Grammar Exercises

Verb Training (7) – Advanced Irregular Verbs

Change the following sentences to the past simple
1. They seek help.
2. She sets her alarm clock for six thirty.
3. He sticks a label on the file.
4. She rings the bell twice.
5. I feed the cat.
6. They fight for justice.
7. He shines the torch into the basement.
8. I tread on a piece of chewing gum
9. The tyre bursts.
10. They creep downstairs.
11. She lets him stay.
12. They dig a hole for the new tree.
13. The kitchen stinks of cabbage.
14. I tear up the letter.
15. She lights the candle.
16. The path leads nowhere.
17. They flee the hurricane.
18. I spill red wine on the sofa.
19. Her words sting.
20. He strikes a match.
21. A car draws up.
22. He beats the world record.
23. She swears she didn’t do it.
24. We deal with the problem.
25. I hang my coat on the hook.


Answers
1. They sought help.
2. She set her alarm clock for six thirty.
3. He stuck a label on the file.
4. She rang the bell twice.
5. I fed the cat.
6. They fought for justice.
7. He shone the torch into the basement.
8. I trod on a piece of chewing gum
9. The tyre burst.
10. They crept downstairs.
11. She let him stay.
12. They dug a hole for the new tree.
13. The kitchen stank of cabbage.
14. I tore up the letter.
15. She lit the candle.
16. The path led nowhere.
17. They fled the hurricane.
18. I spilt / spilled red wine on the sofa.
19. Her words stung.
20. He struck a match.
21. A car drew up.
22. He beat the world record.
23. She swore she didn’t do it.
24. We dealt with the problem.
25. I hung my coat on the hook.

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