September 2012

Infinitives and -ing forms exercise

September 30, 2012

Some nouns and adjectives can be followed by -ing forms. There are also some nouns and adjectives that can be followed by either an -ing form or an infinitive. Test your knowledge of infinitives and -ing forms with this grammar test. There are 10 questions in this test. Each question is followed by three suggested […]

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Relative pronouns exercise

September 29, 2012

A relative pronoun is used to repeat the meaning of a previous noun; at the same time it connects a relative clause to the rest of the sentence. So it acts as a conjunction and a pronoun at the same time.  Test your knowledge of relative pronouns with this grammar test. 1. I know a […]

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Using either and neither

September 28, 2012

Either means one or the other of two. Neither means not either. Both either and neither are used to talk about two people or things. To talk about more than two people or things, we use none. Study the following examples. She has two kids. I haven’t seen either of them. Neither of the keys […]

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Articles exercise

September 27, 2012

Fill in the blanks with appropriate articles. Each question is followed by three answer choices. Choose the most appropriate one. 1. Gold is ………………………………….. precious metal. a) a b) an c) the 2. Honest men speak ………………………………….. truth. a) a b) an c) the 3. He looks as stupid as ………………………………….. owl. a) a b) […]

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Position of subordinate clauses

September 26, 2012

A subordinating conjunction and its clause can go either before or after the main clause (depending on what is to be emphasized). If you need money, just let me know. Just let me know if you need money. Although the necklace was expensive, she bought it. She bought the necklace although it was expensive. Because […]

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Adverb clauses

September 25, 2012

Study the following sentences. They started in the morning. (Started when? – in the morning) They started before the sun rose. (Started when? – before the sun rose) It is clear that in sentence 1 and sentence 2 the group of words in italics do the work of an adverb as they modify the verb […]

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Personal pronouns exercise

September 24, 2012

Personal pronouns are words like I / me, you, she / her, he / him, they / them and we / us. The pronouns that are used as subjects of verbs are: I, he, she, they, we and you. The pronouns that are used as objects of verbs or prepositions are: me, him, her, them, […]

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Conjunctions exercise

September 23, 2012

Complete the following sentences using appropriate conjunctions. 1. He does not smoke, ……………………………………. does he drink. a) either b) neither c) also 2. You must apologize, …………………………………. you will be punished. a) if b) unless c) otherwise 3. He must be asleep, …………………………………….. there is no light in his room. a) for b) so c) […]

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Simple future tense

September 21, 2012

The simple future tense is used to make simple predictions about the future. We do not usually use this tense to talk about pre-planned future events. The simple future tense is made with will/shall + first form of the verb. Study the following examples. I will come. She will go. In British English, shall can […]

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Passive voice exercise

September 20, 2012

Complete the following sentences using appropriate passive verb forms. 1. My pen …………………………………….. stolen. a) has b) has been c) is being 2. I …………………………………………. invited to the party. a) have b) have been c) am being 3. English …………………………………………. all over the world. a) speaks b) is spoken c) spoken 4. He ………………………………………… admittance […]

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