English Language: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Grade 5 Language - Verbs (Perfect) (Questions)

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The perfect tenses describe events that have finished. They are made by using "had," "have" and "will have" and the past participle of the verb. Students will need to know when to use these verb tenses. For example, in the sentence "The dog had barked all night" means that this event stopped by morning. In this quiz, the students will determine which perfect tense is needed for the sentence.

1. Read the sentence below and choose the correct verb phrase.
Dad _____ the hole in the backyard by the time we get back home.
[ ] had dug
[ ] have dug
[ ] will have dug
[ ] has dug
2. Read the sentence below and choose the correct verb phrase.
Everyone _____ lunch yesterday by noon.
[ ] has eaten
[ ] have eaten
[ ] had eaten
[ ] will have eaten
3. Read the sentence below and choose the correct verb phrase.
The soldiers _____ all day today in the battle.
[ ] has fought
[ ] have fought
[ ] had fought
[ ] will have fought
4. Read the sentence below and choose the correct verb phrase.
With a smirk on their faces, the children _____ about the secret all day today.
[ ] had known
[ ] has known
[ ] will have known
[ ] have known
5. Read the sentence below and choose the correct verb phrase.
My family _____ the newspaper boy by its deadline of next Tuesday.
[ ] has paid
[ ] had paid
[ ] have paid
[ ] will have paid
6. Read the sentence below and choose the correct verb phrase.
The bells _____ for hours last Monday.
[ ] has rung
[ ] had rung
[ ] have rung
[ ] will have rung
7. Read the sentence below and choose the correct verb phrase.
At the garage sale now, we _____ almost everything.
[ ] has sold
[ ] had sold
[ ] have sold
[ ] will have sold
8. Read the sentence below and choose the correct verb phrase.
Bees _____ both my brother and me early this morning.
[ ] has stung
[ ] have stung
[ ] had stung
[ ] will have stung
9. Read the sentence below and choose the correct verb phrase.
"Robbers _____ everything in our house," states the man.
[ ] has stolen
[ ] have stolen
[ ] had stolen
[ ] will have stolen
10. Read the sentence below and choose the correct verb phrase.
By the end of the day, my sister _____ the porch.
[ ] has swept
[ ] have swept
[ ] had swept
[ ] will have swept
English Language: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Grade 5 Language - Verbs (Perfect) (Answers)
1. Read the sentence below and choose the correct verb phrase.
Dad _____ the hole in the backyard by the time we get back home.
[ ] had dug
[ ] have dug
[x] will have dug
[ ] has dug
This sentence is in the perfect tense and it is in the future
2. Read the sentence below and choose the correct verb phrase.
Everyone _____ lunch yesterday by noon.
[ ] has eaten
[ ] have eaten
[x] had eaten
[ ] will have eaten
This took place in the past which was yesterday
3. Read the sentence below and choose the correct verb phrase.
The soldiers _____ all day today in the battle.
[ ] has fought
[x] have fought
[ ] had fought
[ ] will have fought
The subject is plural, so "have" should be used and it took place in the present
4. Read the sentence below and choose the correct verb phrase.
With a smirk on their faces, the children _____ about the secret all day today.
[ ] had known
[ ] has known
[ ] will have known
[x] have known
This took place in the present since it mentions today
5. Read the sentence below and choose the correct verb phrase.
My family _____ the newspaper boy by its deadline of next Tuesday.
[ ] has paid
[ ] had paid
[ ] have paid
[x] will have paid
This will take place in the future
6. Read the sentence below and choose the correct verb phrase.
The bells _____ for hours last Monday.
[ ] has rung
[x] had rung
[ ] have rung
[ ] will have rung
This took place in the past which was last Monday
7. Read the sentence below and choose the correct verb phrase.
At the garage sale now, we _____ almost everything.
[ ] has sold
[ ] had sold
[x] have sold
[ ] will have sold
The garage sale is taking place today
8. Read the sentence below and choose the correct verb phrase.
Bees _____ both my brother and me early this morning.
[ ] has stung
[ ] have stung
[x] had stung
[ ] will have stung
The bees stung them in the past
9. Read the sentence below and choose the correct verb phrase.
"Robbers _____ everything in our house," states the man.
[ ] has stolen
[x] have stolen
[ ] had stolen
[ ] will have stolen
The word "robbers" is plural and it is happening right now
10. Read the sentence below and choose the correct verb phrase.
By the end of the day, my sister _____ the porch.
[ ] has swept
[ ] have swept
[ ] had swept
[x] will have swept
This takes place in the future