English Vocabulary Exercises - Verbs, Verbs and More Verbs - Exercise 9-1

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. She _______________ her red paint with the blue to make a beautiful purple colour.
2. Yvonne is difficult to please. Nothing _______________ her except the very best.
3. I have _______________ grammar mistakes in your writing for you to try to correct on your own.
4. The government hopes that by raising taxes on cigarettes, it will be able to _______________ the number of teenagers who start smoking.
5. The airplane _______________ into the clouds.
6. The teacher _______________ we speak English in class at all times.
7. He _______________ the sweat from his face with his sleeve as he worked.
8. It can be quite difficult to _______________ one's feelings in a foreign language.
9. Sixteen _______________ by two equals eight.
10. We put our frozen feet by the fire to help them _______________.
11. The director has _______________ in writing to me his intention to expand our department and hire additional staff.
12. Our appetites were _______________ by the smells coming from the kitchen.
13. The arrow _______________ the deer's heart, killing it instantly.
14. The animal stings its prey to _______________ it, and then slowly eats it.