Exercises

Gerund or infinitive?

August 8, 2014

Some verbs and adjectives can be followed by either an –ing form or an infinitive. In some cases, there is a difference of meaning. Complete the following sentences using either a gerund or an infinitive. 1. I still remember …………. my first car. a) buying b) to buy c) Either could be used here 2. […]

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Gap fills exercise

August 5, 2014

Complete the short passages given below using appropriate verb forms. 1. While I ……………….. (go) home last evening, I ………………….. (meet) a friend of mine. He ……………… (wait) for me at a bus station hoping that I …………………. (reach) there before 6 pm. 2. My friend Mr. Gupta ………………….. (be) a famous writer. He ……………….. […]

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While and during

August 4, 2014

Complete the following sentences using during and while. During is a preposition; while is a conjunction. A preposition should be followed by a noun or pronoun. A conjunction should be followed by a clause. 1. I met a nice French girl ……………….. my stay in Switzerland. a) while b) during 2. ……………… I was holidaying […]

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Hear and listen to

August 1, 2014

Complete the following sentences using hear or listen. 1. Did you …………….. the noise? a) hear b) listen 2. I was …………………. the news when they came. a) listening to b) hearing 3. I can’t …………….. you. Can you talk a bit louder? a) hear b) listen c) listen to 4. Please ……………… me. a) […]

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Too and enough

August 1, 2014

Complete the following sentences using too or enough. 1. There were ……………….. many questions to answer so I ran out of time. a) too b) enough c) Either could be used here 2. She is old …………………… to make her own bed now. a) enough b) too c) Either could be used here 3. The […]

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Active or passive voice exercise

July 31, 2014

Complete the following sentences using an active or passive verb form. Hints We use the active voice when the subject is the doer of the action. We use the passive voice when something is done to the subject. 1. Most things ………………….. plastic these days. a) made of b) are made of c) Either could […]

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Subject and object pronouns exercise

July 31, 2014

Personal pronouns have subject and object forms. The subject forms are: I, we, he, she, it, you and they. The object forms are: me, us, him, her, it, you and them. Subject forms (nominative case) are used when the pronoun is the subject of the verb. Object forms (objective case) are used when the pronoun […]

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Conjunctions exercise

July 29, 2014

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate conjunction. 1. Give me something to drink, or …………….. I will die of thirst. a) else b) otherwise c) Either could be used here 2. ………………. you are mistaken or I am. a) Either b) Neither c) If 3. He asked …………………. he might have something to eat. […]

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Noun clause exercise

July 28, 2014

A noun clause serves the same purpose as a noun. Noun clauses are usually introduced by the subordinating conjunctions that, why, how, if and whether. A noun clause can act as the subject or object of the verb in the main clause. It can also act as the object of a preposition. Find out the […]

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Many and many of | grammar exercise

July 27, 2014

Both many and many of are used before countable nouns. Many is used before a noun that doesn’t have another determiner with it. Many of is used before pronouns and nouns with determiners. Complete the following sentences using many or many of. 1. ……………… families own cars these days. a) Many b) Many of c) […]

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