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fill in the gaps exercise


fill in the gaps exercise
Hello dear colleagues,
I need your help with this vocabulary exercise:
Fill in: burst, swept, shouted, washed, came
1. The waves .......... crashing onto the beach as the storm intensified.
2. Heavy rains caused the rivers to .................. their banks.
3. The strong winds ................ away everything as they passed through the town.
4. The bridge across the river has .................. away in the heavy floods.
I īd be grateful if you could explain your answers.

26 Oct 2013      

United Kingdom

1. came
2. burst
4. been washed /was washed 
For no. 4, you need a passive because the bridge didn īt do the action. 

That īs the right answer, but maybe you īll get a better/fuller explanation!

26 Oct 2013     


Thank you very much.

27 Oct 2013