Gap fills (verbs)

March 22, 2014pdf

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate verb form.

When I ……………. from work in the evening, I ………………… the house locked. I did not know what to do.

a) returned, found

b) return, found

c) had returned, was finding

2. Have you heard the proverb that a stitch in time ……………. nine ?

a) save

b) saves

c) will save

3. The teacher …………….. us a story to illustrate that honesty ……………….. a noble virtue.

a) told, was

b) told, is

c) had told, is

4. He ………………. me yesterday if I …………………. him a few dollars.

a) asked, could lend

b) would ask, could lend

c) had asked, will lend

5. They said that they ……………. the bus.

a) miss

b) missed

c) will miss

6. Do not quit this job till you ………………. another.

a) get

b) will get

c) would get

d) got

7. I …………………… a message as soon as I reached New York.

a) sent

b) had sent

c) will send

8. Galileo …………….. that it ……………..  the earth that ………………… round the sun.

a) maintain, is, go

b) maintained, was, went

c) maintained, is, went

9. We …………………… what we ……………………

a) believe , see

b) are believing, are seeing

c) believe, are seeing

Answers

1. When I returned from work in the evening, I found the house locked. I did not know what to do.

2. Have you heard the proverb that a stitch in time saves nine?

3. The teacher told us a story to illustrate that honesty is a noble virtue.

4. He asked me yesterday if I could lend him a few dollars.

5. They said that they missed the bus.

6. Do not quit this job till you get another.

7. I sent a message as soon as I reached New York.

8. Galileo maintained that it was the earth that went round the sun.

9. We believe what we see.

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