11-Plus English Quiz - Verbs (Questions)

Verbs describe actions, states or conditions, for example:

Try this 11-plus English quiz and get some practice in identifying the main verbs. The verbs won't always be in their dictionary forms. Don't forget: verbs in their dictionary forms have no endings.

1. What are the dictionary forms of the main verbs used in the sentence below?
He closed his bedroom door quietly and crept downstairs.
[ ] close, quietly
[ ] creep, close, quietly
[ ] close, creep
[ ] quietly
2. What are the dictionary forms of the main verbs used in the sentence below?
He stole the money and hid in the countryside.
[ ] stole, hide
[ ] steal, hid
[ ] steal, hide
[ ] steal, hidded
3. What are the dictionary forms of the main verbs used in the sentence below?
She loved Paris immensely and she really liked St. Germain.
[ ] love, like
[ ] love, immensely
[ ] like
[ ] love, like, really
4. What are the dictionary forms of the main verbs used in the sentence below?
He had bought a large abandoned house in the countryside.
[ ] had bought
[ ] abandoned
[ ] buy
[ ] large, abandon
5. What are the dictionary forms of the main verbs used in the sentence below?
He hadn't seen or heard from her for over a year.
[ ] hadn't seen, hear
[ ] seen, heard
[ ] see, heard
[ ] see, hear
6. What are the dictionary forms of the main verbs used in the sentence below?
He felt exhausted after the long walk.
[ ] feel
[ ] felt
[ ] felt, exhaust
[ ] exhausted
7. What are the dictionary forms of the main verbs used in the sentence below?
He was running so fast that he fell and hurt himself.
[ ] run, fall, hurt
[ ] was running, fall, hurt
[ ] ran, fell, hurt
[ ] run, fall, hurted
8. What are the dictionary forms of the main verbs used in the sentence below?
I have read all the letters, but I haven't written all the replies.
[ ] have read, written
[ ] read, write
[ ] have write, have read
[ ] writed, readed
9. What are the dictionary forms of the main verbs used in the sentence below?
He opened the door, walked in, and sat down.
[ ] opened, walk, sat
[ ] open, walk, sit
[ ] opened, walked, satted
[ ] open, walked, sit
10. What are the dictionary forms of the main verbs used in the sentence below?
You will get the part if you perform well in the rehearsals.
[ ] get, perfomed
[ ] got, perform
[ ] get, perform, well
[ ] get, perform
11-Plus English Quiz - Verbs (Answers)
1. What are the dictionary forms of the main verbs used in the sentence below?
He closed his bedroom door quietly and crept downstairs.
[ ] close, quietly
[ ] creep, close, quietly
[x] close, creep
[ ] quietly
In English, verbs have three parts: infinitive-past-past participle. Don't worry if you don't understand what these terms mean. For now, just learn the three parts of a verb: 'close-closed-closed'; 'creep-crept-crept'. If the past and past participle both end in -ed, the verbs are called regular verbs; otherwise, they are called irregular verbs: 'creep' is an irregular verb
2. What are the dictionary forms of the main verbs used in the sentence below?
He stole the money and hid in the countryside.
[ ] stole, hide
[ ] steal, hid
[x] steal, hide
[ ] steal, hidded
In English, verbs have three parts: infinitive-past-past participle. Don't worry if you don't understand what these terms mean. For now, just learn the three parts of a verb: 'steal-stole-stolen'; 'hide-hid-hidden'. If the past and past participle both end in -ed, the verbs are called regular verbs; otherwise, they are called irregular verbs: 'steal' and 'hide' are irregular verbs
3. What are the dictionary forms of the main verbs used in the sentence below?
She loved Paris immensely and she really liked St. Germain.
[x] love, like
[ ] love, immensely
[ ] like
[ ] love, like, really
In English, verbs have three parts: infinitive-past-past participle. Don't worry if you don't understand what these terms mean. For now, just learn the three parts of a verb: 'love-loved-loved'; 'like-liked-liked'. If the past and past participle both end in -ed, the verbs are called regular verbs; otherwise, they are called irregular verbs: 'love' and 'like' are regular verbs
4. What are the dictionary forms of the main verbs used in the sentence below?
He had bought a large abandoned house in the countryside.
[ ] had bought
[ ] abandoned
[x] buy
[ ] large, abandon
In English, verbs have three parts: infinitive-past-past participle. Don't worry if you don't understand what these terms mean. For now, just learn the three parts of a verb: 'buy-bought-bought'. If the past and past participle both end in -ed, the verbs are called regular verbs; otherwise, they are called irregular verbs: 'buy' is an irregular verb
5. What are the dictionary forms of the main verbs used in the sentence below?
He hadn't seen or heard from her for over a year.
[ ] hadn't seen, hear
[ ] seen, heard
[ ] see, heard
[x] see, hear
In English, verbs have three parts: infinitive-past-past participle. Don't worry if you don't understand what these terms mean. For now, just learn the three parts of a verb: 'see-saw-seen'; 'hear-heard-heard'. If the past and past participle both end in -ed, the verbs are called regular verbs; otherwise, they are called irregular verbs: 'see' and 'hear' are irregular verbs
6. What are the dictionary forms of the main verbs used in the sentence below?
He felt exhausted after the long walk.
[x] feel
[ ] felt
[ ] felt, exhaust
[ ] exhausted
In English, verbs have three parts: infinitive-past-past participle. Don't worry if you don't understand what these terms mean. For now, just learn the three parts of a verb: 'feel-felt-felt'. If the past and past participle both end in -ed, the verbs are called regular verbs; otherwise, they are called irregular verbs: 'feel' is an irregular verb
7. What are the dictionary forms of the main verbs used in the sentence below?
He was running so fast that he fell and hurt himself.
[x] run, fall, hurt
[ ] was running, fall, hurt
[ ] ran, fell, hurt
[ ] run, fall, hurted
In English, verbs have three parts: infinitive-past-past participle. Don't worry if you don't understand what these terms mean. For now, just learn the three parts of a verb: 'run-ran-run'; 'fall-fell-fallen'; 'hurt-hurt-hurt'. If the past and past participle both end in -ed, the verbs are called regular verbs; otherwise, they are called irregular verbs: 'run', 'fall' and 'hurt' are irregular verbs
8. What are the dictionary forms of the main verbs used in the sentence below?
I have read all the letters, but I haven't written all the replies.
[ ] have read, written
[x] read, write
[ ] have write, have read
[ ] writed, readed
In English, verbs have three parts: infinitive-past-past participle. Don't worry if you don't understand what these terms mean. For now, just learn the three parts of a verb: 'read-read-read'; 'write-wrote-written'. If the past and past participle both end in -ed, the verbs are called regular verbs; otherwise, they are called irregular verbs: 'read' and 'write' are irregular verbs
9. What are the dictionary forms of the main verbs used in the sentence below?
He opened the door, walked in, and sat down.
[ ] opened, walk, sat
[x] open, walk, sit
[ ] opened, walked, satted
[ ] open, walked, sit
In English, verbs have three parts: infinitive-past-past participle. Don't worry if you don't understand what these terms mean. For now, just learn the three parts of a verb: 'open-opened-opened'; 'walk-walked-walked'; 'sit-sat-sat'. If the past and past participle both end in -ed, the verbs are called regular verbs; otherwise, they are called irregular verbs: 'open' and 'walk' are regular verbs, but 'sit' is an irregular verb
10. What are the dictionary forms of the main verbs used in the sentence below?
You will get the part if you perform well in the rehearsals.
[ ] get, perfomed
[ ] got, perform
[ ] get, perform, well
[x] get, perform
In English, verbs have three parts: infinitive-past-past participle. Don't worry if you don't understand what these terms mean. For now, just learn the three parts of a verb: 'get-got-got'; 'perform-performed-performed'. If the past and past participle both end in -ed, the verbs are called regular verbs; otherwise, they are called irregular verbs: 'get' is an irregular verb, but 'perform' is a regular verb