Exercises

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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General grammar exercise

August 27, 2014

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word or phrase. This grammar exercise tests your understanding of basic grammar rules. 1. She comes to our parties but she never invites us ………………… a) back b) again c) Either could be used here 2. …………………. I was a child we lived in Singapore. a) When b) […]

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Spot the error

August 25, 2014

The following sentence may contain an error. You have to find that part of the sentence which contains the error. If there are no errors, choose E as your answer. 1. I have been living in this city since last several years but have never experienced any discrimination. a) have been living b) in this […]

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Adjectives exercise

August 22, 2014

Find out the adjectives in the following sentences and state which nouns are modified by them. 1. The car suffered heavy damage. 2. Every dog has his day. 3. I have bought enough sugar. 4. She was wearing a blue gown. 5. I have had my fair share of disappointments. 6. The way was long […]

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Subject and object pronouns exercise

August 19, 2014

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate subject or object pronoun. 1. We scored as many goals as …………….. a) they b) them 2. James and ………………. were present there. a) I b) me 3. I can sing as well as ………………… a) she b) her 4. I earn as much as ………………….. does. a) […]

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Such..that…

August 18, 2014

Such…that… is a correlative conjunction. It is used to give reason. Study the example given below. It was a very cold after noon. We stopped playing. We can combine these two sentences using such…that… It was such a cold afternoon that we stopped playing. (NOT It was a very cold afternoon that we stopped playing.) […]

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