Verbal Ability - Conditionals Online Quiz


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Following quiz provides Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) related to Conditionals. You will have to read all the given answers and click over the correct answer. If you are not sure about the answer then you can check the answer using Show Answer button. You can use Next Quiz button to check new set of questions in the quiz.

Questions and Answers

Q 1 - It ... easy to paint pictures if you knew how to.

A - would be

B - had been

C - would have been

D - be

Answer : A

Explanation

If the main clause has the action word in past modal, the conditional clause will have verb in simple past. And, vice versa.

Q 2 - If it ... I would stay at home.

A - rains

B - rained

C - has rained

D - had rained

Answer : B

Explanation

If the main clause has the action word in past modal, the conditional clause will have verb in simple past. And, vice versa.

Q 3 - If the professor ... a magic drink, he would have become famous.

A - had invented

B - will invent

C - would have invented

D - invented

Answer : A

Explanation

If the main clause has action word in future perfect, the conditional clause will have verb in past perfect. And, vice versa.

Q 4 - If you pack your things quickly, we ... it to the bus.

A - makes

B - make

C - made

D - will make

Answer : D

Explanation

If the main clause has action word in simple future or present modal (can, must, etc), the conditional clause will have verb in simple present. And, vice versa.

Q 5 - She would succeed in the test if she ... harder.

A - had studied

B - studied

C - didn’t studied

D - studies

Answer : B

Explanation

If the main clause has the action word in past modal, the conditional clause will have verb in simple past. And, vice versa.

Q 6 - There would have been a disaster, if the earthquake ... longer.

A - had lasted

B - lasts

C - lasted

D - have lasted

Answer : A

Explanation

If the main clause has action word in future perfect, the conditional clause will have verb in past perfect. And, vice versa.

Q 7 - Jim ... whisky distilleries if he travelled to Scotland.

A - will see

B - saw

C - would see

D - has seen

Answer : C

Explanation

If the main clause has the action word in past modal, the conditional clause will have verb in simple past. And, vice versa.

Q 8 - We ... John if we'd known about his problems.

A - would have helped

B - would be helping

C - have helped

D - will help

Answer : A

Explanation

If the main clause has action word in future perfect, the conditional clause will have verb in past perfect. And, vice versa.

Q 9 - If you like, you ... for two days.

A - can stay

B - might stay

C - staying

D - will stay

Answer : A

Explanation

If the main clause has action word in simple future or present modal (can, must, etc), the conditional clause will have verb in simple present. And, vice versa.

Q 10 - If you ... for a little moment, I'll tell the doctor you are here.

A - wait

B - will

C - had

D - have

Answer : A

Explanation

If the main clause has action word in simple future or present modal (can, must, etc.), the conditional clause will have verb in simple present. And, vice versa.

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