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Right Forms of Verb





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                                                    Basic Rules of  Right Forms of verbs

1. Action word  takes  's',  'es' when its subject is third person singular.


The girl plays Ludo. Tom likes Jennifer.

She goes to school. Karima sings a sweet song.

Lubna loves none. Kazol loves Salimullah.

Bulbul asks his mother about her father.

Masud reads well.

Mina tries to establish a teaching centre.

2. Present  Indefinite  Tense  uses for any kinds of truth.


Oil floats on water.

The sun rises in the east.

The earth is round.

The earth moves round the sun. Rainbow contains seven colors.

3. The presence of the  following word  indicates present indefinite . They are "regularly, sometimes, often, generally, daily, everyday, occasionally,  usually, normally."  


When does  Mr. Rahim take his food normally.

A good  student prepares his lessons regularly.

Sometimes she goes there.

He often comes here.

She always makes a noise in the class.  

4. Do, does, or did must create to make questions or negative in auxiliary verb-less sentence.


The boy does not work hard. Did Karim come home yesterday.

5. To be verb uses before subject while wh -word "Who, what, when, where, which , whose, why, how"  placing beginning of the sentence.


Why does Mrs. Bill look so happy?

What do you want?

What would you like to have? 

6. Present continuous tense places for progressive (continue) action at present .


Bristy is singing a song.

Ety   is watching TV at the moment.  I am writing blog now.

7. For 'Have' verb past participle should be placed in the sentence.

As: She has done the dancing.

They have made him captain.

8. The following  words also follow present perfect tense. They are: just, just now, already, yet, ever, lately, recently.  

As :

I have met her recently. Have you ever been to the zoo? They have gone out just now.

9. With some phrases in sentences , like : yesterday, ago, long since, last night.

As: She left the school last year. I went home yesterday. She saw me long ago.

10. Sentence with some phrases like, no sooner had --- than, scarcely had when, hardly had, before etc contain past perfect at first portion of sentence and next part contain  past Indefinite.

As: No sooner had he seen the police than he ran away.

11. Sentences containing since in the first portion refers present indefinite  replaces second portion as past Indefinite.

As: It is many years since I came to Dhaka.  Thirty three years have passed since my father Abur Rob died. Seven months have past since my mother Safia Khatun departed the world.

12. Sentences containing since in the first portion if refers past indefinite  replaces second portion as past perfect. 

As: It was many years since they  had first met. It was long since I  had seen her last.

13. Past perfect tense uses previously 'before' and later on 'after':

As: The patient had died  before the doctor came. The doctor died after the patient had come. We left home after the beggar had come.

14. In a sentence,  if there are two simple present verb, the second verb turns  into  either 'continuous' or takes 'infinitive to':

As: I saw him going or I saw him to go. I don't want to leave this place. or , I do not want leaving this place.

15. The following word like 'had better, had rather, would better, would rather, let, must, need, dare takes present indefinite.

As: You had better go home. I shall not let you enter the classroom.  

16. The portion 'would that ' takes 'could' after the subject:

As: Would that I could go to college. 

17. The principal  verb  of  'to be'  and 'having'  takes  past  participle.

As: She ran away having  taken the memory. The  principal desired the notice  to be hung.

18. Preceding  the given  verb  if  mind , worth, without, past, cannot help, could not help with a view to, look forward  to, would you mind, get used  to  and  preposition uses  then 'ing' is  added verb.

As: I went to the factory with a view to earning there. She never thought of going to cinema.

19. The next verb becomes past  indefinite if the sentences contain 'it is high time' 'it is time, ' wish, fancy etc. remains in a sentence. 

As: It is high time he changed his habit. I wish I sang a song.I fancy I turned pale.  

20. To be verb becomes 'were or past indefinite' when we notice 'as though, as if, wish'  in the sentence.  

As: I wish I were a king. He talks as if he were a leader. He speaks as though he knew everything.She proceeded as though I had not spoken.

21. Every, one of , each follows singular  verb.As: One of the boys was absent yesterday. Everybody  loves flower. 
22.Modal auxiliary follows present simple principal verb.

As: You may come tomorrow. I can do the the work. One should take care of one's health. 

23. Would should placed before main verb when next day,week, month, year etc take place in the sentence. 

As: He said that he would go home the next day.

24. Auxiliary  verb (am, is , are, was, were) always follows a past or present participles.

As: The book was stolen. They were playing. 

25. First conditional follows the structure: If + present indefinite + Future indefinite.

As: If  he works hard, he will shine. If you run in the rain, you will catch cold. I shall go out if it rains.

26.Second conditional follows the structure: If + past indefinite + future in past (would/might/could).

As: If he came , I would go. If I had a typewriter I would type. If he wanted , I would help him.

27. Third conditional follows the structure: If + Past perfect + future in past perfect.

As: If  I had seen him, I might have told him.

28. If the sentence begins with this structure  'Had + Subject + Past Participle' then the rest part begins with perfect conditional. It indicates would have, could have, might have in the rest part of the sentence. 

Had I been a king, I would have helped the landless.
Had I possessed vast property , I would  have established a university.  

29. Unreal past receives unreal verb and 2nd part contains might/ would /could, or might/ would /could have: 
As: If I were a bird, I would fly. If I were a bird would have flown. If I were you I would not do this.If i were a king I would help the poor.

30. Action starts ago but still continuing  now. In these case present perfect continuous uses. 

As: I have been reading for three hours. I have been leaving in this house for ten years. It has been raining since morning.
31. Have, has, had, get, got, etc uses as causative verb follows past participle.

As: I got the work done by him. I had my rice cooked.

32. Lest follows should/would after subject in the sentence.

As: He ran fast lest he should miss the train.

33. Just, after  follows  present participle (verb +ing)  but while follows continuous tense.

As: While walking in the garden, a snake bit him. After walking he went to rest. While he was walking  on the bank of the river, he saw the sunset scene.

34. Subject and verbs follows the number. 

As: The colour of his eye is black. The players in the  field  are strong.

35. Unit follows singular number:

As: Fifty miles is a long way.

36. The word 'there' receives singular or plural verb  according to the contents.
As: There is a high school in a village. There are two high schools in our village.

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                   Right form of Verbs Worksheet-A

1.    English is (to speak) in many parts of the world.
2.    The baby started (to cry)
3.    We shall go home after we (to finish) our work.
4.    Bread and butter (to be) his daily food.
5.    The man sold all his (furniture).
6.    Stop (to write) as the bell rang.
7.    (Mouse) are afraid of cats.
8.    He (to swim) in the pond for an hour.
9.    A tiger is not (ferocious) than a lion.
10.    They have two (man-servant)
11.    He (need) wait for me.
12.    The man seldom (to smoke).
13.    Rafiq is (healthy) than his brother.
14.    I (to see) a tiger yesterday.
15.    They (to reach) the station before the train (to start).
16.    Let the sum (to do) by your teacher.
17.    He (to go) there tomorrow.
18.    She is (intelligent) than any other girl in the class.
19.    He has lost all his (tooth).
20.    I saw the bird (to sit) on the food.
21.    Samira is the (clever) of all the girls.
22.    Would you mind (to open) the window?
23.    Bangla (to speak) in Bangladesh.
24.    The room seems to be (comfort).
25.    Her head is full of (louse).
26.    The man was (reduce) to a skeleton.
27.    Would you mind (to take) simply a cup of tea?
28.    If you play in the rain, you (to catch) cold.
29.    His father died after he (to be) ill fora long time.
30.    He (to lie) on bed in the last evening.
31.    The boy (to bit) by a mad dog yesterday.
32.    What (to make) you so angry?
33.    Either of the two boys (to have) done this.
34.    Why they (to go) there yesterday?
35.    Things done by (half) are never done right.
36.    The man (to hand) for murder.
37.    I (to lie) on the floor for three hours.
38.    When you (to finish) the book, I shall read it.
39.    She is a famous (actor).
40.    I heard him ( to say) so.
41.    Five years (to pass) since I met you last.
42.    He never (to eat) meat.
43.    Rafiq is (good) than all other boys in the class.
44.    I am having my house (to repair)
45.    I found a number of (mouse) in the room.
46.    The (knife) were all out of use.
47.    Have you ever (to be ) to Cox's Bazar?
48.    He not (return) home last night.
49.    Selina is the (beautiful) of all the girls in the class.
50.    The hen (to lay) an egg yesterday.
51.    There are four (M.A) in our school.
52.    The bird has (to fly) away.
53.    He (to give) a lecture to night.
54.    Something is (good) than nothing.
55.    The wind (to blow) gently yesterday.
56.    Have you (to choose) your career?
57.    Many (ox) are grazing in the field.
58.    He is the (old) of the five brothers.
59.    The banana was cut into two (half).
60.    He died after he (be) ill fora long time.
61.    His father not (smoke).
62.    He (read) a novel now.
63.    I (to receive) your letter just now.
64.    We got out our journey after it (to dawn).
65.    They (to grow) tired and sat under a tree.
66.    The planks (to make) after the tree. (cut).
67.    It (to rain) since morning.
68.    Mother (to suffer) from fever for a week.
69.    If you had read the book, you (to learn) many things.
70.    I saw the plane (to fly) over my head.
71.    The patient (to die) before the doctor came.
72.    Sixty miles (be) a long distance.



Right form of Verbs Worksheet-A Answer:
1.    Ans. English is spoken in many parts of the world.
2.    Ans. The baby started crying.
3.    Ans. We shall go home after we have finished our work.
4.    Ans. Bread and butter is his daily food.
5.    Ans. The man sold all his furniture.
6.    Ans.. Stop writing as the bell rang.
7.    Ans. Mice are afraid of cats.
8.    Ans. He has been swimming in the pond for an hour.
9.    Ans. A tiger is not more ferocious than a lion.
10.    Ans. They have two men-servants.
11.    Ans. He needs not wait for me.
12.    Ans. The man seldom smokes.
13.    Ans. Rafiq is healthier than his brother.
14.    Ans. I saw a tiger yesterday.
15.    Ans. They had reached the station before the train started.
16.    Ans. Let the sum be done by your teacher.
17.    Ans. He will go there tomorrow.
18.    Ans. She is more intelligent than any other girl in the class.
19.    Ans. He has lost all his teeth.
20.    Ans. I saw the bird sitting on the roof.
21.    Ans. Samira is the cleverest of all the girls.
22.    Ans. Would you mind opening the window?
23.    Ans. Bangla is spoken in Bangladesh.
24.    Ans. The room seems to be comfortable.
25.    Ans. Her head is full of lice.
26.    Ans. The man was reduced to a skeleton.
27.    Ans. Would you mind taking simply a cup of tea?    #
28.    Ans. If you play in the rain, you will catch cold.
29.    Ans. His father died after he had been ill for a long time.
30.    Ans. He lay on bed in the last evening.
31.    Ans. The boy was bitten by a mad dog yesterday.
32.    Ans. What makes you so angry?.
33.    Ans. Either of the two boys has done this.
34.    Ans. Why did they go there yesterday?
35.    Ans. Things done by halves are never done right.
36.    Ans. The man was hanged for murder.
37.    Ans. I have been lying on the floor for three hours.
38.    Ans. When you have finished the book. I shall read it.
39.    Ans. She is a famous actress.
40.    Ans. I heard him saying so.
41.    Ans. Five years have passed since I met you last.
42.    Ans. He never eats meat.
43.    Ans. Rafiq is better than all other boys in the class
44.    Ans. I am having my house repaired.
45.    Ans. I found a number of mice in the room .
46.    Ans. The knives were all out of use .
47.    Ans. Have you ever been to Cox's bazar?
48.    Ans. He did not return home last night.
49.    Ans. Selina is the most beautiful of all the girls in the class.
50.    Ans. The hen laid an egg yesterday.
51.    Ans. There are four M. A's in our school.
52.    Ans. The bird has flown away.
53.    Ans. He will give a lecture tonight.
54.    Ans. Something is better than nothing.
55.    Ans. The wind blew gently yesterday.
56.    Ans. Have you chosen your career?
57.    Ans. Many oxen are grazing in the field.
58.    Ans. He is the eldest of the five brothers.
59.    Ans. The banana was cut into two halves.
60.    Ans. He died after he had been ill for a long time.
61.    Ans. His father does not smoke.
62.    Ans. He is reading a novel now.
63.    Ans. I have received your letter just now.
64.    Ans. We got out our journey after it had dawned.
65.    Ans. They grew tired and sat under a tree.
66.    Ans. The planks were made after the tree had been cut.
67.    Ans. It has been raining since morning.
68.    Ans. Mother has been suffering from fever for a week.
69.    Ans. If you had read the book, you would have learnt many things.
70.    Ans. I saw the plane flying over my head.
71.    , Ans. The patient had died before the doctor came.
72.    Ans. Sixty miles is a long distance.



                        Right form of Verbs Worksheet-1.1

Choose the correct verb form from those in brackets:

  1. The earth --- round the sun. (move, moves, moved)

  2. My friends --- the Prime Minister yesterday, (see, have seen, saw)

  3. I --- him only one letter up to now. (sent, have sent, send)

  4. She --- worried about something, (looks, looking, is looking)

  5. It started to rain while we --- tennis, (are playing, were playing, had played).

  6. He --- fast when the accident happened, (is driving, was driving, drove)

  7. He --- asleep while he was driving, (falls, fell, has fallen)

  8. I'm sure I --- him at the party last night, (saw, have seen, had seen).

  9. He --- a mill in this town, (have, has, is having)

  10. He --- here for the last five years, (worked, is working, has been working).

  11. He thanked me for what I ---. (have done, had done, have been doing)

  12. I --- a strange noise, (hear, am hearing, have been hearing).

  13. I --- him for a long time, (know, have known, am knowing) '.

  14. We ---,English for five years, (study, am studying, have been studying) .

  15. Don't disturb me. I --- my homework, (do, did, am doing) .

  16. Abdul --- to be a doctor, (wants, wanting, is wanting)

  17. The soup --- good, (taste, tastes, is tasting)

  18. He --- TV most evenings, (watches, is watch, is watching)

  19. He --- out five minutes ago. (has gone, had gone, went)

  20. When he lived in Hyderabad, he --- to the cinema once a week, (goes, went, was going)

  21. The baby --- all morning, (cries, has been crying)

  22. I --- Rahim at the zoo. (saw, have seen, had seen)

  23. I --- Kumar this week, (haven't seen, didn't see, am not seeing)

  24. This paper --- twice weekly, (is appearing, appearing, appears)

  25. Ashok fell off the ladder when he --- the roof, (is mending, was mending, mended)

  26. The Headmaster --- to speak to you. (wants, is wanting, was wanting)

  27. I --- a new bicycle last week, (bought, have bought, had bought)

  28. Here are your shoes ; I --- them, (just clean, just cleaned, have just cleaned)

  29. It --- since early morning, (rained, is raining, has been raining)

  30. I --- a lot of work today, (did, have done, had done)

  31. I --- something burning, (smell, am smelling, have been smelling)

  32. Look ! The sun --- over the hills, (rises, is rise, is rising)

  33. She --- unconscious since four o'clock, (is, was, has been)

  34. He used to visit us every week, but he --- now. (rarely comes, is rarely coming, has rarely come)

  35. We --- for his call since 4.20. (are waiting, have been waiting, were waiting)

  36. Every day last week my aunt --- a plate, (breaks, broke, was breaking)

  37. I know all about that film because I --- it twice, (saw, have seen, had seen)

  38. Our guests ---; they are silting in the garden, (arrived, have arrived, had arrived).

  39. I --- him since we met a year ago. (didn't see, haven't seen, hadn't seen)

  40. We --- our breakfast half an hour ago. (finished, have finished, had finished)

  41. She jumped off the bus while it ---. (moved, had moved, was moving).

  42. When we went to the cinema, the film --- (already started, had already started,would already start)

  43. I --- for half an hour when it suddenly started to rain, (have walked, have been walking, had been walking)

  44. Did you think you --- me somewhere before? (have .seen, had seen, were

  45. The town --- its appearance completely since 1980. (is changing, changed, has

  46. Sheila --- her case, look. (packed, has packed, had packed)

  47. When I was in Sri Lanka. I --- Negombo. Beruwela and Nilaveli. (visited, was visited, have visited)

  48. 1 meant to repair the radio, but --- time to do it today (am not having, haven't had. hadn't)

  49. When I --- my dinner I went to bed. (had, have had, had had)

  50. Men --- to abolish wars up to now, but maybe they will find a way in the future,(never managed, have never managed, will have never managed)

  51. The plane --- at 3.30. (arrives, will arrive)

  52. I will phone you when he --- back, (comes, will come)

  53. When I get home, my dog --- at the gate waiting for me. (sits, will be sitting)

  54. I --- the Joshis this evening, (visit, am visiting)

  55. Look at those black clouds. It ---, (will rain, is going to rain)

  56. The train --- before we reach the station, (arrives, will have arrived)

  57. Perhaps we --- Mahabaleshwar next month, (visit, will visit)

  58. Unless we --- now we can't be on time, (start, will start)

  59. I --- into town later on. Do you want a lift? (drive, will be driving)

  60. The next term --- on 16th November, (begins, is beginning)

  61. Oh dear! I --- (will sneeze, am going to sneeze)

  62. By 2005, computers --- many of the jobs that people do today, (will be taking over, will have taken over)

  63. I'm sure she --- the exam, (passes, will pass)

  64. I --- home next Sunday, (go, am going)

  65. I --- you one of these days, I expect, (see, will be seeing)

  66. Help! I --- fall, (will fall, am going to fall)

  67. She has bought some cloth; she --- herself a blouse, (will make, is going to make)

  68. I --- your house this afternoon. It is on my way home from work, (will be passing, am passing)

  69. Hurry up! The programme --- (will start, is about to start)

  70. This book is not long. I --- it by lunch time, (will be reading, will have read)

                        Right form of Verbs Worksheet-1.2


Insert the correct tense of verb in the following:-

1. I waited for my friend until he ---. (To come.)

2. So long as the rain ---, I stayed at home. (To continue)

3. I did not know it until you ---. (To speak.)

4. He speaks as one who ---. (To know.)

5. He ran as quickly as he ---. (Can or could?)

6. He went where he --- find work. (Can or could?)

7. Wherever there is coal you --- find iron. (Will or would ?)

8. He behaves as one --- expect him to do.

9. He ran away because he --- afraid. (To be)

10. He fled where his pursuers --- not follow. (Can or could?)

11. As he --- not there, I spoke to his brother. (To be.)

12. The notice was published in order that all --- know the facts.(May or might?)

13. He was so tired that he --- scarcely stand. (Can or could?)

14. You make such a noise that I --- not work. (Can or could?)

15. He finished first though he --- late. (To begin.)

16. His health has improved since he --- India. (To leave)

17. As soon as he --- the news he wrote to me. (To hear)

18. After the shower --- over, the sun shone out again. (To be)

19. Whenever we --- we talk of old times. (To meet)

20. Answer the first question before you --- further. (to proceed.)

21. Just as he --- the room the clock struck. (To enter.)

22. Now that we --- safe we stopped to take breath. (To feel.)

23. Wherever he --- the people gathered to listen. (To preach.)

24. He speaks as though he --- very angry. (To be.)

25. He ran because he --- in a hurry. (To be.)

26. I do it because I --- to. (To choose.)

27. He advanced as far as he ---. (To dare.)

28. He lost more than he --- afford. (Can or could?)

29. He eats as much as he ---. (Can or could?)

30. He rode as swiftly as he ---. (Can or could?)

31. He locked the papers up so that they --- be safe. (May or might?)

32. He walked as though he --- slightly lame. (To be.)

33. He stayed at home because he --- feeling ill, (To be.)

34. I forgive you since you ---. (To repent.)

35. He labours hard so that he --- become rich. (May or might?)

36. We shall wait here until you ---. (To come.)

37. He rested his horse, for it ---. (To limp.)

38. You may sit wherever you ---. (To like.)

39. He went to Kolkata that he --- find work. (May or might?)

40. I would die before I --- . (To lie).

41. They come to see us as often as they ---. (Can or could?)

42. I studied hard in order that I --- succeed. (May or might?)

43. He so hard that he is certain to succeed. (To work.)

44. She told me that she --- come. (Will or would?)

45. He would succeed if he ---. (To try.)

46. I asked him what --- I do. (Can or could?)

47. He came oftener than we --- . (To expect.)

48. I would not attempt it if you --- me, (To ask.)

49. He walked so fast than I --- not overtake him . (Can or could?)

                        Right form of Verbs Worksheet- 2.1

Fill in the blanks with the right form of the verbs given in the brackets.

  1. Her examination--- (begin) tomorrow.

  2. The girls ----  (play) in the field now.

  3. She usually ---  (go) to school by bus.

  4. She -------  (sleep), don't disturb her.

  5. The dogs----- (bark) all the night.

  6. He always----- (help) the poor.

  7. When he----- (take) his food normally?

  8. Two and two---- (make) four.

  9. Ruby------ (do) her duty properly.

  10. He ------  (not write) a letter.

  11. Why Ruby----- (do) it daily?

  12. Nasima------- (draw) the picture now.

  13. Iron -------  (melt) at a high temperature.

  14. Physics ------  (to be ) my favourite subject.

  15. We have -----  (elect) him our captain.

  16. I --------  (see) Rubina recently.

  17. Of late I -----  (do) the work.

  18. He------- (come) just now.

  19. Have you ever---- (to be) to Kuakata?

  20. Hamid------ (die) last night.

  21. It -------  (rain) since morning.

  22. I saw him----- (do) it.

  23. I don't want----- (leave) this place.

  24. You had better--- (to do) the work.

  25. He talks as if he--- (to be) mad. 

  26. He talks as if he--- (know) everything.

  27. One should---- (take) care of one's health.

  28. If he did, I -----  (do).

  29. I would help him if he - (wish)

  30. If you had helped him, I  (help) you.

  31. If I were a dove, I --  (fly)

  32. It ------  (rain) since Monday.

  33. The colour of his eyes  (to be) blue.

  34. Eighty miles  (be) a long distance.

  35. Bread and butter  (be) my daily food.

  36. There (be) four mosques in our village.

  37. There------ (to be) a college in our locality.

  38. Slow and steady--- (win) the race.

  39. Robin as well as his sisters  (sing) well.

  40. The dog------ (to be) a faithful animal.

                              Right form of verbs Worksheet-2.2


Fill in the blanks with an appropriate auxiliary verb

  1. He died so that he --- save the flag.

  2. They erected signposts in order that the road --- be known.

  3. We eat so that we --- live.

  4. Even if he paid me to do so, I --- not live in his house.

  5. You --- go only if you have permission.

  6. On the understanding that you return soon, you --- go out.

  7. A bridge was built in order that the dangerous ferry --- be avoided.

  8. He begs from door to door that he --- keep body and soul together.

  9. He was so tired that he --- scarcely stand.

  10. he went to England in order he --- become a barrister.

  11. You make such a noise that I --- not work.

  12. He asked again whether supper --- be ready soon.

  13. In order that he --- learn the language quickly, he engaged a teacher.

  14. He said that he --- do it.

  15. The thieves stole whatever they --- find in the house.

  16. He begged that we --- pardon him.

  17. I wished that I --- come earlier.

  18. He said that he --- try again.

  19. He worked hard so that he --- win the prize.

  20. We ran so that we --- arrive in time.

  21. He said that he --- give an early reply.

  22. They sold the house because it --- old.

  23. He solemnly assured them that they --- quite mistaken.

  24. I come home when it --- to rain.

  25. The soldiers advanced when the bugle --- .

  26. I asked him what his name --- .

  27. He had a cow that --- enormous quantities of milk.

  28. When the sun set he --- home.

  29. He told them that they --- wrong.

  30. I heard that there --- a disturbance in the city.

  31. Could you doubt that there --- a God ?

                               Right form of verbs Worksheet-2.3

1. If I (be) a king!

2. It is 10 am now.The sun (shine) in the eastern sky.

3. We often (fall) a victim of circumstances.

4. John (to be) ill for about a month.

5. They (to dig) the pond for a month.

6. We (not have) a holiday since the beginning of the year.

7. I (to live) here since 1972.

8. He (move) to Chicago just a few months ago. 

9. All the books (to sell) yesterday.

10. I opened the door as soon as I (hear) the bell.

11. I (to hang) the picture on the wall yesterday.

12. We were watching the news when the telephone (ring)

13. As the sun (shine), I decied to go out.

14. Don't make a noise while your father (sleep).

15. The patient (die) before the doctor come.

16. The train left after I (reach) the station.

17. I reached the station after the train (to leave)

18. She did not let me (see)-what she was painting..

19. I (go) on Saturday evening.

20. It's time you (realize) your mistakes..

21. It is time (do) the work.

22. He talks as if he (to know) everything.

23. He looks as though he (see) a ghost.

24. Some days (pass) since my father died.

25. Five years (to pass) since I met you last.

26. I don't mind (help) with the cooking but I am not going to wash the dishes.

27. I am looking forward (see) you.

28. He worked instead of (play).

29. Would you mind (sing) a folk song?

30. My father insists on (use) quality materials for the construction of our new house.

31. I saw him (go).

32. He ran fast lest he (miss) the train.

33. Keep watch on my bag lest the thief (steal) it. Answer: Keep watch on my bag lest the thief should steal it.

34. I went to the market with a view to (buy).

35. My uncle arrived while I (cook) the dinner.

36. I wish I (win) the game this time.

37. Time and tide (wait) for none.

38. We have never (have) a car.

39. You must boil vegetables before (use) in the stew.

40. Eva talks to the pet bird asif it (understand) her.

41. The effects of the climate change (be) devastating.

42. When water (freeze) it turns into ice.

43. Mr. Michael (found) this factory in 1940.

44. There is plenty of time. You not (have) to hurry.

45. Harry has (to choose) the right path.

46. We (complete) a holiday since the beginning of this year.

47. He gave up (play) football when he got married.

48. The sun (set), they went home.

49. He watched you (to go) away.

50. Look! the girls (play) football.

51. I heard the baby (cry) for his food.

52. He (dare) go there.

53. Ronald walks as if he (be) lame.

54. Only after I (go) home, I remembered my doctor's appointment.

55. He did not let me (play) the guitar.

56. I got my car (repair)

57. The speaker failed to make the audience (listen) to him patiently.

58. Seeing is (believe).

59. Bread and butter (be) my favourite breakfast.

60. He was so exhausted that he decided to (lie) down for a while.

61. New programs will be (telecast) next week in UK Television.

62. Elizabeth (burn) her hand when she was cooking dinner. 

63. I let him (go) there.

64. He made me (do) the work.

65. I saw him (go) in silence.

66. I behold him (reap) the crops.

67. I watched him (leave) the room.

68. I cannot but (shed) tears.

69. I used to (live) alone.

70. I cannot (do) the work.

71. It may (rain) today.

72. You should (obey) our parents.

73. You ought to (go) there.

74. He must (come) there.

75. You would rather (go) there.

76. You had better (go) to a doctor.

77. You have to (do) this.

78. You are to (go) there.

                                          Right Forms of Verb Work sheet 2.4

Fill in the gaps with the right form of verbs given in brackets.

  1. Would that I _____  (go) to America.

  2. The thief ran away having_________ (see) the policeman.

  3. I fancy, I — (fly) among the stars.

  4. Every mother ____ (love) her child.

  5. One of the students — (be) very brilliant,

  6. Hardly had the teacher left the class when the students_____(start) shouting.

  7. The earth ____ (move) round the sun.

  1. Many years have passed since I___  (visit) Cox's Bazar.

  2. They_____ (migrate) to India long ago.

  3. Five miles --- (be) not a long away.

  4. Our family just_______ (move) to a new place.

  5. I saw him_____ (go) to the station.

  6. It was long since I______ (meet) her last.

  7. The stars______ (shine) at night.

  8. She did nothing but______ (dance).

  9. Flowers_____ (be) gift of nature.

  10. Twenty years have passed since the poet -- (visit) London.

  11. I ____ (see) her long since.

  12. The baby_____ (cry) because it is hungry now.

  13. They_______ (read) English since morning.

  14. The show_____ (begin) just now.

  15. She answered_______ (thank) her friend.

  16. The Headmaster and the Secretary________ (go) on foot.

  17. The rogue was ___(hang) for murder.

  18. They appear as though they______ (be) highly educated.

  19. We like to see building --- (paint).

  20. Rome was not____ (build) in a day.

  21. If she_______ (try) she might have succeeded.

  22. Many a boy________ (make) such mistakes.

  23. Khaled_____ (play) for two hours.

  24. If you come, I____ (go).

  25. It is high time we  (start) preparing for the examination.

  26. Would you mind______ (give) me a lift.

  27. We never thought of (approach) the Principal before.

  28. If she had tried, she______ (succeed).

  29. English is_______ (speak) in many countries.

  30. The boys came to the field _____ (run).

  31. I went outside the cabin having_______ (forget) him.

  32. The begger went away_______ (disappoint).

  33. Her eyes_____ (be) fixed upon me.

  34. Ice ______ (float) on water.

  35. The baby looked at its mother_______ (smile).

  36. He has recently  _______(return) from the Middle East.

  37. Bread and butter______ (be) my favourite breakfast.

  38. Ten years have passed since Mary______ (go).

  39. If I were a doctor I_____ (serve) the poor.

  40. No sooner had we reached the station than the train_________ (arrive).

  41. Hardly did the grandmother finish her story when the children__________ (fell) asleep.

  42. We saw the drunken loafer  (lie) on the footpath.

  43. 1 saw him_____ (go) to the station.

Advanced (University)

                                      Right forms of verb worksheet-3.1

Complete the following text with suitable verbs in the box with their right form. 0.5×8=4


gather, give, offer, lead, know, fall, render, have

The Man who (a) — medical treatment to the village people (b)__ as a village doctor. The village doctor is a man of great importance in society. He is well known to the villagers. He (c) __ great service to the villagers when they (d)__ ill. He is not well-qualified. He (e)__ not a good schooling. He (f) __ experience by working under a qualified doctor or in a medicine shop. His dispensary (g)_ a poor show with one or two worn out almirahs, an old wooden chair, a broken table and one or two benches. The village doctor (h) __ a very hard and busy life.


load, can, demand, bear, wear, become, carry, fall

A railway porter is a person who (a)__ goods in a railway station. A railway porter is quite a known figure in the railway station. He (b) __ on his arm a brass plate given to him by the railway authority. The brass plate (c) __ his number. He carries luggage. He (d)__ and unloads the goods train. A railway porter is very clever. He (e)__ easily exploit the passengers. When a passenger (f) __ into trouble and (g)__ helpless for his heavy luggage, a porter (h)__ a higher charge.



wants, be, Hankers, make, play, dispel, have, discover

A teacher (a)__ an architect of a nation. He (b)__ an important role in building up an educated nation. He is (c)__the darkness of ignorance from the lot of a nation. He is an actor, so to speak. He (d)__ to suit his act according to the need of his audience which is his class. He (e) __ lessons interesting to the students. A good teacher (f) __ the treasure hidden inside each student. He also (g) __ the students happy and for this he keeps them busy. A good teacher never (h)__ after money.


give, make, enable, lie, get, think, improve, mean

Physical exercise (a) __ the regular movement of the limbs of our body according to rules. There (b)__ a close connection between body and mind. We (c) __ of a sound mind without a sound health. It is physical exercise which (d)__ us to build a good health. Physical exercise (e) __ our body active and the muscles strong. It also (f)__ our power of digestion and blood circulation. It (g)__ strength to our brain. A machine (h)__ rust for want of proper use. Human body is also a machine.



buy, be, have, sit, save, sell, divide, sell

A village market (a) __ much importance in the life of the villagers. It generally (b)__ in an open place of the village. Usually a village market (c) __ into three sections-open space, temporary shops and permanent shops. Vegetable, milk, fish, fruit, curry and other essential things (d) __ in the open space. From the grocers people (e) __ oil, salt, onion, garlic, ginger, pulse etc. A village market (f) __ very useful and important in the life of the villagers. The villagers (g) __ their surplus products and buy their daily necessaries. It (h) __ time and money of the villagers.



gather, remind, widen, visit, hold, set, become, display

In a book fair a lot of pavilions (a) __ up. All sorts of books-fictions, text books, dramas, children books, reference books etc. (b) __ . A book fair (c) __ crowdy specially in the evening. Both male and female customers (d) __ in a book fair. The writers also (e) __ the fair regularly. Seminars and cultural programmes (f)__ also. A book fair (g)__ us that books are our best companions. They are always at our side when we are in danger. They change our outlook on life and (h) __ our domain of knowledge.



run, have, enjoy, invite, accept, serve, procure, pass

My friend Sohel (a)-in Khulna. He (b)-me to pay a visit to Khulna. I (c)-the invitation gladly. On 5 September, I got upon Dhaka-Khulna coach at Gabtali bus stand. I (d )-a ticket the day before. Luckily I (e)-my seat by the window. It was a sunny morning. The bus started (f)-at a good speed and soon we were far from the din and bustle of the city. Our bus (g)-the road Savar. We (h)-beautiful green fields, orchards, and trees on the both side of the highway.


be, find, take, misbehave, receive, suffer, rush, take

Rafiq (a)-from typhoid for a long time. Suddenly his condition deteriorated. So he (b)-to Dhaka Medical College Hospital. (c)-this news I (d)-to the hospital to see him. I (e)-him seriously ill. To my utter surprise I saw that the doctors (f)-not cordial at all. They (g)-any care of him. Even they (h)-with his parents.


send, bring, conquer, be, think, link, made, live

We (a)-in an age of science. We can see the wonders of science around us. Science (b)-our life easy and comfortable. We (c)-of our modern life without science. Science (d)-up the distant parts of the world. Telephone, telex, fax, wireless, telegram (e)-great wonders. They (f)-the world closer to us. We can (g)-news from one corner of the world to other within a moment. They (h)-space.



depend, take, go , be, regain, wait, recover, make

A proverb (a)-that time and tide (b)-for none. Since the dawn of civilization time is moving. It goes on and on. It (c)-not any rest. Lost health may be (d)-by medicine and proper caring and nursing, lost wealth by dint of hard labour but lost time cannot be (e)-by any means. Success in life (f)-on the best use of time. If we (g)-a proper division of our time and do our duties accordingly, we (h)-sure that we would be able to march in life and reach the cherished goal of our life.


cultivate, buy, change, love, increase, attract, buy, see

A flower is a symbol of beauty and purity. Its sweet smell (a)-one to all. There is hardly any person who (b)-flower. We all like flowers but most of the people of our country are very poor. So they (c)- flowers. Only a particular section of people (d)-flowers on various occasions. But this attitude (e)-day by day. Nowadays many flower shops (f)-in the towns and cities in our country. Many people (g)- flowers and sell them. Today solvent people buy flowers. Their sense of beauty is (h)-.



help, be, have, take, read, play, publish, make

Newspaper (a) __ a vital role in modern civilization. It (b) __ important news and views of home and abroad. A student must (c) __ the habit of reading newspaper everyday. Mere bookish knowledge (d)__ not sufficient in this competitive world. A newspaper (e) __ him enrich his general knowledge and (f) __ him aware of the burning issues of both inside and outside the country. A man who (g) __ newspaper is like a frog in a narrow well. Being ignorant of the current affairs, he (h) __ part in the talks and discussions in an enlightened society and thus he feels like a fish out of water.


enter, live, loss, be, know, walk, go, notice

There (a) __ two close friends in a certain village. They (b) __ very fond of travelling. One day they (c) __ to a forest to see the natural beauty. They (d) __ along the path of the forest. They were so spell bound by the excitement of the forest that they even did not notice that they (e) __ into the deep forest. After that, they (f) __ that they (g) __ their way. They (h) __ it very well that the forest was the abode of various wild animals.



pay, have, become, be, make, quarrel, get, try

There was an old farmer. He (a)__four sons. They were all grown up. But they had no good relation with one another. They (b)__disobedient and always (c)__among themselves. The old man was very much dissatisfied with them and (d)__to make them united. But they (e)__any heed to him. As he (f)__old and weak day by day, he (g)__very anxious about their future. At last he (h)__a plan to teach his sons how to live in unity.



catch, kill, began, play, wake, sleep, beg, run

One day a lion (a)__in its cave. A mouse (b)__ nearby. While playing, it by chance (c)__over the lion’s body. At this, the lion (d)__up and became very angry. With a terrible roar he (e)__the mouse and said, “You tiny creature, how dare you tease me? I (f)__you.” The mouse (g)__to tremble in fear and (h)__for its life.

                              Right forms of verb worksheet- 4.0


SSC Right Form of Verbs all board 2020

  1.  Complete the following text with the right forms of verbs. [Dhaka Board-2020;Sylhet Board 2020]











Traffic jam is a common affair in big cities of our country. Increasing number of vehicles (a) ---traffic jam. Mainly it (b) --- in the congested areas. Overtaking tendency also (c) ---traffic jam. Some drivers (d) --- the traffic rules and (e) ---carelessly. It (f) ---a lot of pains to the people. Ambulances (g) ---patients cannot (h) --- hospital timely. Students and office-going people also (i) ---due to traffic jam. This problem should be (j) ---immediately.

2. Complete the following text with the right forms of verbs. [Cumilla Board-2020; Rajshahi Board-2015]











According to history, women in the past were (a) ---within the four walls. But at present, they (b) ---no longer captive to their parents’ or husbands’ house. With the passage of time, the outlook and attitude have been (c) ---as men and women are (d) ---themselves to the changing society. By (e) ---education, they are (f) ---pilots, doctors, engineers, high officials, etc. They are (g) ---hand in hand with men in all worthy programmes. They are now able to (h) ---their worth. They (i) ---much to the economy of the country. Now, it has come to the realization of men that no development is possible by (j) ---half of our population idle at home.

3.Complete the following text with the right forms of verbs. [Rajshahi Board-2020] 












We (a)---to our nature for (b)---us with her gifts lavishly. We (c)---a large area of land but the negligible area of land that (d) ---to us, is very fertile. We (e) ---ungrateful to our soil. But our activities (f) ---that we have (g) ---ungrateful to our soil. We are constantly (h)---soil pollution by our unwise activities. As a result, our fertile land is (i) ---its fertility which has (j) ---us to grow crops easily.

4. Complete the following text with the right forms of verbs. [Jashore Board -2020]











Everybody (a)---- that food adulteration (b) ---a crime. Adulterated food is poisonous and (c)--- diseases. People (d) ---this kind of food (e) ----victim to liver disease, cancer, kidney failure and so on. Some businessman who are avaricious and (f) ---after money only (g) --- heinous work. They (h) ----- the miseries of others. They (i) --- punishment. Some strict measures should be (j)---- to stop this abominable task of the greedy businessmen.



5. Complete the following text with the right forms of verbs. 











Gender inequality is a barrier to the overall development of a country. Gender equality (a) ---to the condition in which both men and women (b) ---equally and fairly in all circumstances Without (c) ---the participation of the both, the social and economic development (d) ---. Elimination of gender disparity is a demand of the day with a view to (e) ---human rights. Our government, already (f) ---some initiatives in different sectors so that women can (g) — peace with men. But our social set up is (h) ---a barrier in different ways. We should (i) ---our outlook and come forward to (j) ---gender inequality from the society.

6. Complete the following text with the right forms of verbs. [Chattogram Board-2020] 











Self-control (a) ---a great power. It (b) ---all other virtues. Man generally (c) ---on impulses and strong desires. Vicious desires (d) ---the purity of heart and mind (e) ---the degradation of human nature. It is the self-control that can help a man (f) ---up a pure character which is very essential (g) ---above the level of inhumanity. Nothing can (h) ---to self-control to (i) ---inhumanity. So, everybody (j)---for being self-controlled.

7.Complete the following text with the right forms of verbs. [Mymensingh Board-2020] 











You must have (a) ---the name of Kazi Nazrul Islam. He (b) ---our national poet. He (c) ---as a rebel poet as well. He (d) ---into a poor family. But dire needs could not (e) ---his potentiality. When the First World War broke out, he (f) ---the army. After the war, he (g) ---to write poems. At that time, his poems and songs (h) ---people against oppression. He (i) ---the Shelley of Bangla literature. We should (j) ---him for his great deeds.


8.Complete the following text with the right forms of verbs. [Dinajpur Board 2020]











Education (a)--- mankind. It (b)--- to light which (c)--- the darkness of ignorance and helps us to distinguish between right and wrong. The primary purpose of education is the liberation of man from the restrictions of habits and attitudes which (d)--- his humanity. In our country, the govt. (e)--- Food for Education Programme" so that every man (f)--- proper education. The govt, has taken such a programme with a view to (g)--- the poor. In order to (h)--- maximum benefit from education, we must (i)--- our children morally so that they (j)--- love for humanity.


SSC Right Form of Verbs all board 2019

9.Complete the following text with the right forms of verbs. [Dhaka Board-2019]











Patriotism is a noble virtue. It (a) ---a man to shed the last drop of blood to (b) ---the freedom of his country. A man without patriotism (c) ---not better than a beast. A true patriot (d) ---by all. He always (e) ---for the welfare of his country. On the other hand, the unpatriotic men (f)--- only for their own interest. Those who (g) ---for the country are true patriots. They (h) ---even after their death. That is why, the freedom fighters who (i) ---their lives in 1971 are remembered and (j) ---forever.

10.  Complete the following text with the right forms of verbs. [Cumilla Board-2019]












Love for one’s own country (a) ---as patriotism. Everyone should (b) ---a great love for his country. Many of our freedom fighters (c) ---their lives in 1971 for the sake of our country. The countryman (d) ---them forever. Some people are (e) ---persistently for the development of the country. They are also patriots. Everybody (f) ---a patriot. When any natural calamity (g) ---in the country, a patriot (h) ---by the affected people. We (i) ---the footprint of the patriots. We should refrain from (j) ---any crime that is harmful of our country.

11. Complete the following text with the right forms of verbs. [Rajshahi Board-2019] 











In an educational institution teacher-student relationship is (a) ---to be the most important matter. It is such a relationship that is (b) ---on the basis of mutual (c) ---. A student always (d) ---to his teachers because he cannot but (e) ---help from them in case of (f) ---knowledge. The sensible students never (g) ---their teachers. Moreover, they (h) ---their memorable teachers’ role which helps them (i) ---in life. So, they always (j) ---their teachers.

12. Complete the following text with the right forms of verbs. [Jashore Board - 2019]












Most of the students of our country are expert in (a) ---answers. They do not (b) ---notes themselves. They get them (c) ---by their tutors. Their tutors (d) ---their brain for the students. So, the (e) ---power of the students does not (f) ---. They do not have any (g) ---of their language. They, of course, (h) ---well in the examination. But for this, they can (i) ---no credit of their own. This result does not (j) ---them in their later life.

13.  Complete the following text with the right forms of verbs. [Sylhet Board 2019;Jashore Board 2016]











At present Bangladesh (a) ---unemployment problem. This problem already (b) ---an alarming dimension. The government (c) ---to cope with this problem. But this problem cannot be (d) ---without (e) ---. the unemployment skillful. So, education (f) ---a must. It (g) ---a man to get a job. Job does, not mean (h) ---official work only. Self-employment is a solution of this problem. It means (i) ---oneself in economic activities. The government is giving financial help and training to the educated youths with a view to (j) ---them self-reliant.

14.  Complete the following text with the right forms of verbs. [Barishal Board-2019]









Over the last ten years or so, the garments industries have (a) ---as the largest foreign currency earning sector. Hundreds of garments factories have (b) ---set up throughout the country. The most remarkable characteristic of the garments industries (c) ---the revolutionary change that has (d) ---in the lives of thousands of poor women across the country. Women who (e) ---to the household work suddenly (f) ---a new way of earning. A job at a garments factory (g) ---a woman not only a steady income but also independence and dignity. In a garments factory most of the workers have to (h) ---above ten hours a day. But still the women working here (i) ---happy as they think they are (j) ---their own living.

15. Complete the following text with the right forms of verbs. [Chattogram Board-2019] 











One day Mina and her parrot, Mithu (a) ---a tall tree to pick a mango. She (b) ---the mango and (c) ---it to her mother. Although Mina had picked the mango, her mother (d) ---the largest share of the fruit to Raju. Mina (e)---very disappointed. At dinner Mina (f) ---that Raju as usual (g) ---an egg but she (h) ---not. Mithu was not pleased to see that. Mother (i) ---to see if the children (j) ---their hands before they started eating.

16. Complete the following text with the right forms of verbs. [Dinajpur Board 2019]











Adult allowance (a)---a noble programme initiated by the present government. In most of the developed countries of the world this kind of programmed is (b) ---by the government. The government should pursue that their old age is (c) ---and comfortable. But in our country the adult are (d) ---on their own sons or daughters. The adult lose the ability to work and (e) ---at this age. They (f) ---offensively by their own issues. They have to (g) ---their days depend on others. The allowance should be (h) ---and the true needy (i) ---to have this allowance. It is expected that the local leader (j) ---their duty impartially to select the right person for this purpose.


SSC Right Form of Verbs all board 2018

17. Complete the following text with the right forms of verbs. [HSC Exam-Ka Set-2018]











One day the great poet Ferdousi (a) ---by Sulatan Mahmood to (b)---Shahanama in honor of the Sultan. The Sultan (c) ---to pay Ferdousi a gold coin for each verse. Ferdousi (d) ---the writing and it (e) ---found (f) ---sixty thousand verses. Now Sultan (g) ---to pay sixty thousand gold coins. He (h) ---to pay silver coins instead of gold coins. The poet (i) ---to take silver coins and (j) ---to his village.



SSC Right Form of Verbs all board 2017

18. Complete the following text with the right forms of verbs. [Dhaka Board-2017]











Edison never (a) ---to school. All education that he ever got (b) ---to him by his mother. At the age of twelve, he was put to (c) ---on a railway. Having a great deal to do with newspapers, he (d) --- to pick up the art of (e) ---and he printed a newspaper of his own named “The Weekly herald”. One day he (f) ---a station master’s child which was nearly (g) ---over by a train. The station-master out of gratitude, (h) ---him how to use the telegraph. Young Edison soon (i) --- great skill at the telegraph. When only twenty, Edison (j) ---a new telegraph which was extremely useful.


19. Complete the following text with the right forms of verbs. [Cumilla Board-2017]