Grammar Exercise: I Love Shopping - Tenses and Verb Patterns


For each space, write in the correct form of the verb you see in brackets. Don't use contractions.

I love 1.) (go) shopping. My husband 2.) (think) I am crazy because I go shopping every day. I 3.) (be) like this since I was 10 years old. When my mother 4.) (take) me to buy new clothes, I loved 5.) (stay) in the shops for hours and hours. We were quite a poor family so I used to 6.) (look) at everything without 7.) (buy) and that is what I still do now. I look. I touch. I feel, but I rarely 8.) (buy) a single thing. After I 9.) (be) shopping with my mother, I always 10.) (feel) very happy.

My favourite shops 11.) (visit) now are supermarkets. I would like 12.) (own) a supermarket I think! If I 13.) (have) my own supermarket, I 14.) (spend) all day there and be the happiest person alive. So why 15.) (I like) supermarkets so much? Well, I love food and I especially love 16.) (try) different foreign foods. When I am I a supermarket, I can 17.) (see) together all different types of's like 18.) (be) in a street market but with the advantage of 19.) (be able to) listen to the wonderful music they 20.) (play).

That is the other thing I love about 21.) (be) in shops...the music. In my house, I can't stop 22.) (listen) to a CD my daughter 23.) (buy) for me for Christmas called 'Best of Supermarket Super 40'. Since I was young, I 24.) (never like) rock music or classical music, only shopping music. I enjoy 25.) (relax) by 26.) (listen) to that music when I 27.) (work) in the house. I am such a happy woman. 28.) (go) shopping is my life.

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