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Below is the list of grammar lessons for Level 1.

 

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Grammar Quizzes- Level 1

Quiz 1 (Quiz 1 Answers)

Quiz 2 Pronouns (Quiz 2 Answers)

Quiz 3 Count Noncount (Quiz 3 Answers)

Quiz 4 Present Tense (Quiz 4 Answers)

Quiz 5 Pres Cont Tense (Quiz 5 Answers)

Quiz 6 Articles (Quiz 6 Answers)

Quiz 7 Prepositions (Quiz 7 Answers)

Quiz 8 Poss Pronouns (Quiz 8 Answers)

Quiz 9 Have (Quiz 9 Answers)

Quiz 10 Was Were (Quiz 10 Answers)

Quiz 11 Pres Cont Tense Questions (Quiz 11 Answers)

Quiz 12 There Be (Quiz 12 Answers)

Quiz 13 Be Questions (Quiz 13 Answers)

Quiz 14 This That These Those (Quiz 14 Answers)

Quiz 15 The Past Tense (Quiz 15 Answers)

The Past Tense Questions And Answers – Quiz 16 (Quiz 16 Answers)

Quiz 17 Have To (Quiz 17 Answers)

Quiz 18 Want (Quiz 18 Answers)

Quiz 19 Need (Quiz 19 Answers)

Quiz 20 Negatives (Quiz 20 Answers)

Quiz 21 Numbers (Quiz 21 Answers)

Quiz 22 Questions (Quiz 22 Answers)

Quiz 23 Prepositions (Quiz 23 Answers)

Quiz 24 Articles (Quiz 24 Answers)

 

Grammar Level 1
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Quiz 1

Part A.
Directions: Complete each sentence in the present tense. Remember how the verb “be” changes. (10 points)

1. He _____ a student. (be)
2. They ______ workers. (be)
3. There ______ a party at my house next weekend. (be)
4. John and Sue ______ married. (be – negative)
5. We ______very happy about our new apartment. (be)
6. In the morning, I ______ very tired. (be)
7. You ______ at school right now. ( be – negative)
8. ______ it cold today? (be)
9. ______ they members of the website? (be)
10. He and I ______ both cousins. (be)

Part B.
Choose among this, that, these, or those to complete each sentence. Remember: close = x…y; far = x………………y (10 points)

1. _______ pencil needs to be sharpened. (close)
2. Are _________ apples ready to be picked (close)
3. Is _________the building we go to? (far)
4. _________ cars were in an accident. (far)
5. ________ office has a lot of windows. (far)
6. Is _________ bottle empty? (close)
7. _________ boys broke the window. (far–in time)
8. ________ is a very good movie. (close–in time)
9. Are _______ the best tools for the job? (far)
10. _______ makes me very angry. (far)

Part C.
Conjugate the verb “be” in the present tense. (8 points)

Be
singular
I _____
You _____
He _____
She _____
It _____

plural
We _____
You _____
They _____

Part D.
Write two sentences using the verb “be.” (2 points)

1.
2.

Total: 30 points

Your score: __________

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Quiz 1 (Answers)

Part A.
Directions: Complete each sentence in the present tense. Remember how the verb “be” changes. (10 points)

1. He is a student. (be)
2. They are workers. (be)
3. There is a party at my house next weekend. (be)
4. John and Sue aren’t married. (be – negative)
5. We are very happy about our new apartment. (be)
6. In the morning, I am very tired. (be)
7. You aren’t at school right now. ( be – negative)
8. Is it cold today? (be)
9. Are they members of the website? (be)
10. He and I are both cousins. (be)

Part B.
Choose among this, that, these, or those to complete each sentence. Remember: close = x…y; far = x………………y (10 points)

1. This pencil needs to be sharpened. (close)
2. Are these apples ready to be picked (close)
3. Is that the building we go to? (far)
4. Those cars were in an accident. (far)
5. That office has a lot of windows. (far)
6. Is this bottle empty? (close)
7. Those boys broke the window. (far–in time)
8. This is a very good movie. (close–in time, maybe now)
9. Are those the best tools for the job? (far)
10. That makes me very angry. (far)

Part C.
Conjugate the verb “be” in the present tense. (8 points)

Be
singular
I am, You are, He is, She is, It is

plural
You are, We are, They are

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Quiz 2 Pronouns

Part A.
Directions: Complete each sentence with the correct subject pronoun. (10 points)

1. ______ is a student. (a man)
2. ________ are students (a boy and a girl in a photo)
3. Is ______ a good car? (a thing)
4. ________ are at home. (two people you think about)
5. ______ is from Nicaragua. (a woman)
6. ________ are not very good computers. (a group)
7. ______ am at work. (oneself)
8. Is _______ cold today? (the weather)
9. Are _______ members of the website? (people)
10. _____ and I are in the same class. (a woman)

Part B.
Directions: Complete each sentence with the correct object pronoun. (10 points)

1. Tom teaches ______ English every day. (you and I)
2. There’s some mail for _____ in the mailbox. (I)
3. I like _____ very much. (you–singular or plural)
4. She works with ______ at that company. (a man)
5. He likes ________ very much. (a woman)
6. They like to eat _______ with cream cheese. (a thing)
7. Sue usually puts _______ in the refrigerator. (things)
8. Please give it to ________. (I)
9. They want _______ to work this weekend. (you and I)
10. I want ________ to do something for me. (you)

Part C.
Write the subject pronouns in the singular and plural.
(5 points each)
singular

plural

Write the object pronouns in the singular and plural
singular

plural

Total: 30 points

Your score: __________

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Quiz 2 Pronouns (Answers)

Part A.
Directions: Complete each sentence with the correct subject pronoun. (10 points)

1. He is a student. (a man)
2. They are students (a boy and a girl in a photo)
3. Is it a good car? (a thing)
4. They are at home. (two people you think about)
5. She is from Nicaragua. (a woman)
6. They are not very good computers. (a group)
7. I am at work. (oneself)
8. Is it cold today? (the weather)
9. Are they members of the website? (people)
10. She and I are in the same class. (a woman)

Part B.
Directions: Complete each sentence with the correct object pronoun. (10 points)

1. Tom teaches us English every day. (you and I)
2. There’s some mail for me in the mailbox. (I)
3. I like you very much. (you–singular or plural)
4. She works with him at that company. (a man)
5. He likes her very much. (a woman)
6. They like to eat it with cream cheese. (a thing)
7. Sue usually puts them in the refrigerator. (things)
8. Please give it to me. (I)
9. They want us to work this weekend. (you and I)
10. I want you to do something for me. (you)

Part C.
Write the subject pronouns in the singular and plural. (5 points each)
singular
I,you,he,she,it

plural
we, you, they

Write the object pronouns in the singular and plural
singular
me, you, him, her, it

plural
us, you, them

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Quiz 3 Count Noncount

Part A.
Directions: Complete each sentence with the correct form of the verb “be.” (10 points)

1. There _______ some time before the game.
2. There _______ two people looking at the house.
3. _______ there a good movie showing at that theater?
4. _______ there any good restaurants near here?
5. Why ______ there police officers outside that house?
6. There ______ a hat on the table.
7. _______ there enough chairs for everyone?
8. _______ there a pillow on the bed?
9. There _______ seven days in a week.
10. There ______ ten students in the classroom.

Part B.
Directions: Complete each sentence with “much” or “many.” (10 points)

1. How ______ time is there to finish our work today?
2. There aren’t ______ students in class today.
3. I like her very _______.
4. How ______ money do you have?
5. Are there _______ cars in the parking lot?
6. You don’t make _______ mistakes, do you?
7. There isn’t very _______ tea left in the teapot.
8. She doesn’t like too _______ meat in the sauce.
9. How ________ people do you know in your building?
10. There isn’t very _______ oil left in the world.

Part C.
Which nouns are count nouns and noncount nouns? List them in each category: (10 points)

water / apple / man / oil / butter / window / cup / pencil / rice / computer / time / friend / money / snow / table

count nouns

noncount nouns

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Quiz 3 Count Noncount (Answers)

Part A.
Directions: Complete each sentence with the correct form of the verb “be.” (10 points)

1. There is some time before the game.
2. There are two people looking at the house.
3. Is there a good movie showing at that theater?
4. Are there any good restaurants near here?
5. Why are there police officers outside that house?
6. There is a hat on the table.
7. Are there enough chairs for everyone?
8. Is there a pillow on the bed?
9. There are seven days in a week.
10. There are ten students in the classroom.

Part B.
Directions: Complete each sentence with “much” or “many.” (10 points)

1. How much time is there to finish our work today?
2. There aren’t many students in class today.
3. I like her very much.
4. How much money do you have?
5. Are there many cars in the parking lot?
6. You don’t make many mistakes, do you?
7. There isn’t very much tea left in the teapot.
8. She doesn’t like too much meat in the sauce.
9. How many people do you know in your building?
10. There isn’t very much oil left in the world.

Part C.
Which nouns are count nouns and noncount nouns? List them in each category: (10 points)

water / apple / man / oil / butter / window / cup / pencil / rice / computer / time / friend / money / snow / table

count nouns
apple, man, window, cup, pencil, computer, friend, table

noncount nouns
water, oil, butter, rice, time, money, snow

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Quiz 4 Present Tense

Part A.
Directions: Complete each sentence with the correct form of the verb in the present tense. (10 points)

1. She _______ to school three times a week. (go)
2. My father ________ at that restaurant. (work)
3. I _______ English during the week. (study)
4. We ______ some time to go to the store. (have)
5. My car _______ a new set of tires. (have)
6. John _______ his shopping on the weekend. (do)
7. They _______ at that table everyday. (sit)
8. A plumber _______ leaky pipes and toilets. (fix)
9. You always ______ me good advice. (give)
10. They ______ very good students. (be)

Part B.
Directions: Make each of the above sentences negative. (10 points)

1. She __________ __________to school. (go)
2. My father _______ ________at that restaurant. (work)
3. I _______ _________English during the week. (study)
4. We _____ ________ any time to go to the store. (have)
5. My car _______ _________a new set of tires. (have)
6. John ______ _____his shopping on the weekend. (do)
7. They _______ ________ at that table everyday. (sit)
8. A teacher _______ ______leaky pipes and toilets. (fix)
9. You never _________ me good advice. (give)
10. They ________ very good students. (be)
Part C.
Conjugate the verb “have” in the present tense (5 points)
singular

plural

Conjugate the verb “have” in the present tense negative (5 points)
singular

plural

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Quiz 4 Present Tense (Answers)

Part A.
Directions: Complete each sentence with the correct form of the verb in the present tense. (10 points)

1. She goes to school three times a week. (go)
2. My father works at that restaurant. (work)
3. I study English during the week. (study)
4. We have some time to go to the store. (have)
5. My car has a new set of tires. (have)
6. John does his shopping on the weekend. (do)
7. They sit at that table everyday. (sit)
8. A plumber fixes leaky pipes and toilets. (fix)
9. You always give me good advice. (give)
10. They are very good students. (be)

Part B.
Directions: Make each of the above sentences negative. (10 points)

1. She doesn’t go to school. (go)
2. My father doesn’t work at that restaurant. (work)
3. I don’t study English during the week. (study)
4. We don’t have any time to go to the store. (have)
5. My car doesn’t have a new set of tires. (have)
6. John doesn’t do his shopping on the weekend. (do)
7. They don’t sit at that table everyday. (sit)
8. A teacher doesn’t fix leaky pipes and toilets. (fix)
9. You never give me good advice. (give)
10. They aren’t very good students. (be)

Part C.
Conjugate the verb “have” in the present tense (5 points)

singular
I have, You have, He has, She has, It has

plural
We have, You have, They have

Conjugate the verb “have” in the present tense negative (5 points)

singular
I don’t have, You don’t have, He doesn’t have, She doesn’t have, It doesn’t have

plural
We don’t have, You don’t have, They don’t have

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Quiz 5 Present Cont Tense

Part A.
Directions: Complete each sentence with the correct form of the verb in the present continuous tense. (10 points)
1. He _____ ________ the bus to work today. (take)
2. The stores at that mall _____ ________ new employees. (hire)
3. My mother ______ _________ me next month. (visit)
4. We ______ ________lunch right now. (have)
5. My car _____ _________ strange noises. (make)
6. Martha ______ ________ her shopping for the week. (do)
7. ______ he still _____________? (sleep)
8. What ______ you __________ in your garden? (grow)
9. _______ they __________ you at the airport? (meet)
10. My children ______ __________very good today. (be)

Part B.
Directions: Make each sentence negative in the present continuous tense. (10 points)
1. She _______ __________ there anymore. (work)
2. I ______ ______ ___________ at what you said. (laugh)
3. They _______ __________ English anymore. (study)
4. You ______ __________ much fun, are you? (have)
5. The housekeepers ______ ________ the room right now. (clean)
6. We ______ ________ anything this weekend. (do)
7. The people from Romania _______ _________ today. (come)
8. I _____ _______ __________ a new car this year. (buy)
9. _________ you ___________ today? (work)
10. Why _______ he ___________ you? (help)

Part C.
Conjugate the verb “go” in the present continuous tense (5 points)
singular

plural

Conjugate the verb “make” in the present continuous tense negative (5 points)
singular

plural

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Quiz 5 Present Cont Tense (Answers)

Part A.
Directions: Complete each sentence with the correct form of the verb in the present continuous tense. (10 points)
1. He is taking the bus to work today. (take)
2. The stores at that mall are hiring new employees. (hire)
3. My mother is visiting me next month. (visit)
4. We are having lunch right now. (have)
5. My car is making strange noises. (make)
6. Martha is doing her shopping for the week. (do)
7. Is he still sleeping? (sleep)
8. What are you growing in your garden? (grow)
9. Are they meeting you at the airport? (meet)
10. My children are being very good today. (be)

Part B.
Directions: Make each sentence negative in the present continuous tense. (10 points)
1. She isn’t working there anymore. (work)
2. I’m not laughing at what you said. (laugh)
3. They aren’t studying English anymore. (study)
4. You aren’t having much fun, are you? (have)
5. The housekeepers aren’t cleaning the room right now. (clean)
6. We aren’t doing anything this weekend. (do)
7. The people from Romania aren’t coming today. (come)
8. I’m not buying a new car this year. (buy)
9. Aren’t you working today? (work)
10. Why isn’t he helping you? (help)

Part C.
Conjugate the verb “go” in the present continuous tense (5 points)
singular
I am going, You are going, He is going, She is going, It is going

plural
We are going, You are going, They are going

Conjugate the verb “make” in the present continuous tense negative (5 points)
singular
I’m not making, You’re not making, He’s not making, She’s not making, It’s not making

plural
We’re not making, You’re not making, They’re not making

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Quiz 6 Articles

Part A.
Directions: Fill in the blank space with the correct article: “a” or “the”
1. ________ coffee I made isn’t very good.
2. I need to buy ______ new car. (any car)
3. I can’t see ________ sun.
4. This is _________ first time for me.
5. Do you want to see ______ movie today? (any movie)
6. Mary goes to ________ very good school.
7. I put gas into __________ car. (my car / my family’s car)
8. _______ bus that I take every day stops right here.
9. That is _______ very large truck.
10. Some of ________ apples I got at the store are bad.

Part B.
Directions: Fill in the blank with “a” or “an.”
1. She saw ______ friend in class.
2. ______ apple a day keeps the doctor away.
3. My teacher has ______ big classroom.
4. Jose drives _______ hour to and from work every day.
5. Is that _______ fresh apple, or is it _______ old apple?
6. That is _______ good way to learn English.
7. Christine is _______ honest person.
8. We once owned _______ house in Minneapolis.
9. Do you want to take _______ English class?
10. There’s ______ cracked egg in the egg carton.

Part C.
Directions: Fill in the blank with “the” or “–” (nothing). Some of these sentences don’t require “the.” (10 points)
1. There was a lot of _______ rain last night.
2. _______ rain came down hard last night.
3. ________ history of Mexico is very interesting.
4. I like to study ________ history.
5. _________ medicine I took is making me dizzy.
6. I got some ________ medicine at the store.
7. They used to live in ________ United States.
8. _______ city of Chicago is very big.
9. I like to study ______ English.
10. ______ English language is very difficult.
(*Remember that some words in some situations don’t use an article)

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Quiz 6 Articles (Answers)

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Quiz 7 Prepositions

Part A.
Directions: Fill in the blank space with a preposition. (20 points)
1. The students walked ________ the classroom.
2. I had to make a stop ________ New York last night.
3. The class starts __________ 7:30 in the morning.
4. The cat jumped __________ the fence.
5. Sit __________.
6. I need to go ________ the store.
7. Do you want to go _______ a walk?
8. Chicago is __________ seven hours from here.
9. The plane is leaving _______ ten minutes.
10. The young man climbed __________ the window.
11. Airplanes fly __________ the ground.
12. Subway trains travel __________ the ground.
13. Earthworms live __________ the ground.
14. I am standing _______ the ground.
15. Did you finish your work ______ time?
16. Can I borrow your pencil _________ a minute?
17. I woke up ________ 5:30 this morning.
18. We haven’t been there __________ last year.
19. I have lived in Minnesota ________ many years.
20. I’ll be there ________ an hour.

Part B.
Directions: Fill in the blank with a preposition (20 points)
1. Don’t bother me. I’m _______ a hurry.
2. Two cars crashed _________ each other.
3. She has been absent _________ class.
4. I’ll get ______ touch ______ you later.
5. It’s not good ____ me to eat food high ____ cholesterol.
6. Please turn ______ the lights _____ the living room.
7. The letter “B” comes _________ “A” and “C.”
8. I fell _______ love with her.
9. What’s wrong ________ my cell phone?
10. Do you want to go ______ bus or ______ car?
11. Please fill _______ each blank carefully on the quiz.
12. Mary loves to listen ______ music _____ the radio.
13. He’s very sick. They’re taking things day ______ day.
14. My wife doesn’t agree ________ me very often.
15. The U.S. will elect a new President _____ November.
16. Would you like to sit here ________ me?
17. He’s leaning __________ the wall.
18. The car _________ me is following too closely!
19. Minneapolis is northwest ________ Chicago.
20. The Twin Cities are _________ the Mississippi River.

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Quiz 7 Prepositions (Answers)

Part A
Answers: 1. into; 2. in; 3. at; 4. on (or over); 5. down; 6. to; 7. for; 8. about (or almost); 9. in; 10. through; 11. above; 12. under; 13. in; 14. on; 15. in; 16. for; 17. at; 18. since; 19. for; 20 in

Part B

Answers: 1. in; 2. into; 3. from; 4. in / with; 5. to / in; 6. on /in; 7. between; 8. in; 9. with; 10. by / by; 11. in; 12. to / on; 13. by; 14. with; 15. in; 16. by (or with); 17. against; 18. behind; 19. of; 20. on

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Quiz 8 Possessive Adjectives and Possessive Pronouns

Part A. – Possessive Adjectives
Directions: Use the correct possessive adjective. The subject in each sentence will help you with your decision. (20 points)
1. I have a computer on _________ desk.
2. You have a computer on _________ desk.
3. He likes to play with _________ dog.
4. We don’t know __________ neighbors very well.
5. The cat doesn’t like __________ food.
6. The students left _________ classroom very quickly.
7. You all have __________ own ideas about politics.
8. I really want to see __________ friends this weekend.
9. They spend __________ money on junk.
10. Robert is very happy with __________ new job.
11. Mary thinks __________ apartment is too small.
12. Where are you going on __________ vacation?
13. The city has _________ own fire department.
14. You and I are having lunch with _________ teacher.
15. Did you finish __________ work on time?
16. Jim and Sal love __________ new house.
17. Can I have __________ car back, please?
18. John can’t fix __________ sink.
19. Does Martha have ___________ keys?
20. We should bring __________ coats to the game.

Part B. – Possessive Pronouns
Directions: Write the correct possessive pronoun in the blank space following each sentence or question. (10 points)
Example: This pen is her pen. hers
1. This classroom is my classroom. __________
2. Are these books your books? ____________
3. He has his own car and I have my own car. _________
4. Her English is good, and his English is good too. ________
5. I think this money is her money. __________
6. Your children are smart, and so are our children. _________
7. Our work is finished; their work isn’t. ___________
8. Those tickets are his tickets. ___________
9. Your garden looks great, but my garden doesn’t. _________
10. Her song was good, and I liked your song, too. _________
Part C. Fill out the chart below with the correct possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns. (10 points if all are correct)
Subject
I, You, He, She, It, We, You, They

Possessive Adjective

Possessive Pronoun

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Quiz 8 Possessive Adjectives and Possessive Pronouns (Answers)

Part A. – Possessive Adjectives
Directions: Use the correct possessive adjective. The subject in each sentence will help you with your decision. (20 points)
1. I have a computer on my desk.
2. You have a computer on your desk.
3. He likes to play with his dog.
4. We don’t know our neighbors very well.
5. The cat doesn’t like its food.
6. The students left their classroom very quickly.
7. You all have your own ideas about politics.
8. I really want to see my friends this weekend.
9. They spend their money on junk.
10. Robert is very happy with his new job.
11. Mary thinks her apartment is too small.
12. Where are you going on your vacation?
13. The city has its own fire department.
14. You and I are having lunch with our teacher.
15. Did you finish your work on time?
16. Jim and Sal love their new house.
17. Can I have my car back, please?
18. John can’t fix his sink.
19. Does Martha have her keys?
20. We should bring our coats to the game.

Part B. – Possessive Pronouns
Directions: Write the correct possessive pronoun in the blank space following each sentence or question. (10 points)
Example: This pen is her pen. hers
1. This classroom is mine.
2. Are these books yours?
3. He has his own car and I have mine.
4. Her English is good, and his is good too.
5. I think this money is hers.
6. Your children are smart, and so are ours.
7. Our work is finished; theirs isn’t.
8. Those tickets are his.
9. Your garden looks great, but mine doesn’t.
10. Her song was good, and I liked yours too.

Part C. Fill out the chart below with the correct possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns. (10 points if all are correct)

Subject
I, You, He, She, It, We, You, They

Possessive Adjective
my, your, his, her, its, our, their.

Possessive Pronoun
mine, ours, yours, his, hers, its, and theirs

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Quiz 9 Have

Part A. – Statements and Negative Statements
Directions: Fill in the blank with have, has, doesn’t have, or don’t have. (20 points)
1. He _____________________ a very good job.
2. She ____________________ a car. (negative)
3. I __________________ much time today. (negative)
4. The students __________________ their books.
5. The cat __________________ enough food.
6. My car ____________________ any gas. (negative)
7. You ____________________ a lot of work to do.
8. We ____________________ any milk. (negative)
9. The government __________________ thousands of employees.
10. Maria _______________________ a new computer.
11. I usually _____________________ two cups of coffee every morning.
12. They _____________________ any water. (negative)
13. The house ___________________ a phone (negative)
14. Maria and John ___________________ a lot of fun when they are together.
15. You _______________________ any work to do. (negative)
16. The police ____________________ someone in the back seat of their car.
17. Arthur _______________________ his paycheck.
18. My daughter’s teacher __________________ seven children.
19. I _____________________ a toothache.
20. He never _______________________ any problems.

Part B. – Questions
Directions: Fill in the blank spaces to make questions with do, does, or have. (10 points)
1. When ________ you ___________ your next class?
2. _________ she ___________ a guitar?
3. _________ I ____________ my keys and my wallet?
4. Why __________ he _____________ that ugly shirt on?
5. How __________ they ____________ time to get their work finished?
6. What time _________ Maria __________ her appointment?
7. _________ the house __________ three bedrooms?
8. Where _________ we ___________ our candles?
9. __________ the dog ____________ a collar?
10. ___________ elephants ___________ big ears?

Part C. Conjugate the verb have in the present tense. (5 points if all are correct)
Singular
Plural

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Quiz 9 Have (Answers)

Part A. – Statements and Negative Statements
Directions: Fill in the blank with have, has, doesn’t have, or don’t have. (20 points)
1. He has a very good job.
2. She doesn’t have a car. (negative)
3. I don’t have much time today. (negative)
4. The students have their books.
5. The cat has enough food.
6. My car doesn’t have any gas. (negative)
7. You have a lot of work to do.
8. We don’t have any milk. (negative)
9. The government has thousands of employees.
10. Maria has a new computer.
11. I usually have two cups of coffee every morning.
12. They don’t have any water. (negative)
13. The house doesn’t have a phone (negative)
14. Maria and John have a lot of fun when they are together.
15. You don’t have any work to do. (negative)
16. The police have someone in the back seat of their car.
17. Arthur has his paycheck.
18. My daughter’s teacher has seven children.
19. I have a toothache.
20. He never has any problems.

Part B. – Questions
Directions: Fill in the blank spaces to make questions with do, does, or have. (10 points)
1. When do you have your next class?
2. Does she have a guitar?
3. Do I have my keys and my wallet?
4. Why does he have that ugly shirt on?
5. How do they have time to get their work finished?
6. What time does Maria have her appointment?
7. Does the house have three bedrooms?
8. Where do we have our candles?
9. Does the dog have a collar?
10. Do elephants have big ears?

Part C. Conjugate the verb have in the present tense. (5 points if all are correct)

Singular
I have, You have, He has, She has, It has

Plural
We have, You have, They have

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Quiz 10 Was Were

Part A.
Directions: Complete each sentence in the past tense with the verb “be.” Remember how the verb “be” changes. (10 points)
1. She _______ in school yesterday. (be)
2. They ______ at the store. (be)
3. There ______ a good movie on TV last night. (be)
4. Vindu and Anna ______ here last night. (be)
5. You and I _______ in the classroom this morning. (be)
6. Last night I ______ very tired. (be)
7. There ________ many people at the rally. (be)
8. The restaurant ________ busy on the weekend. (be)
9. The offices ________ closed. (be)
10. You _______ a good soccer player ten years ago. (be)

Part B.
Directions: Complete each question in the past tense with the verb “be.” (10 points)
1. ________ the store employees helpful?
2. ________ I helpful?
3. ________ she here last February?
4. ________ it a bad accident?
5. ________ there anything to eat at the party?
6. ________ a doctor available?
7. ________ they good apples?
8. ________ there a lot of people at the beach?
9. ________ we here before?
10. ________ the woman interested in the movie?

Part C.
Directions: Complete each sentence in the past tense with the verb “be” in the negative form. Use “not” in the form of a contraction: wasn’t / weren’t
1. He ________ at work on Monday.
2. It _________ a difficult test.
3. The government _________ very good five years ago.
4. You _________ in love with her.
5. I __________ online last night.
6. The performers __________ very funny.
7. The protester _________ hurt.
8. There __________ any strawberries in the garden.
9. That __________ a good book.
10. The leaders of the organization ________ in jail.

Part D.
Conjugate the verb “be” in the past tense.
Be
singular
I _____
You _____
He _____
She _____
It _____

plural
We _____
You _____
They _____

Part E.
Write two sentences using the verb “be” in the past tense (2 points)
1.
2.

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Quiz 10 Was Were (Answers)

Part A.
Directions: Complete each sentence in the past tense with the verb “be.” Remember how the verb “be” changes. (10 points)
1. She was in school yesterday. (be)
2. They were at the store. (be)
3. There was a good movie on TV last night. (be)
4. Vindu and Anna were here last night. (be)
5. You and I were in the classroom this morning. (be)
6. Last night I was very tired. (be)
7. There were many people at the rally. (be)
8. The restaurant was busy on the weekend. (be)
9. The offices were closed. (be)
10. You were a good soccer player ten years ago. (be)

Part B.
Directions: Complete each question in the past tense with the verb “be.” (10 points)
1. Were the store employees helpful?
2. Was I helpful?
3. Was she here last February?
4. Was it a bad accident?
5. Was there anything to eat at the party?
6. Was a doctor available?
7. Were they good apples?
8. Were there a lot of people at the beach?
9. Were we here before?
10. Was the woman interested in the movie?

Part C.
Directions: Complete each sentence in the past tense with the verb “be” in the negative form. Use “not” in the form of a contraction: wasn’t / weren’t
1. He wasn’t at work on Monday.
2. It wasn’t a difficult test.
3. The government wasn’t very good five years ago.
4. You weren’t in love with her.
5. I wasn’t online last night.
6. The performers weren’t very funny.
7. The protester wasn’t hurt.
8. There weren’t any strawberries in the garden.
9. That wasn’t a good book.
10. The leaders of the organization weren’t in jail.

Part D.
Conjugate the verb “be” in the past tense.

Be
singular
I was, You were, He was, She was, It was

plural
We were, You were, They were

Part E.
Write two sentences using the verb “be” in the past tense (2 points)
1.
2.

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Quiz 11 Present Cont Tense Questions

Part A.
Directions: Complete each question with the correct form of the verb in the present continuous tense. (10 points)
1. ________ he ______________ to work today? (go)
2. ________ we _____________ to New York? (drive)
3. _______ I ____________ you? (help)
4. _______ she ____________ the table? (set)
5. _______ it ____________ outside? (rain)
6. _______ the TV ______________? (work)
7. ______ he still _____________? (sleep)
8. What ______ you __________ in your garden? (grow)
9. _______ they __________ you at the airport? (meet)
10. When ________ your sister _______________? (come)

Part B.
Directions: Make each question negative in the present continuous tense. (10 points)
1. ____________ your car __________________? (work)
2. ___________ she _________________ to you? (talk)
3. ___________ the boys ______________ home? (come)
4. ___________ you ______________ any fun? (have)
5. ___________ George ____________ his room? (clean)
6. Why ___________ my computer ______________ on? (turn)
7. ____________ I _________________ today? (work)
8. ___________ he _________________ well? (feel)
9. Why __________ the students ______________ to me? (listen)
10. __________ you __________________ any help? (get)

Part C.
Conjugate the verb “turn” in the present continuous tense and in the form of a question (5 points)
singular
________ I ________
_______ you _______
_______ he ________
________she ________
________ it ________

plural
_______ we ________
_______you ________
________ they_______

Conjugate the verb “go” in the present continuous tense negative and in the form of a question (5 points)
singular
________ I ________
_______ you _______
_______ he ________
________she ________
________ it ________

plural
_______ we ________
_______you ________
________ they_______

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Quiz 11 Present Cont Tense Questions (Answers)

Part A.
Directions: Complete each question with the correct form of the verb in the present continuous tense. (10 points)
1. Is he going to work today? (go)
2. Are we driving to New York? (drive)
3. Am I helping you? (help)
4. Is she setting the table? (set)
5. Is it raining outside? (rain)
6. Is the TV working? (work)
7. Is he still sleeping? (sleep)
8. What are you growing in your garden? (grow)
9. Are they meeting you at the airport? (meet)
10. When is your sister coming? (come)

Part B.
Directions: Make each question negative in the present continuous tense. (10 points)
1. Isn’t your car working? (work)
2. Isn’t she talking to you? (talk)
3. Aren’t the boys coming home? (come)
4. Aren’t you having any fun? (have)
5. Isn’t George cleaning his room? (clean)
6. Why isn’t my computer turning on? (turn)
7. Aren’t I working today? (work) — Note: “Aren’t” is correct, but if you don’t feel comfortable with that, you can say “Am I not….”
8. Isn’t he feeling well? (feel)
9. Why aren’t the students listening to me? (listen)
10. Aren’t you getting any help? (get)

Part C.
Conjugate the verb “turn” in the present continuous tense and in the form of a question (5 points)

singular
Am I turning?
Are you turning?
Is he turning?
Is she turning?
Is it turning?

plural
Are we turning?
Are you turning?
Are they turning?

Conjugate the verb “go” in the present continuous tense negative and in the form of a question (5 points)

singular
Aren’t I going?
Aren’t you going?
Isn’t he going?
Isn’t she going?
Isn’t it going?

plural
Aren’t we going?
Aren’t you going?
Aren’t they going?

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Quiz 12 There Be in the present and past tenses

Part A.
Directions: Complete each sentence with “there” and the verb “be” in the present tense (am, is, or are). Some sentences are negative. (10 points)
1. __________ __________ a big test tomorrow.
2. __________ __________ several people waiting in line.
3. __________ __________ a good reason for that. (negative)
4. __________ I __________ in this picture.
5. __________ you __________ in that picture.
6. __________ she __________. She’s next to the window.
7. __________ __________ any time left in the game. (negative)
8. __________ __________ some children on the swings.
9. __________ __________ any food left on the plate. (negative)
10. __________ they ___________. They’re over there.

Part B.
Directions: Complete each question with “there” and the verb “be” in the present tense (am, is, or are). Some questions are negative. (10 points)
1. __________ ___________ anyone home?
2. __________ ___________ any french fries in the bag?
3. __________ ___________ a good movie on TV tonight?
4. __________ ___________ any books for us to use? (negative)
5. __________ ___________ any paper here? (negative)
6. __________ he __________? I want to speak with him.
7. __________ ___________ room for me to sit down?
8. __________ I here or ___________? Where do I sit?
9. ___________ __________ any other movies to watch? (negative)
10. __________ __________ a car behind me?

Part C.
Directions: Complete each sentence with “there” and the verb “be” in the past tense (was or were). Some sentences are negative. (10 points)
1. __________ __________ a car accident just ten minutes ago.
2. __________ __________ several people hurt.
3. __________ __________ a lot of police at the scene.
4. __________ __________ any news of it on TV. (negative)
5. __________ I __________, watching helplessly.
6. __________ ___________ anything anyone could do. (negative)
7. __________ __________ a big party last night.
8. A lot of people __________ __________.
9. __________ ___________ a lot of noise.
10. My friend, Bob, __________ ___________.

Part D.
Directions: Complete each question with “there” and the verb “be” in the past tense (was or were). Some questions are negative. (10 points)
1. __________ ___________ an alarm? I just heard something.
2. __________ ___________ any good clothes at that store?
3. __________ ___________ a fire at that house?
4. __________ ___________ a story about it online? (negative)
5. What kind of vegetables __________ ___________ at the market?
6. How much traffic __________ ___________?
7. __________ ___________ any potatoes?
8. __________ ___________ any lettuce? (negative)
9. __________ ___________ any gas in the car? (negative)
10. __________ ___________ any computers in the classroom?

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Quiz 12 There Be in the present and past tenses (Answers)

Part A.
Directions: Complete each sentence with “there” and the verb “be” in the present tense (am, is, or are). Some sentences are negative. (10 points)
1. __There___ ____is____ a big test tomorrow.
2. __There___ ____are____ several people waiting in line.
3. __There___ ___isn’t____ a good reason for that. (negative)
4. __There___ I ___am_____ in this picture.
5. __There____ you ____are___ in that picture.
6. __There___ she ____is____. She’s next to the window.
7. __There___ ___isn’t____ any time left in the game. (negative)
8. __There___ ____are___ some children on the swings.
9. __There____ ___isn’t____ any food left on the plate. (negative)
10. __There___ they ___are_____. They’re over there.

Part B.
Directions: Complete each question with “there” and the verb “be” in the present tense (am, is, or are). Some questions are negative. (10 points)
1. ____Is____ __there___ anyone home?
2. ___Are___ __there____ any french fries in the bag?
3. ___Is___ ___there___ a good movie on TV tonight?
4. __Aren’t____ __there____ any books for us to use? (negative)
5. __Isn’t___ ___there___ any paper here? (negative)
6. ___Is____ he __there____? I want to speak with him.
7. ___Is___ ___there___ room for me to sit down?
8. __Am_____ I here or ___there__? Where do I sit?
9. __Aren’t____ ___there___ any other movies to watch? (negative)
10. ___Is___ ___there___ a car behind me?

Part C.
Directions: Complete each sentence with “there” and the verb “be” in the past tense (was or were). Some sentences are negative. (10 points)
1. __There__ ___was___ a car accident just ten minutes ago.
2. __There___ __were____ several people hurt.
3. __There___ __were____ a lot of police at the scene.
4. __There___ ___wasn’t___ any news of it on TV. (negative)
5. __There___ I ___was__, watching helplessly.
6. __There___ ___wasn’t___ anything anyone could do. (negative)
7. __There___ ___was___ a big party last night.
8. A lot of people ___were__ ____there___.
9. __There___ ____was___ a lot of noise.
10. My friend, Bob, ___was____ ____there___.

Part D.
Directions: Complete each question with “there” and the verb “be” in the past tense (was or were). Some questions are negative. (10 points)
1. ___Was___ __there___ an alarm? I just heard something.
2. __Were___ __there___ any good clothes at that store?
3. __Was___ ___there____ a fire at that house?
4. __Wasn’t__ ___there___ a story about it online? (negative)
5. What kind of vegetables ___were__ ___there___ at the market?
6. How much traffic __was___ ___there___?
7. __Were___ ___there__ any potatoes?
8. __Wasn’t___ ____there___ any lettuce? (negative)
9. __Wasn’t____ __there____ any gas in the car? (negative)
10. __Were___ __there____ any computers in the classroom?

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Quiz 13 Making questions with the verb “be” in the present tense

Part A.
Directions: Complete each question with the verb “be” in the present tense (am, is, or are). (10 points)
1. __________ you a student?
2. __________ the test today?
3. __________ the students in the classroom?
4. __________ I early?
5. __________ this a good book?
6. __________ your hands clean?
7. __________ Bina at work today?
8. __________ we on time?
9. __________ you tired?
10. __________ that clock right?

Part B.
Directions: Complete each question with the verb “be” in the present tense (am, is, or are) after the question word. (10 points)
1. Where ___________ I?
2. When ___________ the movie on?
3. Why ____________ you here?
4. How ___________ you?
5. What __________ it?
6. Who ___________ that?
7. What time __________ it?
8. How many books ___________ on the shelf?
9. How much ___________ the ticket?
10. How cold ___________ the drinks?

Part C.
Directions: Complete each sentence with the verb “be” and the correct pronoun. (10 points)
1. __________ __________ at work today? (a woman)
2. __________ __________ outside? (children)
3. __________ __________ online? (first person, singular)
4. __________ __________ hot outside? (the weather)
5. __________ __________ on the phone? (a man)
6. __________ ___________ ready? (first person, plural)
7. __________ __________ any fun? (a game)
8. __________ __________ charged yet? (batteries)
9. __________ ___________ any good? (a salad)
10. __________ ___________ angry at me? (a person I talk to)

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Quiz 13 Making questions with the verb “be” in the present tense (Answers)

Part A.
Directions: Complete each question with the verb “be” in the present tense (am, is, or are). (10 points)
1. __Are_____ you a student?
2. __Is______ the test today?
3. __Are_____ the students in the classroom?
4. __Am______ I early?
5. ___Is_____ this a good book?
6. __Are______ your hands clean?
7. ___Is_____ Bina at work today?
8. __Are______ we on time?
9. __Are_____ you tired?
10. __Is______ that clock right?

Part B.
Directions: Complete each question with the verb “be” in the present tense (am, is, or are) after the question word. (10 points)
1. Where ___am_____ I?
2. When ___is______ the movie on?
3. Why ____are______ you here?
4. How ____are______ you?
5. What ____is_____ it?
6. Who ____is______ that?
7. What time ____is_____ it?
8. How many books ____are_____ on the shelf?
9. How much ____is______ the ticket?
10. How cold ____are_____ the drinks?

Part C.
Directions: Complete each sentence with the verb “be” and the correct pronoun. (10 points)
1. ____Is____ ___she_____ at work today? (a woman)
2. ____Are____ ___they_____ outside? (children)
3. ____Am____ _____I____ online? (first person, singular)
4. ____Is ____ ___it_____ hot outside? (the weather)
5. ____Is____ ___he_____ on the phone? (a man)
6. ____Are_____ ____we_____ ready? (first person, plural)
7. ____Is ____ ___it_____ any fun? (a game)
8. ____Are____ ___they_____ charged yet? (batteries)
9. ____Is _____ _____it____ any good? (a salad)
10. __Are_____ _____you______ angry at me? (a person I talk to)

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Quiz 14 This That These Those

Part A.
Directions: Complete each sentence or question with this or these.
1. Is _____________ yours?
2. _____________ is really difficult.
3. Are _____________ books from the library?
4. Was _____________ a useful lesson?
5. When were _____________ lemons purchased?
6. _____________ milk tastes kind of sour.
7. Take a look at _____________ pants. Aren’t they nice?
8. _____________ cars don’t have a good safety record.
9. Where was _____________? Does it go here on the shelf?
10. Does _____________ cost a lot of money?

Part B.
Directions: Complete each sentence or question with that or those.
1. How do you like _____________ peaches?
2. _____________ was the best movie I have ever seen!
3. ______________tables are dirty. Please clean them.
4. Whose are _____________?
5. _____________ furniture is kind of expensive.
6. Please hand me _____________ towels.
7. Whose is ______________?
8. How much are _____________ books?
9. We need to get _____________ car out of the garage.
10. _____________ is Iranian rice. It’s very good.

Part C.
Directions: Complete each sentence or question with this, that, these or those.
1. Are _____________ books over there on the table yours?
2. _____________ grapes I’m eating are really good.
3. _____________ was a great movie we saw last night.
4. Take a look at _____________ car across the street.
5. In _____________ days, everyone on the street knew each other.
6. What’s the difference between _____________ group here, and
___________ group way over there?
7. Where are _____________ shoes you bought for me?
8. _____________ is the first time I have ever seen an eclipse.
9. ______________ was the first time I had ever seen a rhinocerous.
10. ______________ apples were rotten so I threw them away.

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Quiz 14 This That These Those (Answers)

Part A.
Directions: Complete each sentence or question with this or these.
1. Is this yours?
2. This is really difficult.
3. Are these books from the library?
4. Was this a useful lesson?
5. When were these lemons purchased?
6. This milk tastes kind of sour.
7. Take a look at these pants. Aren’t they nice?
8. These cars don’t have a good safety record.
9. Where was this? Does it go here on the shelf?
10. Does this cost a lot of money?

Part B.
Directions: Complete each sentence or question with that or those.
1. How do you like those peaches?
2. That was the best movie I have ever seen!
3. Those tables are dirty. Please clean them.
4. Whose are those?
5. That furniture is kind of expensive.
6. Please hand me those towels.
7. Whose is that?
8. How much are those books?
9. We need to get that car out of the garage.
10. That is Iranian rice. It’s very good.

Part C.
Directions: Complete each sentence or question with this, that, these or those.
1. Are those books over there on the table yours?
2. These grapes I’m eating are really good.
3. That was a great movie we saw last night.
4. Take a look at that car across the street.
5. In those days, everyone on the street knew each other.
6. What’s the difference between this group here, and
that group way over there?
7. Where are those shoes you bought for me?
8. This is the first time I have ever seen an eclipse.
9. That was the first time I had ever seen a rhinocerous.
10. Those apples were rotten so I threw them away.

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Quiz 15 The Past Tense

Part A.
Directions: Complete each sentence with the correct form of the verb in the past tense. (10 points)
1. I ___________ to work earlier today. (go)
2. The students ___________ their homework. (finish)
3. He ____________ a big breakfast. (eat)
4. They ___________ to California. (move)
5. My bike ____________ a new tire. (need)
6. Jennifer ________ her laundry last weekend. (do)
7. She ___________ to the park with her dog. (walk)
8. You really ____________ me a lot. Thanks! (help)
9. We ____________ a new car. (get)
10. The computer ___________ on all night. (stay)

Part B.
Directions: Make each of the above sentences negative. (10 points)
1. I __________________ to work earlier today. (go)
2. The students __________________ their homework. (finish)
3. He ___________________ a big breakfast. (eat)
4. They __________________ to California. (move)
5. My bike ___________________ a new tire. (need)
6. Jennifer _______________ her laundry last weekend. (do)
7. She __________________ to the park with her dog. (walk)
8. You really ___________________ me a lot. Thanks! (help)
9. We ___________________ a new car. (get)
10. The computer __________________ on all night. (stay)

Part C.
Conjugate the verb “park” in the past tense (5 points)
singular

plural

Conjugate the verb “go” in the past tense negative. It’s okay to use contractions. (5 points)
singular

plural

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Quiz 15 The Past Tense (Answers)

Part A.
Directions: Complete each sentence with the correct form of the verb in the past tense. (10 points)
1. I went to work earlier today. (go)
2. The students finished their homework. (finish)
3. He ate big breakfast. (eat)
4. They moved to California. (move)
5. My bike needed a new tire. (need)
6. Jennifer did her laundry last weekend. (do)
7. She walked to the park with her dog. (walk)
8. You really helped me a lot. Thanks! (help)
9. We got a new car. (get)
10. The computer stayed on all night. (stay)

Part B.
Directions: Make each of the above sentences negative. (10 points)
1. I didn’t go to work earlier today. (go)
2. The students didn’t finish their homework. (finish)
3. He didn’t eat a big breakfast. (eat)
4. They didn’t move to California. (move)
5. My bike didn’t need a new tire. (need)
6. Jennifer didn’t do her laundry last weekend. (do)
7. She didn’t walk to the park with her dog. (walk)
8. You really didn’t help me a lot. Thanks! (help)
9. We didn’t get a new car. (get)
10. The computer didn’t stay on all night. (stay)

Part C.
Conjugate the verb “park” in the past tense (5 points)
singular
I parked, You parked, He parked, She parked, It parked

plural
We parked, You parked, They parked

Conjugate the verb “go” in the past tense negative. It’s okay to use contractions. (5 points)
singular
I didn’t go, You didn’t go, She didn’t go, He didn’t go, It didn’t go

plural
We didn’t go, You didn’t go, They didn’t go

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The Past Tense Questions And Answers – Quiz 16

Part A.
Directions: Complete each question and answer with the correct form of the verb in the past tense. Use the same verb for the question and the answer. (20 points)
1. A: Where __________ he __________? (go)
B: He __________ to work.
2. A: Where __________ they __________ last year? (live)
B: They ___________ in Latvia.
3. A: _________ the jacket __________ a lot of money? (cost)
B: No, it __________ ___________ very much.
4. A: How many people __________ you __________ there? (see)
B: We _________ a couple dozen people.
5. A: __________ your class __________ early? (end)
B: Yes, it ____________ at 9:45 instead of at 10.
6. A: What time __________ you __________ to sleep? (go)
B: I __________ to sleep around midnight.
7. A: Who ___________ you? (call)
B: Angela ____________ me.
8. A: Who __________ you __________? (call)
B: I ___________ my friend, Ted.
9. A: How much rain __________ yesterday? (fall)
B: Almost two inches __________ during the day.
10. A: How much snow __________ we _________? (get)
B: We __________ about two inches.

Part B.
Directions: Each sentence below is in the present tense. Rewrite each sentence and question in the past tense on the line provided. (10 points)
1. How do you feel?
___________________________________________ ?
2. Does Bill like the pizza?
___________________________________________ ?
3. That goes over there.
___________________________________________ .
4. How much is it?
___________________________________________ ?
5. Do you pay your bills on time?
___________________________________________?
6. They like the movie.
___________________________________________.
7. Who works with you?
___________________________________________?
8. She gets up at 5:00.
___________________________________________.
9. The mail doesn’t arrive until 3:00.
___________________________________________.
10. Who reads the newspaper?
___________________________________________?

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The Past Tense Questions And Answers – Quiz 16 (Answers)

Part A.
Directions: Complete each question and answer with the correct form of the verb in the past tense. Use the same verb for the question and the answer. (20 points)
1. A: Where ____did___ he _____go____? (go)
B: He ____went____ to work.
2. A: Where ___did_____ they ____live____ last year? (live)
B: They ___lived_____ in Latvia.
3. A: __Did_____ the jacket ___cost____ a lot of money? (cost)
B: No, it ___didn’t____ ____cost____ very much.
4. A: How many people ____did___ you ___see____ there? (see)
B: We __saw____ a couple dozen people.
5. A: __Did_____ your class ____end____ early? (end)
B: Yes, it ___ended_____ at 9:45 instead of at 10.
6. A: What time ___did____ you ____go____ to sleep? (go)
B: I ___went_____ to sleep around midnight.
7. A: Who ____called_____ you? (call)
B: Angela ____called_____ me.
8. A: Who ____did____ you ____call____? (call)
B: I ____called_____ my friend, Ted.
9. A: How much rain ____fell____ yesterday? (fall)
B: Almost two inches ___fell_____ during the day.
10. A: How much snow ___did_____ we ___get____? (get)
B: We ____got____ about two inches.

Part B.
Directions: Each sentence below is in the present tense. Rewrite each sentence and question in the past tense on the line provided. (10 points)
1. How do you feel?
How did you feel?
2. Does Bill like the pizza?
Did Bill like the pizza?
3. That goes over there.
That went over there.
4. How much is it?
How much was it?
5. Do you pay your bills on time?
Did you pay your bills on time?
6. They like the movie.
They liked the movie.
7. Who works with you?
Who worked with you?
8. She gets up at 5:00.
She got up at 5:00.
9. The mail doesn’t arrive until 3:00.
The mail didn’t arrive until 3:00.
10. Who reads the newspaper?
Who read the newspaper?

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Quiz 17 Have to: present and past tense

Part A.
Directions: Complete each sentence with “have to” and the main verb. All of these sentences are in the present tense. Some sentences are negative. (10 points)
1. She _________ _________ _________ her homework. (finish)
2. I __________ __________ __________ dinner. (make)
3. Your teacher __________ _________ __________ class today. (cancel)
4. The paint __________ ________ __________ before you can touch it. (dry)
5. Todd __________ ________ _________ __________ to work tomorrow. (drive — negative)
6. Martha’s kids __________ __________ _________ ________ to school today because it’s a holiday. (go — negative)
7. The soup __________ __________ ___________ for about half an hour. (cook)
8. We __________ _________ ___________ at the airport by 8:30 in the morning. (be)
9. You __________ _________ _________ __________ the dishes. (do — negative)
10. The students _________ __________ ________ _________ their books to class. (bring)

Part B.
Directions: Complete each sentence with “have to” and the main verb. All of these sentences are in the past tense. Some sentences are negative. (10 points)
1. Tony _________ ________ _________ last night. (work)
2. I _________ _________ ___________ the grass. (cut)
3. Melissa __________ __________ _________ ___________ for school early this morning. (leave — negative)

4. The workers __________ _________ ________ _______ on strike because they agreed on a new contract. (go — negative)
5. We _________ _________ _________ to sleep early. (go)
6. Stan __________ ________ _________ extra for a larger room at the hotel. (pay)
7. Sarah _________ _________ _________ _________ the doctor last week because her condition improved. (see — negative)
8. Bill _________ _________ __________ his driver’s license before it expired. (renew)
9. No one at the restaurant __________ __________ _________ for lunch because the food was free that day. (pay)
10. Because of all the rain we got , I __________ _________ ________ _________ my garden yesterday. (water — negative)

Part C.
Directions: Complete each question with “have to” and the main verb. Some questions are in the present tense and some are in the past tense. (5 points)
1. What _________ I __________ __________ ________? (do — present tense)
2. _________ you _________ ________ __________ that letter? (mail — present tense)
3. Who _________ she __________ ________ __________ to? (talk — past tense)
4. _________ the students _________ _________ __________ a test this morning? (take — past tense)
5. __________ John _________ _________ ________ his car to a mechanic? (take — present tense)

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Quiz 17 Have to: present and past tense (Answers)

Part A.
Directions: Complete each sentence with “have to” and the main verb. All of these sentences are in the present tense. Some sentences are negative. (10 points)
1. She has to finish her homework. (finish)
2. I have to make dinner. (make)
3. Your teacher has to cancel class today. (cancel)
4. The paint has to dry before you can touch it. (dry)
5. Todd doesn’t have to drive to work tomorrow. (drive — negative)
6. Martha’s kids don’t have to go to school today because it’s a holiday. (go — negative)
7. The soup has to cook for about half an hour. (cook)
8. We have to be at the airport by 8:30 in the morning. (be)
9. You don’t have to do the dishes. (do — negative)
10. The students have to bring their books to class. (bring)

Part B.
Directions: Complete each sentence with “have to” and the main verb. All of these sentences are in the past tense. Some sentences are negative. (10 points)
1. Tony had to work last night. (work)
2. I had to cut the grass. (cut)
3. Melissa didnt have to leave for school early this morning. (leave — negative)
4. The workers didn’t have to go on strike because they agreed on a new contract. (go — negative)
5. We had to go to sleep early. (go)
6. Stan had to pay extra for a larger room at the hotel. (pay)
7. Sarah didn’t have to see the doctor last week because her condition improved. (see — negative)
8. Bill had to renew his driver’s license before it expired. (renew)
9. No one at the restaurant had to pay for lunch because the food was free that day. (pay)
10. Because of all the rain we got , I didn’t have to water my garden yesterday. (water — negative)

Part C.
Directions: Complete each question with “have to” and the main verb. Some questions are in the present tense and some are in the past tense. (5 points)
1. What do I have to do? (do — present tense)
2. Do you have to mail that letter? (mail — present tense)
3. Who did she have to talk to? (talk — past tense)
4. Did the students have to take a test this morning? (take — past tense)
5. Does John have to take his car to a mechanic? (take — present tense)

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Quiz 18 Want– present and past tense

Part A – The Present Tense:
Directions: Use the correct helping verb and main verb (want) for each sentence or question.
1. She _________ something to eat.
2. She _________ ___________ anything to drink. (negative)
3. _________ you ___________ to see a movie?
4. What _______ they _________ to do later today?
5. I _________ some ice cream.
6. Bob __________ __________ any ice cream. (negative)
7. When _________ the teacher __________ my assignment?
8. The dog ___________ to go out.
9. My computer _________ _________ to work today. (negative)
10. He __________ a better job.

Part B – The Past Tense:
Directions: Use the correct helping verb and main verb (want) for each sentence or question.
1. We __________ a larger pizza.
2. I __________ __________ to stay, so I left. (negative)
3. What __________ the man at the door ___________?
4. How much milk ________ you _________ from the store?
5. She really _________ __________ that to happen. (negative)
6. Is that really what they ___________?
7. ________ the police officer _________ you to pull over?
8. You called earlier. What _________ you ___________?
9. The children _________ ________ the game to end. (negative)
10. The customer ___________ a white coffee maker.

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Quiz 18 Want– present and past tense (Answers)

Part A – The Present Tense
Directions: Use the correct helping verb and main verb (want) for each sentence or question.
1. She wants something to eat.
2. She doesn’t want anything to drink. (negative)
3. Do you want to see a movie?
4. What do they want to do later today?
5. I want some ice cream.
6. Bob doesn’t want any ice cream. (negative)
7. When does the teacher want my assignment?
8. The dog wants to go out.
9. My computer doesn’t want to work today. (negative)
10. He wants a better job.

Part B – The Past Tense
Directions: Use the correct helping verb and main verb (want) for each sentence or question.
1. We wanted a larger pizza.
2. I didn’t want to stay, so I left. (negative)
3. What did the man at the door want?
4. How much milk did you want from the store?
5. She really didn’t want that to happen. (negative)
6. Is that really what they wanted?
7. Did the police officer want you to pull over?
8. You called earlier. What did you want?
9. The children didn’t want the game to end. (negative)
10. The customer wanted a white coffee maker.

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Quiz 19 Need– present and past tense

Part A – The Present Tense
Directions: Use the correct helping verb and main verb (need) for each sentence or question.
1. We __________ some gas for the car.
2. I _________ ___________ another car. (negative)
3. How much money _________ he __________ for the ticket?
4. _________ the flashlight __________ batteries?
5. You __________ a pen and a notebook for this class.
6. This customer ___________ some assistance.
7. Mary __________ __________ any advice. (negative)
8. Todd, Ahmed, and Bertha ___________ a ride to school.
9. _________ I ____________ a jacket today?
10. By what date ___________ this bill __________ to be paid?

Part B – The Past Tense
Directions: Use the correct helping verb and main verb (need) for each sentence or question.
1. The students __________ more time to take the test.
2. We __________ __________ any help. (negative)
3. How much money __________ they __________ for the bus?
4. I __________ __________ that box anymore. (negative)
5. What __________ you ___________ from the store?
6. My car ___________ a new engine last year.
7. The man ___________ some help, but it came too late.
8. Why __________ they _________ their books? (negative)
9. Who ___________ some help?
10. I ____________ this two days ago. Now it’s useless.

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Quiz 19 Need– present and past tense (Answers)

Part A – The Present Tense
Directions: Use the correct helping verb and main verb (need) for each sentence or question.
1. We need some gas for the car.
2. I don’t need another car. (negative)
3. How much money does he need for the ticket?
4. Does the flashlight need batteries?
5. You need a pen and a notebook for this class.
6. This customer needs some assistance.
7. Mary doesn’t need any advice. (negative)
8. Todd, Ahmed, and Bertha need a ride to school.
9. Do I need a jacket today?
10. By what date does this bill need to be paid?

Part B – The Past Tense
Directions: Use the correct helping verb and main verb (need) for each sentence or question.
1. The students needed more time to take the test.
2. We didn’t need any help. (negative)
3. How much money did they need for the bus?
4. I didn’t need that box anymore. (negative)
5. What did you need from the store?
6. My car needed a new engine last year.
7. The man needed some help, but it came too late.
8. Why didn’t they need their books? (negative)
9. Who needed some help?
10. I needed this two days ago. Now it’s useless.

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Quiz 20 Making the verb “be” negative

Part A.
Directions: Make each sentence negative using the word “not.” Do not use the contraction. (10 points)
1. He __________ here today.
2. They __________ ready to leave yet.
3. It ____________ sunny outside.
4. We ___________ at work today.
5. I ___________ on the phone.
6. The students ___________ in the classroom.
7. My friend John ___________ in his car.
8. You __________ in line.
9. These shoes ____________ on sale.
10. Maria ___________ in the kitchen.

Part B.
Directions: Complete each sentence using the verb “be” in the negative. Please use a contraction. (10 points)
1. Sarah __________ a good choice for that job.
2. There ___________ any students in the classroom.
3. You ____________ at the party yet.
4. He ___________ happy with his new computer.
5. I __________ hungry today.
6. The employees ____________ on break.
7. The sun _____________ out today.
8. There __________ a good movie on TV tonight.
9. You and I __________ at work today.
10. The dog __________ thirsty.

Part C.
Write the verb “be” in the negative form. (5 points)
Singular
I, You, He, She, It,

Plural
We, You, They

Write the verb “be” in the negative form. Contract the subject and the verb “be.” (5 points)
Singular
I, You, He, She, It,

Plural
We, You, They

Write the verb “be” in the negative form. Contract the verb “be” and “not.” (5 points)
Singular
I, You, He, She, It,

Plural
We, You, They

Total: 35 points
Your score: __________

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Quiz 20 Making the verb “be” negative (Answers)

Part A.
Directions: Make each sentence negative using the word “not.” Do not use the contraction. (10 points)
1. He is not here today.
2. They are not ready to leave yet.
3. It is not sunny outside.
4. We are not at work today.
5. I am not on the phone.
6. The students are not in the classroom.
7. My friend John is not in his car.
8. You are not in line.
9. These shoes are not on sale.
10. Maria is not in the kitchen.

Part B.
Directions: Complete each sentence using the verb “be” in the negative. Please use a contraction. (10 points)
1. Sarah isn’t a good choice for that job.
2. There aren’t any students in the classroom.
3. You aren’t at the party yet.
4. He isn’t happy with his new computer.
5. I’m not hungry today. (can’t contract “am” with “not”)
6. The employees aren’t on break.
7. The sun isn’t out today.
8. There isn’t a good movie on TV tonight.
9. You and I aren’t at work today.
10. The dog isn’t thirsty.

Part C.
Write the verb “be” in the negative form. (5 points)
Singular
I am not, You are not, He is not, She is not, It is not

Plural
We are not, You are not, They are not

Write the verb “be” in the negative form. Contract the subject and the verb “be.” (5 points)
Singular
I’m not, You’re not, He’s not, She’s not, It’s not

Plural
We’re not, You’re not, They’re not

Write the verb “be” in the negative form. Contract the verb “be” and “not.” (5 points)
Singular
I am not, You aren’t, He isn’t, She isn’t, It isn’t

Plural
We aren’t, You aren’t, They aren’t

Total: 35 points
Your score: __________

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Quiz 21 Numbers

Directions: Use the correct form of the number for each sentence or question. Write the answers in your notebook.
1. We went to Florida for the __________ time. (one / first)
2. She turns ___________ next week. ( thirteen / thirteenth)
3. The runner finished in __________ place. (two / second)
4. I’ve already reminded you ___________ times. (three / third)
5. They celebrate the holiday on the ___________ of January. (nineteen / nineteenth)
6. This is his ___________ year at that company. (twenty / twentieth)
7. Please, for the __________ time, stop fighting! (hundred / hundredth)
8. The team scored only __________ point in the second quarter. (one / first)
9. This quiz is worth __________ points. (twenty / twentieth)
10. Their daughter is _________ years old. (five / fifth)
11. Jeremy is in his __________ year in college. (four / fourth)
12. Mary had her __________ child last year. (three / third)
13. The __________ century was an interesting time in England. (nineteen / nineteenth)
14. May I have a __________ helping of food, please? (two / second)
15. The Prime Minister of England lives at __________ Downing Street. (10 / 10th)
16. You will only get __________ warning before you get a ticket. (one / first)
17. Bob and Linda will celebrate __________ years of marriage this weekend. (forty / fortieth)
18. There are __________ days in January. (thirty-one / thirty-first)
19. The last day of the month of January is the __________. (thirty-one / thirty-first)
20. A __________-hour movie can be hard to sit through unless it’s very interesting. (three / third)

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Quiz 21 Numbers (Answers)

Directions: Use the correct form of the number for each sentence or question. Write the answers in your notebook.
1. We went to Florida for the first time. (one / first)
2. She turns thirteen next week. ( thirteen / thirteenth)
3. The runner finished in second place. (two / second)
4. I’ve already reminded you three times. (three / third)
5. They celebrate the holiday on the ninteenth of January. (nineteen / nineteenth)
6. This is his twentieth year at that company. (twenty / twentieth)
7. Please, for the hundredth time, stop fighting! (hundred / hundredth)
8. The team scored only one point in the second quarter. (one / first)
9. This quiz is worth twenty points. (twenty / twentieth)
10. Their daughter is five years old. (five / fifth)
11. Jeremy is in his fourth year in college. (four / fourth)
12. Mary had her third child last year. (three / third)
13. The nineteenth century was an interesting time in England. (nineteen / nineteenth)
14. May I have a second helping of food, please? (two / second)
15. The Prime Minister of England lives at 10 Downing Street. (10 / 10th)
16. You will only get one warning before you get a ticket. (one / first)
17. Bob and Linda will celebrate forty years of marriage this weekend. (forty / fortieth)
18. There are thirty-one days in January. (thirty-one / thirty-first)
19. The last day of the month of January is the thirty-first. (thirty-one / thirty-first)
20. A three-hour movie can be hard to sit through unless it’s very interesting. (three / third)

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Quiz 22 Present Tense Questions

Part A.
Directions: Create present tense questions by filling in the blanks. The main verb is provided. (10 points)
1. ________ she ________ school? (like)
2. ________ you _________ a job? (have)
3. _________ that your house? (be)
4. Why ________ my stomach __________? (hurt)
5. How many apples _________ she _________? (need)
6. Where _________ you _________ your shopping? (do)
7. What _________ Tom __________ at work? (do)
8. __________ the asparagus fresh? (be)
9. What time _________ they __________? (wake up)
10. How much _________ the watermelon __________? (cost)

Part B.
Directions: Rewrite each sentence so that if forms a question. Some questions are “yes-no” questions. Some questions are information questions. (15 points)
Example: Maria eats spinach. / Does Maria eat spinach?
1. The dog needs to go out.
____________________________________________?
2. The blanket has a hole in it.
____________________________________________?
3. This car saves on gas.
___________________________________________?
4. Oscar has four potatoes.
How many ___________________________________?
5. The tank is empty.
_________________________________________?
6. Something stinks.
What _____________________________________?
7. I need something.
What _____________________________________?
8. The water looks dirty.
How _____________________________________?
9. The lettuce is on sale.
__________________________________________?
10. Their family goes on vacation every summer.
When _____________________________________?
11. It’s hot in the summer.
When _____________________________________?
12. The office has the information.
___________________________________________?
13. Rhonda does her grocery shopping after work.
When ______________________________________?
14. Donald lies.
Why ______________________________________?
15. The kids drink milk.
What ______________________________________?

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Quiz 22 Present Tense Questions (Answers)

Part A.
Directions: Create present tense questions by filling in the blanks. The main verb is provided. (10 points)
1. Does she like school? (like)
2. Do you have a job? (have)
3. Is that your house? (be)
4. Why does my stomach hurt? (hurt)
5. How many apples does she need? (need)
6. Where do you do your shopping? (do)
7. What does Tom do at work? (do)
8. Is the asparagus fresh? (be)
9. What time do they wake up? (wake up)
10. How much does the watermelon cost? (cost)

Part B.
Directions: Rewrite each sentence so that if forms a question. Some questions are “yes-no” questions. Some questions are information questions. (15 points)
Example: Maria eats spinach. / Does Maria eat spinach?
1. The dog needs to go out.
Does the dog need to go out?
2. The blanket has a hole in it.
Does the blanket have a hole in it?
3. This car saves on gas.
Does this car save on gas?
4. Oscar has four potatoes.
How many potatoes does Oscar have?
5. The tank is empty.
Is the tank empty?
6. Something stinks.
What stinks?
7. I need something.
What do you need? or What do I need?
8. The water looks dirty.
How does the water look?
9. The lettuce is on sale.
Is the lettuce on sale?
10. Their family goes on vacation every summer.
When does their family go on vacation?
11. It’s hot in the summer.
When is it hot?
12. The office has the information.
Does the office have the information?
13. Rhonda does her grocery shopping after work.
When does Rhonda do her grocery shopping?
14. Donald lies.
Why does Donald lie?
15. The kids drink milk.
What do the kids drink?

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Quiz 23 Prepositions

Part A.
Directions: Fill in the blank space with a preposition. Choose from among these words (15 points):
about / among / between / from / of / out / until
(20 points)
1. Don’t tell anyone. This is ____________ you and me.
2. Peter just returned ____________ Germany.
3. Did you hear ____________ the earthquake in Iran?
4. These shoes are made ____________ leather.
5. Please take _____________ the trash.
6. ____________ the three candidates, who is the best?
7. Sarah received a package _____________ her aunt.
8. Everyone is talking _____________ the storm.
9. Snow falls ____________ clouds.
10. We can’t wait ____________ we go on vacation.
11. Put the meat and the cheese ____________ two pieces of bread to make a sandwich.
12. Have they learned nothing ____________ their experience?
13. Please wait to board the bus ____________ the other passengers have exited.
14. The hunter shot the rabbit right ____________ the eyes.
15. When your time runs ____________, you’ll have to stop.

Part B.
Directions: In American English, it’s common to end a sentence or question with a preposition. Choose from among these words when filling in the blank. (15 points)
about / at / for / on / to / up / with
1. What is that movie ____________?
2. What are you staring ____________?
3. What did you do that ____________?
4. Who are you talking ____________?
5. We’re going to a movie.
Do you want to come _____________?
6. Christmas is a holiday we look forward ______________.
7. Time’s ____________. The test is finished.
8. Money is something that they worry ____________.
9. What do the letters “N.A.S.A.” stand _____________?
10. Barack Obama is someone we look up ____________.
11. We need a new mattress to sleep ____________.
12. A contract is a promise that you agree ____________.
13. His opinions are very conservative.
He’s not someone I can agree ____________.
14. Is that the building you work ____________?
15. What are you saving your money ___________?

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Quiz 23 Prepositions (Answers)

Part A.
Directions: Fill in the blank space with a preposition. Choose from among these words (15 points):
about / among / between / from / of / out / until
(20 points)
1. Don’t tell anyone. This is between you and me.
2. Peter just returned from Germany.
3. Did you hear about the earthquake in Iran?
4. These shoes are made of leather.
5. Please take out the trash.
6. Among the three candidates, who is the best?
7. Sarah received a package from her aunt.
8. Everyone is talking about the storm.
9. Snow falls from clouds.
10. We can’t wait until we go on vacation.
11. Put the meat and the cheese between two pieces of bread to make a sandwich.
12. Have they learned nothing from their experience?
13. Please wait to board the bus until the other passengers have exited.
14. The hunter shot the rabbit right between the eyes.
15. When your time runs out, you’ll have to stop.

Part B.
Directions: In American English, it’s common to end a sentence or question with a preposition. Choose from among these words when filling in the blank. (15 points)
about / at / for / on / to / up / with
1. What is that movie about?
2. What are you staring at?
3. What did you do that for?
4. Who are you talking to?
5. We’re going to a movie.
Do you want to come with?
6. Christmas is a holiday we look forward to.
7. Time’s up. The test is finished.
8. Money is something that they worry about.
9. What do the letters “N.A.S.A.” stand for?
10. Barack Obama is someone we look up to.
11. We need a new mattress to sleep on.
12. A contract is a promise that you agree to.
13. His opinions are very conservative.
He’s not someone I can agree with.
14. Is that the building you work at?
15. What are you saving your money for?

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Quiz 24 Articles

Part A.
Directions: Choose the correct article (a, an, or the) within each sentence or question:
1. We’re thinking about buying _________ new car.
2. If you go to __________ store, please pick up some milk.
3. Jeremy has to drive to __________ airport near his house.
4. Is there __________ train station nearby?
5. __________ teacher I had last semester was great!
6. We received __________ bill for something that we didn’t order.
7. Did you check __________ mail?
8. Is there someone at _________ door?
9. I heard __________ interesting story on __________ radio.
10. A friend of ours died just __________ other day.

Part B.
Directions: Choose the article “the” or no article (n/a) for each sentence or question.
1. Do you know __________ answer to __________ question?
2. He’s not getting __________ respect he deserves.
3. Donna is going to __________ New York next week.
4. David is planning a trip to see __________ Mississippi River this summer.
5. Friends suggested that we invest in __________ gold.
6. How much do you know about __________ investing?
7. Veronica has moved four times in __________ last two years.
8. Slow moving __________ traffic caused delays.
9. It looks like the forecast is calling for __________ rain.
10. That’s not ___________ outcome that we had hoped for.
How well did you do? The answers are below.

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Quiz 24 Articles (Answers)

Part A.
Directions: Choose the correct article (a, an, or the) within each sentence or question:
1. We’re thinking about buying a new car.
2. If you go to the store, please pick up some milk.
3. Jeremy has to drive to the airport near his house.
4. Is there a train station nearby?
5. The teacher I had last semester was great!
6. We received a bill for something that we didn’t order.
7. Did you check the mail?
8. Is there someone at the door?
9. I heard an interesting story on the radio.
10. A friend of ours died just the other day.

Part B.
Directions: Choose the article “the” or no article (n/a) for each sentence or question.
1. Do you know the answer to the question?
2. He’s not getting the respect he deserves.
3. Donna is going to n/a New York next week.
4. David is planning a trip to see the Mississippi River this summer.
5. Friends suggested that we invest in n/a gold.
6. How much do you know about n/a investing?
7. Veronica has moved four times in the last two years.
8. Slow moving n/a traffic caused delays.
9. It looks like the forecast is calling for n/a rain.
10. That’s not the outcome that we had hoped for.