Standard English 01
You would say or write "They did the cooking". You would never, never, never say or write "They done the cooking"!

Standard English 01

Correctly written English could be called standard English. 'Standard English' might be described as the English language as it is spoken and written by educated native users. Your English teacher is undoubtedly trying to teach you standard English!

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  1. Select the word(s) that make the sentence correct.
    I could ..... written to him if I ...... ..... enough time.
    Never, never, never use 'had of had' - it is always wrong!
  2. Select the word(s) that make the sentence correct.
    I wouldn't ..... made the cake if you ..... already done so.
    Wouldn't is a shortened version of would not. 'Hadn't is a shortened version of had not
  3. Select the word(s) that make the sentence correct.
    We couldn’t ..... finished the work without you.
    Always use 'couldn't have', NEVER 'couldn't of'!
  4. Select the word(s) that make the sentence correct.
    He ..... his work early but he ..... his piano practice late.
  5. Select the word(s) that make the sentence correct.
    I mightn't ..... arrived today if I hadn't booked my ticket.
  6. Select the word(s) that make the sentence correct.
    He should ..... ..... his work by midday but he was late.
    Only use 'done' after 'have'
  7. Select the word(s) that make the sentence correct.
    He only ..... his homework this morning.
  8. Select the word(s) that make the sentence correct.
    They ..... the cooking while he ..... the cleaning.
    Always use 'he did', NEVER 'he done'!
  9. Select the word(s) that make the sentence correct.
    The boys are asking for ..... books as ..... ready to read.
    They're is a shortened version of they are. 'Their' means belonging to them. We use 'There' in sentences such as 'I would like to go there'
  10. Select the word(s) that make the sentence correct.
    Mum would ..... ..... the shopping if she ..... ..... time.
    Always use 'would have', NEVER 'would of'!

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