Exercise 4

Exercise 4 – Irregular Verbs Part 3

Grammar Exercise 4 – This is the last of our exercises on regular and irregular verbs.

We move on to transitive and intransitive verbs in the next exercise.

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Look at the verbs that follow and indicate whether they are regular or irregular.




Then change the verbs to the past tense and put them in the sentences below.

The answers are given after the exercise.

bend

borrow

communicate

damage

knock

pay

permit

stand

teach

wake

Exercise 4

(1) She __________ on the door to her friend’s house before going inside.

(2) I __________ up so late today. In fact, I didn’t get out of bed until 10:30 am.

(3) They __________ with me via email since the telephone was out of order.

(4) My mother __________ her favourite plate when she dropped in onto the kitchen floor.

(5) He __________ a book from me, but he hasn’t returned it to me yet.

(6) He __________ $400 for that old broken-down car, and then he really regretted it.

(7) My parents __________ me always to tell the truth, so it is impossible for me to tell a lie.

(8) He __________ the piece of wire by twisting it with his hands.

(9) They __________ the disabled person to enter the building at the special entrance.

(10) I __________ at the bus stop for 35 minutes waiting for a bus to come.

Answers

(1) knocked (regular)

(2) woke (irregular)

(3) communicated (regular)

(4) damaged (regular)

(5) borrowed (regular)

(6) paid (irregular)

(7) taught (irregular)

(8) bent (irregular)

(9) permitted (regular)

(10) stood (irregular)

If you are still having problems with irregular verbs after completing these exercises, we recommend that you search for an “irregular verb chart” online, which you should print out for your reference.

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