July 28, 2014

Verb Practice Exercise Answers

Answers to the practice exercise for identifying verbs.

1. The burglar disappeared with the cash.
a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb      d. auxiliary verb

2. The director told the actors, “Do your best, and we’ll be a hit.”
a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb      d. auxiliary verb

3. He would tell me if he thought we were in danger.
a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb      d. auxiliary verb

4. His ability to concentrate is legendary.
a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb      d. auxiliary verb

5. The campers hid inside the cabin when they saw the bear.
a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb      d. auxiliary verb

6. Alexis is swimming in the state championship next week.
a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb      d. auxiliary verb

7. Frustrated with the official’s call, Ethan kicked the bench.
a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb      d. auxiliary verb

8. The student procrastinated too long and failed to finish the project.
a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb      d. auxiliary verb

9. The vegetarian burger tasted like salted cardboard.
a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb      d. auxiliary verb

10. Ellen nodded to the audience and sang her song.
a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb      d. auxiliary verb

11. Her brother likes bananas, but she likes peaches.
a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb      d. auxiliary verb

12. Adjunct faculty are teaching in several of the lower division courses.
a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb      d. auxiliary verb

13. The director told the actors, “Do your best, and we’ll be a hit.”
a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb      d. auxiliary verb

14. Regis Philbin, the host of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” smiled at her answer.
a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb      d. auxiliary verb

15. When the contestant completed the first test, she received another clue.
a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb      d. auxiliary verb

16. Dennis became impatient when Thomas took so long choosing a movie.
a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb      d. auxiliary verb

17. President Clinton pushed into the crowd and shook her hand.
a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb      d. auxiliary verb

18. The hiker turned quickly toward the noise behind him.
a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb      d. auxiliary verb

19. Our teacher gave each of us another chance to take the exam.
a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb      d. auxiliary verb

20. After the chef completed the demonstration, she left the students to clean the kitchen.
a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb      d. auxiliary verb

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  1. virginia says:

    it has hepled me a lot

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