Negative verb forms exercise

December 21st, 2011 in English Quiz

 

Negative verb forms worksheet

Fill in the blanks with appropriate negative verb forms.

1. We ………………………… forgotten the experience. (have not / not have / haven’t not)

Difference between this and that

December 20th, 2011 in Improve English

This and these are used to talk about people and things which are close to the speaker.

Can you put this book on that table? (Here the book is lying in a position close to the speaker but the table isn’t.)

Using Think

December 19th, 2011 in Improve English

When think means ‘have an opinion’, it cannot be used in the progressive form.

‘What do you think of my hair color?’ ‘Frankly, my dear, it is a disaster.’ (NOT What are you thinking of my hair color?)

Know and learn

December 18th, 2011 in Vocabulary

To know something is to have learnt it, not to learn it. Note that we ‘learn’ before we ‘know’. Know is used when learning is finished.

It as a preparatory object

December 17th, 2011 in English Grammar

It is sometimes used as a preparatory object. This usually happens when the actual object is an infinitive phrase or a clause with an adjective or noun complement.

Word order in a sentence

December 16th, 2011 in English Learning

Longer structures usually come last in a clause or sentence.

Students are often discouraged by the length of time it takes to learn a second language. (More natural than ‘The length of time it takes to learn a second language often discourages students.’)

Spot the error

December 15th, 2011 in English Learning

Each sentence given below contains an error. The error is in one of the underlined parts. Find the underlined part which contains the error.