Exercise 1: long/short forms of auxiliary verbs

(Practise using the correct auxiliary verb)

Long and short forms – drop-down (difficulty: 1 of 5 – easy)

Choose the appropriate regular or long form of the auxiliary verbs for the gaps.

  • Example: “they’re talking” – “they are talking”

You can check your results with the button below after you have finished. If you still need help with the topic, have a look at the formation of short forms of auxiliary verbs again.

  1. she’d go – she go
  2. she’s reading – she reading
  3. she’s talked – she talked
  4. she’ll buy – she buy
  5. she won’t mind – she mind
  6. she wouldn’t tell – she tell
  7. she hadn’t known – she known
  8. she doesn’t want – she want
  9. she didn’t see – she see
  10. she’d gone – she gone

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