Right Forms of Verbs

Practice of these right forms of verbs exercise will make you a pro. 

Subject—Verb Agreement

1. Use the right forms of the verbs in brackets.

a) The boy (read) ---------- a book.

b) He (go) ---------- to school regularly.

c) The boys (read) ---------- a book.

d) He (go) ---------- to school regularly.

e) The news (be) ---------- bad.

f) Mathematics (be) ---------- an interesting subject.

g) The United States of America (be) ---------- a rich country.

h) Gulliver’s Travels (be) ---------- an interesting book.

i) The Arabian Nights (be) ---------- still very popular.

j) Cattle (be) ---------- grazing in the field.


2. Use the right forms of the verbs in brackets.

a) Three dozen (make) ---------- thirty-six.

b) The peasantry in Bangladesh (be) ---------- poor.

c) Every boy (have) ---------- a pen.

d) Each girl (know) ---------- the answer.

e) Somebody (be) ---------- present there.

f) Anybody (be) ---------- allowed to enter his room.

g) Many a man (be) ---------- present there.

h) Who (be) ---------- coming?

i) No friend (care) ---------- for him.

j) Nobody (want) ---------- to die.


3. Use the right forms of the verbs in brackets.

a) No one (be) ---------- present there.

b) Neither of the girls (be) ---------- present in the class.

c) No birds (be) ---------- there.

d) One of the boys (be) ---------- absent.

e) Each of the boys (have) ---------- a pen.

f) None of my friends (are) ---------- here.

g) Five and five (to make) ---------- ten.

h) Rahim and Karim (be) ---------- playing.

i) Time and tide (wait) ---------- for none.

j) Slow and steady (win) ---------- the race.


4. Use the right forms of the verbs in brackets.

a) Rice and curry (be) ---------- my only food.

b) Each boy and each girl (be) ---------- active.

c) No man and no woman (be) ---------- there.

d) The Headmaster and secretary of the school (be) ---------- coming. 

e) The Headmaster and the secretary of the school (be) ---------- coming. 

f) The jury (be) ---------- unanimous in his opinion.

g) The jury (be) ---------- divided in their opinions.

h) All (to be) ---------- happy.

i) All that glitters (be) ---------- not gold.

j) All’s well that (end) ---------- well.


5. Use the right forms of the verbs in brackets.

a) The rich (be) ---------- not always hoppy.

b) The virtuous (be) ---------- happy.

c) The yellow of an egg (be) ---------- tasty.

d) Seventy miles (be) ---------- a long distance.

e) Twenty dollars a week (not go) ---------- far.

f) There (be) ---------- a high school in our village.

g) There (be) ---------- two high schools in our village.

h) There (be) ---------- a high school and a primary school in our village.

i) She as well as her sister (be) ---------- beautiful.

j) The teacher along with their students (be) ---------- busy.


6. Use the right forms of the verbs in brackets.

a) Either Rahim or his brother (be) ---------- present.

b) Neither he nor his sons (be) ---------- present.

c) (Have) ---------- he or his friends done the work?

d) Not only Raka but also her friends (go) ---------- there.

e) That Shakespeare was a great dramatist(know) ---------- to all.

f) Walking (be) ---------- a good exercise.

g) To play (be) ---------- a good exercise.

h) It is I who (be) ---------- responsible.

i) They are the boys who (read) ---------- in class VIII.


Forms of Verbs

7. Use the right forms of the verbs in brackets.

a) I shall (go) ---------- home now.

b) I cannot help (laugh)---------- .

c) Let the other boys (to use) ----------  skates.

d) The principal desired the notice to be (hang)  ---------- .

e) He is expert in (speak) ----------  English.

f) They are likely (come) ----------  today.

g) The man has (reach)  ---------- home.

h) I am (read)  ----------  books.

i) Rice is (eat)  ----------  mainly in Asia.

j) You have to (do) ----------  this.


8. Use the right forms of the verbs in brackets.

a) Let me (to go) ----------  now.

b) I heard him (to say) ----------  this.

c) I have (see)  ---------- the man.

d) They came to (see)  ---------- you.

e) Shiuli is (sing)  ----------  a song.

f) I prefer (dance)  ---------- to playing.

g) She watched him (leave) ----------  the room.

h) None can pass without (read)  ---------- 

i) I went there with a view to (see)  ---------- him.

j) She (go)  ----------  to school regularly.


9. Use the right forms of the verbs in brackets.

a) We saw the girl (to dance) ---------- .

b) He made me (do) ----------  the work.

c) Having (to close)  ----------  the door, I went to bed.

d) You must (obey)  ---------- the chair.

e) Rome was not (build)  ----------  in a day.

f) I saw the man (sleep)  ---------- 

g) You had better (go)  ----------  home.

h) I cannot but (laugh) ---------- .

i) (Walk)  ---------- is a good exercise. 

j) Music (to hear)  ----------  by him.

Tense of Verbs

10. Use the right forms of the verbs in brackets.

a) I (go)  ---------- to school.

b) The brave (deserve)  ---------- the fair.

c) While (walk) ----------  on the road, we saw an accident.

d) Many years (pass) ----------  since I (see) ----------  you last.

e) The doctor (come)  ---------- before the patient died.

f) He came and he (conquer) ---------- .

g) Hardly I (go) ----------  out when he (come) ---------- .

h) What class you (read)  ---------- in?

i) He (read)  ---------- at this moment.

j) He (come)  ---------- here yesterday.


11. Use the right forms of the verbs in brackets.

a) They (live)  ---------- in a hut.

b) She (write)  ---------- well.

c) He always (read)  ---------- the Quran.

d) Rahim (go) ---------- to school regularly.

e) He often (go)  ---------- there.

f) The earth (to move)  ---------- round the sun.

g) The rich (be) ---------- not always happy.

h) He (watch)  ---------- TV in the evening.

i) Kamal (go)  ---------- to school now.

j) I go to school on foot daily. But today I (go)  ----------  bus. 


12. Use the right forms of the verbs in brackets.

a) He (go) ----------  to buy a colour T.V. soon.

b) The Manager (go) ----------  to open a new branch.

c) While we (walk) ----------  on the road, we saw an accident.

d) Kamal (go)  ---------- to school then.

e) He (read)  ---------- at that moment.

f) I (invite)  ---------- him last week.

g) She (meet)  ---------- him long ago.

h) When he finished the work, he (go) ----------  to bed.

i) He said that the sky (be) ----------  blue.

j) As soon as I (think) ----------  about her, she (call) ----------  me.


13. Use the right forms of the verbs in brackets.

a) No sooner Della (see) ----------  it than she (buy) ----------  it.

b) Hardly he (reach) ----------  the station when the train (leave) ---------- .

c) I just (to receive)  ---------- your letter.

d) He already (reach)  ---------- here.

e) I never (meet)  ---------- him.

f) It (to rain)  ---------- since morning.

g) She (be)  ---------- ill since last week.

h) I (read)  ---------- the book for two hours.

i) It (rain) ---------- since morning.

j) Two years (pass) ----------  since my father (die) ---------- .


14. Use the right forms of the verbs in brackets.

a) It (be) ----------  three years since I (come) ----------  in this school.

b) It was many years since I (come) ----------  in this school.

c) I (see)  ---------- him long since.

d) He reached the station after the train (leave) ---------- .

e) The sun (rise)  ---------- in the west.

f) Iron (float)  ---------- on water.

g) He (catch) ----------  fish?

h) He (write) ----------  a letter yesterday.

i) Why you (not come) ----------  yesterday?

j) Where you (go) ----------  yesterday?

k) Why (be) ----------  you not with her?

Unreal Past Tense

15. Use the right forms of the verbs in brackets.

a) It is time we (change) ----------  our eating habit.

b) It is high time he (prepare) ----------  his lessons.

c) I wish I (to be) ----------  a child again.

d) I wish I (to go) ----------  there.

e) He talks as if he (be) ----------  mad.

f) He talks as if he (know) ----------  everything.

g) He talked as if he (know) ----------  everything.

Conditional Sentence

16. Use the right forms of the verbs in brackets.

a) If he comes, I (to go) ---------- .

b) If he is there, I (to meet) ----------  him.

c) If he were there, I (to meet) ----------  him.

d) If I saw him, I (to talk) ----------  to him.

e) If you came to me, I (help) ----------  you.

f) If I were a bird, I (fly) ----------  in the sky.

g) If he had been a king, he (to help) ----------  the poor.

h) If he had been here, I (to meet) ----------  him.

i) Had I seen her earlier, I (tell) ----------  him the truth.

Lest……should, etc. 

17. Use the right forms of the verbs in brackets.

a) He walked fast lest he (miss) ----------  the train.

b) The old man walks slowly lest he (fall) ----------  down. 

c) We read so that we (pass) ---------- in the exam. 

d) People work hard so that they (prosper) ----------  in life.

e) The students studied hard so that they (pass) ----------  in the examination,

f) The President speaks loudly in order that the audience (hear) ----------  him clearly.

g) But for your help I (fail) ---------- .

h) Would that I (go) ----------  to college.

Be Verb

18. Use the right forms of the verbs in brackets.

a) I  (be) ---------- in class eight now.

b) Last year I  (be)  ---------- in class seven.

c) He  (be)  ---------- a student.

d) She  (be)  ---------- absent yesterday.

e) He  (be) ---------- in class six last year.


Have Verb

19. Use the right forms of the verbs in brackets.

a) I (have)  ----------  a mobile phone.

b) I (have)  ----------  a sound sleep last night.


The Real Test

19. Use the right forms of the verbs in brackets.

a) I (have)  ----------  a mobile phone.

b) I (have)  ----------  a sound sleep last night.

The Real Test

20. Fill in each gap with right forms of the verbs in brackets. 

(a) The rich (be) ----------  not always hoppy.

(b) Three-fourths of the students (be) ----------  absent today.

(c) More than two boys (be) ----------  present.

(d) He (dare) ----------  not to go there.

(e) The book is worth (read) ----------.

(f) Kamal (go) ---------- to school now.

(g) It is likely ( rain) ----------  today.

(h) Rome was not (build) ----------  in a day.

(i) He is bent on (do) ----------  this.

(j) It (rain) ----------  since morning.


21. Fill in each gap with right forms of the verbs in brackets.

(a) I went there with a view to (see) ----------  him.

(b) The brave (deserve) ---------- the fair.

(c) While we (walk) ----------  on the road, we saw an accident.

(d) I (invite) ---------- him last week.

(e) I (read) ---------- the book for two hours.

(f) I went outside the cabin having (to forget) ----------  him.

(g) Walking (be) ----------  a good exercise.

(h) Two-thirds of the people of Bangladesh (live) ----------  in rural areas.

(i) I go to school on foot daily. But today I (go) ----------  by bus. 

(j) I am (read) ----------  books.


22. Fill in each gap with right forms of the verbs in brackets.

(a) The man has (reach) ---------- home.

(b) They will be (sleep) ----------.

(c) When he finished the work, he (go) ----------  to bed.

(d) The doctor (come) ----------  before the patient died.

(e) He (catch) ----------  fish?

(f) I cannot help (laugh) ----------.

(g) The earth (to move) ---------- round the sun.

(h) Kamal (go) ---------- to school then.

(i) He (come) ---------- here yesterday.

(j) It (to rain) ---------- since morning.


23. Fill in each gap with right forms of the verbs in brackets.

(a) I let him (go) ----------  there.

(b) I heard him (to say) ----------  this.

(c) I (go) ---------- to school.

(d) He always (read) ---------- the Quran.

(e) The rich (be) ---------- not always happy.

(f) That Shakespeare was a great dramatist (know) ---------- to all.

(g) It is I who (be) ----------  responsible.

(h) The virtuous (be) ----------  happy.

(i) Seventy miles (be) ----------  a long distance.

(j) I shall (go) ----------  home now.


24. Fill in each gap with right forms of verbs in brackets.

(a) To play (be) ----------  a good exercise.

(b) They are the boys who (go) ----------  there.

(c) The yellow of an egg (be) ----------  tasty.

(d) You must (obey) ----------  the chair.

(e) Would you mind (take) ----------  a cup of tea?

(f) Twenty dollars a week (not go) ----------  far.

(g) A number of students (be) ----------  absent today.

(h) The virtuous look forward to (receive) ----------  reward in the next world.

(i) He (read) ---------- at this moment.

(j) While (walk) ----------  on the road, we saw an accident.


25. Fill in each gap with right forms of verbs in brackets.

(a) Two - thirds of the population in Bangladesh (live) ----------  in rural areas.

(b) One should (do) ----------  one’s duty.

(c) We saw the girl (to dance) ----------.

(d) He (watch) ---------- TV in the evening.

(e) Rice is (eat) ----------  mainly in Asia.

(f) Three-fourths of the water of the bottle (be) ----------  run out.

(g) One and a half mangoes (be) ----------  enough.

(h) I noticed them (to live) ----------  in a cabin.

(i) He (go) ----------  to buy a colour T.V. soon.

(j) What is (lot) ----------  cannot be (blot) ----------.


26. Fill in each gap with right forms of verbs in brackets.

(a) More than a boy (be) ----------  present there.

(b) You ought to (go) ----------  there.

(c) I cannot bear (suffer) ----------.

(d) The Manager (go) ----------  to open a new branch.

(e) The book fair was (open) ----------  by the DC.

(f) A number of problems (have) ----------  arisen.

(g) I cannot but (shed) ----------  tears.

(h) I saw the man (sleep) ----------.

(i)She (live) ---------- in a hut.

(j) Rahim (go) ---------- to school regularly.


27. Fill in each gap with right forms of verbs in brackets.

(a) He (need) ----------  not go there.

(b) (Be) ----------  unhappy, Ali went away.

(c) She (write) ---------- well.

(d) He often (go) ---------- there.

(e) She (go) ----------  to school regularly.

(f) He (come) ----------  here every day.

(g) My pocket (pick) ----------  in the bus yesterday.

(h) Shiuli is (sing) ----------  a song.

(i) He (read) ---------- at that moment.

(j) She (meet) ---------- him long ago.


28. Fill in each gap with right forms of verbs in brackets.

(a)  I (see) ----------  him long since.

(b) There (be) ----------  a high school in our village.

(c) He will (reach) ----------  Dhaka by this time.

(d) The sun (rise) ----------  in the west.

(e) It is time we (change) ----------  our eating habit.

(f) Iron (float) ----------  on water.

(g) You will (hear) ----------  the name of Kazi Nazrul Islam.

(h) It is high time he (prepare) ----------  his lessons.

(i) I  (be) ----------  in class eight now.

(j) We (have) ----------  done the work.


29. Fill in each gap with right forms of verbs in brackets.

(a) She watched him (leave) ----------  the room.

(b) The principal desired the notice to be (hang) ----------.

(c) You should refrain from (do) ----------  this.

(d) He came and he (conquer) ----------.

(e) I just (to receive) ---------- your letter.

(f) He made me (do) ----------  the work.

(g) I like (dance) ----------.

(h) Music (to hear) ----------  by him.

(i) He already (reach) ---------- here.

(j) He reached the station after the train (leave) ----------.


30. Fill in each gap with right forms of verbs in brackets.

(a) She as well as her sister (be) ----------  beautiful.

(b) He (write) ----------  a letter yesterday.

(c) Last year I  (be) ----------  in class seven.

(d) I (have) ----------  a mobile phone.

(e) If he were there, I (to meet) ----------  him.

(f) I never (meet) ---------- him.

(g) She (be) ---------- ill since last week.

(h) Two years (pass) ----------  since my father (die) ----------.

(i) There (be) ----------  two high schools in our village.

(j) You, he and I (be) ----------  friends.


31. Fill in each gap with right forms of verbs in brackets.

(a) No sooner Della (see) ----------  it than she (buy) ----------  it.

(b) Many years (pass) ----------  since I (see) ----------  you last.

(c) There (be) ----------  a high school and a primary school in our village.

(d) The teacher along with their students (be) ----------  busy.

(e) Either Rahim or his brother (be) ----------  present.

(f)  I prefer (dance) ----------  to playing.

(g) He is likely (go) ----------  home.

(h) Rome not (to build) ----------  in a day.

(i) He said that the sky (be) ----------  blue.

(j) It was many years since I (come) ----------  in this school.


32. Fill in each gap with right forms of verbs in brackets.

(a) Had I seen her earlier, I (tell) ----------  him the truth.

(b) He talks as if he (be) ----------  mad.

(c) He walked fast lest he (miss) ----------  the train.

(d) We read so that we (pass) ---------- in the exam. 

(e) Would that I (go) ----------  to college.

(f) He  (be) ----------  a student.

(g) I (have) ----------  done my work.

(h) He talks as if he (know) ----------  everything.

(i) I wish I (to be) ----------  a child again.

(j) The old man walks slowly lest he (fall) ----------  down. 


33. Fill in each gap with right forms of verbs in brackets.

(a) I saw him (go) ----------  in silence.

(b) (Walk) ----------  is a good exercise. 

(c) As soon as I (think) ----------  about her, she (call) me.

(d) It (be) ----------  three years since I (come) ----------  in this school.

(e) Neither he nor his sons (be) ----------  present.

(f) If I saw him, I (to talk) ----------  to him.

(g) But for your help I (fail) ----------.

(h)The boy (read) ----------  a book.

(i) Every boy (have) ---------- a pen.

(j) Five and five (to make) ----------  ten.


34. Fill in each gap with right forms of verbs in brackets.

(a) If you came to me, I (help) ----------  you.

(b)  He (go) ----------  to school regularly.

(c) Gentle air (be) ---------- blowing.

(d) One of the boys (be) ----------  absent.

(e) The jury (be) ----------  unanimous in his opinion.

(f) We behold him (reap) ----------  the crops.

(g) If he comes, I (to go) ----------.

(h) Each girl (know) ---------- the answer.

(i) No friend (care) ---------- for him.

(j) Rahim and Karim (be) ----------  playing.


35. Fill in each gap with right forms of verbs in brackets.

(a) You have to (do) ----------  this.

(b) What class you (read) ----------  in?

(c) She  (be) ----------  a student.

(d) People work hard so that they (prosper) ----------  in life.

(e) Gulliver’s Travels (be) ---------- an interesting book.

(f) Hardly he (reach) ----------  the station when the train (leave) ----------.

(g) It  (be) ----------  raining today.

(h) He talked as if he (know) ----------  everything.

(i) All that glitters (be) ----------  not gold.

(j) You had better (go) ----------  home.


36. Fill in each gap with right forms of verbs in brackets.

(a) Let the other boys (to use) ----------  skates.

(b) I would rather (be) ----------  a sparrow than a snail.

(c) Two plus two (be) ----------  four.

(d) Nobody (want) ---------- to die.

(e) Somebody (be) ---------- present there.

(f) The author never thought of (to go) ----------  there.

(g) Why you (not come) ----------  yesterday?

(h) Hema (be) ----------  singing a song.

(i) The news (be) ---------- bad.

(j) Cattle (be) ---------- grazing in the field.


37. Fill in each gap with right forms of verbs in brackets.

(a) He is expert in (speak) ----------  English.

(b) The cow  (be) ----------  sleeping.

(c) Mathematics (be) ---------- an interesting subject. 

(d) Anybody (be) ---------- allowed to enter his room.

(e) You had better (to help) ----------  him.

(f) You  (be) ----------  in class eight now.

(g) Her hair (be) ---------- black.

(h) Let me (to go) ----------  now.

(i)  The boys (read) ----------  a book.

(j) The President speaks loudly in order that the audience (hear) ----------  him clearly.


38. Fill in each gap with right forms of verbs in brackets.

(a) I am fond of (fish) ----------.

(b) You  (be) ----------  in class seven last year.

(c) Smoking (be) ---------- dangerous for health.

(d) Four minus two (be) ----------  two.

(e) You would rather (to go) ----------  there.

(f) The boy was punished for (steal) ----------  the book.

(g) No birds (be) ---------- there.

(h) The Headmaster and secretary of the school (be) ----------  coming. 

(i) The number of students in class eight (be) ----------  sixty.

(j) You had better (to leave) ----------  the place.


39. Fill in each gap with right forms of verbs in brackets.

(a) They  (be) ----------  sleeping now.

(b) I (have) ----------  a sound sleep last night.

(c) The students studied hard so that they (pass) ----------  in the examination,

(d) The United States of America (be) ---------- a rich country.

(e) Many a man (be) ---------- present there.

(f) (Have) ----------  he or his friends done the work?

(g) If he had been a king, he (to help) ----------  the poor.

(h) Three dozen (make) ---------- thirty six.

(i) Water (be) ---------- a compound of hydrogen and oxygen.

(j) No one (be) ---------- present there.


40. Fill in each gap with right forms of verbs in brackets.

(a) She  (be) ----------  absent yesterday. 

(b) Each of the boys (have) ----------  a pen.

(c) Slow and steady (win) ----------  the race.

(d) All’s well that (end) ----------  well.

(e) They came to (see) ----------  you.

(f) You are to (go) ----------  there.

(g) None can pass without (read) ----------.

(h) Where you (go) ----------  yesterday?

(i)The Arabian Nights (be) ---------- still very popular.

(j) Honesty (be) ---------- the best policy.


41. Fill in each gap with right forms of verbs in brackets.

(a) They (have) ----------  a camera with them last year.

(b) If he is there, I (to meet) ----------  him.

(c) I wish I (to go) ----------  there.

(d) He (go) ----------  to school regularly.

(e) None of my friends (are) ----------  here.

(f)The peasantry in Bangladesh (be) ---------- poor.

(g)Who (be) ----------  coming?

(h) Neither of the girls (be) ---------- present in the class.

(i) Rice and curry (be) ----------  my only food.

(j) No man and no woman (be) ----------  there.


42. Fill in each gap with right forms of verbs in brackets.

(a) Time and tide (wait) ----------  for none.

(b) Each boy and each girl (be) ----------  active.

(c) The Headmaster and the secretary of the school (be) ----------  coming. 

(d) The jury (be) ----------  divided in their opinions.

(e) I am to (go) ----------  there.

(f) Would you mind (open) ----------  the window?

(g) She succeeded by (work) ----------  hard. 

(h) Why (be) ----------  you not with her?

(i) If I were a bird, I (fly) ----------  in the sky.

(j) All (to be) ----------  happy.


43. Fill in each gap with right forms of verbs in brackets.

(a) They are likely (come) ----------  today.

(b) Having (to close) ----------  the door, I went to bed.

(c) She likes (sleep) ----------. 

(d) Hardly I (go) — out when he (come) ----------.

(e) Not only Raka but also her friends (go) ----------  there.

(f) I fancy I (turn) ----------  a trifle pale.

(g) He  (be) ----------  in class six last year.

(h) If he had been here, I (to meet) ----------  him.

(i) The number of participants in the meeting (be) ---------- not sufficient.

(j) Two times two (be) ---------- four.


44. Fill in each gap with right forms of verbs in brackets.

(a) The boy was punished for (steal) ---------- the book.

(b) No birds (be) ---------- there.

(c) The Headmaster and secretary of the school (be) ---------- coming. 

(d) The number of students in class eight (be) ---------- sixty.

(e) You had better (to leave) ---------- the place.

(f) He  (be) ---------- a student.

(g) I (have) ---------- done my work.

(h) He talks as if he (know) ---------- everything.

(i) I wish I (to be) ---------- a child again.

(j) The old man walks slowly lest he (fall) ---------- down.