Advanced Vocabulary Exercise: Verb Collocations 4

Choose the best adverb or adverbial phrase from the table below to go with the verbs and complete the sentences.


1. People who over-expose themselves to strong sunlight are known to show signs of ageing .

2. It was a deep cut to the leg and the poor animal began to bleed .

3. The revolution began when a small group of students defied police orders to return to their homes after a football match.

4. Three men hovering near the bank in a mini-van alerted the police to the planned robbery.

5. I wasn't sure if Maggie agreed with what I was saying but then she began nodding head , so I continued with what I was saying.

6. The government has raised the price of cigarettes in an attempt to reduce smoking.

7. We have had to rebuke your son, Mrs. Wilson. His behaviour on the school trip yesterday was nothing short of disgraceful.

8. The political views of the British Labour Party shifted in the first part of the 1990s.

9. Please sit Jane. You look so awful when you slouch in your chair!

10. I didn't even understand the question the professor had asked me and I ended up just staring at her. It was so humiliating.

11. Ooh, buy this skirt Karen. It suits you !

12. He understood the main points of the plan and we had to go over them three times. I don't know how he ever became the head of this section!

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