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El Quadah American School Q.2 week 4 Grade 11
Name: ------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: ---------------------------
EXERCISE A :In each sentence below, underline the correct verb form in parentheses.
1. We (lay, laid) on the white sandy beaches of Paradise Island.
2. The nobility (sat, set) in the balcony of the Globe Theater.
3. Kino, the main character, must (raise, rise) at dawn to dive for pearls.
4. Professor Jee (lay, laid) her final exams on the desk before she left.
5. Dr. Ceballos had (sat, set) his camera on a table.
6. The baby’s voice (rose, raised) in a cry of hunger.
7. Has the wet newspaper (lain, laid) on the table all day?
8. The superintendent suddenly (raised, rose) her hand and asked for silence.
9. (Lie, Lay) down and rest before the next act.
10. Personal income has not (risen, raised) enough to keep up with inflation.
EXERCISE B: If a form of lie, lay, sit, set, rise, or raise in the following sentences is
incorrect, cross it out and write the correct form above it. If the sentence is already correct,
write C.
11. The theater grew quiet when the curtain raised.
12. Julie had just sat something on the shelf.
13. When I set down, Julie brought over a black vase.
14. Gently, she lay the vase on the table.
15. A beautiful sienna vase by Popovi Da was laying in front of me.
16. We left our lawn furniture setting on the patio.
17. They lain the bricks in a pile next to where we sat the wood.
18. When the dough has risen for fifteen minutes, turn it out onto the floured board.
19. When we are rising from bed in the morning, people in China are laying down to sleep.
20. An hour ago he laid down to watch television, but he fell asleep
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EXERCISE C: Read each of the following sentences, and decide whether it contains a
double negative. On the line provided write either DN for double negative or S for standard.
______ 1. Linebacker Chris Singleton and his twin didn’t hardly look different.
______ 2. Until 1989, Kevin hadn’t hardly been sick at all.
______ 3. That year, Kevin didn’t scarcely feel well.
______ 4. It turned out that he didn’t have nothing mild.
______ 5. Leukemia is a blood disease, and some people with it don’t get no better.
______ 6. Since Kevin was an identical twin, he didn’t have to worry about finding a bone
marrow donor.
______ 7. Chris didn’t hesitate none when his brother needed him.
______ 8. He couldn’t scarcely worry about football when his brother’s life was at stake.
______ 9. Today, Kevin doesn’t have any more leukemia symptoms.
______10. Now he says that he doesn’t take life for granted no more.

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El Quadah American School Q.2 week 4 Name: ------------------------------------------------------------------- Grade 11 Date: --------------------------- EXERCISE A :In each sentence below, underline the correct verb form in parentheses. 1. We (lay, laid) on the white sandy beaches of Paradise Island. 2. The nobility (sat, set) in the balcony of the Globe Theater. 3. Kino, the main character, must (raise, rise) at dawn to dive for pearls. 4. Professor Jee (lay, laid) her final exams on the desk before she left. 5. Dr. Ceballos had (sat, set) his camera on a table. 6. The baby’s voice (rose, raised) in a cry of hunger. 7. Has the wet newspaper (lain, laid) on the table all day? 8. The superintendent suddenly (raised, rose) her hand and asked for silence. 9. (Lie, Lay) down and rest before the next act. 10. Personal income has not (risen, raised) enough to keep up with inflation. EXERCISE B: If a form of lie, lay, sit, set, rise, or raise in the following sentences is incorrect, cross it out and write the correct form above it. If the sentence is already correct, write C. 11. The theater grew quiet when the curtain raised. 12. Julie had just sat something on the shelf. 13. When I set down, Julie brought over a black vase. 14. Gently, she lay the vase on the table. 15. A beautiful sienna vase by Popovi Da was laying in front of me. 16. We left our lawn furniture setting on the patio. 17. They lain the bricks in a pile next to where we sat the wood. 18. When the dough has risen for fifteen minutes, turn it out onto the floured board. 19. When we are rising from bed in the morning, people in China are laying down to sleep. 20. An hour ago he laid down to watch television, but he fell asleep EXERCISE C: Read each of the following sentences, and decide whether it contains a double negative. On the line provided write either DN for double negative or S for standard. ______ 1. Linebacker Chris Singleton and his twin didn’t hardly look different. ______ 2. Until 1989, Kevin hadn’t hardly been sick at all. ______ 3. That year, Kevin didn’t scarcely feel well. ______ 4. It turned out that he didn’t have nothing mild. ______ 5. Leukemia is a blood disease, and some people with it don’t get no better. ______ 6. Since Kevin was an identical twin, he didn’t have to worry about finding a bone marrow donor. ______ 7. Chris didn’t hesitate none when his brother needed him. ______ 8. He couldn’t scarcely worry about football when his brother’s life was at stake. ______ 9. Today, Kevin doesn’t have any more leukemia symptoms. ______10. Now he says that he doesn’t take life for granted no more. Name: Description: ...
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