Let’s Play With English; Pink Level Verb Quiz, Level 3A

If you have been following the blogs with verb quizzes, level 3A uses Present Perfect Tense, Past Perfect Tense, Past Progressive Tense, and a Gerund. A Gerund isn’t a verb, but it looks like a verb. A Gerund is actually a noun or an adjective, not a verb. There is a list at the end of this blog of the pink verbs and their past participles. You will need to learn the past participles to make the Present Perfect Tense and the Past Perfect Tense. There is an explanation of what to do with the past participles at the end of this blog. If you make 80% or above on this quiz, you have arrived and don’t need any more quizzes on the third level, but if you make less than 80%, then you really should study some more and take the other quizzes on the third level. There is an explanation of all the tenses in the blog that is an introduction to the third level. I hope you do a good job on this quiz. Good luck!

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Pink Level Verb Quiz, 3A

  1. The insecticide _____________ _______________all the mosquitoes, and I don’t think we will be bothered by them anymore.
  2. I haven’t seen you for such a long time, and you hair ___________ __________so long!
  3. Christmas time has passed, and E-Mart ____________ ____________all of their toys. They must reorder their toys.
  4. It is Jenny’s birthday, and we ____________ ______________her with a birthday cake.
  5. I haven’t seen you for so long, and you ___________ ____________! You are not the same anymore.
  6. When her father ________ __________ ________, she didn’t cry. She is really strange.
  7. I cut my finger, but it _____________ __________much because it wasn’t a bad cut.
  8. ______________to much skin in Korea is a bad thing.
  9. ______________ is a difficult thing to do.
  10. ______________on the door before you enter a room is a good idea.
  11. I can’t find my purse. I ___________ ___________it!
  12. I ___________ _____________that he would come, but now I know he won’t come.
  13. I have decided to follow Jesus, and it __________ ____________me very happy!
  14. It is ___________that there are so many church buildings in Korea.
  15. ______________someone who has treated you badly is difficult, but it is the right thing to do.
  16. My parents ______________ _______________married for 35 years.
  17. He ___________ _____________Korea, but now he has come back!
  18. ______________a Christian is not an easy thing to do, but it is a wonderful. thing to do.
  19. The wind ____________ _____________for 10 hours, and it is making me really tired.
  20. He used to get drunk, but he realized how silly it was and he __________ ___________. He no longer gets drunk.
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Answers: 1. has killed 2. has grown 3. has sold 4. have surprised 5. have changed 6. had passed away 7. hasn’t hurt 8. Showing 9. Forgiving or Preaching or Escaping or Painting or Drawing or Forgetting or Choosing 10. Knocking 11. have lost 12. was hoping 13. has made 14. surprising 15. Forgiving 16. have been 17. had left 18. Becoming 19. has blown 20. has stopped

Past Participles of Pink Verbs

escape–escaped…….. throw—-thrown………fall—fallen………..become—-become



make (noun or pronoun) do–made (noun or pronoun) do…….protect—protected


grow—grown….die—died……draw—drawn…….pass away—–passed away

search—searched….look for—–looked for……..forget—forgotten…….break—broken


punish—punished…….surprise—surprised…. knock–knocked…..paint—painted


Important Notes About Past Participles: 1) Some of these are exactly the same as simple past tense, but not all, so you must study them. They will be easier to learn than simple past tense because you already know many of them from studying past tense. 2) These words can be used as adjectives or as part of a present perfect verb or past perfect verb. 3) If they are used as part of a present perfect verb, you will find “has” or “have before them. Present Perfect is a past tense that begins in the past and finishes now. It happens over a period of time. 4) If they are used as part of a past perfect verb, you will find “had” before them. Past perfect is a past tense verb that begins in the past, continues for a period of time in the past, and ends in the past. The difference between this and simple past is that simple past happens at one time in the past and then ends immediately still in the past. Simple past tense does not happen over a period of time.

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