In this type of exam, you have to change the form of a word (in brackets) to complete the sentence. For example:

My dad _____ (work) in a shop.
My sister _____ (not like) swimming.
This song is much _____ (good) than that one.

Read the whole sentence. It is important to understand the whole sentence before you begin.

The word is often a verb. Answer these questions for a verb:

  • Does it refer to the present, past or future?
  • Do you need a simple or continuous form?
  • Do you need an auxiliary verb?
  • Do you need to add an ‘s’ to the verb?
  • Is it an irregular verb?
  • Do you need a passive form? (be + past participle)

Sometimes the word is an adjective. Answer these questions for an adjective:

  • Do you need the comparative form?
  • Is it a regular or irregular form?
  • Do you need the superlative form?
  • Is it a regular or irregular form?
  • Remember! There is no plural adjective form. e.g. Your shoes are nice. (NOT Your shoes are nices)

Sometimes the word is an adverb. Answer these questions for an adverb.

  • What’s the adjective form?
  • Do you add ‘ly’ to the adjective? e.g. slow + ly = slowly
  • Is it irregular? e.g. fast, hard

Finally, remember these tips to get top marks in this type of test.

  • If you don’t know an answer, guess. You may be right!
  • Always check your spelling carefully.
  • Check your answers carefully when you finish. 

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