Exercises

Gap fills (verbs)

March 22, 2014

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate verb form. When I ……………. from work in the evening, I ………………… the house locked. I did not know what to do. a) returned, found b) return, found c) had returned, was finding 2. Have you heard the proverb that a stitch in time ……………. nine ? a) […]

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Simple present or present continuous: grammar exercise

March 17, 2014

Fill in the blanks with the simple present or the present continuous form of the verb. 1. Wild animals ……………… in forests. a) live b) are living 2. I ………………… for California next week. a) leave b) am leaving 3. Sita cannot come out to play now, as she …………………… her mother in the kitchen. […]

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Do and make – grammar exercise

March 9, 2014

Complete the following sentences. 1. He made me ………………….. a) wait b) to wait c) waiting 2. She ……………………… the whole story. a) was made repeat b) was made to repeat c) was made repeating 3. I don’t speak French well, but I can ……………………. a) make myself understand b) make myself understood c) make […]

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Negative structures – grammar exercise

March 9, 2014

Complete the following sentences. 1. ……………….. – I will look after you. a) Worry not b) Don’t worry c) Not worry 2. I liked the salad but I ………………….. the soup. a) didn’t like b) didn’t liked c) don’t like 3. It is important that she ………………… what is happening. a) don’t realize b) not […]

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Phrasal verbs exercise

March 5, 2014

Each sentence given below contains an incomplete phrasal verb. Complete the expression by adding an appropriate adverb particle or preposition. 1. The principal called …………….. an explanation from the students. a) for b) forth c) in 2. I will happily carry ………………. your instructions. a) out b) off c) on 3. The stain wouldn’t come […]

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Gap fills exercise

March 4, 2014

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word or phrase. 1. She is ………………….. to refuse. a) a polite person b) too polite a person c) a too polite person 2. I have ………………….. as you. a) a voice as good b) as good a voice c) as good voice 3. I couldn’t afford to […]

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Across, over, above or through

March 4, 2014

Complete the following sentences using appropriate prepositions. 1. I saw him climbing …………………… the wall. a) across b) over c) Either could be used here 2. See if you can jump …………………….. the stream. a) over b) across c) Either could be used here 3. We swam ………………….. the river. a) across b) over c) […]

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Simple present or present continous

March 2, 2014

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate tense form. 1. My father ………………….. at a bank. a) works b) is working c) Either could be used here 2. My brothers …………………. incredibly well. a) sing b) sings c) are singing 3. I always …………………… a bath before I go to bed. a) take b) am […]

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Phrasal prepositions exercise

March 1, 2014

Complete the following sentences using phrasal prepositions given below. (according to, because of, in spite of , on behalf of, instead of, in front of, by means of, for the sake of, in addition to) 1. ……………….. his hard work, he failed the test. 2. ………………… doctors, smoking can cause cancer. 3. I am standing […]

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Parts of speech exercise

February 28, 2014

You have to read the following sentences and underline the word or words that belong to the part of speech specified in the bracket. An example is given below. Question: She must have reached home. (verb) Answer: She must have reached home. 1. She went to the market and bought some eggs. (verb) 2. I […]

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