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( 2.1)  EXERCISE - AUXILIARY VERBS

Fill in the blanks with ‘is' or ‘are'.

  • 1. The rose _____ a beautiful flower.

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  • 2. His two sons _____ still small.

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  • 3. My brother _____ doing his degree at that university.

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  • 4. Dogs _____ the most faithful animals.

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  • 5. There _____ a lot of ants on the tree.

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  • 6. That chair _____ comfortable to sit on.

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  • 7. The equator _____ an imaginary line round the earth.

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  • 8. The natives of this island _____ a friendly people.

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  • 9. We _____ waiting for the bus.

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  • 10. _____ your mother sleeping now?

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Fill in the blanks with ‘does' or ‘do'.

  • 11. _____ you know him?

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  • 12. That _____ not mean I _____ not like her.

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  • 13. Please _____ not smoke here.

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  • 14. _____ anybody know the answer?

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  • 15. They _____ not want to play.

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  • 16. It _____ not matter where you put it.

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  • 17. He _____ the measuring and we _____ the cutting.

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  • 18. Those sheep _____ not belong to that farmer.

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  • 19. My feet _____ not get tired easily.

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  • 20. Everyone here _____ not know about it.

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Fill in the blanks with ‘has' or ‘have'.

  • 21. He _____ a law degree.

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  • 22. They _____ gone to the cinema.

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  • 23. Only one of the students _____ failed the test.

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  • 24. I _____ come here to borrow your book

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  • 25. "_____ you ever done online banking?"

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  • 26. "We _____ not done our homework yet."

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  • 27. Each of you _____ to pay a dollar.

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  • 28. There _____ been no complaint so far.

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  • 29. Does he _____ a bicycle?

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  • 30. What _____ she got to say about this?

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Choose the correct word for each sentence.

  • 31. The earth _____ (go, goes) round the sun.

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  • 32. He _____ (go, goes) to school by bus.

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  • 33. I often _____ (go, goes) to the library.

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  • 34. She wants to _____ (go, goes) to the library?

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  • 35. She does not _____ (go, goes) to the library?

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  • 36. Oh, she does _____ (go, goes) to the library.

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  • 37. He often _____ (go, goes) to the cinema.

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  • 38. Every one of us must _____ (go, goes) to school.

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  • 39. Every one of us usually _____ (go, goes) to school early.

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  • 40. He too has to _____ (go, goes) to school.

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Choose the correct word for each sentence.

  • 41. She _____ (read, reads) every day.

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  • 42. I _____ (drink, drinks) milk every day.

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  • 43. We _____ (like, likes) to swim.

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  • 44. My neighbours _____ (talk, talks) to us every day.

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  • 45. He _____ (speak, speaks) good English.

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  • 46. They _____ (work, works) in that factory.

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  • 47. One of us _____ (live, lives) near the hospital.

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  • 48. Those deer in the zoo _____ (look, looks) hungry.

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  • 49. Everyone of the postmen _____ (ride, rides) a bicycle.

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  • 50. The black dog can _____ (bark, barks) very loudly.

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( 2.2)  EXERCISE - SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE

Use the Simple Present tense of the words in brackets.

  • 1. It _____ (hurt) to know what he said.

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  • 2. I sometimes _____ (play) football with my friends.

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  • 3. My sister _____ (want) to be a teacher.

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  • 4. We _____ (like) to do our homework together.

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  • 5. His father _____ (smoke) a pipe.

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  • 6. Does your mother _____ (cook) every day?

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  • 7. The train _____ (leave) in an hour.

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  • 8. He _____ (wash) his car on Sundays.

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  • 9. My friend _____ (ride) a bike to work.

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  • 10. They often _____ (swim) in the river.

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( 2.3)  EXERCISE - PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE

Use the Present Continuous tense of the words in brackets.

  • 1. We are too late. The train _____ (leaving).

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  • 2. Look at what he _____ (do).

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  • 3. My father _____ (go) to Paris next month.

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  • 4. She says she _____ (cook) for dinner this evening.

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  • 5. I think she _____ (write) a letter at the moment.

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  • 6. Why _____ he _____ (break) up those boxes?

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  • 7. He _____ (come) on the one o'clock train tomorrow.

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  • 8. They _____ (widen) the road.

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  • 9. One of you _____ always _____ (complain) about something.

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  • 10. Do you not understand what I _____ (say)?

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( 2.4)  EXERCISE - PRESENT PERFECT TENSE

Use the Present Perfect tense of the words in brackets.

  • 1. We _____ (not see) her since we last met her.

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  • 2. He _____ (teach) us for two years and is still teaching us.

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  • 3. She _____ (already throw) away her old dresses.

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  • 4. I _____ already _____ (tell) them to hurry up.

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  • 5. _____ you _____ (be) to see your old uncle recently?

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  • 6. My parents _____ (never be) to London.

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  • 7. They _____ (just meet) your brother.

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  • 8. Our baby _____ (sleep) for more than eight hours.

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  • 9. I _____ not _____ (choose) the one I want yet.

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  • 10. You _____ (not eat) your dinner yet.

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( 2.5)  EXERCISE - PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS TENSE

Use the Present Perfect Continuous tense of the words in brackets.

  • 1. They _____ (visit) their parents since they shifted out.

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  • 2. She _____ (talk) for an hour and when is she going to stop?

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  • 3. His friends _____ (wait) for him since 7 o'clock.

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  • 4. What _____ you _____ (do) since this morning?

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  • 5. I have found it. I _____ (search) for it for two days.

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  • 6. He _____ (eat) here for one week and he is not coming back.

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  • 7. We _____ (see) each other regularly since we became friends.

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  • 8. Why _____ you _____ (keep) this matter a secret?

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  • 9. Her mother _____ (pray) for good luck at that temple.

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  • 10. My sister _____ (try) to write a book since last year.

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( 2.6)  EXERCISE - PAST SIMPLE TENSE

Use the Past Simple tense of the words in brackets.

  • 1. She _____ (cut) her finger last night.

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  • 2. We _____ (go) for a ride and _____ (come) home late.

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  • 3. Her former husband always _____ (drink) heavily.

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  • 4. He _____ (lend) me some money last week.

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  • 5. There _____ (are) lots of people at the party.

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  • 6. My father _____ (lose) his car keys this morning.

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  • 7. She often_____ (quarrel) with her neighbour.

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  • 8. The vagrant _____ (lay) a mat on the pavement and _____ (sleep) on it.

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  • 9. I _____ (meet) my uncle on Sunday afternoon.

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  • 10. _____ (can) you please help me carry this?

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( 2.7)  EXERCISE - PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE

Use the Past Continuous tense of the words in brackets.

  • 1. While I _____ (wait) for you, I fell asleep.

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  • 2. He _____ (swim) at 4 o'clock yesterday.

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  • 3. Some students _____ (not listen) while the teacher _____ (speak).

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  • 4. We _____ (play) football when it started to rain.

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  • 5. When I _____ (walk) home, I saw a dog barking at the postman.

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  • 6. She and her friends _____ (shop) yesterday evening.

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  • 7. When they arrived, I _____ (bathe).

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  • 8. While one worker _____ (paint), another _____ (mix) some paint.

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  • 9. What _____ you _____(do) when I was not at home?

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  • 10. They _____ (jog) early this morning.

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( 2.8)  EXERCISE - PAST PERFECT TENSE

Use the Past Perfect tense of the words in brackets.

  • 1. After we _____ (see) the movie, we went for a ride.

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  • 2. He _____ already _____ (leave) when we arrived.

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  • 3. I _____ just _____ (shut) the door when the telephone rang.

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  • 4. They ate the food that I _____ (buy).

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  • 5. She _____ (eat) her lunch when I reached home.

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  • 6. My father _____ (drink) a glass of milk before he slept.

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  • 7. "I fell down". He said that he _____ down.

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  • 8. "I cut my finger". She said that she _____ her finger.

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  • 9. I arrived at the cinema after the film _____ (start).

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  • 10. The train _____ already _____ (go) when we reached the station.

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( 2.9)  EXERCISE - PAST PERFECT CONTINUOUS TENSE

Use the Past Perfect Continuous tense of the words in brackets.

  • 1. She _____ (sleep) before she was woken by the loud thunder.

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  • 2. The patient _____ (groan) when the doctor arrived.

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  • 3. The little boy _____ (play) with fire before he was burnt.

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  • 4. _____ you _____ (try) to get me before I called?

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  • 5. What _____ the child _____ (do) before she was scolded by her mother?

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( 2.10)  EXERCISE - AUXILIARY VERBS

Fill in the blanks with ‘was' or ‘were'.

  • 1. He _____ here five minutes ago.

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  • 2. This _____ the dress she wore last week.

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  • 3. They _____ still young when their parents died.

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  • 4. One of the eggs _____ broken.

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  • 5. There _____ some oranges on the table.

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  • 6. _____ you tired after the game?

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  • 7. She _____ not at home when I called.

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  • 8. Yesterday I saw a rainbow as I _____ driving home.

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  • 9. We _____ supposed to arrive early but the train was late.

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  • 10. Those _____ people who helped the victims.

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