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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Verb Tenses, Test 13


Choose the correct answer:

1. The major said that it ……………… him great pleasure to be there that evening.
a) gives                 
b) gave                        
c) was giving

2. He said that he ……………… go as soon as it was possible.
a) will                             
b) would                             
c) can

3. The teacher often tells me that if I ……………… hard I will fail.
a) didn’t work                       
b) don’t work                     
c) hadn’t worked

4. The lecturer said Amy was just and ……………. the respect of all races and classes.
a) won                             
b) had won                    
c) has won

5. He replied that he ………………. to reward his soldiers and that he had kept his word.
a)  promised                       
b) had promised                     
c) would promise

6. The lion told the mouse that he was very weak and that his teeth ………………… out.
a) fell                     
b) have fallen                             
c) had fallen

7. The magistrate asked the accused what ……………… with his hand in the gentleman’s pocket.
a) was he doing                 
b) he was doing                        
c) had he done

8. The stranger asked Alice where she ……………..
a) was living                    
b) lives                            
c) lived

9. The king asked the philosopher whom he …………….. the happiest man alive.
a) consider                              
b) considered                   
c) was considering

10. He asked me whether I ……………….. him.
a) would accompany                      
b) will accompany                
c) have accompanied

11. The wind ………………. furiously. (blew / blown)

12. He ……………… to his mother every week. (writes / wrote)

13. My patience …………….. out at last. (wear / wore)

14. In a fit of rage, she ……………… up the letter. (tore / torn)

15. We couldn’t have ………………. a better day for organizing the party. (chose / chosen)

16. The old man was ……………… by a mad dog. (bit / bitten)

17. We ……………….. across the sea. (swam / swum)

18. A portrait of the founder of the company ……………. on the wall. (hung / hanged)

19. She neatly ……………… her books on the table. (lays / lies)

20. The seeds of dissension had already been ……………… (sowed / sown)


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