Exercises

Conditional sentences

September 14, 2014

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate conditional verb form. 1. If I were you, I ………………… tolerate this. a) will not b) would not c) wouldn’t have 2. If she asked more politely, he …………………. her. a) will help b) would help c) Either could be used here 3. If she …………………… there, she […]

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Wish

September 8, 2014

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word or phrase. 1. I wish I ……………… speak English. a) could b) would 2. I wish you ………………… stop making that noise. a) would b) could 3. I …………………….. to the manager. a) wish to talk b) am wishing to talk c) Either could be used here […]

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General grammar exercise

September 7, 2014

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word or phrase. 1. I would rather you ………………….. home. a) went b) go c) Either could be used here 2. I decided to write rather than ……………………. a) phone b) phoning c) Either could be used here 3. I wish you …………………. that. a) hadn’t done b) […]

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So, for and to

September 6, 2014

The words for, so and to can all be used to indicate purpose, but they are not interchangeable. That means they are used in different structures. Complete the following sentences using so, for and to. 1. Susie talked to the girl …………………. that she wouldn’t feel left out. a) so b) for c) to 2. […]

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No and Not

September 6, 2014

The words no and not have similar meanings, but they are not usually interchangeable. Complete the following sentences using no or not. 1. ………………… all birds can sing. a) No b) Not c) Either could be used here 2. I can meet you today, but ………………….. on Monday. a) No b) Not c) Either could […]

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At, or or in

September 4, 2014

The prepositions at, on and in can show place. At is used to talk about position at a point. The boy stood at the gate. Turn left at the next corner. On is used to talk about position on a line. London is on the river Thames. In is used to talk about position inside […]

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Simple present tense exercise

September 3, 2014

The form of the verb used in a sentence is almost always determined by the number and person of the subject. This can cause a great deal of confusion for beginner level students. For example, in the simple present tense the verb takes the marker -s when the subject is a singular noun or pronoun. […]

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Yourself / yourselves | Grammar exercise

September 2, 2014

Complete the following sentences with an appropriate pronoun. 1. His letters are all about …………………. a) him b) himself c) Either could be used here 2. Peter, if you work like this, you will make ……………….. ill. a) yourself b) yourselves c) Either could be used here 3. They talk to …………………. a lot. a) […]

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Error detection

September 1, 2014

The sentences given below may contain an error. You have to find that part which contains the error. If there are no errors mark ‘e’ as your answer 1. If it weren’t for the children, we haven’t had anything to talk about. a) If it weren’t b) for the children c) we haven’t had d) […]

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Like and as

August 31, 2014

The words as and like are often confused. As is a conjunction. It is followed by a clause. Like is a preposition. It is followed by a noun. As is also used to say what role a person or thing has. In this case, it is a bit like a conjunction. Complete the following sentences […]

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