Quiz playing is a wonderful way to increase your knowledge of English as a Second Language. Remember that all of our ESL quizzes have titles that are both friendly and technical at the same time… In the case of this quiz you might like to tell your friends about “All Present & Correct” but no doubt your teachers will talk about the “Present Tense Forms quiz”! If you hear a technical term and you want to find a quiz about the subject then just look through the list of quiz titles until you find what you need.
English has several ways of expressing Present action. None of them is particularly hard to form, but you need to know when, how and why we would use each form.
'Present', of course, also means that someone is where they should be (as in 'The father was present at the birth of his child', or 'All the students were present for the exam'.) So if a senior soldier is asked if all his men are on parade, he might reply 'All present and correct, Sir!’.
Take a look at these present tense forms.
In this case the subject is 'two' (which in itself is a singular idea ~ perhaps slightly surprisingly!), so the verb needs to be in its third-person singular form, i.e. Answer 3 is OK while Answer 2 is not (though plenty of English speakers ~ not only children ~ might say it!).