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Opposites

January 14, 2015

Complete the second sentence in each pair of sentences given below using an adjective opposite in meaning to the one in the first sentence. 1.    The elephant is a large animal. The mouse is a ………………………. animal. 2.    It is hot in summer. It is …………………. in winter. 3.    Today it is very cloudy. Tomorrow […]

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Reflexive pronouns exercise

December 28, 2014

Reflexive pronouns are words like himself, herself, itself, myself, themselves, yourself, yourselves and ourselves. When reflexive pronouns are used for emphasis they are called emphatic pronouns. Study the example given below. He did the job. He did not ask anyone to do it. We can express the same idea with the help of an emphatic […]

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Tenses exercise

December 26, 2014

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate verb form that expresses the idea indicated in the brackets. 1. Our mother …………… up at 5.30 in the morning. (habitual action) will get gets will be getting 2. Worldly pleasures …………….. temporary. (general truth) are will be were 3. Portia …………….. that mercy is a divine quality. […]

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Expressing future | Grammar exercise

December 11, 2014

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate form of the verb given in the brackets. 1. I ………………… John tomorrow. a) see b) am seeing c) have seen 2. What ……………………. this evening? a) will you do b) are you doing c) have you been doing 3. Martha ……………………. another baby in June. a) is […]

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Subject and object complements exercise

October 8, 2014

Identify the verb, subject complement, direct object, indirect object and object complement in the following sentences. 1. George is the captain. 2. The judge pronounced the judgment. 3. My sister looked worried. 4. Parents should be kind to their children. 5. Mother brought us tea. 6. The officer asked him several questions. 7. Let us […]

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Verb forms exercise

September 9, 2014

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate tense form. 1. I ……………………. here since morning. a) am waiting b) have been waiting c) had been waiting 2. It ………………….. raining since yesterday. a) hasn’t stopped b) didn’t stop c) hadn’t 3. I …………………….. interested in metaphysics. a) am always b) have always been c) had […]

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The same word used as different part of speech

June 5, 2014

Here is a list of some of the most important words which belong to different parts of speech. Note that it is the function or use which determines which part of speech a particular word belongs to. About About can be used as an adverb or a preposition. As an adverb, about modifies the verb. […]

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Direct and indirect speech: an overview of the rules

May 2, 2014

When the reporting verb is in the past tense, all present tenses in the direct speech will change into the corresponding past tenses. For example, the simple present will become simple past. He said, ‘I want to go.’ He said that he wanted to go. The present continuous will become the past continuous. She said, […]

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Subordinating conjunctions exercise

March 30, 2014

Complete the following sentences using appropriate subordinating conjunctions. 1. I make it a point to visit the Taj Mahal …………………. I go to Agra. 2. This is the place …………….. I used to stay when I was studying at college. 3. ……………….. you get the first rank, I will buy you a car. 4. ……………….. […]

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Smart Copywriting: The Company Website and Business Blog Know-how (plus SEO tips)

March 26, 2014

There are 2,095,006,005 Internet users worldwide, and each of them spends 22% of their time online social networking, 20% for reading content, and 21% for searches, according to GO-Gulf.com. It is not surprising that companies dove into this space to grow their business, and some even used it to build their startups. Since content is mainly […]

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