American and British English spelling differences

January 24th, 2015 in Improve English

Use of the subjunctive

The subjunctive is a special kind of present tense which has no –s in the third person singular. It is very common in American English.

Special structures with have

January 22nd, 2015 in English Learning

Verb pattern: have + object + infinitive /-ing form

In this structure have means ‘experience’.  The usage is rather informal.

  • I had a strange thing happen to me last week. (= I experienced a strange thing last week.)

Tenses exercise

January 21st, 2015 in Improve English

Fill in the blanks with appropriate tense forms of the verb.

1.    It ————————— since morning.

a)    Is raining
b)    Was raining
c)    Has been raining

Relative pronouns exercise

January 19th, 2015 in English Quiz

Fill in the blanks with appropriate relative pronouns.

1.    Here is the book —————————- you lent me.
a)    That

b)    Who
c)    Which
d)    That or which

Future tense exercise

January 18th, 2015 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using the most appropriate form of the verb.

1.    The plane …………………………………… at 6.30. (arrives / will arrive)

2.    I will phone you if I …………………………………….. time. (have / will have)

Tenses exercise

January 17th, 2015 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using the most appropriate form of the verb.

  1. Heat ………………………………… bodies. (expand / expands / will expand)
  2. My friends ………………………………… the Prime Minister yesterday. (meet / met/ had met)

Possessive forms worksheet

January 15th, 2015 in English Learning

Rewrite the following in the possessive form.