Exercises

Using how

November 14, 2014

How is used to introduce questions. It is also used in exclamations. Note that when how is used in exclamations the verb comes after the subject. In questions the verb comes before the subject. How do you know him? (NOT How you know him?) How pretty she is! (NOT How is she pretty!) How is […]

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Prepositions exercise

November 13, 2014

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate preposition. 1. He is partial ………………….. his relatives. a) to b) for c) with 2. His infatuation ………………. her led him astray. a) for b) with c) to 3. I have great respect ………………….. him. a) for b) to c) with 4. He is not qualified ………………….. the […]

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The connector that

November 11, 2014

The word ‘that’ is merely a connector. It is used to introduce a noun clause or a relative clause. In some cases ‘that’ can be omitted. She said that she would come. OR She said she would come. Complete the following sentences using an appropriate expression. 1. She said ……………….. was going home. a) she […]

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Conjunctions exercise

November 10, 2014

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate conjunction. 1. Will you wait here ………………….. I come back? a) till b) until c) Either could be used here 2. I will visit you ………………… I have time. a) if b) when c) Either could be used here 3. The train will have left …………………. the time […]

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Infinitive or gerund exercise

November 9, 2014

Complete the following sentences using a gerund or infinitive. 1. I still miss …………………… in Singapore. a) to live b) living c) Either could be used here 2. I enjoy ……………………. in the sea. a) swimming b) to swim c) Either could be used here 3. He avoided ………………….. his ex-boyfriend. a) to meet b) […]

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Prepositions exercise

November 8, 2014

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate preposition. This grammar exercise tests your ability to use prepositions that collocate with certain nouns, adjectives and verbs. 1. One must learn to adapt oneself …………………. new circumstances. a) to b) with c) for 2. You must adhere ………………….. the truth. a) with b) to c) for 3. […]

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Relative pronouns exercise

November 3, 2014

Combine the following sentences using a relative pronoun. A relative pronoun serves two purposes. It connects two clauses. It also acts as the subject or object of the verb in the relative clause. 1. This is the church. It was built in the 16th century. 2. John is very industrious. He was rewarded. 3. The […]

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Phrasal verbs with put

October 31, 2014

Here is a list of phrasal verbs using the word ‘put’. Each phrasal verb is followed by its meaning or definition. Example sentences are also given. Put about To put about is to start a rumor or to create trouble. Put across To put across is to communicate an idea well so that others can […]

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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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