Review: Verb Tense

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In the following sentences, identify whether the highlighted verb or compound verb is formed correctly:

 

 

1. Beryl had wringed all of water out of the clothes before she hung them on the line.

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Answer:

The answer This compound verb is correctly formed. is not correct.

Explanation: 

The correct form is "had wrung."

 

 

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Answer:

The answer This compound verb is not correctly formed. is correct.

Explanation: 

The correct form is "had wrung."

 

 

 

 

2. Last night the wind shooked the house so much that I could not sleep.

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Answer:

The answer This verb is correctly formed. is not correct.

Explanation: 

The correct form is "shook."

 

 

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Answer:

The answer This verb is not correctly formed. is correct.

Explanation: 

The correct form is "shook."

 

 

 

 

3. Once he had written a letter or two, he went upstairs and listened to his short-wave radio.

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Answer:

The answer This compound verb is correctly formed. is correct.

 

 

 

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Answer:

The answer This compound verb is not correctly formed. is not correct.

 

 

 

 

 

4. The planes have flew over this neighbour for twenty years.

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Answer:

The answer This compound verb is correctly formed. is not correct.

Explanation: 

The correct form is "have flown."

 

 

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Answer:

The answer This compound verb is not correctly formed. is correct.

Explanation: 

The correct form is "have flown."

 

 

 

 

5. The cowboy who had been caught stealing bread was hanged at noon.

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Answer:

The answer This compound verb is correctly formed. is correct.

Explanation:

The correct form is "was hanged." The verb "hang" has different forms depending on the subject of the verb. If an inanimate object is the subject of the verb, the past participle is "hung". If a person is the subject of the verb, the past participle is "hanged."

 

 

 

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Answer:

The answer This compound verb is not correctly formed. is not correct.

 Explanation: 

The correct form is "was hanged." The verb "hang" has different forms depending on the subject of the verb. If an inanimate object is the subject of the verb, the past participle is "hung". If a person is the subject of the verb, the past participle is "hanged."

 

 

 

 

6. I betted my entire salary on a nag named Mephibosheth.

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Answer:

The answer This compound verb is correctly formed. is not correct.

Explanation: 

The correct form is "bet."

 

 

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Answer:

The answer This compound verb is not correctly formed. is correct.

Explanation: 

The correct form is "bet."

 

 

 

 

7. After Lilith defied Adam, God cast her out of Paradise.

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Answer:

The answer This compound verb is correctly formed. is correct.

 

 

 

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Answer:

The answer This compound verb is not correctly formed. is not correct.

 

 

 

 

 

8. The bells of the tower have rang for three hours in honour of the passing a generous soul.

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Answer:

The answer This compound verb is correctly formed. is not correct.

Explanation:

The correct form is "have rung." Remember to distinguish between the past part ("rang") and the past participle ("rung").

 

 

 

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Answer:

The answer This compound verb is not correctly formed. is correct.

 Explanation: 

The correct form is "have rung." Remember to distinguish between the past part ("rang") and the past participle ("rung").

 

 

 

 

9. The walls of the trenches that had been digged yesterday collapsed in the torrential downpour.

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Answer:

The answer This compound verb is correctly formed. is not correct.

Explanation:

The correct form is "had been dug."

 

 

 

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Answer:

The answer This compound verb is not correctly formed. is correct.

Explanation: 

The correct form is "had been dug."

 

 

 

 

10. Marilla has forbade us to play in the hayloft while she is away.

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Answer:

The answer This compound verb is correctly formed. is not correct.

Explanation:

The correct form is "has forbidden." Remember to distinguish between the past part ("forbade") and the past participle ("forbidden").

 

 

 

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Answer:

The answer This compound verb is not correctly formed. is correct.

Explanation: 

The correct form is "has forbidden." Remember to distinguish between the past part ("forbade") and the past participle ("forbidden").

 

 

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