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Verbs


Level: Advanced



1. That woman ... on the bench since early this morning. She ... very sad too.
Maybe something bad ... to her. Maybe she ... help.


sits, seems, happens, needs
sat, seemed, happened, needed
had been sitting, seemed, had happened, needed
is sitting, seems, seems, has happened, needs
has been sitting, seems, has happened, needs




2. We must postpone the appointment because it ... all afternoon. Why ... to meet next week?
OK! That ... fine. What about next Thursday at 4 o'clock?
Perfect! I ... you in your office next Thursday at 4 o'clock.


has rained, do not we arrange, will be, will see
has been raining, don't we arrange, will be, will see
was raining, didn't we arrange, would be, would see
had been raining, hadn't we arranged, would have been, would see
is raining, don't we arrange, will be, will see




3. If I ... that the play ... so boring, I ... at home. I ... such a dull play?
The play ... terrific. I ... myself a lot. ... to a play before?
No, never.


knew, was going to be, would stay, never see, is, enjoy, Have you ever been
know, is going to be, would stay, have never seen, was, enjoyed, Have you ever been
knew, would be, would have stayed, have never seen, was, enjoyed, Have you ever been
had known, was going to be, would have stayed, never see, was, enjoyed, Have you ever been
had known, was going to be, would have stayed, have never seen, was, enjoyed, Have you ever been




4. Mr Blue ... very sad. He ... on the dark side of everything. However, he ... a kind man. Rest in peace, Mr Blue. We ... you.

was always, always looked, was, will always remember
was always, looked always, had been, will always remember
always was, always looked, was, will always remember
was always, always looked, is, will always remember
was always, was always looking, was, can always remember




5. It is the fifth time I ... Barcelona, and the more I ... it, the more I ... it. If you ... me, it ... the best city in the world. Last year my family and I ... a wonderful time here. We ... some Catalan friends. We ... learning Catalan because we ... here whenever we can.

visit, visit, like, ask, is, had, made, have just started, will come
visit, am visiting, like, ask, is, had, made, have just started, will come
visit, am visiting, like, ask, is, had, made, start, will come
have visited, am visiting, like, ask, is, had, make, have just started, will come
have visited, visit, like, ask, is, had, made, have just started, will come




6. Today ... our wedding anniversary, my love. We ... for twenty years. I ... we ... a bad time lately because we ... no work, and ... under a bridge. We ... responsible for this, sweetheart, but bankers and politicians, who ... this financial crisis, and we ... for it. However, I ... sure that things ... up as long as we ... together. My love ... the only present I can offer you this time, darling.

is, have been married, know, have had, have, are sleeping, are, have created, pay, am, will look, will remain, is
is, have been married, know, have had, have, are sleeping, are not, have created, are paying, am, will look, remain, is
is, are, know, have, have, are sleeping, are not, created, are paying, am, will look, remain, is
is, are, know, had, have, are sleeping, are not, created, are paying, am, will look, remain, is
has been, have been married, know, have had, have, are sleeping, are not, created, are paying, am, look, remain, is




7. If I ... that you ..., I ... a bottle of Catalan cava. You ... me to tell me you ... . I ... you ... very busy lately because your company ... overseas.
The thing ... that I ... it to be a surprise, which is why I ... you.


knew, were coming, would buy, should phone, were coming, know, have been, is expanding, is, wanted, didn't ring
had known, were coming, would have bought, should have phoned, came, know, have been, expands, is, wanted, didn't ring
had known, were coming, would have bought, should have phoned, were coming, know, have been, is expanding, is, wanted, didn't ring
had known, were coming, would have bought, should have phoned, were coming, know, have been, expands, is, want, don't ring
had known, are coming, would have bought, could have phoned, were coming, know, have been, is expanding, is, want, didn't ring




8. You ... me that the soup ... piping hot!
Oh, sorry, I ... . ... some ice cubes in it to cool it down?


should have told, is, have forgotten, Will I put
must tell me, is, forget, Will I put
will tell, is, forget, Shall I put
could have told, was, forgot, Shall I put
should have told, was, forgot, Will I put




9. I ... the ladder because I ... the roof.
I ... you, dad.
Mum ... you, sweetheart. ... your mum. She ... your help.
OK, dad. I ... mum.


have brought, am going to fix, will help, is calling, Go and help, needs, will help
bring, will fix, will help, is calling, Go and help, needs, will help
have brought, will fix, will help, is calling, Go and help, needs, will help
have brought, will fix, will help, is calling, Go to help, needs, will help
have brought, am going to fix, will help, is calling, Go to help, needs, am going to help




10. I ... I ... a millionaire. I ... the happiest woman on earth because I ... everything I ... .

would wish, would be, would be, would buy, wanted
wish, would be, would be, would buy, wanted
wish, were, would be, could buy, wanted
wish, was, would be, ought to buy, wanted
wish, am, will be, can buy, want




11. He ... to America, but he ... to visit Mexico next year. Last year, he ... to Africa, and this year he ... to Asia.

has never been, wants, has gone, is going
has never been, wants, went, is going
is never, wants, went, is going
has never been, wants, went, goes
is never, wants, went, goes




12. Molly ... the chair, and as I ... that the paint ... wet, I ... on it.
That ... yesterday, right?
Yes, and now I ... that I ... to attend a very important meeting, and I ... a suit urgently.


was painting, did not know, was, sat, happened, have just been told, have, need
has been painting, do not know, is, sit, happened, have just been told, have, need
painted, did not know, was, sat, happened, have just been told, have, need
had been painting, did not know, was, sat, happened, have just been told, have, need
had been painting, did not know, was, sat, happened, have just told, have, need




13. By the end of the month, I ... all my examinations, and I ... for long walks and ... . I ... up late.

will have been finishing, will be going, reading, will also be getting
will finish, will go, reading, will also get
will have finished, will go, reading, will also get
will have finished, will be going, reading, will also be getting
will be finishing, will be going, read, will also be getting




14. But for you, I ... the exam, and ... to study all summer.

wouldn't pass, would have
wouldn't have passed, would have had
would pass, would have
would have passed, would have had
don't pass, will have




15. By the end of the week, we ... out for ten years. ... it's time we ... married?
Well, I ... unemployed now, and we ... to wait until I ... a job.
You ... that I ... to wait for ten years more.
Who ...?


will go, Don't you think, get, am, will have, will find, mean, will have, knows
will be going, Don't you think, get, am, will have, find, mean, will have, knows
will have been going, Don't you think, get, am going to be, will have, find, mean, will have, knows
will have been going, Don't you think, got, am, will have, find, mean, will have, knows
will be going, Don't you think, get, am, have, will find, mean, will have, knows




16. ... the door?
No, my sister ... any minute now. She always ... at this time.


Will I shut, will be coming, is always coming
Will I shut, will be coming, always comes
Shall I shut, will be coming, always comes
Shall I shut, will come, is always coming
Will I shut, is going to come, is always coming




17. If only I ... a string of garlic. That vampire ... me.
You ...! Vampires ... .


have had, would not have bitten, must be joking, don't exist
have had, would not bite, must be joking, don't exists
had had, would not have bitten, may be joking, don't exist
had had, would not have bitten, must be joking, don't exist
had, would not have bitten, must be joking, don't exist




18. It is about time ... . It ... dark and you ... I ... driving at night.

for us to leave, is getting, know, don't like
we leave, is getting, know, don't like
we had left, is getting, know, don't like
to leave, gets, know, don't like
we have left, is getting, know, don't like




19. They recommended that no-one ... the town. Torrential rain ..., and ... ... very dangerous, but a young woman ... her car and ... serious problems. Luckily, she was not hurt.

leaves, is expected, to drive, is, has taken, has had
is leaving, is expected, to drive, is, has taken, has had
left, is expected, to drive, is, has taken, had
should leave, is expected, driving, is, takes, has
should leave, was expected, driving, could be, took, had


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