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12.23: Extra Grammar Practice with Verbs

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  • Exercises

    All Things Verb

    Each sentence contains an error in subject-verb agreement, irregular verb form, verb tense consistency, or consistent verb tense. Identify the type of error. Then, on your own sheet of paper, rewrite the sentence correctly.

    1. Maria and Ty meets me at the community center for cooking classes on Tuesdays.

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    2. John’s ability to laugh at almost anything amaze me.

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    3. Samantha and I were walking near the lake when the large, colorful bird appears.

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    4. I builded my own telescope using materials I bought at the hardware store.

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    5. My mother freezed the remaining tomatoes from her garden so that she could use them during the winter.

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    6. Bernard asked the stranger sitting next to him for the time, and she says it was past midnight.

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    7. My mother and brother wears glasses, but my father and sister do not.

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    8. We held our noses as the skunk runs away.

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    9. Neither Soren nor Andrew are excited about the early morning swim meet.

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    10. My hands hurted at the thought of transcribing all those notes.

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    11. The police questioned the suspect for hours but she gives them no useful information.

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    12. Terry takes short weekend trips because her job as a therapist was very emotionally draining.

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    13. She criticize delicately, making sure not to hurt anyone’s feelings.

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    14. Davis winded the old clock and set it atop his nightstand.

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    15. Cherie losed four poker hands in a row before realizing that she was playing against professionals.

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    16. Janis and Joan describes their trip to the Amazon in vivid detail.

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    17. You should decides for yourself whether or not to reduce the amount of processed foods in your diet.

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    18. The oil rig exploded and spills millions of gallons of oil into the ocean.

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    19. The handsome vampire appeared out of nowhere and smiles at the smitten woman.

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    20. The batter swinged at the ball several times but never hit it.

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