November 2012

Auxiliary verbs exercise

November 20, 2012

Complete the following sentences using appropriate auxiliary verbs. 1. I ……………………………………. get up early on Sundays. a) must b) have to 2. You ………………………………… play with fire. a) don’t have to b) must not 3. In my job I …………………………………. travel a lot. a) have to b) must 4. Don’t lend her your car. She […]

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Simple present or present continuous tense

November 20, 2012

The simple present tense is used to talk about permanent situations and things that happen all the time. The present continuous tense is used to talk about more temporary situations. Complete the following sentences using the simple present or the present continuous tense form. 1. I ………………………………. this music. a) like b) am liking c) […]

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Using may, might, can and could

November 18, 2012

Can, may and might Can is mainly used to talk about theoretical possibility. We do not normally use can in affirmative clauses to talk about the chances that something will actually happen. To express this meaning, we use may/might/could. Compare: There may be a strike next week. (= It is possible that there will be […]

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First conditional sentences exercise

November 17, 2012

Complete the following sentences using appropriate verb forms. 1. If I see Jennie, I ……………………………………. her your love. a) will give b) would give c) would have given 2. Oil …………………………………. if you pour it on water. a) will float b) floats c) either could be used here 3. If she ……………………………………….. to us, then […]

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Present perfect and simple future

November 16, 2012

Read the following questions and answers. Have you closed the doors and windows? No I haven’t closed the doors and windows yet. I will close them presently. Notes In British English, presently can mean ‘in a minute’. In American English, presently is only used to mean ‘at present’. Has he informed his parents? No, he […]

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How to report questions?

November 15, 2012

In direct questions, the auxiliary verb comes before the subject. In reported questions, the subject comes before the verb/auxiliary verb. While reporting questions, we have to use an appropriate reporting verb like ask. Reported questions do not end with a question mark. Study the following examples. He said, ‘Where are you leaving?’ He asked me […]

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Transformation of sentences using the comparative and the superlative

November 14, 2012

We can express the same idea in several different ways. By using a variety of structures in your writing, you can make it more interesting. In this lesson, we can learn about expressing the same idea using different forms of the same adjective. An adjective can exist in three forms – the positive, the comparative […]

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Third conditional grammar exercise

November 13, 2012

Complete the following sentences using appropriate verb forms. 1. If I had known her name, I …………………………………… you. a) will tell b) would tell c) would have told 2. If you ………………………………….. me, I would have told you. a) had asked b) asked c) ask 3. If you hadn’t helped me, I ……………………………………… in real […]

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Can and could: interpersonal uses

November 12, 2012

Logical possibility We often use can in questions and negatives to talk about the logical possibility that something is true or that something is happening. I can hear a strange noise. What can it be? There’s the doorbell. Who can it be? Well, it can’t be the milkman. He has already been. We do not […]

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Relative pronouns worksheet

November 11, 2012

Relative pronouns are words like who, whom, whose, which and that. Sometimes the words what, when, where and why are also used like relative pronouns. Complete the following sentences using appropriate relative pronouns. Question 1 The thief ……………………………… stole the bicycle has been caught. that which who that or who Question 2 Show me the […]

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