Exercises

For or to

July 10, 2014

For can be used to talk about our purpose in doing something. In this case, it is followed by a noun. Note that for cannot be used before a verb in this sense. Before a verb, we have to use to. Complete the following sentences using for or to. 1. We stopped at the pub […]

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If or unless grammar exercise

July 9, 2014

Unless means ‘if not’. These words are often confused. Complete the following sentences using if or unless. 1. …………………. you eat too much, you will fall ill. a) If b) Unless c) Either could be used here 2. …………………. he doesn’t mend his ways, he will lose his job. a) If b) Unless c) Either […]

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Reported speech exercise

July 7, 2014

Complete the following sentences using appropriate words or phrases. 1. I told him ………………… interfere with me. a) to not b) to don’t c) not to d) don’t 2. She asked me ………………… at once. a) leave b) to leave c) that I leave 3. I asked him if he …………………. finished the work. a) […]

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Both, either and neither

July 7, 2014

Complete the following sentences using both, either or neither. 1. I didn’t like ………………….. of these two dresses. a) either b) neither c) both 2. I like …………………….. of these. Have you got another one? a) either b) neither c) both 3. ………………….. of them have been invited. a) Both b) Either c) Neither 4. […]

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Present participle or adjective

July 6, 2014

-ing forms are sometimes used as present participles. Sometimes they are used as adjectives. When they are used as adjectives, they modify a noun. When they are used as present participles, they help form continuous tense forms. Read the following sentences and state whether the –ing form is used as an adjective or a present […]

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In spite of, despite, however, though and although

July 6, 2014

Complete the following sentences using although, despite, in spite of, however or though. 1. We went out ………………….. the rain. a) despite b) in spite of c) Either could be used here 2. We went out ………………….. it was raining. a) despite b) though c) Either could be used here 3. The judge sent her […]

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Classification of nouns | exercise

July 2, 2014

Say whether the italicized nouns are common, proper, collective or abstract. Put a tick mark against your answer. 1. The jury has announced its verdict. a) Common b) Proper c) Abstract d) Collective 2. Sharon makes models from clay. a) Common b) Proper c) Abstract d) Collective 3. Donald took out his pen and began […]

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Also, as well, too

July 2, 2014

The words also, as well and too have very similar meanings, but they go in different positions. Also usually goes before the verb. As well and too usually go at the end of the sentence. Complete the following sentences. 1. She not only sings; she ———————– plays the violin. a) also b) as well c) […]

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Few, little | grammar exercise

June 29, 2014

Complete the following sentences using appropriate determiners. 1. ………………….. people can keep a secret. a) Few b) The Few c) Either could be used here 2. ………………. grain that we had was damaged in the rain. a) Little b) The little 3. She showed …………………. any remorse. a) hard b) hardly 4. He spent ………………………. […]

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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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