Right Forms of Verbs

Using right forms of verbs for university admission, TOEFL, IELTS, Civil Service Exam, Job and other competetive exams

1. Write the correct forms of the verbs given in brackets. 

(a) He ---------- (go) out just now.

(b) He  ---------- (come)  while I was reading

(c) It ---------- (rain) cats and dogs.

(d) No sooner he ---------- (leave) than I came.

(e) It was raining when I ---------- (get) up.

(f) An ideal teacher---------- (behave) well with all.

(g) She has ---------- (lose) all her teeth.

(h) The book that he ---------- (need) is not in the library.

(i) Somebody---------- (steal) my book last night. 

(j) He has ---------- (seek) our help.


2. Write the correct forms of the verbs given in brackets. 

(a) I ---------- (go) to a foreign country?

(b) Why have you ---------- (do) this?

(c) Rahim ---------- (work) since morning.

(d) I ---------- (meet) him yesterday.

(e) He ---------- (come) home yesterday.

(f) She ---------- (spit) on my face yesterday.

(g) Habib ---------- (use) this pen for the last five years.

(h) He said that he ---------- (go) home the next day. 

(i) What you ---------- (to do) last night?

(j) I have never---------- (be) Tangail.


3. Write the correct forms of the verbs given in brackets. 

(a) When water ---------- (freeze) it turns into ice.

(b) Nasima arrived while I ---------- (cook) the dinner.

(c) The police ---------- (look) for the robber for long but they have failed to find him so far.

(d) I ---------- (live) here since 2012.

(e) I came home after the rain ---------- (stop). 

(f) I visit Cox's Bazar frequently. However, I have never ---------- (go) to Teknaf. 

(g) Hardly he ---------- (utter) the words when he began laughing

(h) I hoped he---------- (arrive) safely.

(i) Only when each of the committee members---------- (finish) reading the instructions then can you ---------- (take) them to the hall.

(j) People ---------- (laude) Mandela's humanity, kindness and dignity. 


4. Write the correct forms of the verbs given in brackets. 

(a) Even as harvesting was going on the rainy season ---------- (begin).

(b) You have been working since morning. ---------- You (have) your lunch yet? 

(c) The man ---------- (sit) down silently and ---------- (take) his food.

(d) We shall start the programme provided circumstances ---------- (favour) us. 

(e) After he  ---------- (finish) secondary school, he started to study graphic design.

(f) The use of preservatives in food manufacturing ---------- (rise) steadily over the past few decades and ---------- (show) no signs of abating.

(g) It seems to me that they never gave a thought to probable future problems when the plans---------- (lay) down five years ago.

(h) Please---------- (make) photocopies of copyrighted material without the permission of the publisher.

(i) When I saw the vase in the shop window, I knew it was exactly what I ----------(look) for.

(j) Although she ---------- (be) a part of the excavation team, she was not allowed to---------- (work) actively in the field.


5. Write the correct forms of the verbs given in brackets. 

(a) The prices of rice are ---------- (rise). 

(b) I ---------- (finish) this work by the end of this month.

(c) My father  ---------- (leave) before I came.

(d) I waited for my friend until he  ---------- (come).

(e) Nasima arrived while I ---------- (cook) the dinner.

(f) I  ---------- (buy) a new bicycle last week.

(g) They---------- (live) living here since 2000.

(h) Did Jamal study a lot last night? No, he---------- (study) last night.

(i) He will explain it to you when he---------- (come) back.

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


6. Write the correct forms of the verbs given in brackets. 

(a) She ----------  (be) ill  since Friday last.

(b) What time the train ---------- (leave)?

(c)  Jane and John saved and saved, and finally they ---------- (manage) to buy the house of their dreams.

(d) I shall ring you up as soon as ---------- (arrive).

(e) Did he know when Mr. Khan ---------- (arrive) at the airport next day? 

(f) Russia---------- (announce) earlier this week that it---------- (pull) all its troops out of Georgia.

(g) I---------- (send) him only one letter up to now.

(h) Tim was very upset yesterday because he----------(realise) that he----------(lose) his wallet. 

(i) What time the night coach---------- (arrive)?

(j) He reached home after I ---------- (leave). 


7. Write the correct forms of the verbs given in brackets. 

(a) Javed was so exhausted that he (lie/lay) down for a sleep.

(b) Fill in the gap: We ---------- (have) dinner when the phone rang.

(c) Have you ever ---------- (go) to Japan?

(d) The train ---------- (already arrive) from Rangpur.

(e) Up to the present time, oceanographers  ---------- (find)  lots of seafloor mountains they ---------- (know) existed.

(f) I---------- (read) Shakespeare when I was 15 years old.

(g) The physician insisted that the girl---------- (test) for Covid-19 immediately.

(h) Before the Angles and the Saxons---------- (come) to England, the Iberians had lived there.

(i) Nipun has lost her passport again. It's the second time this ---------- (happen).

(j) The small child does whatever his father---------- (do). 


8. Write the correct forms of the verbs given in brackets. 

(a) He ---------- (be) ill  since Friday last

(b) Don't mention anything unless you  ---------- (ask) for.

(c) They ---------- (live) here since 1999.

(d) The train had started before we ---------- (reach) the station.

(e) By this time next year, I---------- (take) all my exams. 

(f) A decade---------- (pass) since the discovery of leprosy vaccine. 

(g) Many years have passed since I ---------- (meet) her last.

(h) I saw Steve a week ago. He said that---------- (phone) me, but he didn't.

(i) Why the poet ---------- (use) the medieval Bengali legend in the poem? 

(j) The building----------(leave) unoccupied since 1950. 


9. Write the correct forms of the verbs given in brackets. 

(a) She told me his name after he  ---------- (leave). 

(b) Are you sure that you ---------- (see) the killer before?

(c) What you  ---------- (to do) last night?

(d) As the sun ---------- (shine), we decided to go out. 

(e) The terrorist ---------- (be) able to send one final message before he was shot dead.

(f) The stranger---------- (creep) in through the window last night.

(g) Jesmin  ---------- (go) to Barishal by bus yesterday?

(h) Nothing---------- (do) since he was on leave.

(i) Cholera is a water ---------- (bear) disease.

(j) He---------- (be) here since Christmas.


10. Write the correct forms of the verbs given in brackets. 

(a) When I  ---------- (get) money, I will buy a book.

(b) The examination ---------- (start) before I reached the hall.

(c) You ever  ---------- (be) to London?

(d) I asked him if I ---------- (borrow) his cap for a day.

(e) My wife---------- (cook) the dinner, because I had already cooked it.

(f) His father---------- (operate) on tomorrow morning.

(g) Where he ---------- (live) when you met him?

(h) My father arrived while I----------(cook) the dinner. 

(i) The art of cooking---------- (perfect) in ancient India.

(j) I'm fed up with this rain. I wish----------(rain).


11. Write the correct forms of the verbs given in brackets. 

(a) He had written the book before he ---------- (retire).

(b) Raj and his family ---------- (live) here since March 2015.

(c) I reached the station after the train  ---------- (to leave). 

(d) She ---------- (read) the book since morning.

(e) I opened the door as soon as I ---------- (hear) the bell.

(f) Mary didn't do well in the class because she ---------- (study) badly.

(g) It is important that the admission officer---------- (confirm) your registration.

(h) I---------- (be) ready for two hours when he told me that he was not going to the 

(i) What they---------- (do) here amounts to plagiarism.

(j) They reached the airport after the flight---------- (leave).


12. Write the correct forms of the verbs given in brackets. 

(a) At 11 am tomorrow, they ---------- (work) in the factory.

(b) When ---------- (be) the telephone invented?

(c) Rizwan admired the speed with which he completed the work and ---------- (appreciate) the method of adoption

(d) When we ---------- (approach) the house, we heard the sound of music. 

(e) She thought that she---------- (bear) to be a leader of oppressed people.

(f) My sister had lived in France for two years and my niece ---------- (bear) there. 

(g) Why they ---------- (to go) there yesterday?

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

(i) After Harry---------- (finish) his work before he---------- (call) Jude from the office.

(j) Although most adopted persons want the right to know who their natural parents are, some who have found them wish that they---------- (have) the experience of meeting. 


13. Write the correct forms of the verbs given in brackets. 

(a) The path ---------- (pave), so we were able to walk through the path.

(b) We are friends. We ---------- (know) each other for years.

(c) I have ---------- (have) my supper.

(d) When I saw the gardener, he ---------- (cut) down a tree.

(e) By next month Ms. Karim ---------- (be) the Mayor of Rupnagar for two years. 

(f) Where you ---------- (go) to spend your holidays next summer?

(g) I ---------- (know) her since 1980. 

(h)  We asked him why he---------- (telephone) earlier. 

(i) We're good friends. We ---------- (know) each other for a long time. 

(j)  The manager recommended that the employee ---------- (give) two days' leave.


14. Write the correct forms of the verbs given in brackets. 

(a) She told me his name after he ---------- (leave). 

(b) I didn’t bring my umbrella as I didn't think it ---------- (rain). 

(c) The changes in Bangladesh ---------- (occur) rapidly.

(d) Ancient people believed that the earth ----------(be) the center of the universe with a sun and a moon rotating around it.

(e) I----------(travel) by air because the cost of flying is very high. 

(f) The babysitter---------- (remain) awake until the child's parent got home.

(g) We----------(wait) long for the bus. It came in a few minutes ago. 

(h) I---------- (put) the candle in the right place last night.

(i) It was suggested that Lena ---------- (study) the books more thoroughly before attempting to pass the exam. 

(j) I left my phone switched on in case my brother called---------- (call).


15. Write the correct forms of the verbs given in brackets. 

(a) Neela ---------- (burn) her hand when she was cooking dinner.

(b) Our examination ---------- (begin) on 13 October 2021.

(c) He found the gold coin while ---------- (clean) the floor.

(d) Rina proceeded as though she  ---------- (know) everything. had known

(e) Some days ---------- (pass) since my father died.

(f) We waited until the plane ---------- (take) off.

(g) The accident---------- (occur) last night. 

(h) Last week's supplementary budget package---------- (design) to prevent US economy from falling even lower.

(i) At the end of this month, I---------- (study) in this university for five years.

(j) Apu---------- (live) in London because his wife is posted there.


16. Write the correct forms of the verbs given in brackets. 

(a)  'Can you drive? 'No---------- (drive) a car, but I want to learn."

(b) How many times have you---------- (have) your house broken into?

(c) The train left after I ---------- (reach) the station.