Exercises

October 31, 2014

Complete the following sentences. 1. She is partial …………………. her niece. a) to b) with c) for 2. He was absorbed ……………………… his work. a) with b) in c) for 3. He has always been honest ……………………. his dealings with me. a) in b) with c) at 4. You have not been diligent …………………… your […]

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Although, however, in spite of, despite

October 30, 2014

Complete the following sentences using although, though, in spite of or despite. 1. We went out ………………………. the rain. a) in spite of b) although c) though 2. We went out ……………………. it was cold. a) though b) although c) Either could be used here 3. He went out …………………….. the fact that he was […]

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Less and fewer

October 29, 2014

Complete the following sentences using fewer or less. Hint Use ‘less’ with uncountable nouns; use ‘fewer’ with countable nouns. 1. We did ……………………. work today than yesterday. a) less b) fewer 2. He earns …………………….. than his wife. a) fewer b) less 3. You should learn to spend ………………….. money on stupid things. a) fewer […]

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Already and yet

October 28, 2014

Complete the following sentences using appropriate verb forms. 1. She has not ………………… started working on the project. a) yet b) already 2. I have ………………….. sent the payment. a) yet b) already 3. As …………………, I haven’t had time to talk to her. a) yet b) already 4. I have ……………………. finished. a) yet […]

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In case and in case of

October 24, 2014

Complete the following sentences using in case or in case of. 1. Let’s buy a chicken ………………… Peter comes. a) in case b) in case of 2. I think we should wait a little longer ……………………. she calls. a) in case b) in case of 3. You can call the receptionist ………………….. you need help. […]

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Talking about unreal past

October 20, 2014

We often use the past tense form to express a wish. This is quite common after expressions like I wish, I’d rather, If only, As if, Suppose, and It’s time/high time. Study the examples given below. I wish I was taller. (NOT I wish I am taller.) It’s time you started looking for a job. […]

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Sentence synthesis using too…to

October 17, 2014

We can combine two clauses using too…to. Read the following sentences. He is very proud. He will not ask for help. We can combine these two sentences using too….to. He is too proud to ask for help. The same idea can be expressed using so…that… He is so proud that he will not ask for […]

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Simple past and past perfect tense exercise

October 14, 2014

Complete the following sentences using a simple past or past perfect tense form. 1. The patient ……………………. (die) before the doctor …………………… (arrive). 2. As the fire …………………. (break) out, people ………………….. (hurry) out of their house. 3. I …………………… (meet) him yesterday. 4. I ……………………… (recognize) him immediately as I ………………….. him before. (see) […]

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Since and for

October 13, 2014

Complete the following sentences using since or for. 1. I have been associated with this organization …………………… ten years. a) since b) for 2. My grandmother has been ailing …………………. July. a) since b) for 3. …………………… when have you been living in this city? a) since b) for 4. They have been learning Latin […]

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The present perfect and present perfect continuous tense exercise

October 13, 2014

Complete the following sentences using a present perfect or present perfect continuous tense. Tip The present perfect tense is used to denote completion. The present perfect continuous tense is used to show continuity. 1. It ………………………… continuously since morning. (rain) 2. We …………………………. (visit) them twice, but they ………………………. (not visit) us yet. 3. I […]

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