English Vocabulary Exercises - Nouns? Verbs? Both! With derivations! - Exercise 12-2

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. When she heard she had failed the test, she _______________, and walked sadly out the door.
2. Mr. Stewart _______________ directly to the president of the company.
3. Some people say that animals can _______________ an earthquake before it occurs.
4. He _______________ his ankle playing soccer, and couldn't walk for a couple of days.
5. The court _______________ her $200,000 after she was struck by a car while crossing the street.
6. The vine _______________ up the side of the house to the roof.
7. It can be hard to _______________ the different needs of raising a family and pursuing a career.
8. If we don't do something to _______________ spending, we are going to run out of money very soon.
9. The mining company _______________ a huge hole in the rock.
10. Something _______________ delicious. I wonder what's for supper.
11. If you're _______________ why I'm so late, it's because I got lost!
12. The guy is crazy; you simply can't _______________ with him.
13. We were _______________ heavily as we worked, and our shirts were stuck to our backs.
14. When he was absent from work, I just _______________ he was sick, but I heard today that he quit.
15. A beautiful warm sun _______________ down on the children playing in the park.