Exercise 2

Exercise 2 – Irregular Verbs Part 1

Grammar Exercise 2 gives you more practice with irregular verbs.

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Remember that regular verbs take the -ed suffix when forming the past simple tense.




However, irregular verbs forms do not take the -ed suffix, but rather are formed with a vowel change or with a non -ed suffix form.

Look at the verbs in the list below. Identify them as regular or irregular.

allow

calculate

catch

feel

forgive

earn

injure

spend

obtain

wear

Exercise 2

Now complete the exercise that follows by placing one of the verbs from the list above into the gap of each sentence.




You need to use the past simple tense for each sentence.

(1) They __________ a great deal of money refurbishing that old house.

(2) The accountant __________ the profit and loss for his client in accordance with accepted accounting principles.

(3) The mother and her child __________ themselves badly in a car accident.

(4) They __________ the support of the management of the company, which made their business plan successful.

(5) She __________ him after he apologized, although she probably shouldn’t have.

(6) I __________ a good salary when I worked in London, but it was very expensive to live there.

(7) He __________ a new suit and tie to his son’s wedding.

(8) The player __________ the basketball and went on to score the point that won the game.

(9) Her parents __________ her to travel around the world alone, even though she was only 17 years old.

(10) I __________ just awful yesterday because I was suffering from a bad cold.

Answers

(1) spent (irregular)

(2) calculated (regular)

(3) injured (regular)

(4) obtained (regular)

(5) forgave (irregular)

(6) earned (regular)

(7) wore (irregular)

(8) caught (irregular)

(9) allowed (irregular)

(10) felt (irregular)

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