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Standard English 03
It is important to write I GAVE presents and not I GIVED presents or I GIV presents!

Standard English 03

Standard English is about choosing the right word to make a sentence understandable. Practise, practise, then practise some more with English. A good solid grasp of English will set you on your way in the world. Here is the third quiz in our Standard English series.

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1.
Which is the correct answer in the following sentence?
They will ..... him the new song.
learn
learned
teach
teached
'They' can learn something but not someone!
2.
Which is the correct answer in the following sentence?
He will ..... the new song that they will ..... him.
learned, teached
learn, teach
teached, learned
teach, learn
'He' will learn something (new song) but not someone!
3.
Which is the correct answer in the following sentence?
I'll ..... him not to do that again!
learn
learned
teach
teached
'I'll' learn something but not someone!
4.
Which is the correct answer in the following sentence?
He'll ..... not to do that again when I ..... him next lesson.
learned, teached
learn, teach
teached, learn
teach, learn
Not 'I learn him' but 'I teach him'. See questions 1-3
5.
Which is the correct answer in the following sentence?
We ..... hungry so we ate the apples ..... I bought.
was, that
was, what
were, that
were, what
'We were' not 'we was'
6.
Which is the correct answer in the following sentence?
It ..... a dark and stormy night and we ..... cold and wet.
was, was
was, were
were, was
were, were
He/she/it = was; we/you/they = were
7.
Which is the correct answer in the following sentence?
Can I ..... a pen from you please?
borrow
give
lend
let
8.
Which is the correct answer in the following sentence?
You can ..... the pen which I will ..... you.
borrow, lend
borrow, let
lend, borrow
lend, give
The subject of the verb 'lends': he lends her a pen
9.
Which is the correct answer in the following sentence?
Yesterday I ..... some leaflets to ..... children to distribute.
gave, those
gave, them
give, them
give, those
Past tense: 'gave', so, 'yesterday I gave...'
10.
Which is the correct answer in the following sentence?
I could ..... carried my luggage but I ..... it to ..... mum.
have, gave, my
have, give, me
of, gave, my
of, give, me
Remember 'could have' not 'could of'!
Author:  Sue Daish

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