Purple Level Quiz #28:  work   write by hand

Directions: Put the verb “work” into the correct verb tense or form. Some verbs are negative.

1. Laura was working last night. (past continuous tense)

2. How long have you worked at that company? (present perfect tense)

3. It’s not safe to work with sharp metal without gloves. (infinitive)

4. This cell phone doesn’t work. (present tense — negative)

5. We returned the TV because it hasn’t been working properly. (present perfect continuous — negative)

6. Working in the hot sun all day is exhausting. (gerund)

7. That poor horse was worked to death. (past tense, passive voice)

8. That meeting time won’t work for me. (future tense — negative)

9. What are you working on? (present continuous tense)

10. Their marriage didn’t work out, so they got a divorce. (past tense — negative)

11. Don’t work too hard! (command — negative)

12. What time am I working tomorrow? (present continuous tense)

13. How many hours does Maria work every week? (present tense)

14. An intern will work for free in order to get experience. (future tense)

15. If Tom had worked a little harder at his job, he would have been able to keep it. (past perfect)

16. For some reason the dishwasher stopped working. (gerund)

17. The light should work if it’s plugged in. (modal verb should)

18. Wayne had to work until 11 p.m. last night. (have to, past)

19. I don’t have to work late tonight. (have to, present — negative)

20. The doctor was busy this morning, but he worked an extra patient into his schedule. (past tense)


Click here to return to the Purple Level.