Exercise 2: short/long forms of auxiliary verbs

(Practise using the correct auxiliary verb)

Long and short forms – cloze test (difficulty: 2 of 5 – rather easy)

Fill the gaps with the corresponding regular or long form of the auxiliary verbs.

  • Example: “she’s waiting” – “she is waiting”

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. You may also use the hint button, but note that you will lose points for that.

  1. we’d go – we go
  2. he’s been – he been
  3. we’re running – we running
  4. I’m lucky – I lucky
  5. they’ll help – they help
  6. I don’t know – I know
  7. you won’t come – you come
  8. she can’t swim – she swim
  9. he’s got – he got
  10. we didn’t see – we see

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