English Vocabulary Exercises - Verbs, Verbs and More Verbs - Exercise 6-1

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. Her parents tried to _______________ her from marrying her boyfriend, but she went ahead with the wedding anyway.
2. Punishing children for bad behaviour instead of talking to them can _______________ feelings of guilt which result in further problems.
3. It took about three and a half hours for the fishing boat to _______________ after it hit a rock.
4. I don't _______________ having spoken about it to her before, but she assures me that we discussed it just last week.
5. Your mother can _______________ a patch over that hole in the knee of your jeans if you want.
6. We didn't do much last night; we just _______________ around town window-shopping.
7. The meat they've been putting in the garbage is starting to _______________ rats.
8. Could you please _______________ the door? It's cold in here.
9. We _______________ our little boat across the lake to visit my friends in their cabin.
10. It is difficult to _______________ a person who continually lies.
11. In Malaysia, trained monkeys are used to _______________ coconuts.
12. The elevator _______________ at the first floor.
13. I'm sorry to _______________ you Mrs. Harris, but there's a Mr. Ross on the phone.
14. The magician _______________ in a puff of smoke, only to reappear inside a large box in the centre of the stage.