Forms of 'be' Worksheet-6

Forms of 'be' Worksheet-6

 

Fill in the blank with the correct form of ‘be’:

  1. I can see three eggs, but there ____ four eggs yesterday.

 

A. Was                B. Are                 C. Were              D. Is

 

  1. The baby ____ one year old tomorrow.

A. Were              B. Will be           C. Is                    D. Was

 

  1. George Bush ____ a President of America.

 

A. Am                 B. Are                 C. Is                    D. Was

 

  1. Sheila ____ up at 6 o’clock tomorrow for the picnic.

 

A. Is                    B. Were              C. Was                D. Will be

 

  1. The kitten ___ stuck in the tree.

A. Were              B. Is                    C. Are                 D. Will be

 

  1. How many balloons ____ there?

A. Will be           B. Are                 C. Am                 D. Is

 

  1. The aircraft ____ in the sky.

A. Will be           B. Were              C. Is                    D. Was

 

  1. “The grapes ____ sour,” said the fox.

 

A. Am                 B. Will be           C. Was                D. Are

 

  1. The lion ____ known as the king of the jungle.

 

A. Am                 B. Was                C. Is                     D. Will be

 

  1. “Once upon a time, there ____ a king,” said Mother.

 

A. Was                B. Is                    C. Were              D. Are

 

  1. “The king ____ very fond of grapes,” Mother continued.

 

A. Will be           B. Are                 C. Were              D. Was

 

  1. The kitten ____ hungry, so it is drinking milk.

 

A. Is                    B. Are                 C. Was                D. Were

 

  1. Those men ____ musicians.

A. Was                B. Is                    C. Are                 D. Am

 

  1. It ____ a lot of snow in Kashmir during winter last year.

 

A. Are                 B. Was                C. Is                    D. Were

 

  1. My friend, Sunil, ____ six years old next year.

 

A. Am                 B. Will be           C. Were              D. Is

 

Answer Key:

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Yesterday’ suggests the past tense and ‘eggs’ is plural; hence ‘were’ is correct.

  1. B

Explanation: ‘Tomorrow’ suggests the future tense; hence ‘will be’ is correct.

  1. D

Explanation: ‘George Bush’ suggests the past tense since he is not the present President of America; hence ‘was’ is correct.

  1. D

Explanation: ‘Tomorrow’ suggests the future tense; hence ‘will be’ is correct.

  1. B

Explanation: ‘Kitten’ is singular; hence ‘is’ is correct.

  1. B

Explanation: ‘Balloons’ is a plural subject; hence ‘are’ is correct.

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Aircraft’ is singular; hence ‘is’ is correct.

  1. D

Explanation: ‘Grapes’ is a plural subject; hence ‘are’ is correct.

  1. C

Explanation: The sentence states a fact so only the simple present tense can be used; hence ‘is’ is correct.

  1. A

Explanation: ‘Once upon a time’ suggests the past tense; hence ‘was’ is correct.

  1. D

Explanation: ‘Continued’ suggests the past tense; hence ‘was’ is correct. In a story only the past tense is used.

  1. A

Explanation: ‘Is drinking’ suggests the present tense; hence ‘is’ is correct.

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Those’ suggests the plural ‘men’ is a plural subject; hence ‘are’ is correct.

  1. B

Explanation: ‘Last year’ suggests the past tense; hence ‘was’ is correct.

  1. B

Explanation: ‘Next year’ suggests the future tense; hence ‘will be’ is correct.