Verb Training (1) – Irregular Verbs – Past Simple, Present Perfect (Intermediate+)

Write the sentences again, changing them into a) the past simple and b) the present perfect (long form). The first one is done for you.

  1. They throw out the rubbish.
    a) They threw out the rubbish
    b) They have thrown out the rubbish.
  2. Arsenal beats Chelsea to win the league.
    a)
    b)
  3. Prices fall drastically.
    a)
    b)
  4. She hurts her leg skiing.
    a)
    b)
  5. The room smells of jasmine.
    a)
    b)
  6. She seeks compensation for the accident.
    a)
    b)
  7. The clock strikes midnight.
    a)
    b)
  8. They weep with joy at the news.
    a)
    b)
  9. The company lays off thirty employees.
    a)
    b)
  10. He draws a self-portrait.
    a)
    b)
  11. She quits smoking.
    a)
    b)

 






















Answers
1.-
2.
a) Arsenal beat Chelsea to win the league.
b) Arsenal has beaten Chelsea to win the league.
3.
a) Prices fell drastically.
b) Prices have fallen drastically.
4.
a) She hurt her leg skiing.
b) She has hurt her leg skiing.
5.
a) The room smelled/smelt of jasmine.
b) The room has smelled/smelt of jasmine.
6.
a) She sought compensation for the accident.
b) She has sought compensation for the accident.
7.
a) The clock struck midnight.
b) The clock has struck midnight.
8.
a) They wept with joy at the news.
b) They have wept with joy at the news.
9.
a) The company laid off thirty employees.
b) The company has laid off thirty employees.
10.
a) He drew a self-portrait
b) He has drawn a self-portrait.
11.
a) She quit smoking.
b) She has quit smoking.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s