Purple Level Quiz #16: need vs. want  (ANSWERS)  write by hand

Directions: Choose the verb “need” or “want” and put them into the correct verb tense or form. Some verbs are negative.

1. Vivian needed to get some gas because her fuel gauge was on empty. (past tense)

2. Sometimes my kids don’t want to eat their vegetables, but I tell them they have to. (present tense — negative)

3. A lot of help was needed to get the job finished. (past tense, passive voice)

4. Do you want to see a movie later today? (present tense)

5. I really need to see a doctor about this back pain. (present tense)

6. Why doesn’t Helen want to go to Hawaii for a vacation? (present tense — negative)

7. He has always wanted a new car, and finally he got one. (present perfect tense)

8. Who didn’t want this piece of cake? (past tense — negative)

9. A man at work was wanted by the police for armed robbery. (past tense, passive voice)

10. That company needs to lay off about 50 employees because business is slow. (present tense)

11. They shouldn’t need any more money for the movies. I gave them $30. (should — negative)

12. Do you think you will want to order dessert after eating so much for dinner? (future tense)

13. The dentist says I will need to do a better job of brushing my teeth. (future tense)

14. It’s natural to want a better life for your children. (infinitive)

15. Mohamed and Sadia won’t need a lot of heavy clothes if they move to Florida. (future tense — negative)

16. Our supervisor doesn’t need to get so angry all the time. He should calm down. (present tense — negative)

17. I remember wanting a train set for Christmas when I was a little boy. (gerund)

18. We haven’t needed to call a plumber since moving into our new house. (present perfect tense — negative)

19. Excuse me. I need to take this call. It might be an emergency. (present tense)

20. It’s awful to always need a cigarette when you are addicted to smoking. (infinitive)

(Note: “want” is also a possible answer for #20)


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