Exercises

Common mistakes with adverbs

January 26, 2015

Correct the following sentences. 1.    He came here before two months. 2.    He comes often to our house. 3.    Though John worked very hardly, he failed. 4.    He comes to see me seldom. 5.    I have wanted to meet him always. 6.    I have never seen such a man; he is too noble. 7.    Alice […]

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Common expressions without articles

January 25, 2015

In some common fixed expressions of place, time and movement countable nouns are normally treated as uncountables, without articles. Here are the most common expressions of this kind: To school / at school / in school / from school To university / at university / from university (GB) To university / in university / from […]

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Adjective or adverb exercise

January 22, 2015

Complete the following sentences using appropriate adjectives or adverbs. 1.    I feel ………………………. (unhappy / unhappily) 2.    I will get the car ……………………. (ready / readily) 3.    She is too ……………….. a person to refuse. (polite / politely) 4.    We will have to think ………………….. (quick / quickly) 5.    She danced …………………….. into the room. […]

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Relative pronouns exercise

January 18, 2015

Complete the following sentences using appropriate relative pronouns. 1. Have you ever spoken to the lady …………………. lives next door? 2. Those ……………………. have not registered should do so at once. 3. There is a program on TV ……………….. might interest you. 4. Here are the books …………………… you were looking for. 5. What’s the […]

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Gerunds or infinitives exercise

January 17, 2015

Fill in the blanks with gerunds or participles. 1.    You are ……………………………. too much these days. a)    Smoking b)    Smoked 2.    There was a …………………………. cigarette end in the ashtray. a)    Smoking b)    Smoked 3.    Having ……………………….. for ten hours, I felt great. a)    Sleeping b)    Slept 4.    Not ……………………… what to do, I went […]

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Personal pronouns exercise

January 15, 2015

Fill in the blanks with correct pronouns. 1. Rita goes to school with ………………………………. (me / I) 2. ………………………………. is my friend. (she / her) 3. Can you help ……………………………….? (me / I) 4. She is taller than ………………………………. is. (he / him) 5. I earn as much as ………………………………. does. (she / her) 6. ………………………………. go to school by […]

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Prepositions worksheet

January 1, 2015

Complete the following sentences using appropriate prepositions. 1. Our affection ………………. our children often makes us blind …………………… their defects. 2. He has a passion ……………… books. He is not interested ………………. anything else. 3. The injection gave the patient relief …………………. pain. 4. We should not spend ……………….. unnecessary things. 5. The officer is […]

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Subject-verb agreement

December 30, 2014

Complete the following sentences using a verb form that agrees with the subject in number and person. 1. Here are two pieces of shirting. Each one ………….. two meters long. is are 2. That woman ……………… got two children. Both ……………….. girls. has, is have, is has, are have, are 3. Few girls in this […]

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Rewrite without get

December 27, 2014

Write each sentence using a word from the box in place of the one in brackets. Acquired    Caught    Earned    Coaxed    Became Scored    Received    Fetch    Understand    obtained 1. I (got) three hundred dollars last week. 2. I (got) a letter from my mother this morning. 3. Can you come and (get) me from the station when […]

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Auxiliary verbs exercise

December 26, 2014

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate auxiliary verb. 1. The police officer warned the crowd that he ……………… order shooting, if they created trouble. could would might 2. Passengers ……………… not smoke inside the bus. will should must 3. ………………. I have a word with you? will may can Either ‘can’ or ‘may’ 4. […]

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