Improve your English! Practise more verb patterns.

May 01, 2012

Hi again guys,

So today of course we’re going to look again at English verb patterns- today we’re going to make them a little bit trickier.

Fill in the gaps with a word, 2 words or a phrase.

Questions

  1. I recommend ________(go) to the ballet.

  2. We were persuaded ________(employ) the young man, despite his age.

  3. Teachers don’t usually allow their students________(use) dictionaries.

  4. I’m dreaming ________ a white Christmas.

  5. They suggested __________(I go) to see the tutor.

  6. I think you should apologise__________(shout) at him.

  7. Criminals who reoffend should be punished __________(put) in jail.

  8. He made me _______(go out) in to the rain.

  9. They accused the girl ____________( take) the biscuits without asking.

  10. They should be discouraged _________( smoke).

  11. I’ll always remember ________(look) at that beautiful landscape.

  12. He apologises. He regrets ________(hurt) you.

  13. I _________(see) him pick up the book and rip it up.

  14. They aren’t very used to _______(get up) so early.

  15. They appeared ________(be) enjoying themselves.

  16. They saw them __________(dance) for a bit.

  17. He begged ___________( be allowed) in to they party but they refused.


Answers

  1. I recommend __going___to the ballet.

  2. We were persuaded ___to employ_____ the young man, despite his age.

  3. Teachers don’t usually allow their students___to use_____dictionaries.

  4. I’m dreaming ___of____ a white Christmas.

  5. They suggested ____I went______to see the tutor.

  6. I think you should apologise____for shouting______ at him.

  7. Criminals who reoffend should be punished ___by  being put___ in jail.

  8. He made me _go out___in to the rain.

  9. They accused the girl ____of taking____ the biscuits without asking.

  10. They should be discouraged _from smoking____.

  11. I’ll always remember __looking __ at that beautiful landscape.

  12. He apologises. He regrets _hurting___ you.

  13. I __saw____ him pick up the book and rip it up.

  14. They aren’t very used to _getting up__ so early.

  15. They appeared __to be___ enjoying themselves.

  16. They saw them ___dancing___ for a bit.

  17. He begged __to be allowed___ in to their party but they refused.


Well done! Most of these verbs just need to be learnt. No pain no gain.

See you soon and good luck with your English.

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