
31.
Tracy is saving money to buy a new cell phone.
present / present participle / past / past participle
32.
My favorite authors have written many books that I have read multiple times.
present / present participle / past / past participle

Irregular Verbs

Directions:
Choose the correct form of the verb to complete the sentence.
33.
That new car cost/costed more than my grandfather paid for his house.
34.
My grandfather often standed/stood on the balcony watching his grandchildren play in his backyard.
35.
I hope you only spended/spent what you could afford on those DVDs.
36.
My boat springed/sprung a leak.

Tenses of Verbs

Directions:
Identify the tense of the bold-faced verb.
37.
Sam lights a fire in his fireplace every night in the winter.
present / past progressive / future / present perfect
38.
Some apple trees do grow in Florida.
emphatic / past progressive / present perfect / future
39.
Michael and Luis were working on their sculptures when Sheryl arrived.
present / future perfect progressive / past progressive / emphatic
40.
Last week Luca and Daniel went skateboarding in the new park by the mall.
future perfect / present progressive / past / past perfect progressive
Directions:
Choose the correct tense of the verb to complete the sentence.
41.
I can tell that you will study / have studied this material before today.
42.
The ancient Egyptians constructed / had constructed the pyramids using basic, simple tools.
43.
Next weekend we lit / will light a fire in the fireplace.
44.
The figurine on the top shelf broke / has broken when it was knocked off.

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.
45.(4 points)
Once upon a time, a king had a beautiful baby girl, so he holds a christening party. He invited all the good fairies, but forgot to invite the evil fairy, who showed up anyway and puts a curse on his daughter. She grew up, and on her sixteenth birthday, pricks her finger on a spinning wheel and should have died. Thanks to the thirteenth good fairy, Sleeping Beauty only fell into a deep sleep that lasted a hundred years until the kiss of a prince ends the spell and woke her.

Idiomatic Verbs

Directions:
Click on all the words in each idiomatic verb. Some sentences may have more than one. Some idiomatic verbs may be separated.
46.
I think we will be able to get by with those smaller boards so don't throw them away.
47.
How many books did you check out from the library for your research report?
48.
We waited for the storm to blow over before going outside.
49.
This weekend, I am determined to catch up on all the shows I've recorded on my DVR.

Active vs. Passive Voice

Directions:
Identify each bold-faced verb as active or passive.
50.
That clock's ticking is distracting me.
active / passive
51.
My sunglasses were broken when the ball hit me in the face.
active / passive
52.
Those two songs were written by the same person.
active / passive
53.
If you had put sunscreen on, you would not have gotten a sunburn.
active / passive

Moods of Verbs

Directions:
Identify each bold-faced verb as indicative, imperative, or subjunctive.
54.
Watch out for that car!
indicative / imperative / subjunctive
55.
If I were rich, I would buy a better car.
indicative / imperative / subjunctive
56.
I would buy you that ring if I had enough money.
indicative / imperative / subjunctive
57.
Will we get to see the Colosseum on our trip to Rome?
indicative / imperative / subjunctive

Verb Agreement

Directions:
Choose the correct verb to complete the sentence.
58.
Jeremy has/have six brothers and sisters.
59.
Those birds next to the road is/are sandhill cranes.
60.
That teddy bear belongs/belong to my little brother.
61.
Those fence posts was/were broken in the last hurricane.

Verb Agreement Challenges

Directions:
Choose the correct verb to complete the sentence.
62.
Most of the project is/are completed.
63.
Was/Were there enough cookies for the whole class?
64.
Cats and dogs makes/make better pets than lions and wolves.
65.
Chicken and dumplings is/are one of my favorite comfort foods.
Directions:
Choose the correct verb to complete the sentence.
66.
The measles have/has almost been wiped out in the U.S. because of immunizations.
67.
Twenty dollars is/are ripped or torn.
68.
Half of the dictionaries in the room is/are in need of repairs.
69.
The Comanche tribe is/are hosting a powwow in honor of the code talkers.

Difficult Verbs: Lie/Lay

Directions:
Choose the correct verb to complete the sentence.
70.
I have lain/layed on that futon before, but I prefer the sofa.
71.
My sister always lays/lies her backpack on my lunch box, squashing my sandwich.
72.
In the past, illuminators laid/lay gold on top of a sticky paint to create gilded artwork.
73.
When we renovated the house, we discovered that the previous owners had laid/lain carpet on top of beautiful hardwood floors.

Difficult Verbs: Sit/Set

Directions:
Choose the correct verb to complete the sentence.
74.
When you are setting/sitting the table, make sure you put the fork on the left.
75.
Please set/sit at the far end of the table.
76.
We set/sat in the car for thirty minutes waiting for Julie to find the right pair of shoes.
77.
The box of photographs had set/sat in the bottom of the closet for years before anyone remembered they were there.

Difficult Verbs: Raise/Rise

Directions:
Choose the correct verb to complete the sentence.
78.
Please stand at attention while they are raising/rising the flag.
79.
I knew the stove was still on when I saw steam raising/rising from the pot.
80.
My parents took my sister to the doctor after her fever rose/raised during the night.
81.
Fortunately Taylor had raised/risen from her seat on the bench when the branch fell on it.
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