Grade 5 Language - Verbs 2
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Grade 5 Language - Verbs 2

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Sometimes, in compound sentences, students will use inappropriate shifts in the verb tense. These must be corrected. Other times, a shift may occur in a sentence with a dependent clause. First, the students must be able to identify them by looking at the tense of each verb in the sentence. In this quiz, the students will choose the correct verb tense or choose the problem in the sentence.

1.
The children are celebrating their teacher's birthday and they cheered for her.
Which word causes an inappropriate verb tense shift?
cheered
they
celebrating
are
Since these are happening at the same time, it should be in the continuous tense
2.
When the sun came up, I pull open the blinds.
Which word causes an inappropriate verb tense shift?
open
when
pull
blinds
Pull is the verb in this sentence that should be changed
3.
When the dog shakes after a bath, it threw water everywhere.
Which word causes an inappropriate verb tense shift?
threw
after
when
bath
This verb should be in the present tense
4.
My dad will park the car and we GET out of the parking garage.
Which verb below should replace the capitalized verb in the sentence?
got
will get
getting
gotten
The first event happened in the future and so the second one does too
5.
We tiled and CLEAN the floors in my house.
Which verb below should replace the capitalized verb in the sentence?
are cleaning
cleans
cleaned
will clean
This took place in the past
6.
The janitors CLEANED the walls and mop the floors.
Which verb below should replace the capitalized verb in the sentence?
clean
cleans
cleaned
will clean
Since mop is used, clean should be used
7.
Sarah CHOOSES her favorite color before we painted the walls.
Which verb below should replace the capitalized verb in the sentence?
are choosing
choose
had chosen
chooses
This action had to be done first and finished before the next action
8.
I will look up the information on the computer in the library, then I walked outside.
Which word causes an inappropriate verb tense shift?
look
then
walked
library
Both verbs should be in the future tense
9.
Sarah cooks dinner, makes the beds and did the laundry.
Which word causes an inappropriate verb tense shift?
makes
did
the
laundry
Since this verb is in the past tense, it should be in the present tense like the other two verbs
10.
Today, we are feeding the horses, going swimming and WILL RUN through the field.
Which verb below should replace the capitalized verb in the sentence?
running
is running
ran
runs
This verb is consistent with the first verb
Author:  Amy Flanders

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