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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Verb Tenses, Test 14

Choose the correct answer:

1. Suddenly we noticed that the clock stopped / had stopped.

2. I never thought that I would / should to see him again.

3. The woman led me to her hut and told / said me to remain there for the night.

4. We climbed higher that we might get a better view of the procession.

5. Euclid proved that the three angles of a triangle were / are equal to two right angles.

6. I will nurse him so that he may live / might live.

7. I will call you when I arrive / will arrive.

8. He went to the city so that he might / may find work.

9. Wherever he preached, people gathered / gather to listen.

10. The thieves stole whatever they could find / might find in the house.

11. He came oftener than we expected / expect him to.

12. He stayed at home because he was feeling / feels ill.

13. I feel / am feeling fine.

14. I feel / were feeling you shouldn’t do this.


15. What do you think / are you thinking about my hair style?

16. I am seeing / see your dad tomorrow.

17. The fish smells / is smelling awful.

18. I rang her up because I wanted / want to talk.


19. I see / am seeing what you mean.

9. The stew tastes / is tasting wonderful.

20. If I know / knew the answer, I will tell you.

21. He weighs / is weighing 85 kg.

22. Do you believe / Are you believing  in God?

23. He spent / has spent all his childhood in a quaint village in China.

24. Mozart died while he was composing / had composed the Requiem.

25. I have done / did the cleaning. What shall I do now?

26. I lived / have lived in India for ten years when I was a child.

27. I can’t play tomorrow because I have broken / broke my leg.

28. My puppy has died / died.

29. I have traveled / traveled a lot in Asia and Africa.

30. Once upon a time there lived / has lived a beautiful princess.

31. He worked / has worked hard for years.

32. Did you see / Have you seen Romeo and Juliet on TV last night?

33. My late grandfather did / has done a lot for me.

34. Mary is staying / stays with her parents at the moment.

35. My brother works / is working at a bank.

36. I never get up / I am never getting up before 9 on Sunday mornings.

37. I hate / am hating people who are rude to their subordinates.

38. I like / am liking this music.

39. Does the meat smell / Is the meat smelling bad?

40. I am seeing / see the dentist at 11 am.

41. My father joined / has joined the cavalry because he loved horses.

42. Bears often hibernate / hibernated in caves.

43. His caustic remarks hurt / hurted our feelings.

44.The social services department has / have specialists for each welfare category.

45. The politician made / has made a categorical denial of the charges that he had taken bribes.

46.  The prize was borne / born away by Manchester United.

47. He bade / bidded them farewell.

48. After I had bidden / had baded him farewell, I hurried away.

49. The Minister laid / lay the foundation stone of the new hospital.

50. The farmer killed the goose that had laid / had lain a golden egg.

51. They have finished / finished the work a week ago.

52. We had gone / went to the moves last night.

53. We had eaten / ate our dinner before we went to the movies last night.

54. He hanged / hung the picture on the wall.

55. The terrorist was hung / was hanged at midnight.

56. The doctor felt  / was feeling the patient’s pulse.

57. The farmers in that village grow / are growing vegetables all year round.

58. The proposal sounds / is sounding interesting.

59. I will have moved / will move into my new office by the end of this month.

60. I will have eaten / will eat every chocolate in that box before mom returns from work.

61. She be working / will work on that report tomorrow when I come back.

62. The lions in the Sahara have laid / have lain in wait for their pray.

63. They have never been invited / have never invited to her parties.

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