Purple Level Quiz #29:  hold  write by hand ANSWERS

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

1. What are you holding in your hand? (present continuous tense)

2. Where is the party being held? (present continuous tense, passive voice)

3. Our supervisor holds a meeting on the first Monday of every month. (present tense)

4. Peter Smith was arrested for holding someone hostage during a failed burglary. (gerund)

5. It’s not healthy to hold a grudge against someone. (infinitive)

6. A marathon is held every summer in Duluth. (present tense, passive voice)

7. George didn’t hold onto his investment long enough. (past tense — negative)

8. The city will hold a public meeting regarding the construction of a new building. (future tense)

9. Betty rarely holds a job for longer than six months. (present tense)

10. These shelves can hold an enormous amount of weight. (modal verb: can)

11. Patrick has held the same job for the last twenty-five years. (present perfect tense)

12. Hector wasn’t able to hold his breath under water, so he drowned. (be able to, past tense — negative)

13. Does the school hold a holiday concert every December? (present tense)

14. We haven’t been holding meetings as often as we used to. (present perfect continuous tense — negative)

15. Performances have been held in that concert hall for over 80 years. (present perfect tense, passive voice)

16. The pond doesn’t hold enough water for big fish to swim in. (present tense — negative)

17. Weddings aren’t held at that location anymore. (present tense, passive voice — negative)

18. Please, hold the door open. (command)

19. End-of-the-year holiday parties will no longer be held because of what happened last year. (future tense, passive voice — negative)

20. We held up our end of the bargain. (past tense)


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