Exercises

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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Passive voice exercise

June 11, 2014

Complete the following sentences using appropriate passive verb forms. 1. The parcels …………………… a) have sent b) have been sent c) have being sent d) have been send 2. The performance …………………… by the spectators. a) applauded b) has applauded c) was applauded d) was applauding 3. The culprits …………………….. by the police. a) have […]

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Reporting yes or no questions

June 7, 2014

Yes or no questions are reported with ‘if’ or ‘whether’. Note that we cannot use the words say and tell to report questions. Study the examples given below. ‘Are you a clever boy?’ the stranger asked Harry. (Direct speech) The stranger asked Harry if / whether he was a clever boy. (Indirect speech) Some people […]

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Direct and indirect speech exercise

June 6, 2014

Sentences are given in the direct speech. Change them into indirect speech. 1. ‘My Lord, is any of your silver missing?’ the Sergeant said to the Bishop. 2. ‘Did you see the exhibition?’ the teacher said to me. 3. ‘My son, when will you come back?’ said the mother. 4. ‘Can I get supper and […]

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Correct the mistakes

June 6, 2014

Rewrite the following sentences correcting the mistakes. 1. We have lived here since 10 years. 2. He was accused with stealing. 3. We have finished the work yesterday. 4. You won’t get well unless you are taking your medicine. 5. He has been living in this house since five years. 6. We are learning English […]

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Combine using a conjunction or a relative pronoun

June 5, 2014

Both conjunctions and relative pronouns are used to combine two clauses. There is a difference between them. A conjunction merely connects the two clauses. A relative pronoun also acts as the subject or object of the verb in the relative clause. Combine the following sentences using an appropriate conjunction. 1. Her clothes caught fire. She […]

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