Exercises

Grammar exercise: about, of, on and off

January 18, 2014

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate preposition. 1. Did you hear …………….. the explosion at the mall? a) about b) of 2. That song reminds me …………………. my childhood. a) about b) of 3. She complained ………………….. his rude behavior. a) about b) of 4.  They took him to hospital when he complained …………………. […]

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Confusing words exercise

January 17, 2014

The words lay and lie are often confused. There are several confusing word pairs in English. This exercise tests your ability to use these words correctly. Complete the following sentences. 1. Sam has …………………… on the bed all morning. a) lain b) lied c) laid 2. Alice says that she has already ……………………….. the table. […]

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Exercise: Grammar check

January 13, 2014

This grammar exercise tests your understanding of English grammar rules. 1. Words used to modify nouns are called ………………….. a) adjectives b) adverbs c) conjunctions 2. Adverbs can modify verbs, adjectives and other adverbs. a) True b) False 3. The present perfect tense can be used with past time adverbs like yesterday and last week. […]

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Verb conjugation exercise

January 10, 2014

Many students find it difficult to conjugate verbs properly. However, it is not that difficult. Time adverbs present in the sentence usually indicate the tense. And if you are familiar with different tense forms, you should have no difficulty writing meaningful sentences in English. Here is a verb conjugation exercise to test your understanding of […]

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Identify the tenses

January 7, 2014

There are twelve tenses in English and each one of them has different verb forms. The biggest problem that students face while using tenses is the inability to conjugate verbs. English verbs tend to change their forms according to the number and person of the subject. For example, in the simple present tense, the verb […]

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Although, though, despite and in spite of

December 28, 2013

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate conjunction or preposition. Hints Conjunctions are used to connect two clauses. Prepositions are used to show the relationship between a noun and another word in the sentence. 1. She went out …………………. it was raining. a) though b) in spite of c) Either could be used here 2. […]

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Grammar exercise: passive voice

December 26, 2013

Complete the following sentences using appropriate passive verb forms. 1. Nothing about the accident ……………….. to her. a) knew b) has known c) had known d) was known 2. …………………. the thief …………………. by the police? a) Has, been caught b) Was, been caught c) Has, caught d) Is, caught 3. My feelings ………………….. by […]

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Relative pronouns exercise

December 25, 2013

Complete the following sentences using appropriate relative pronouns. 1. I talked to the man ………………… bag was stolen. a) whose b) who’s c) which 2. I don’t know ………………… he wants. a) that b) what c) which 3. It is an ill wind ……………….. blows nobody good. a) that b) what c) Either could be […]

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Grammar exercise: much or many

December 23, 2013

Complete the following sentences using much or many. 1. I haven’t got …………………. time. a) much b) many c) much of d) many of 2. How ……………….. the roof needs repairing? a) much b) much of c) many d) many of 3. You can have as ……………….. chocolates as you want. a) many b) many […]

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Conjunctions exercise

December 23, 2013

Complete the following sentences using appropriate conjunctions. There may be more than one correct answer for some questions. 1. Shyam heard the weather report ………………. promptly cancelled the trip. 2. New York is a prosperous city ………………. suffers from many symptoms of urban maladies. 3. Mike became addicted to drinking – ………………. that didn’t surprise […]

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