Irregular Verbs and Pronouns: Writing Skills Success Practice Exercises
Review the lesson for Irregular Verbs and Pronouns: Writing Skills Success Study Guide.
Practice Exercise: Lie or Lay
Write the correct form of lie or lay in each of the blanks that follow. Answers are at the end of the exercises.
- Sara ––––– her hat and gloves on the table when she came in.
- ––––– the packages on the mailroom floor.
- Gary ––––– on the sofa until three o'clock in the morning.
- Gramps has ––––– in bed with a headache most of the day.
- No one had any idea how long the sandwiches had ––––– in the sun, or who had ––––– them there in the first place.
Practice Exercise: Sit or Set
Write the correct form of sit or set in each of the blanks that follow. Answers are at the end of the lesson.
- The board of directors ––––– aside additional money for research and development.
- Heather ––––– the glass on the table next to the picture of Daniella and ––––– with Jack, the family's pet cat.
- I can't remember where I ––––– the mail down.
- Logan ––––– by Pauline in class every day; they ––––– their books on the rack under their chairs.
- We had ––––– in the waiting room for almost an hour before the doctor saw us.
Practice Exercise: Rise or Raise
Write the correct form of rise or raise in each of the blanks that follow. Answers are at the end of the lesson.
- The guard ––––– the flag every morning before the sun ––––– .
- The McDermotts ––––– six children; two were twins.
- By late morning, the fog had ––––– enough for us to see the neighboring farm.
- The reporters ––––– their hands and ––––– from their seats when they were called upon by the president.
Practice Exercise: Problem Pronouns
Circle the correct word in each set of parentheses. Answers are at the end of the exercises.
- Call her when (its, it's) time to go to lunch.
- The company was known for (its, it's) excellent health care benefits.
- (Its, It's) ball field becomes a muddy mess when (it's, its) raining.
- Don't forget (your, you're) umbrella when you leave the house this morning.
- (Your, You're) scheduled to meet with the new client tomorrow morning.
- (Your, You're) schedule for tomorrow is finalized.
- (It's, Its) (your, you're) number (their, they're, there) going to call, not mine.
- This is the scarf (who, which, that) I borrowed from Jessica.
- My friend Evan is the one (who, which, that) lives in Seattle.
- The new grocery store, (who, which, that) is located in the center of town, is scheduled to open next week.
- Georgia O'Keeffe, (who, which, that) is my favorite artist, lived in New Mexico for many years.
- He was on the team (who, which, that) won last year's title.
- (There, Their, They're) scheduled to arrive in London next week.
- (Your, You're) never going to find the books in (there, their, they're).
- The teller (who, which, that) gave me the deposit slip is over (there, their, they're).
- (Its, It's) been five years since (there, their, they're) apartment was painted.
- (Whose, Who's) calculator needs batteries?
- (Who's Whose) been handling the supply orders for our department?
- (Who's, Whose) birthday is it?
- Jacob met with the person (who's, whose) organizing the conference.
- lain, laid
- set, sitting
- sits, set
- raised, rose or raises, rises
- raised, rose
- Its, it's
- It's, your, they're
- You're, there
- who, there
- It's, their
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