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Chapter 8 Grammar Test Name: ________________________

Identifying Verbs: Underline each verb and circle the linking verbs.
1. Friends gave President Theodore Roosevelt a rabbit’s foot.
2. My grandmother will not walk underneath an open ladder, step on a crack in the
sidewalk, or place a hat on a bed.
3. Superstitions about black cats seem ridiculous, but many people believe them.
4. In many cultures around the world, superstitions are common.

Regular and Irregular Verbs: Fill in the empty boxes with the appropriate form of the
Present Present Participle Past Past Participle
5. Show
6. Jog
7. Wear
8. Close

Simple and Perfect Tenses: Underline the verb in each of the following sentences, and label
the tense either present, past, future, present perfect, past perfect, future perfect. Don’t forget
to underline helping verbs.

9. We will read Lord of the Flies in high school.

10. We had left before the other class even arrived at the school.
11. She cried at the movies.
12. They will have seen twenty movies in the theatres by 11 o’ clock tonight.
13. They have ran the marathon before.

Shifts in Tense: Rewrite the sentences to make the tenses consistent.

14. He played the piano and writes the lyrics.
15. His sister’s singing career begins in 1999 after they had graduated from high school.
Active and Passive Voice: Determine whether the sentence is active or passive. Write it on
the line.
16. The map was studied by Adri. __________________

17. His men were told stories by Anderson. __________________

18. The Spanish introduced horses to the Sioux. __________________

19. Much of the Sioux land was taken over. __________________

Participles, Gerunds, and Infinitive Phrases: Circle the verbal or verbal phrase in each
sentence. Then, determine if the verbal is a participle, gerund, or infinitive.

20. The fan stopped the skater from crashing into the seats. __________________

21. To the beach is where we like to take Muffy and Patches. __________________

22. Before Fido goes the carnival, I need to find his ticket. __________________

23. Much of the Pollock’s work features paint spattered on the canvas. ________________

24. Falling on ice caused Mary to break her arm. __________________