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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So much and so many

August 30, 2014

Complete the following sentences using so much or so many. The difference between so much and so many is the same as the difference between much and many. So much is used before uncountable nouns; so many is used before countable nouns. 1. I had never eaten …………………. food in my life. a) so much […]

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Parts of speech exercise

August 30, 2014

Words in English belong to different parts of speech. In each of the following sentences, there is a bolded word. Can you identify what part of speech it is? 1. I want to go now. a) Adjective b) Adverb c) Preposition d) Conjunction 2. What are you doing there? a) Preposition b) Adjective c) Adverb […]

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Gap fills exercise

August 29, 2014

This exercise tests your understanding of basic grammar structures. 1. One day scientists will …………………. find a cure for cancer. a) can b) be able to c) been able to d) have been able to 2. What have you …………………. to find out? a) been able b) able c) were able d) had been 3. She […]

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Phrasal verbs exercise

August 28, 2014

In each sentence given below, there is an underlined word or phrase. Replace that word or phrase with a suitable phrasal verb and rewrite the sentence. 1. He supported his friend’s claim. a) backed off b) backed up c) backed down 2. The police could not produce any evidence that would substantiate the charge of […]

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