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New Verbs: I to P

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A while ago I posted an exercise to help you increase your vocabulary. That lesson focussed on verbs A to H, so now we are going to look at some verbs from I to P, some of which you may know and some of which you might not. Each sentence needs one of the verbs below Find the meaning of the verb and match it to the correct sentence. Then, from memory, try to write your own list of verbs from I-P. Good luck!

8 New Verbs

Identify - to recognize somebody/something and be able to say who or what they are
Justify - to show that somebody/something is right or reasonable
Knock - to hit a door, etc. firmly in order to attract attention
Lift - to raise somebody/something to a higher position or level
Mention - to speak or write about something/somebody, especially without giving much information
Nag - to keep complaining to somebody about their behaviour or keep asking them to do something
Organise - to arrange something or the parts of something into a particular order or structure
Prefer - to choose one thing rather than something else because you like it better

Choose the correct verb to complete each sentence:

A - H Verbs

Q - Y Verbs

  • 1. I have always ___ living with people to living alone.

  • 2. You cannot ___ your behaviour to me, I don’t care how upset you were, you were rude.

  • 3. If you successfully ___ the criminal, it is more likely that he will go to jail.

  • 4. Someone ___ on the door earlier, but I couldn’t answer because I was in the shower.

  • 5. When you ___ something heavy, it is really important to bend your knees.

  • 6. Make sure you ___ your office before the boss arrives, it looks awful!

  • 7. I wish my husband would stop ___ me to wash his clothes, I'm so busy with the baby!

  • 8. Please could you casually ___ to finances that I haven't been paid for a while.