Verb Forms Exercise (176)

Edit the following sentences to correct any incorrect verb forms.

Answers and Explanations

1.
Original: We told the police that everyone there had saw the man break into the gas station.
Correct : We told the police that everyone there had seen the man break into the gas station.

The principal parts of the verb to see are: see, saw, (have) seen.

2.
Original: When I was in the ninth grade I got in trouble when I drawed doodles in the margins of my homework papers.
Correct : When I was in the ninth grade I got in trouble when I drew doodles in the margins of my homework papers.

The principal parts of the verb to draw are: draw, drew, (have) drawn.

3.
Original: By the time we got to the last amusement park ride, we discovered that we’d spended the last of our money.
Correct : By the time we got to the last amusement park ride, we discovered that we’d spent the last of our money.

The principal parts of the verb to spend are: spend, spent, (have) spent. "We’d" is a contraction of "we had."

4.
Original: The babysitter was arrested and went to jail because she’d shook the baby.
Correct : The babysitter was arrested and went to jail because she’d shaken the baby.

The principal parts of the verb to shake are: shake, shook, (have) shaken. "She’d" is a contraction of "she had."

5.
Original: I certainly wish you’d leaved me some of the cheesecake.
Correct : I certainly wish you’d left me some of the cheesecake.

The principal parts of the verb to leave are: leave, left, (have) left. "You’d" is a contraction of "you had."

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