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Verbs 2
They ran like the wind.

Verbs 2

In this second 11-plus English quiz on verbs, you will get some practice in writing the three parts (the principal parts) of a verb: infinitive-past-past participle. The three parts of a verb are important because different parts are used to form different tenses. For example:

  • 'I hadn't seen it' is an example of the past perfect tense

This tense requires the past participle of the verb 'see-saw-seen'. You can't say: 'I hadn't saw it' or 'I hadn't see it'.

This quiz will test you to see how well you know the three parts of the verb. If you don't know them - learn them now. The following ten verbs are everyday words and therefore it's imperative you know the three parts of each one. Take your time and look at all four options before making your choice. Good luck!

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1.
What are the three parts of the verb 'have'?
have-has-had
have-haved-had
have-had-had
have-haves-had
This verb is important because it is also used as an auxiliary/helping verb in the present and past perfect tenses: 'I haven't known him long'; 'Had you seen him?'
2.
What are the three parts of the verb 'do'?
do-did-done
do-does-did
do-done-did
do-does-dosed
This verb is important because it is also used as an auxiliary/helping verb in the present and past simple tenses: 'I don't know him'; 'Did you see him?'
3.
What are the three parts of the verb 'choose'?
choose-chose-chosen
choose-choose-choosed
chose-chooses-choosed
chose-chose-chosed
Did you make the right choice? If not, choose again!
4.
What are the three parts of the verb 'lose'?
lose-lost-losted
lose-loses-lost
loose-lost-lost
lose-lost-lost
Are you feeling a bit lost?
5.
What are the three parts of the verb 'drink'?
drink-drunk-drank
drink-drunk-drunk
drink-drank-drunk
drink-drank-drank
"Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live." (Socrates - ancient Greek philosopher). In those verbs where you have a choice of -an or -un, use -an for the past and -un for the past participle
6.
What are the three parts of the verb 'cost'?
cost-costed-costed
cost-costs-cost
cost-costed-costed
cost-cost-cost
How much did that cost you? No change!
7.
What are the three parts of the verb 'lie' (as in lie down)?
lie-lies-lied
lie-lay-lain
lie-lied-lied
lie-layed-layed
When telling someone to position themselves flat on the ground or a bed, DON'T SAY: 'Lay down, please'. SAY: 'Lie down, please'
8.
What are the three parts of the verb 'eat'?
eat-ate-eaten
eat-eated-eten
eat-eats-eated
eat-ated-eaten
Learn this verb - it's used a lot!
9.
What are the three parts of the verb 'run'?
run-ran-run
run-run-ran
run-run-run
run-ran-ran
In those verbs where you have a choice of -an or -un, use -an for the past and -un for the past participle
10.
What are the three parts of the verb 'be'?
be-is-was/were
be-was/were-been
be-is/are-was/were
be-is/are/were
This verb is important because it is also used as an auxiliary/helping verb in ALL the present and past continuous tenses, for example: 'I am working'; 'I have been watching TV all morning'; 'He was planting the flowers'; ''I shall be flying home tomorrow evening'
Author:  Frank Evans

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