Exercises

Subject and object pronouns exercise

August 19, 2014

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate subject or object pronoun. 1. We scored as many goals as …………….. a) they b) them 2. James and ………………. were present there. a) I b) me 3. I can sing as well as ………………… a) she b) her 4. I earn as much as ………………….. does. a) […]

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Such..that…

August 18, 2014

Such…that… is a correlative conjunction. It is used to give reason. Study the example given below. It was a very cold after noon. We stopped playing. We can combine these two sentences using such…that… It was such a cold afternoon that we stopped playing. (NOT It was a very cold afternoon that we stopped playing.) […]

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Contracted forms exercise

August 14, 2014

The expression she’s can be the contracted form of she is or she has. Read the following sentences and state what form of the verb is used in them. 1. She’s never been to the US. a) she’s = she is b) she’s = she has 2. There’s someone at the door. a) there’s = […]

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Gerund or infinitive?

August 8, 2014

Some verbs and adjectives can be followed by either an –ing form or an infinitive. In some cases, there is a difference of meaning. Complete the following sentences using either a gerund or an infinitive. 1. I still remember …………. my first car. a) buying b) to buy c) Either could be used here 2. […]

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Gap fills exercise

August 5, 2014

Complete the short passages given below using appropriate verb forms. 1. While I ……………….. (go) home last evening, I ………………….. (meet) a friend of mine. He ……………… (wait) for me at a bus station hoping that I …………………. (reach) there before 6 pm. 2. My friend Mr. Gupta ………………….. (be) a famous writer. He ……………….. […]

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While and during

August 4, 2014

Complete the following sentences using during and while. During is a preposition; while is a conjunction. A preposition should be followed by a noun or pronoun. A conjunction should be followed by a clause. 1. I met a nice French girl ……………….. my stay in Switzerland. a) while b) during 2. ……………… I was holidaying […]

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Hear and listen to

August 1, 2014

Complete the following sentences using hear or listen. 1. Did you …………….. the noise? a) hear b) listen 2. I was …………………. the news when they came. a) listening to b) hearing 3. I can’t …………….. you. Can you talk a bit louder? a) hear b) listen c) listen to 4. Please ……………… me. a) […]

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Too and enough

August 1, 2014

Complete the following sentences using too or enough. 1. There were ……………….. many questions to answer so I ran out of time. a) too b) enough c) Either could be used here 2. She is old …………………… to make her own bed now. a) enough b) too c) Either could be used here 3. The […]

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Active or passive voice exercise

July 31, 2014

Complete the following sentences using an active or passive verb form. Hints We use the active voice when the subject is the doer of the action. We use the passive voice when something is done to the subject. 1. Most things ………………….. plastic these days. a) made of b) are made of c) Either could […]

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Subject and object pronouns exercise

July 31, 2014

Personal pronouns have subject and object forms. The subject forms are: I, we, he, she, it, you and they. The object forms are: me, us, him, her, it, you and them. Subject forms (nominative case) are used when the pronoun is the subject of the verb. Object forms (objective case) are used when the pronoun […]

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