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Let’s Play With English: Pink Verb Quiz, level 2A

If you have been following this series of blogs, it is to help English as a Second Language speakers to speak, understand, and write English better. I have collected the most used verbs in English knowing that people will speed to fluency in English faster if they know the most used verbs. The red verbs are the most used verbs. The pink verbs are also used a lot, but not quite as much as the red verbs. Both sets of verbs help people speak English quicker. Each level has specific forms of the verb. The easiest tenses are on the first level. There are actually six quizzes to a level, three with the red verbs and three with the pink verbs on each level. This is the second level, and on this level, the quizzes use modals and negative verbs. Modals are not tenses. They express mood or emotion. Negative verbs say “no.” If you look back about four blogs in this series, these are explained in more detail. If you make 80% or above one one of these quizzes, you have mastered that level and that verb quiz and should go on to the next level. If you don’t make 80% or above, you should study and take the next quiz on the same level trying again for 80% or above. If you make 80% or above on all the quizzes, at the end, you will be doing a really good job on English sentences. Many students write perfect sentences on the last level when they couldn’t write a sentence at all in the beginning. On this particular quiz, in each blank, add a modal, a verb that goes with the modal, or a negative verb. If you need a “to,” don’t forget to add it. The answers are at the end. If you need a list of the pink verbs, there is a list of pink verbs on the very first blog in this series, but I will also include one at the end of this blog. Good luck!

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Pink Verb Quiz, Level 2A

  1. I have lost my pen, and I need it for class, I ___________ _____________for it.
  2. It is Hojin’s birthday. We ______________ _____________her with a birthday cake.
  3. I am American, but I ______________ __________up in America because my father worked at an embassy in Morocco.
  4. If I want money, I _____________ ____________ it.
  5. When we light the candles on a birthday cake, the person with a birthday _______________ _______________out the candles.
  6. If he knows the right road, we ______________ ____________him.
  7. If I say I am sorry, you ______________ _______________me.
  8. If a man kills another man, the law ______________ ____________him.
  9. He saw me screaming at my mother! He ______________ _____________ I am bad, and he is right.
  10. The past is the past, and I ______________ ________________it and live my life. I must forgive myself.
  11. I love you. I ____________ _____________ you.
  12. The preacher _____________ _____________for only 20 minutes to keep everyone’s attention.
  13. I have been caught by North Korea! I _____________ ______________ because I want to go home.
  14. The South Korean government ______________ ________________South Koreans from North Korea.
  15. If I throw the ball, you ___________ _____________ the ball.
  16. If you want to go in the house, you ______________ _______________on the door first.
  17. The preacher ___________ _______________us how to go to Heaven.
  18. When I finish KCU, I ____________ ______________a teacher.
  19. My blue jeans are too small. I ________ _____________for new blue jeans.
  20. I ________ __________myself when I fell. I am fine.
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Answers: 1. must look or have to look or must search or have to search 2. should surprise 3. didn’t grow 4. must earn or have to earn 5. should blow 6. should follow 7. must forgive or have to forgive or should forgive 8. must punish or has to punish 9. must know or has to know 10. must forgive or have to forgive 11. want to marry 12. should preach 13. must escape or have to escape or want to escape 14. must protect or has to protect 15. should catch 16. must knock or have to knock or should knock 17. wants to show or must show or has to show 18. want to become 19. must look or have to look or should look must shop or have to shop or want to shop or should shop or want to look 20. didn’t hurt

Pink Verbs

escape……………throw………..fall………..marry…………pass away

become……….watch……….preach……….forgive………..kill

change……….choose……….lose………….shop……………search (look for)

sell…………….talk……………catch………..protect………….leave

think……….cry…………..earn…………….grow……………blow

draw………die………..forget…………….break……………follow

hope……..punish….surprise……….knock………….paint

stop………show……..build………….hurt…………….scare

make (noun or pronoun) do (force)……………shout, yell

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