Exercises

Part of speech exercise

December 21, 2014

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate form of the word given in the brackets. 1. He lives in a world of …………… (fantastic) 2. At last, a …………. gentleman came to her rescue. (chivalry) 3. She was ……….. enough to get a good job at the age of twenty. (fortune) 4. If you ……….. […]

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Subject-verb agreement exercise

December 14, 2014

When the subjects connected by or or nor are of different numbers, the plural subject should be written last and it should be followed by a plural verb. Neither the manager nor his assistants were present at the meeting. When the subjects connected by or or nor are of different persons, the verb should agree […]

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Part of speech exercise

December 12, 2014

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate form of the word given in the brackets. 1. Though we are good friends, our views …….. in certain matters. (difference) 2. The President gave away the ……… awards at a special function. (gallant) 3. The judge was not satisfied with the lawyer’s ………… (argue) 4. We should […]

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Except and except for

December 10, 2014

Both except and except for can be used after words like all, every, no, everything, anybody, nowhere, whole etc. In other cases, we use except for. All the invitees turned up except Shyam. OR All the invitees turned up except for Shyam. Both except and except for are possible after all. Except for Shyam all […]

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Since and for

December 8, 2014

Complete the following sentences using since or for. 1. I have been associated with this institution …………….. ten years. since for 2. He has been ailing ……………… November. since for 3. ……………….. when have you been attending the course? Since For 4. These foreigners have been learning Sanskrit …………………… six months. for since 5. My […]

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Perfect tenses exercise

December 7, 2014

Complete the following sentences. 1. We …………….. in this house for the past three years . are staying have been staying have stayed Either ‘have stayed’ or ‘have been staying’ 2. The students …………….. on an educational tour. went have gone Either ‘went’ or ‘have gone’. 3. Only those students who ………………… ‘A’ grades will […]

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Present continuous or present perfect continuous

December 6, 2014

Fill in the blanks with the correct tense forms (present continuous / present perfect / present perfect continuous tense) of the verb. Choose your answers from the given options. 1. It …………… continuously since the morning. is raining has been raining was raining 2. I ………………… him only once. have met have been meeting am […]

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Grammar exercise – is, am, are, was, were

December 5, 2014

Complete the following sentences using is, am, are, was or were. 1. What …………… you doing at 7’O clock in the morning? are were am was 2. I ……………….. sleeping when the telephone rang. am was were is 3. When you phoned  I …………… working in the garden. was am were are 4. When I […]

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Modal auxiliary verbs worksheet

December 4, 2014

Complete the following sentences using appropriate modal auxiliary verbs. The meaning you need to express is indicated in the brackets. 1. ………………….. we visit Ajanta and Ellora? (Making a suggestion) a) Will b) Shall c) Either could be used here 2. ………………… you come with us? (Asking a question) a) Will b) Shall c) Either […]

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General grammar exercise

December 3, 2014

Each sentence given below contains a blank space. From the given alternatives choose the one that will correctly complete the sentence. 1. My windows look ……………… the garden. up on out on in at 2. I have prepared a rough ………………. of the report. drapht draught drought draft 3. The reward was not commensurate ………………. […]

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