Exercises

Present participle or adjective

July 6, 2014

-ing forms are sometimes used as present participles. Sometimes they are used as adjectives. When they are used as adjectives, they modify a noun. When they are used as present participles, they help form continuous tense forms. Read the following sentences and state whether the –ing form is used as an adjective or a present […]

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In spite of, despite, however, though and although

July 6, 2014

Complete the following sentences using although, despite, in spite of, however or though. 1. We went out ………………….. the rain. a) despite b) in spite of c) Either could be used here 2. We went out ………………….. it was raining. a) despite b) though c) Either could be used here 3. The judge sent her […]

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Classification of nouns | exercise

July 2, 2014

Say whether the italicized nouns are common, proper, collective or abstract. Put a tick mark against your answer. 1. The jury has announced its verdict. a) Common b) Proper c) Abstract d) Collective 2. Sharon makes models from clay. a) Common b) Proper c) Abstract d) Collective 3. Donald took out his pen and began […]

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Also, as well, too

July 2, 2014

The words also, as well and too have very similar meanings, but they go in different positions. Also usually goes before the verb. As well and too usually go at the end of the sentence. Complete the following sentences. 1. She not only sings; she ———————– plays the violin. a) also b) as well c) […]

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Few, little | grammar exercise

June 29, 2014

Complete the following sentences using appropriate determiners. 1. ………………….. people can keep a secret. a) Few b) The Few c) Either could be used here 2. ………………. grain that we had was damaged in the rain. a) Little b) The little 3. She showed …………………. any remorse. a) hard b) hardly 4. He spent ………………………. […]

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Present perfect continuous tense exercise

June 27, 2014

Make sentences in the present perfect continuous tense using the verbs given in the brackets. In the case of questions, the subject is also indicated in the brackets. 1. How long ……………………. (you wait) for? 2. We …………………….. in this street for twenty years. (live) 3. He …………………… in the garden since morning. (work) 4. […]

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Report the following statements

June 18, 2014

Sentences are given in direct speech. Change them into indirect speech. Note We usually report statements using a that-clause. 1. My mother said, ‘You are the laziest boy I have ever seen.’ 2. He told me, ‘I don’t like your hairstyle.’ 3. Martin said, ‘If my father gives me the permission, I will go to […]

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Tenses exercise

June 16, 2014

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate verb form. 1. He …………………. at six o’clock. a) is getting up b) gets up c) Either could be used here 2. God ……………….. us all. a) love b) loves c) is loving 3. My dad ………………… for Delhi tomorrow. a) leaves b) is leaving c) Either could […]

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Good and well

June 12, 2014

The words good and well are often confused. Good is an adjective. It is used to modify a noun. Well is an adverb. It is used to modify a verb. Both well and good have the same comparative and superlative forms. Good – better – best Well – better – best Complete the following sentences […]

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Phrasal verbs exercise

June 12, 2014

Each sentence given below contains an underlined word. You have to replace that underlined word with a phrasal verb that expresses the same idea. An example is given below. The farmer could overcome his difficulties by working hard. The phrasal verb get around can be used instead of the verb overcome. The farmer could get […]

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