Exercises

Forms of be

November 30, 2014

Complete the following sentences. 1. There …………………….. somebody at the door. a) is b) are c) am 2. There ……………………….. some books on the table. a) is b) are c) am 3. There …………………….. a thunderstorm last night. a) is b) was c) were d) are 4. ……………………….. there any water on the moon? a) […]

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Because and because of

November 23, 2014

Complete the following sentences using because or because of. 1. We cancelled the trip ………………….. the rain. a) because b) because of 2. I helped him …………………… I liked him. a) because b) because of 3. It was all ……………….. my mother that I reached where I am today. a) because b) because of 4. […]

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Sentence completion exercise

November 22, 2014

These are the kind of questions asked in standardized tests like TOEFL, GRE and CAT. Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word or phrase. 1. The pyramids …………………………. around 400 AD. a) built b) were built c) had built 2. Positive hydrogen atoms …………………….. to negative oxygen atoms. a) attract b) are attracted c) […]

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Each and every

November 21, 2014

This grammar exercise tests your ability to use each and every correctly. Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word or phrase. 1. I visit my parents every …………………. a) week b) weeks c) Either could be used here 2. Buses run ……………………. ten minutes. a) each b) every c) Either could be used here […]

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Sentence synthesis exercise

November 20, 2014

Combine the following sentences using an appropriate conjunction. 1. He is snobbish. I like him. 2. My mother attended the wedding. My father attended the wedding. 3. He has walked five miles. It is possible that he is tired. 4. I went to the shop. I bought a watch. 5. You must be quiet. You […]

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Sentence transformation exercise

November 19, 2014

Convert the following complex sentences to compound sentences. Hint To convert a complex sentence into a compound sentence, you have to remove all subordinating conjunctions and replace them with coordinating conjunctions. The most common coordinating conjunctions are: and, but, or, nor, yet, for, so 1. When I ask a polite question, I expect a polite […]

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General grammar exercise

November 18, 2014

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word or phrase. This grammar exercise tests your understanding of basic grammar rules. 1. Get your big feet ……………………… my flowers. a) of b) off c) from 2. We need three meters ………………………… the windows. a) between b) among c) Either could be used here 3. There is […]

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Used to

November 18, 2014

This grammar exercise tests your ability to use ‘used to’ correctly. 1. I am not used to …………………….. in cold climates. a) live b) living c) Either could be used here 2. When we were kids, we ……………………. go swimming in the evenings. a) were used to b) used to 3. She used to ……………………. […]

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Gap fills exercise

November 17, 2014

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word or phrase. This grammar exercise tests your understanding of basic grammar rules. 1. …………………….. she was a foreigner made it difficult for her to get a job. a) That b) The fact that 2. I will come with you ……………………. your wife doesn’t mind. a) so that […]

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Gap fills exercise

November 16, 2014

 This grammar exercise tests your understanding of basic grammar rules. 1. The government should take immediate action, ………………… the problem of child labor should grow worse. a) for b) lest 2. I would like to spend …………………. working. a) less my time b) less of my time c) Either could be used here 3. I […]

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