English grammar

Module 3, Verbs, Review:

Using Tenses

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English grammar
English grammar

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

Irregular Verbs

Directions:
Choose the correct form of the verb to complete the sentence.
6.
For my birthday, my grandmother gave/given me her antique bike.
7.
My friends and I have became/become volunteers at the library.
8.
The bell to end class had already rang/rung when I finished my test.
9.
Before I went swimming in the Atlantic Ocean in Florida, I had swam/swum in the same ocean in Spain.
10.
Last weekend, we drove/driven from Miami to Key West.

Tenses of Verbs

Directions:
Identify the tense of the bold-faced verb.
11.
Next summer we will be getting our driver's licenses.
present / emphatic / future progressive / past perfect
12.
That bluejay is building a nest in our oak tree.
past perfect / present progressive / future / emphatic
13.
I saw horseshoe crab skeletons that had washed up on the shore.
past perfect / emphatic / present / future progressive
14.
Replicas of Christopher Columbus's ships will be sailing from Miami to New York.
present perfect / emphatic / future progressive / past
15.
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.
16.
On Saturday Nikki built a snowman, but when she went to see it on Sunday, she found that it melted / had melted.
17.
Last summer I ride / rode in a hot air balloon.
18.
Your mother says you must finish / finished your homework before you go outside to play.
19.
Before we moved to a new town, I went / had been going to the same school since kindergarten.
20.
I hope they will make / had made a movie based on my favorite mystery series.

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.
21.(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.

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.
22.
It is so hard to wake up on Monday mornings.
23.
Don't forget to wind your watch up since it doesn't have batteries.
24.
My little sister takes after my Uncle Charles, who was a concert pianist.
25.
I think you will have to face up to the fact that you aren't a good enough speller to win the spelling bee.
26.
If I turn in early, it is easier to get up early the next morning.

Active vs. Passive Voice

Directions:
Identify each bold-faced verb as active or passive.
27.
Those chocolate-covered potato chips were given to me by a friend.
active / passive
28.
We did put the puzzle together in our spare time.
active / passive
29.
That figurine was bought by my grandmother in Italy before World War II.
active / passive
30.
Those clothes were hidden in my grandmother's attic.
active / passive
31.
We were watching television all afternoon.
active / passive

Moods of Verbs

Directions:
Identify each bold-faced verb as indicative, imperative, or subjunctive.
32.
Until I figure out why the electricity is off, light that candle.
indicative / imperative / subjunctive
33.
Are you sure this is the right street?
indicative / imperative / subjunctive
34.
The doctor suggested Quincy see a specialist about his skin problems.
indicative / imperative / subjunctive
35.
I wish you were able to drive already.
indicative / imperative / subjunctive
36.
Find yourself something to eat for lunch.
indicative / imperative / subjunctive
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