Exercises

Simple past or present perfect?

February 27, 2014

This grammar exercise tests your understanding of past simple and present perfect tenses. Complete the following sentences using an appropriate tense form. Each question is followed by two suggested answers. Choose the most appropriate one. 1. I …………………… in this city when I was a child. a) lived b) have lived 2. Nobody ………………….. him […]

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Gap Fills Exercise

February 27, 2014

Complete the following sentences. 1. ………………….. surprisingly, we missed the train. a) Not b) No c) Either could be used here 2. I can see you tomorrow, but ……………………. on Tuesday. a) not b) no c) Either could be used here 3. Let me know if you have …………………… trouble. a) any b) some c) […]

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Prepositions of movement: grammar exercise

February 25, 2014

Complete the following sentences using into, in, onto, on and out of. 1. I don’t know how I managed to get ………………… this mess. a) into b) onto c) on 2. I hope you won’t run …………………. any problems. a) into b) onto c) in 3. He was trying to throw his hat ……………….. the […]

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Conditional clauses exercise

February 22, 2014

Complete the following sentences using appropriate conditional verb forms. 1. If you …………………. run into Jake, tell him that he owes me 100 dollars. a) should b) would c) Either could be used here 2. If I had another 1000 dollars, I ………………… a car. a) could buy b) could have bought c) Either could […]

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Exclamations exercise

February 21, 2014

Exclamations are often constructed with how, what and such. Test your understanding of these structures with this grammar exercise. Complete the following sentences. 1. ………………….. cold it is! a) How b) What c) Either could be used here 2. ……………………. beautifully you sing! a) How b) What c) Either could be used here 3. …………………… […]

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Prepositions after particular words and expressions

February 20, 2014

Complete the following sentences using appropriate prepositions. 1. Those glasses belong …………………. the top shelf. a) on b) to c) Either could be used here 2. She was angry ………………………. him for lying to her. a) with b) at c) Either could be used here 3. He is not particularly good ……………….. football. a) at […]

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Sentence completion exercise

February 19, 2014

Complete the following sentences using appropriate words or expressions. 1. My ambition is to spend the …………………….. time working. a) least b) least possible c) less c) less possible 2. I earn as much money as ……………….. a) she b) she does. c) her does 3. Carry straight on till you …………………….. a crossroads. a) […]

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Conjunctions exercise

February 15, 2014

Complete the following sentences using appropriate conjunctions. 1. …………………. he is honest, nobody trusts him. 2. ………………….. you tell me the truth, I will call the police. 3. He is not as clever …………………. his younger brother. 4. He must be punished …………………. he is guilty. 5. He will be punished ……………….. he is found […]

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Phrasal verbs with lock

February 15, 2014

Complete the following sentences. 1. To lock yourself ……………….. is to avoid people and distractions so that you can do some work. a) out b) away c) onto 2. After what she did, they should lock her …………….. and throw away the key. a) out b) up c) in on 3. All precious items should […]

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Gap Fills Exercise

February 15, 2014

Complete the following sentences. 1. It is worse ………………… I thought. a) as b) than c) then d) as much 2. She is ……………………. young to get married. a) too b) as c) very 3. China is …………….. India. a) bigger than b) bigger then c) as big 4. He is ……………………. in the team. […]

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