English Vocabulary Exercises - Nouns? Verbs? Both! With derivations! - Exercise 7-3

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. The cat knocked over a _______________ of books when it jumped up onto the shelf.
2. When the child ran out into the street, the driver jammed his foot on the _______________ just in time.
3. Your car is _______________ oil; you'd better get it looked at.
4. My husband has _______________ to light beer because he was afraid he was getting a real beer-belly.
5. Be careful you don't _______________ the wine on the rug; it'll stain.
6. The child _______________ his ball into the street, and almost got hit by a bus.
7. I wonder if we can find some paint to _______________ the colour in our kitchen.
8. He _______________ over a lamp as he made his way drunkenly across the room.
9. If you _______________ the two boards together it will hold better than if you nail them.
10. The boys _______________ over the fence at the girls in their bikinis.
11. I _______________ the hole in the wrong place, so I have to redo it.
12. After getting a spanking, the little girl _______________ not to take her sister's toys without asking anymore.
13. The young boy _______________ his friend into the swimming pool.
14. My lunch won't _______________ in this container. Don't we have anything bigger?
15. My parents say they don't want to live with me when they are old because they don't want to be a _______________.