Exercises

State verbs exercise

July 22, 2014

Action verbs can have both continuous and simple forms. State verbs, on the other hand, are not normally used in the continuous form. This grammar exercise tests your ability to use action verbs and state verbs correctly. Complete the given sentences using an appropriate verb form. 1. I ………………… this flavor. a) like b) am […]

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Complete the sentences

July 21, 2014

Complete the following using an appropriate clause or phrase. Choose your answers from the given options. 1. I want to know …………………….. a) why she is angry with me b) that she is angry with me c) Either could be used here 2. If he had asked me, …………………… a) I would help him b) […]

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During and while

July 16, 2014

Complete the following sentences using during or while. Hints During is a preposition. It is followed by a noun. While is a conjunction. It is followed by a clause. 1. I read a lot of books …………………. the summer vacation. a) during b) while 2. I learned some Spanish ………………… I was working in Spain. […]

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Conditional forms exercise

July 15, 2014

Complete the following sentences using appropriate conditional forms. 1. If I knew he was in trouble, I ……………….. him. a) will help b) would help c) would have helped 2. If she ………………. more politely, I would lend her my car. a) asks b) asked c) had asked 3. If he ………………….. me, I would […]

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So am I, neither am I

July 13, 2014

Complete the following sentences. 1. ‘I am tired.’ ‘…………………’ a) So do I b) So am I c) Neither do I d) Neither am I 2. ‘I am not happy with this decision.’ ‘………………’ a) So do I b) So am I c) Neither do I d) Neither am I 3. ‘I was depressed.’ ‘………………….’ […]

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Infinitive with or without to

July 11, 2014

After some verbs we use an infinitive with to and after some other verbs we use an infinitive without to. Complete the following sentences. 1. Let him ………………. what he wants to. a) do b) to do c) Either could be used here 2. He didn’t allow me …………………. a) go b) to go c) […]

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For or to

July 10, 2014

For can be used to talk about our purpose in doing something. In this case, it is followed by a noun. Note that for cannot be used before a verb in this sense. Before a verb, we have to use to. Complete the following sentences using for or to. 1. We stopped at the pub […]

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If or unless grammar exercise

July 9, 2014

Unless means ‘if not’. These words are often confused. Complete the following sentences using if or unless. 1. …………………. you eat too much, you will fall ill. a) If b) Unless c) Either could be used here 2. …………………. he doesn’t mend his ways, he will lose his job. a) If b) Unless c) Either […]

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Reported speech exercise

July 7, 2014

Complete the following sentences using appropriate words or phrases. 1. I told him ………………… interfere with me. a) to not b) to don’t c) not to d) don’t 2. She asked me ………………… at once. a) leave b) to leave c) that I leave 3. I asked him if he …………………. finished the work. a) […]

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Both, either and neither

July 7, 2014

Complete the following sentences using both, either or neither. 1. I didn’t like ………………….. of these two dresses. a) either b) neither c) both 2. I like …………………….. of these. Have you got another one? a) either b) neither c) both 3. ………………….. of them have been invited. a) Both b) Either c) Neither 4. […]

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