Exercise 3

Exercise 3 – Irregular Verbs Part 2

Grammar Exercise 3 – We continue looking at regular and irregular verbs in this exercise.

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As on the previous page, have a look at the list of verbs below.




You may already know some of the verbs in the list, while others may be new to you.

Then decide whether each verb in the list is a regular verb or an irregular verb.

avoid

become

drink

fight

freeze

introduce

lighten

mean

swim

tumble




Exercise 3

After you have studied the preceding list, place the verbs into the sentences that follow.

Remember that you need to use the past simple form.

(1) The professor __________ annoyed and angry after he learned that some of the students had cheated on the exam.

(2) My uncle __________ me to the man that I later married.

(3) He __________ all the wine, so there was none left when the guests arrived at the party.

(4) She __________ her hair last week. She is much more blonde now.

(5) I can’t believe that he __________ to do something as mean and spiteful as that! Surely, his actions must have been unintentional.

(6) The two business partners __________ over every single decision, until they finally decided to dissolve their company.

(7) He __________ the entire length of the pool ten times yesterday.

(8) The child __________ down the stairs, but was not hurt in the accident.

(9) I __________ the person I didn’t want to talk to by hiding behind the newspaper I was reading at the time.

(10) The water in the lake __________ due to the low temperatures last night.

Answers

(1) became (irregular)

(2) introduced (regular)

(3) drank (irregular)

(4) lightened (regular)

(5) meant (irregular)

(6) fought (irregular)

(7) swam (irregular)

(8) tumbled (regular)

(9) avoided (regular)

(10) froze (irregular)

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