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Confusing Words: Felt and Fell

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Let's take a look at a pair of words that are commonly confused by English learners: felt and fell.


Felt is the past tense and past participle of the verb 'feel'.

She felt better after a good sleep.
I haven't felt this sick for a long time.


Fell is the past tense of the verb 'fall'.

I broke my arm when I fell off the horse.
She tripped and fell down the stairs.

Now complete the sentences using the correct verb:

  • 1) An apple ___ from the tree.

  • 2) I ___ the rain on my face.

  • 3) Snow ___ from the sky.

  • 4) She slipped and ___ on the ice.

  • 5) He ___ like crying.

  • 6) She ___ the medicine starting to work.