Imperative mood

September 19th, 2013 in English Learning

Read the following sentences.

Keep to the left.

Come here.

Leave at once.

Get lost.

Drive carefully.

Speak the truth.

Should in conditional sentences

September 18th, 2013 in English Grammar

Should is often used in conditional clauses expressing possibilities, suppositions etc. By using should in the if-clause we are suggesting that something is unlikely or not particularly probable.

Passive voice exercise

September 17th, 2013 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences with appropriate passive verb forms. Each question is followed by three suggested answers. Choose the most appropriate one.

 

1. The work ………………………. by my brother.

Grammar exercise – do, does and did

September 17th, 2013 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using the correct form of do.

Hints

Use does when the subject is a singular noun or a third person singular pronoun (e.g. he, she, it).

An overview of infinitives

September 16th, 2013 in English Learning

An infinitive is a type of a non-finite verb. Infinitives are usually preceded by the marker to, but note that they can also be used without to. When an infinitive is used with ‘to’, it is called a to-infinitive. When it is used without to, it is called a bare infinitive.

Prepositions and conjunctions exercise

September 15th, 2013 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using appropriate conjunctions or prepositions.

1. We went out …………………… the fact that it was raining.

a) despite

b) in spite

c) even as

Participles exercise

September 14th, 2013 in ESL

When both sentences have the same subject, it is sometimes possible to combine them with a participle. An example is given below.

The men cried at the top of their voice. They rushed to the spot.