Exercises

Participles exercise

May 26, 2014

There are two kinds of participles – the present participle and the past participle. The present participle always ends in an –ing form. The past participle can have different endings. Both present and past participles can be used as adjectives. Complete the following sentences using an appropriate participle form. 1. …………………. a loud sound, we […]

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General grammar exercise

May 24, 2014

Rewrite as directed. 1. There was almost nothing in the box. (Rewrite using ‘hardly) 2. A few books are lying on the table. (Begin with the word ‘There’) 3. He stood on tip-toe. He reached for the apple. (Combine using a participle) 4. Would you please move a bit? (Change into a more polite request […]

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Rewrite as directed | grammar exercise

May 23, 2014

Rewrite the following sentences as directed. This grammar exercise tests your knowledge basic grammar rules and structures. 1. People speak English all over the world. (Begin the sentence with ‘English’.) 2. The police have arrested the thief. (Begin with ‘The thief’.) 3. Both men and women are watching the show. (Begin with ‘The show’.) 4. […]

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Gerund or infinitive exercise

May 9, 2014

Complete the following sentences using an infinitive or an –ing form. 1. I prefer ………….. (walk) to …………….. (ride) 2. She enjoys …………….. (swim) 3. I want ……………. (leave) 4. Your hair needs ………………… (wash) 5. I am not used to ……………….. (drive) four wheelers. 6. Do you mind my ……………….. (sit) here? 7. I […]

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Confusing adjectives exercise

May 5, 2014

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate adjective. 1. At a ………….. date, he became the CEO of the company. (later / latter) 2. I prefer the ………………. proposition to the former. (later / latter) 3. I have an ………………. brother. (elder / older) 4. The niece is ……………… than her uncle. (elder / older) […]

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Rewrite the sentences correctly

May 3, 2014

Each sentence given below contains a grammar mistake. Find the mistake and rewrite the sentence correctly. 1. My father knows well to teach English. 2. We want a new house to live. 3. I waited for you since 9 o’clock in the morning. 4. James is suffering from fever since yesterday. 5. Neither Ann nor […]

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Correct the mistake

May 3, 2014

A part of the sentence has been underlined. From the given options choose the one that can replace the underlined part and make the sentence grammatically correct. 1. We have lived here since 10 years. a) for 10 years b) from10 years c) during 10 years 2. He was accused with stealing the policeman’s helmet. […]

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As well as exercise

May 1, 2014

As well as means ‘in addition to’. We can combine two sentences using as well as. Study the example given below. Trees give us fruits. They also give us shade. We can combine these two sentences using as well as. Trees give us fruits as well as shade. Another example is given below. She owns […]

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Though and although – grammar exercise

April 30, 2014

Although and though are interchangeable. Though is more common in a less formal style. Complete the following sentences using though or although. An example is given below. I tried my level best. I couldn’t win the first rank. Although/though I tried my level best, I couldn’t win the first rank. Exercise 1. My grandmother is […]

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Question words exercise

April 28, 2014

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate question word. 1. ………………… I love weekends! a) How b) How do c) Either could be used here 2. How ………………… grown! a) you have b) have you c) Either could be used here 3. Hold it in both hands ……………….. Mummy does. a) as b) like c) […]

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