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Verbs – Doing, Being, Having

This test will test the following areas:

  1. Use of V1: Nurse, I feel like fainting.
  2. Use of Vs: Nurse, he feels like fainting.
  3. Use of V2: Nurse, I felt like fainting.
  4. Use of V3: Nurse, I have felt like fainting.
  5. Use of Ving: Nurse, I am feeling like fainting.


V State Example Comes with
V1 Go After “to, do, does, did”
Vs Goes After “he, she, it + all singular nouns (in present tense)
V2 Went With any subject (I, we, you, they, he, she, it) in past tense.
V3 Gone After H verbs and Be, Been, Being
Ving Going After Be Verbs (Is, am, are, was, were, been, being) in continuous tense.

NB: Do not use any Ving forms (going, living, staying, etc) if the action is not happening when you are mentioning this. Suppose you are preparing for an exam tomorrow and suddenly your phone rings! It is your dear one. You pick the call and say – “Hey, I will call you later. I am attending class now.”

  • Why not “I attend a class now?”
  • Why “I am + Ving”?

Use Ving forms only is that action is happening as you talk about that or write about that!

Proceed to the tasks.

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