Exercises

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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Contracted forms exercise

August 14, 2014

The expression she’s can be the contracted form of she is or she has. Read the following sentences and state what form of the verb is used in them. 1. She’s never been to the US. a) she’s = she is b) she’s = she has 2. There’s someone at the door. a) there’s = […]

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Gerund or infinitive?

August 8, 2014

Some verbs and adjectives can be followed by either an –ing form or an infinitive. In some cases, there is a difference of meaning. Complete the following sentences using either a gerund or an infinitive. 1. I still remember …………. my first car. a) buying b) to buy c) Either could be used here 2. […]

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Gap fills exercise

August 5, 2014

Complete the short passages given below using appropriate verb forms. 1. While I ……………….. (go) home last evening, I ………………….. (meet) a friend of mine. He ……………… (wait) for me at a bus station hoping that I …………………. (reach) there before 6 pm. 2. My friend Mr. Gupta ………………….. (be) a famous writer. He ……………….. […]

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While and during

August 4, 2014

Complete the following sentences using during and while. During is a preposition; while is a conjunction. A preposition should be followed by a noun or pronoun. A conjunction should be followed by a clause. 1. I met a nice French girl ……………….. my stay in Switzerland. a) while b) during 2. ……………… I was holidaying […]

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Hear and listen to

August 1, 2014

Complete the following sentences using hear or listen. 1. Did you …………….. the noise? a) hear b) listen 2. I was …………………. the news when they came. a) listening to b) hearing 3. I can’t …………….. you. Can you talk a bit louder? a) hear b) listen c) listen to 4. Please ……………… me. a) […]

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