Verbs about human body

July 18th, 2012 in Vocabulary

This section deals with verbs and phrasal verbs built around the names of body parts.

Break an arm / leg etc.

To break your arm is to break the bone in the arm.

Editing sentences: exercise 1

July 17th, 2012 in English Quiz

Correct the following sentences.

Each sentence given below contains an error. From the given options find out the word that needs to be removed to make the sentence grammatically correct.

Parts of speech simplified

July 16th, 2012 in English Learning

Each word in English belongs to one of the eight categories called parts of speech. If you know some English words, then you are already familiar with the parts of speech. However, learners sometimes find it difficult to figure out what part of speech a particular word is. In this lesson, we will teach you the basic rules. To start with read the paragraph given below.

English vocabulary exercise (gap fills)

July 15th, 2012 in Vocabulary

Many standardized tests have gap fills exercise. This vocabulary exercise will familiarize you with these kinds of questions.

1. The prime minister’s …………………………… involvement in the scam came in for a lot of criticism in the press.

As long as and so long as

July 14th, 2012 in Improve English

As long as and so long as have similar meanings. They are both used to talk about longer periods of times. Note that as long as and so long as are generally used to refer to future time.

Idioms with letter A – part 2

July 13th, 2012 in Vocabulary

All hell broke loose

Used to refer to a situation that suddenly becomes violent.

All hell broke loose when Susie discovered that her husband was having an affair with one of his colleagues.

Newspaper headlines grammar

July 13th, 2012 in Improve English

You will hardly ever find a complete sentence in newspaper headlines and that is not surprising. Headlines need to be short and to the point. Many headlines consist of a string of noun phrases with no verb.