Verbs Exercise (273)

Edit the following sentences to correct any errors of irregular verb usage.

Answers and Explanations

1.
Original: The Board of Directors announced that construction has began on the new greenhouse and public garden allotments.
Correct : The Board of Directors announced that construction has begun on the new greenhouse and public garden allotments.

The principal parts of the verb to begin are: begin, began, (have) begun.

2.
Original: A lot of people tried to discourage me, but since I decided to self-publish, I have wrote three novels and fifteen short stories.
Correct : A lot of people tried to discourage me, but since I decided to self-publish, I have written three novels and fifteen short stories.

The principal parts of the verb to write are: write, wrote, (have) written.

3.
Original: Since the devastating tornadoes last week, first responders have went to the distressed counties of the state to offer aid.
Correct : Since the devastating tornadoes last week, first responders have gone to the distressed counties of the state to offer aid.

The principal parts of the verb to go are: go, went, (have) gone.

4.
Original: Every Friday after work, my colleagues and I have drank together in the pub near the railway station before making our way home for the weekend.
Correct : Every Friday after work, my colleagues and I have drunk together in the pub near the railway station before making our way home for the weekend.

The principal parts of the verb to drink are: drink, drank, (have) drunk.

5.
Original: As you so often do, you have mistook my intentions regarding my helpful efforts to cook for you.
Correct : As you so often do, you have mistaken my intentions regarding my helpful efforts to cook for you.

The principal parts of the verb to mistake are: mistake, mistook, (have) mistaken.

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