Chicago Style Workout 46: Verbs, Part 2

Take 2!

Ready for more action? This month’s workout, “Verbs, Part 2,” focuses on paragraphs 5.117–43 of CMOS 17, which cover mood, tense, number, and other useful concepts.

With this quiz we complete our coverage of verbs, but don’t worry, we’re not done with chapter 5 just yet. And if you haven’t yet taken our first quiz on verbs, see “Verbs, Part 1.”

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Note: Style guides and dictionaries sometimes disagree. This quiz is designed to test your knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition.

[Editors’ note: Chapter 5 of CMOS is quite large, comprising 248 numbered sections on grammar and syntax, plus another hefty chunk on usage. For the sake of variety, workouts will revisit the chapter periodically rather than continuously.]

Chicago Style Workout 46: Verbs, Part 2

1. The property of a verb that determines whether it is active or passive is called
2. “We will consider the matter carefully” is
3. A verb’s three moods are indicative, imperative, and
4. In the imperative mood, the unstated subject is
5. The subjunctive mood is useful for expressing something that is
6. The property of a verb that relates to the time in which an act, state, or condition occurs or occurred is called
7. “The scene takes place aboard the Titanic” is an example of the
8. Verbs in English can be said to have no future tense.
9. Verb tenses that denote a comparatively more remote time by indicating that an action has been completed are called
10. When a plural predicate noun follows a singular subject, the verb should be plural: My downfall are sweets.


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