Verb Tense Quiz
Fill in the corresponding blanks with the correct tense of the verb in parentheses.
In 1937, Vernon Rudolph (1 start) ____started_____ the Krispy Kreme Doughnut Company in North Carolina. He (2 buy) ________bought ______ a secret doughnut recipe from a French chef in New Orleans and then (3 open) _______________opened______ his first small doughnut shop. The doughnuts were small pieces of dough fried in oil and covered with a sweet glaze. Because people (4 tell) __________told_______ Rudolph they wanted to buy the doughnuts when they were hot, Rudolph
(5 decide) _____decided____________ to cut a hole in the wall of his shop and (6 sell) ______selling_________ the doughnuts immediately after the bakers (7 cook) ________________coked______ them. These days, the “Hot Doughnuts Now” sign outside a Krispy Kreme shop (8 send) __________sending_______ a message to customers that hot, fresh doughnuts are available inside. Because of the popularity of the doughnuts, the Krispy Kreme Company (9 grow) _________grew_ immensely since the first shop opened in 1937. Krispy Kreme doughnuts (10 be) _____________are_______ now available in Canada and Asia, and franchises (11 come) ________came___________ to the United Kingdom in the near future. Soon, people all around the world (12 eat) ___________will be eating_______ the hugely popular North American treat that (13 begin) _________began________ over half a century ago.
Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the verbs in parentheses.
There are several valuable strategies you should use when you are training for a race. The first thing to do is to run a little bit every day. It is important (1 keep) _________keeping___________ your body moving so that your muscles stay flexible. If you are inactive for too long, you will cause your body
(2 grow) _________growing___________ tired and weak. In addition to (3 stay) _____________staying_______ active, it is necessary (4 follow) _____following_______________ a healthy diet. You should be sure to eat foods that are rich in protein, and you should not be afraid (5 consume) __________consuming__________ complex carbohydrates. Many people don’t allow themselves (6 have) _____having_____________ carbohydrates, but it is these carbohydrates that give your body the energy it needs (7 perform) ______performing____________. Finally, although many people dislike (8 drink) _____________drinking_______ water, (9 do) ______doing_______ this is essential to good health and, in turn, a good race. People are often shocked (10 learn) ______learning______________ that (11 drink) ____drinking________________ enough water is even more important than (12 eat) __________eating__________ the right food. Becoming dehydrated can force you (13 stop) ______to stop______________ running, and that is the last thing you want. However, you will be relieved
(14 know) _____________knowing_______ that you do not have to drink a lot of water if you want to stay hydrated. Drinks such as iced tea and lemonade hydrate your body, and they are not so boring. Following these steps will allow you (15 do) _______doing______your best on race day.
Read this joke and look at the fourteen underlined verbs. Some of them contain an error in verb tense. Find the errors and correct them in the blanks below. If there is no error, type "C" in the blank.
One day, a mother mouse 1 stood with her baby mice near their mouse hole. The babies 2 were hungry, so the mother mouse 3 decided 4 to got them a little cheese. Just then, a big cat 5 was walking up to the mice and 6 said, “Meow! Meow! Meow!” in a very angry cat voice. The baby mice were very, very scared, and they 7 had hidden behind their mother. The mother mouse said, “It’s okay, children;
I 8 will take care of this. You just 9 wait here.” She walked up to the cat, 10 was taking a deep breath and said, “Arf! Arf! Arf! Arf! Arf!” in a very angry dog voice. When he 11 heard the bark, the cat got very