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NES Essential Academic Skills Writing: Verb Tenses & Types Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Identify the auxiliary verb in this sentence: ''A massive thunderstorm is moving towards our house.''

Question 2 2. Which of the following sentences contains a transitive verb?

Question 3 3. An intransitive phrasal verb _____ includes a direct object.

Question 4 4. A verb is _____.

Question 5 5. Which of the following verb forms is a past participle?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following sentences contains a verb used intransitively?

Question 7 7. A verb phrase consists of:

Question 8 8. Which of the following sentences includes a phrasal verb?

Question 9 9. A verb expresses:

Question 10 10. The literary present tense should also be used when we are writing_____.

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Question 11 11. Modal helping verbs, or modal auxiliaries, don't change according to the _________ of a sentence.

Question 12 12. These are common linking verbs to use when writing in the present tense:_____.

Question 13 13. The sentence Victor had been playing golf, uses which of the following verb tenses?

Question 14 14. Which of the following tenses is used to sequence past action?

Question 15 15. Tense tells the reader:

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is a correct sentence featuring an infinitive?

Question 17 17.

What type of verb is looked in the following sentence?

The new bride looked very happy.

Question 18 18. When we use the present perfect tense, events may_____in the past, but_____.

Question 19 19. What is the purpose of linking verbs?

Question 20 20. An example of a phrasal verb is:

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Question 21 21. The verbs in this sentence --'' I will finish that project by Saturday''-- tell us that:

Question 22 22. Which of the following is an intransitive phrasal verb?

Question 23 23. When we are writing about literary works, as with literary analysis, we should use the _____.

Question 24 24. Try identifying the helping verb in this sentence: 'The students are going to Paris in the spring.'

Question 25 25. Helping verbs make verbs more _________ by adding degrees of meanings to the verbs.

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Question 26 26.

What type of verb is was in the following sentence?

The valedictorian's mother was very proud of her son.

Question 27 27. What is the verb phrase in the following sentence? ''My Aunt Diane has been coming over to our house for Christmas for years.''

Question 28 28. ''Clean up your room this minute!'' is an example of:

Question 29 29. The sentence Jane read all of the books in the series, uses which of the following verb tenses?

Question 30 30. The past-progressive tense is formed by using was/were along with what form of the verb?

NES Essential Academic Skills Writing: Verb Tenses & Types Chapter Exam Instructions

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