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ELS 122:

Basic Grammar

URI — Spring 2011

STUDENT NAME: ________________________________________

DATE: ____________________

1. Identify the sentence with the correct form of the verb/verbs. 13. a) Santos is the most fast skater on our team. b) Santos is the faster skater on our team. a) Please sit the groceries on the sink. c) Santos is the more faster skater on our team. b) Please set the groceries on the sink. d) Santos is the fastest skater on our team. c) Please sat the groceries on the sink. 14. a) That restaurant is the most casual of the two. d) Please sits groceries on the sink. b) That restaurant is the more casual of the two. 2. a) My nose has froze on cold winter days. c) That restaurant is the mostest casual of the two. b) My nose have froze on cold winter days. d) That restaurant is the casualer of the two. c) My nose had frozen on cold winter days. 15. a) If I'm not mistaken, that rose is the redder of all. d) My nose has frozen on cold winter days. b) If I'm not mistaken, that rose is the most reddest. 3. a) I've eaten at the Dixie Chicken many times. c) If I'm not mistaken, that rose is the most reddest of all. b) I've ate at the Dixie Chicken many times. d) If I'm not mistaken, that rose is the reddest of all. c) I've eat at the Dixie Chicken many times. 16. Identify the sentence that uses adverbs correctly. d) I've eats at the Dixie Chicken many times. 4. a) b) c) d) 5. a) b) c) d) On weekends, I like to lay in bed and read the paper. On weekends, I like to lie in bed and read the paper. On weekends, I like to laid in bed and read the paper. On weekends, I like to lain in bed and read the paper. We have taken turns doing the dishes. We have took turns doing the dishes. We has took turns doing the dishes. We takes turns doing the dishes. a) b) c) d) 17. a) b) c) d) 18. a) b) c) d) 19. a) b) c) d) 20. a) b) c) d) Carlos did well on the history exam. Carlos did good on the history exam. Carlos did do real good on the history exam. Carlos did the bestest on the history exam. Of the three pianists, Jennifer plays the more passionately. Of the three pianists, Jennifer plays passionately. Of the three pianists, Jennifer plays the most passionately. Of the three pianists, Jennifer plays real passionately. Despite years of lessons, Wesley plays the piano badly. Despite years of lessons, Wesley plays the piano bad. Despite years of lessons, Wesley plays the piano worse. Despite years of lessons, Wesley plays the piano badder. Lionel don't never miss practice. Lionel never misses practice. Lionel never miss practice. Lionel do missed practice. Margaret, on the other hand, did a real outstanding job. Margaret, on the other hand, did a really outstanding job. Margaret, on the other hand, did a realer outstanding job. Margaret, on the other hand, did a realest outstanding job.

6. Identify the sentence that uses the correct verb tense/ tenses. a) b) c) d) 7. a) b) c) d) 8. a) b) c) d) 9. a) b) c) d) 10. a) b) c) d) We was just leaving. We were just leaving. We just been leaving. We is just leaving. Bobby don't like soft-boiled eggs. Bobby do not likes soft-boiled eggs. Bobby doesn't like soft-boiled eggs. Bobby do liked soft-boiled eggs. We been studying Spanish all day long. We be studying Spanish for our test tomorrow. We have been studying Spanish since early this morning. We has been studying Spanish. Right now, the cat has curls up on the chair to sleep. Last night, the cat curls up on the chair to sleep. Last night, the cat curled up on the chair to sleep. Right now, the cat was curling up on the chair to sleep. They were our neighbors on Elm Street. They was our neighbors on Elm Street. They is our neighbors on Elm Street. They be our neighbors on Elm Street.

21. Identify the sentence with consistent verb tenses. a) On Tuesday, we made a stir fry, and yesterday, we be making spaghetti. b) On Tuesday, we made a stir fry, and yesterday, we have made spaghetti. c) On Tuesday, we made a stir fry,...
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