SAT Grammar Practice Test: Verb Tense & Form

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1. While you were at the hotel eating lunch, I will be at the gym for my daily workout.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. you are
  • C. you were being
  • D. you have been

2. It's a bad idea to go to an international airport without having your passport ready!

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. idea going to
  • C. idea will go to
  • D. idea went to

3. When your grandfather came to America two generations ago, he runs a small factory in New York.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. ago, running a
  • C. ago, he will run a
  • D. ago, he ran a

4. This mountain began as a resort that will attract famous international visitors to its spa and hotel.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. attracts
  • C. is attracting
  • D. once attracted

5. This wolf has not only learned to howl on cue, but also will jump over fences.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. jumping
  • C. has jumped
  • D. to jump

6. Lizards rustled through the grass as we hiked up the hills of the wild island.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. Lizards rustling
  • C. Lizards are rustling
  • D. Lizards will rustle

7. Someday we went to the North Pole to be like our favorite adventurers of olden days.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. we will go to
  • C. we had gone to
  • D. we have gone

8. Having a computer allowed you to view more free entertainment than even a king and queen of a hundred years ago.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. allows you
  • C. allowing you
  • D. is allowing you

9. Since I've studied hard for medical school for years, I believed I would become a doctor.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. believed I will become
  • C. believe I can become
  • D. would become

10. The oceans will have rose from their ancient levels to their present-day levels because of powerful natural forces.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. will be rising
  • C. rose from
  • D. will rise