Past tense and past participle: exercise

February 18, 2011pdf

Fill in the blanks with the past tense or past participle form of the verbs given in the brackets.

1. He has …………………….. his own companion for the journey. (select)

2. He would have ……………………… his speech after the break but the chairperson didn’t permit him. (resume)

3. Has the problem ……………………….. solved? (be)

4. The accused ………………………. the jury’s verdict with anxiety. (await)

5. My watch was ……………………. by a boy. (steal)

6. A widespread outbreak of plague ……………………… in 1928. (occur)

7. The song was …………………….. by Alice and her sister. (sing)

8. The whole of the milk has been …………………….. by the cat. (drink)

9. He was properly ………………………… with by the authorities. (deal)

10. I ………………………. the church regularly in my youth. (attend)

11. He ……………………… to China, so you can’t meet him now. (go)

12. The thieves had …………………….. away before the police arrived.

Answers

1. selected

2. resumed

3. been

4. awaited

5. stolen

6. occurred

7. sung

8. drunk

9. dealt

10. attended

11. has gone

12. run

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