Auxiliary verbs exercise

July 15, 2011pdf

Fill in the blanks with appropriate auxiliary verbs. Remember to observe the rules of sequence of tenses.

1. He died so that he ……………………….. save his country.

2. We eat so that we …………………………. live.

3. You ………………………….. go only if you have permission.

4. He was so tired that he …………………………… hardly stand.

5. He went to England in order that he …………………………….. become a doctor.

6. He said that he ……………………………. do it.

7. The robbers stole whatever they …………………………….. find in the shop.

8. He worked hard that he ……………………………… win the prize.

9. We ran so that we …………………………….. arrive in time.

10. He said that he ………………………………. try again.

11. He ran as quickly as he ………………………..

12. I asked him what I …………………………….. do.

Answers

1. He died so that he might / could save his country.

2. We eat so that we may live.

3. You may go only if you have permission.

4. He was so tired that he could hardly stand.

5. He went to England in order that he might become a barrister.

6. He said that he could do it.

7. The robbers stole whatever they could find in the shop.

8. He worked hard that he might /could win the prize.

9. We ran so that we could arrive in time.

10. He said that he would try again.

11. He ran as quickly as he could.

12. I asked him what I could do.

Keep your grammar up-to-date!
Includes Grammar Guide (PDF)