Verb Tense Review


Karin's Knee Surgery

Choose the best verb tense to complete each sentence. Look at the top of this page to see grammatical explanations and your score on this quiz.

1 Karin ______ to the hospital the other day to have knee surgery.
has gone
had gone
went
goes
2 She ________ knee surgery three times before--in 1988, 1989 and 1994.
has had
was having
had had
have
3 While she __________ for the nurse, her flatmate Leslie called her on her cell phone.
waited
was waiting
wait
had waited
4 The nurse arrived and _______ her to her room.
taked
will take
taking
took
5 Before Karin __________ into the operating room, the nurse wrote "yes" on her right thigh, above her bad knee.
was taken
was taking
is taken
took
6 The doctor put her under ("put sb under" means to give someone drugs to make them sleep) so that she __________ them cutting her knee open.
won't feel
didn't feel
wouldn't feel
would feel
7 Three hours later, she_________ in the recovery room.
waked up
wake up
has woken up
woke up
8 Leslie had to work late, so she __________ pick Karin up from the hospital.
couldn't
can't
wasn't able to
didn't could
9 Karin called Karl because he_______ that he would pick her up if Leslie couldn't.
had said
said
would say
will have said
10 Right now, while Karin is lying in bed telling him about the operation, Karl ________ this quiz.
types
is typing
typed
type

Plastic Surgery

On the topic of surgery, cosmetic plastic surgery is also very popular in the English-speaking culture. Plastic surgeries such as breast augmentation (breast implants), rhinoplasty (nose job) and the facelift are generally undertaken by those that want to improve their appearance. If you are considering plastic surgery, try PSCO (Plastic Surgery Centers Organization) for plastic surgery information and to find plastic surgeons. Karin did not have cosmetic surgery on her knee :).

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