Fill in each blank with the past participle form of the irregular verb as given in bracket. Click the question to check your answer.

1. He was almost _____ (hit) by a taxi as he was crossing the street.

1. He was almost hit by a taxi as he was crossing the street.

2. The hotel in the distance could hardly be _____(see) because of the haze.

2. The hotel in the distance could hardly be seen because of the haze.

3. John said he had not _____ (sleep) for forty hours.

3. John said he had not slept for forty hours.

4. She felt she could have _____ (weep) for joy if she had heard the news earlier.

4. She felt she could have wept for joy if she had heard the news earlier.

5. It was reported that one of the kids had _____ (fall) into the river.

5. It was reported that one of the kids had fallen into the river.

6. Maradona was _____ (forbid) from leaving the country.

6. Maradona was forbidden from leaving the country.

7. Their cat was badly _____ (bite) by a dog.

7. Their cat was badly bitten by a dog.

8. We were all _____ (swear) to secrecy about the plan.

8. We were all sworn to secrecy about the plan.

9. A Christmas message was _____ (broadcast) to the nation.

9. A Christmas message was broadcast to the nation.

10. The ship had _____ (sink) without trace.

10. The ship had sunk without trace.

11. He had a newspaper _____ (spread) open on his knee.

11. He had a newspaper spread open on his knee.

12. No one was seriously _____ (hurt) in the accident.

12. No one was seriously hurt in the accident.

13. His words were carefully _____ (choose) to convey the right message.

13. His words were carefully chosen to convey the right message.

14. Their share of the market has _____ (shrink) from 14% to 5%.

14. Their share of the market has shrunk from 14% to 5%.

15. The men who robbed the bank are _____ (know) to the police.

15. The men who robbed the bank are known to the police.

16. The pond had _____ (freeze) solid.

16. The pond had frozen solid.

17. They have _____ (dig) deep for buried treasure.

17. They have dug deep for buried treasure.

18. His clothes were badly _____ (tear).

18. His clothes were badly torn.

19. The gang had already _____ (flee) when the police arrived.

19. The gang had already fled when the police arrived.

20. She has just _____ (come) out of a coma.

20. She has just come out of a coma.