Exercises

Perfect tenses exercise

October 8, 2014

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate verb form and a time expression. 1. I ………………………. this town ………………… 1990. (not visit) 2. He …………………… with us …………………….. over five years. (work) 3. They ………………….. each other ………………. two years. (know) 4. We …………………. not ……………………. on friendly terms ………………….. nearly two years. (be) 5. […]

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Modal auxiliary verbs exercise

October 6, 2014

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate modal auxiliary verb. 1. The police warned the mob that they …………………… start firing, if they created trouble. (could / would / might) 2. Passengers …………………… not smoke on the bus. (must / can / should) 3. ……………………. I have a word with you? (Can / will / […]

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Mixed conditional forms exercise

October 5, 2014

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate mixed conditional form. Choose your answers from the given options. 1. If you had arrived on time, this ………………… a) would not happen b) will not happen c) would not have happened 2. If I were you, I ………………… a solicitor. a) will hire b) would hire c) […]

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Tenses exercise

October 5, 2014

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate verb form that indicates the idea given in the brackets. 1. My mother …………………….. (get) up at 5 am. (Habitual action in the past) 2. Worldly pleasures ………………….. (be) temporary. (General truth) 3. Portia ……………………… (say) that mercy is a divine quality. (General truth) 4. They ……………………… (rehearse) […]

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If and unless exercise

October 3, 2014

Complete the following sentences using if or unless. 1. I cannot go ……………………. he gives me permission. a) if b) unless 2. We cannot live ……………………. we do not eat. a) if b) unless 3. ………………………. the rain stops, we will go out. a) If b) Unless 4. ……………………… I had enough money, I would […]

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Conditional clauses exercise

October 2, 2014

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate conditional verb form. 1. He will come if you …………………… him. a) invite b) invited c) would invite d) had invited 2. If you …………………. the function, he will be happy. a) attend b) attended c) would attend d) had attended 3. If you ……………………. the invitation, he […]

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Degrees of comparison exercise

September 28, 2014

An English adjective has three forms – positive, comparative and superlative. Complete the following sentences using the appropriate form of the adjective. 1. She is …………………… than her sister. a) pretty b) prettier c) prettiest 2. Martha is a …………………….. girl. a) nice b) nicer c) nicest 3. Supriya is the ……………………… girl in the […]

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Questions tags exercise

September 26, 2014

Add appropriate tags to the following questions. 1. That boy works very hard, ………………………? 2. She did not go to school yesterday, …………………..? 3. You won’t help him, ……………………………? 4. She knows everything, …………………………? 5. He speaks English very well, ………………………..? 6. Your friend is a good mechanic, ……………………….? 7. There is someone in that […]

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Infinitives and gerunds

September 26, 2014

Certain words cannot be used with an infinitive. They require a preposition followed by a gerund (-ing form). Complete the following sentences. 1. He is addicted ……………………… a) to gambling b) to gamble c) Either could be used here 2. I am interested ……………………….. to cook. a) in learning b) to learn 3. Several top […]

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Sentence transformation: affirmative to negative

September 24, 2014

Change the following affirmative sentences into negatives. In the simple present tense, we make negative forms by putting ‘not’ after ‘do’ or ‘does’. Note that ‘do’ is used when the subject is a plural noun or pronoun. The first person pronoun ‘I’ also takes the verb ‘do’. ‘Does’ is used when the subject is a […]

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