English Grammar - Part 1

Choose from those given below the correct form of the verb given in brackets.
01. He (knows) five Indian Languages, and he is good at all of them.

...(b) knows

02. They just (complete) the work.

...(b) have just completed

03. The doctor (tell) me yesterday that he would be available for consultation on Monday next.

...(a) told

04. Whenever he has some time to spare, he (come) to see me.

...(b) comes

05. Mother (lay) the table while the maid was washing the plates.

...(a) laid

06. Ever Year I (go) to Ooty with my family during the Summer Holidays.

...(b) go

07. The country (not succeed) in providing the basic needs of five people.

...(a) has not succeeded

08. If you (lose) your purse, I would advice you to inform the police.

...(b) have lost

09. When I was in Chennai, I usually (meet) him at the Marina Beach.

...(b) met

10. Large crowds waited at the airport when the victorious cricket team (return) home.

...(c) returned

11. I (prefer) reading to watching TV.

...(d) prefer

12. I just know now (get) a letter from my brother in Dubai informing me of his arrival home next week.

...(c) have just now got

13. What you (do) with your hair ? I could not recognize you at first.

...(c) have you done

14. We usually (have) our support at 7 pm.when we were young.

...(d) had

15. It (rain) cats and dogs at this time yesterday.

...(b) was raining

16. It (rain) now.

...(a) is raining

17. We already (have) lunch.

...(b) have already had

18. My driver left me last week. I do not know where he (go).

...(d) has gone

19. At the sealevel, water (boil) at 100 degree celcius.

...(d) boils

20. The fire was spreading fast, so we (break) a window to get out.

...(a) broke

21. I strongly (object) to your smoking in this room.

...(c) object

22. I (go) through your explanation and regret to say it is not satisfactory.

...(b) have gone

23. I (not speak) to him for over a week.

...(c) have not spoken

24. Students frequently (go) wrong when they do grammer exercises.

...(c) go

25. We (run) into a waiting shed when the strom lashed.

...(c) ran

26. They (not talk) to each other since they quarrelled.

...(b) have not talked

27. He (work) here since 1999.

...(d) has been working

28. How long ago the aeroplane (land).

...(a) did the aeroplane land

29. Father (take) our dog out for a walk every morning last year.

...(c) took

30. Hundreds of tourists (sit) on the beach when the tsunami struck.

...(a) were sitting

31. I (wait) for you since three o’ clock..

...(a) have been waiting

32. She (teach) grammar for the last half an hour.

...(a) has been teaching

33. We (not pay) the milkman for over two months.

...(b) have not paid

34. One (use) milk to make butter and cheese.

...(b) uses

35. While he (get) off the bus, he fell and broke his left leg.

...(c) was getting

36. The light (burn) all night.

...(d) has been burning

37. He already (vacate) the house.

...(c) has already vacated

38. I (read) all the novels of Tolstoy.

...(a) have read

39. She (sing) very beautifully at the concert last evening.

...(b) sang

40. The dog (bite) her on the ankle when she tried to catch it.

...(c) bit

41. She usually (sing) classical songs, but today she is singing film songs.

...(a) sings

42. He just (have) his haircut.

...(b) has just had

43. I (buy) a new car last month.

...(c) bought

44. How often you (see) Hindi movies when you were in New Delhi.

...(a) did you see

45. The servant dropped one glass while she (wash) up last night.

...(b) was washing

46. He (collect) stamps for over ten years now.

...(b) has been collecting

47. My nephew (stay) with me now.

...(d) is staying

48. I (not hear) from him for over a year.

...(d) have not heard

49. Every time he (open) his mouth a reputation dies.

...(d) opens

50. The boat (sink), so all the passengers jumped into the river and swam to the shore.

...(d) was sinking

51. He now (live) in Mumbai with his grandparents.

...(c) is now living

52. Those of you who (not know) the answer can ask for help.

...(a) do not

53. I just now (pay) my tution fee.

...(c) have just now paid

54. Look! An old man (run) after the bus.

...(d) is running

55. We can resume our journey, for the sun (shine) now.

...(b) is shining

56. Whenever she (want) to explain something, the teacher uses the Black Board.

...(c) wants

57. He is not here now. He (go) to Chennai.

...(d) has gone

58. You will spoil your eyesight if you (gaze) too much at the sun.

...(a) gaze

59. Whatever you (do) do with your might.

...(d) do

60. It is common knowledge that barking dogs seldom (bite).

...(b) bite

61. The children (play) all this afternoon.

...(c) have been playing

62. How long you (work) in this office.

...(b) have you worked

64. The child (cry) for a long time. It seems his mother does not hear his cry.

...(b) has been crying

65. They (build) that house for over a year and it hasn’t been finished yet.

...(a) have been building

66. He (appear) for the examinationthree times, but has not passed it yet.

...(b) has appeared

67. How many times you (be) to the show this week.

...(b) have you been

68. She (be) to the doctor of and on for six months.

...(a) has been

69. Look! The poor man (stand) in the rain for an hour now.

...(d) has been standing

70. I think I should go now, for the sun (shine).

...(c) is shining

71. The First World War (break) out in 1914.

...(a) broke

72. He (work) in a school for two years when he was selected for appointment in a bank.

...(c) had been working

73. They (finish) their work half an hour ago..

...(b) finished

75. They (live) in this house when their father was working here.

...(b) lived

76. I (see) this fellow at the station last week.

...(a) saw

77. He (head) several committees in his official career.

...(d) headed

78. My father (drop) me to school every morning when he was working in this city.

...(b) had dropped

79. I (have) so many interruptions yesterday.

...(d) had

80. The patient (sleep) for three hours, so you can wake him up.

...(d) has slept

81. You (speak) French when you were in Paris?

...(d) did you speak

82. Whenever we (go) to see him, he was out.

...(a) went

83. We (see) the film last week.

...(c) saw

84. My friend Gopal (buy) a new car every time a new model appears.

...(a) buys

85. Colombus (discover) America in 1492.

...(d) discovered

86. When they went out, the sun (shine).

...(a) was shining

87. When I was in Rome, I (learn) the Italian language.

...(d) learnt

88. He (have) his lunch when I went to see him.

...(d) was having

89. When my grandfather went for a walk, he always (take) an umbrella with him.

...(b) took

90. When the telephone rang, he (have) a bath.

...(c) was having

91. How often you (play) football when you were at the University.

...(a) did you play

92. She sprained her ankle while she (play) tennis.

...(a) was playing

93. The aeroplane (fly) very low when I caught sight of it.

...(c) was flying

94. She was talking to your neighbour when the telephone (ring).

...(a) rang

95. The thief (get) out of the house by the time the police arrived.

...(d) had got

96. He told me he already (discuss) the matter with his parents.

...(b) had already discussed

97. They (want) to know what had happened to their propasal.

...(b) wanted

98. He (say) he was not present at the meeting.

...(c) said

99. She presumed you (take) her purse.

...(b) had taken

100. The plane had already landed by the time I (reach) the airport.

...(c) reached