Use the appropriate form of the verb.

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Use the appropriate form of the verb.


1. Huckleberry's hard pantings ___ his only reply. (was, were) (Twain)

2.There ___ many a true word spoken in jest, Mr. Cockane. (is, are) (Shaw)

3. Each of us ___ afraid of the sound of his name. (was, were) (Bennett)

4. On such meetings five minutes ___the time allotted to each speaker. (was, were) (London)

5. Neither his father nor his mother ___ like other people... (was, were) (Dreiser)

6. It was dark and quiet. Neither moon nor stars ___ visible. (was, were) (Collins)

7. Plenty of girls ___ taken to me like daughters and cried at leaving me... (has, have) (Shaw)

8. He and I ___ nothing in common, (has, have) (Galsworthy)

9. But I wonder no wealthy nobleman or gentleman ___ taken a fancy to her: Mr. Rochester, for instance. (has, have) (Ch. Bronte)

10. To be the busy wife of a busy man, to be the mother of many children ___ to his thinking, the highest lot of woman. (was, were), (Trollope)



11. Her family ___ a delicate constitution. (was, were) (E. Bronte)

12. ;Hers ___ a. large family. (was, .were)

13. "Well," says my lady, "___ the police coming?". (is, are) (Collins)

14. Nobody ___ I am here. (knows, know) (London)

15. But after all, who ___ the right to cast a stone against one who suffered? (has, have; has, have) (Wilde)

16. There are men who ___ dominion from the nature of their disposition, and who ___ so from their youth upwards, without knowing... that any power of dominion belongs to them.(exercises, exercise; does, do) (Trollope)

17. Plain United States ___ good enough for me. (is, are) (London)

18. He half started as he became aware that someone near at hand ___ gazing at him. (was, were) (Aldington)

19. Fatting cattle ___ from 5 to 10 gallons of water a head daily. (consume, consumes) (Black)

20. She is supposed to have all the misfortunes and all the virtues to which humanity ___subject. (is, are) (Trollope)



21. It was a market-day, and the country people ___ all assembled with their baskets of poultry, eggs and such things... (was, were) (Thackeray)

22. The precept as well as the practice of the Primitive Church ___ distinctly against matrimony. (was, were) (Wilde)

23. ...Ratterer and Hegglund..., as well as most of the others, ___ satisfied that there was not another place in all Kansas City that was really as good, (was, were) (Dreiser)

24. Twelve years ___ a long time. (is, are) (Galsworthy)

25. There ___ a great many ink bottles. (was, were) (Dickens)

26. May and I ___ just friends. (is, are) (Keating)

27. The bread and butter ___ for Gwendolen. (is, are) (Wilde)

28. I am afraid it is quite clear, Cecily, that neither of us ___ engaged to be married to anyone. (is, are) (Wilde)

29. It ___ they that should honour you. (is, are) (Trollope)

30. Great Expectations by Dickens ___ published in 1860. (was, were)



31. The family party ___ seated round the table in the dark wainscoted parlour. (was, were) (Eliot)

32. Everybody ___ clever nowadays. (is, are) (Wilde)

33. There ___ a number of things, Martin, that you don't understand. (is, are) (Wilde)

34. The number of scientific research institutes in our country ___ very large. (is, are)

35. Her hair, which ___ fine and of medium brown shade, ___ brushed smoothly across the top of her head and then curled a little at each side. (was, were; was, were) (Priestley)

36. After some apologies, which ___ perhaps too soft and sweet... the great man thus opened the case. (was, were) (Trollops)

37. It was as if the regiment ___ half in khaki, half in scarlet and bearskins. (was, were) (Galsworthy)

38. Youth and Age ___ a weekly, and it had published two-thirds of his twenty-one-thousand-word serial when it went out of business. (was, were) (London)

39. There ___ a number of men present. (was, were) (Walpole)

40. ...the flowers came in such profusion and such quick succession that there___ neither time nor space to arrange them. (was, were) (Heym)

Point out the kind of object and say by what it is expressed.

1. What have you got there? (Cronin) 2. She pretended not to hear. (Mansfield) 3. Marcellus found the luggage packed and strapped for the journey. (Douglas) 4. I know all about it, my son. (Douglas) 5. I have to show Dr. French his room. (Shaw) 6.I never heard you express that opinion before, sir. (Douglas) 7. Halting, he waited for the Roman to speak first. (Douglas) 8.He was with you at the banquet. (Douglas) 9. They don't want anything from us — not even our respect. (Douglas) 10. I beg your pardon for calling, you by your name. (Shaw) 11. I found myself pitying the Baron. (Mansfield) 12. I've got it framed up with Gilly to drive him anywhere. (Kahler) 13. He smiled upon the young men a smile at once personal and presidential. (Kahler) 14. Gallio didn't know how to talk with Marcellus about it. (Douglas) 15. Laura helped her mother with the good-byes. (Mansfield) 16. Why did you not want him to come back and see me to-day? (Mansfield) 17. Mr. Jinks, not exactly knowing what to do, smiled a dependant's smile. (Dickens) 18. He found it impossible to utter the next word. (Kahler) 19. Marcellus issued crisp' orders and insisted upon absolute obedience. (Douglas) 20. He's going to live his own life and stop letting his mother boss him around like a baby. (Kahler) 21. I will suffer no priest to interfere in my business. (Shaw) 22. Papa will never consent to my being absolutely dependent on you. (Shaw) 23. Do you know anything more about this dreadful place? (Douglas) 24. She hated Frisco and hated herself for having yielded to his kisses. (Prichard) 25. They had been very hard to please. Harry would demand the impossible. (Mansfield) 26. His part in the conversation consisted chiefly of yesses and noes. (Kahler) 27. Michelangelo could not remember having seen a painting or sculpture of the simplest nature in a Buanarrotti house. (Stone)

Point out/the attribute and say by what it is expressed,

1. The first day's journey from Gaza to Ascalon was intolerably tedious. (Douglas) 2. What do you say to a stroll through the garden, Mr. Cockane? (Shaw) 3. It was such a cruel thing to have happened to that gentle, helpless creature. (Prichard) 4. He was always the first to enter the dining-room .and the last to leave. (Mansfield) 5. Sally hated; the idea of borrowing and living on credit. (Prichard) 6. The two men faced each other silently. (Douglas) 7. It was an easy go-as-you-please existence. (Prichard) 8. I am not in the habit of reading other people's letters. (Shaw) 9. He thrust his hands deep into his overcoat pockets. (Galsworthy) 10.It was not a matter to be discussed even with a guide, philosopher and friend so near and trusted as the Professor. (Kahler) 11. Ethel, the youngest, married a good-for-nothing little waiter. (Mansfield) 12. He pointed to a house on a near-by shady knoll. (Douglas) 13. It was just one little sheet of glass between her and the great wet world outside. (Mansfield) 14. She had a pair of immense bare arms to match, and a quantity of mottled hair arranged in a sort of bow. (Mansfield) 15. Dicky heard right enough. A clear, ringing little laugh was his only reply. (Mansfield) 16. To think that a man of his abilities would stoop to such a horrible trick as that. (Dreiser) 17. There was a blackbird perched on the cherry-tree, sleek and glistening. (Braine) 18. A middle-aged man carrying a sheaf of cards walked into the room, (Braine) 19. Daniel Quilp began to comprehend the possibility of there being somebody at the door. (Dickens) 20. Still, Pett's happiness or unhappiness is quite a life and death question with us. (Dickens)

Point out the kind of adverbial modifier, and state by what it is expressed'.

1. Gallic slowly nodded his head. (Douglas) 2. He's coming Saturday at one o'clock. (Cronin) 3. Lucia stopped them in their tracks with a stern command. (Douglas) 4. Sally was sitting on the front seat of the buggy, dumb and unhappy at being ignored, (Prichard) 5. I feel my own deficiencies too keenly to presume so far. (Shaw) 6. A few miners hung on, hoping the mines would reopen. (Prichard) 7. The first bar of gold raised hopes sky high.(Prichard) 8. She had to talk because of her desire to laugh. (Mansfield) 9. Gallic pushed back his huge chair and rose to his full height as if preparing to deliver an address. (Douglas) 10. He takes a glass and holds it to Essie to be filled. (Shaw) 11. Morris was walking too. quickly for Sally to keep up with him. (Pri­chard) 12. The poor woman was annoyed with Morris for dumping his wife on her. (Prichard) 13. It was quite a long, narrative. (Douglas) 14. Of course Laura and Jose were far too grown-up to really care about such things. (Mansfield) 15. Now and then Gavin would stop to point out silently some rarity. (Cronin) 16. And for all her quiet manner, and her quiet smile, she was full of trouble. (Dickens) 17. The young schoolteacher's spirits rose to a decided height. (Dreiser) 18. Evil report, with time and chance to help it, travels patiently, and travels far. (Collins)

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