Exercises

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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Already and yet

October 28, 2014

Complete the following sentences using appropriate verb forms. 1. She has not ………………… started working on the project. a) yet b) already 2. I have ………………….. sent the payment. a) yet b) already 3. As …………………, I haven’t had time to talk to her. a) yet b) already 4. I have ……………………. finished. a) yet […]

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In case and in case of

October 24, 2014

Complete the following sentences using in case or in case of. 1. Let’s buy a chicken ………………… Peter comes. a) in case b) in case of 2. I think we should wait a little longer ……………………. she calls. a) in case b) in case of 3. You can call the receptionist ………………….. you need help. […]

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Talking about unreal past

October 20, 2014

We often use the past tense form to express a wish. This is quite common after expressions like I wish, I’d rather, If only, As if, Suppose, and It’s time/high time. Study the examples given below. I wish I was taller. (NOT I wish I am taller.) It’s time you started looking for a job. […]

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Sentence synthesis using too…to

October 17, 2014

We can combine two clauses using too…to. Read the following sentences. He is very proud. He will not ask for help. We can combine these two sentences using too….to. He is too proud to ask for help. The same idea can be expressed using so…that… He is so proud that he will not ask for […]

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Simple past and past perfect tense exercise

October 14, 2014

Complete the following sentences using a simple past or past perfect tense form. 1. The patient ……………………. (die) before the doctor …………………… (arrive). 2. As the fire …………………. (break) out, people ………………….. (hurry) out of their house. 3. I …………………… (meet) him yesterday. 4. I ……………………… (recognize) him immediately as I ………………….. him before. (see) […]

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