Verb forms exercise

Insert appropriate verb forms in the blanks.

1. It was John who …………………………. the police. (alert / alerts / alerted)

2. We …………………………….. for ages. (have been waiting / are waiting / waited)

3. I ……………………………. her for a long time. (know / have known / knew)

4. The box …………………………. so heavy that I could not lift it. (was / has / is)

5. One of my friends …………………………… to Zambia recently. (has gone / went / go)

6. He ………………………… writing a novel since October, and now he is about to finish it. (was writing / has been writing / is writing)

7. I will call you when the guests …………………………. (will arrive / will be arriving / arrive)

8. Age and experience ………………………….. wisdom to man. (brings / is bringing / has brought)

9. The prize ……………………….. away by our team. (bore / was borne / was born)

10. They were ……………………….. questioned. (been / being / be)

Answers

1. It was John who alerted the police.

2. We have been waiting for ages.

3. I have known her for a long time.

4. The box was so heavy that I could not lift it.

5. One of my friends went to Zambia recently.

6. He has been writing a novel since October, and he is about to finish it.

7. I will call you when the guests arrive.

8. Age and experience brings wisdom to man.

9. The prize was borne away by our team.

10. They were being questioned.

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