Exercises

Joining two sentences using participles

September 21, 2014

We can use participles to combine two sentences. Note that this technique is used when both clauses have the same subject. Study the example given below. She ran out of the room. She was screaming. We can rewrite this sentence as: She ran out of the room screaming. Another example is given below: I lost […]

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Combine the given sentences

September 18, 2014

Combine the following sentences using the word given in the brackets. 1. He worked very hard. Yet he failed. (Despite / In spite of) 2. You are honest. I will trust you. (Since) 3. The thief saw the policeman. He ran away. (As soon as) 4. He is strong. He can carry this box. (Enough) […]

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Conditional sentences

September 14, 2014

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate conditional verb form. 1. If I were you, I ………………… tolerate this. a) will not b) would not c) wouldn’t have 2. If she asked more politely, he …………………. her. a) will help b) would help c) Either could be used here 3. If she …………………… there, she […]

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Wish

September 8, 2014

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word or phrase. 1. I wish I ……………… speak English. a) could b) would 2. I wish you ………………… stop making that noise. a) would b) could 3. I …………………….. to the manager. a) wish to talk b) am wishing to talk c) Either could be used here […]

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General grammar exercise

September 7, 2014

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word or phrase. 1. I would rather you ………………….. home. a) went b) go c) Either could be used here 2. I decided to write rather than ……………………. a) phone b) phoning c) Either could be used here 3. I wish you …………………. that. a) hadn’t done b) […]

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So, for and to

September 6, 2014

The words for, so and to can all be used to indicate purpose, but they are not interchangeable. That means they are used in different structures. Complete the following sentences using so, for and to. 1. Susie talked to the girl …………………. that she wouldn’t feel left out. a) so b) for c) to 2. […]

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No and Not

September 6, 2014

The words no and not have similar meanings, but they are not usually interchangeable. Complete the following sentences using no or not. 1. ………………… all birds can sing. a) No b) Not c) Either could be used here 2. I can meet you today, but ………………….. on Monday. a) No b) Not c) Either could […]

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At, or or in

September 4, 2014

The prepositions at, on and in can show place. At is used to talk about position at a point. The boy stood at the gate. Turn left at the next corner. On is used to talk about position on a line. London is on the river Thames. In is used to talk about position inside […]

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Simple present tense exercise

September 3, 2014

The form of the verb used in a sentence is almost always determined by the number and person of the subject. This can cause a great deal of confusion for beginner level students. For example, in the simple present tense the verb takes the marker -s when the subject is a singular noun or pronoun. […]

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Yourself / yourselves | Grammar exercise

September 2, 2014

Complete the following sentences with an appropriate pronoun. 1. His letters are all about …………………. a) him b) himself c) Either could be used here 2. Peter, if you work like this, you will make ……………….. ill. a) yourself b) yourselves c) Either could be used here 3. They talk to …………………. a lot. a) […]

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