Words confused exercise

August 30th, 2011 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences.

1. It was his —————————– nature that made him popular among his friends.

a) Ingenious
b) Ingenuous

2. He is working in the —————————- department.

Use of interrogative pronouns

August 29th, 2011 in Improve English

Who

Who is used only of persons.

Who is there?
Who won the first prize?
Who will be the next Chairman?
Whose is this coat?
Whom did you invite to preside over the meeting?

Singular nouns with plural verbs

August 26th, 2011 in English Learning

In British English, group / collective nouns (Examples: family, team, jury, committee etc) can be used with either singular or plural verbs and pronouns.

Uses of auxiliary verbs

August 23rd, 2011 in Improve English

To make negative statements

In modern English, the simple addition of not is not enough to form negative statements.

Study the following sentences.

Formation of questions exercise

August 22nd, 2011 in English Learning

Change the following statements into questions

1. James has gone home.

2. Peter has bought a new car.

3. He has done his homework.

Hyphens

August 21st, 2011 in Improve English

Hyphens are the short lines that separate the words in expressions like ex-husband and make-up.

Two-part adjectives in which the second part ends in –ed or –ing are often separated by hyphens.

Using ever

August 20th, 2011 in English Grammar

Ever means at any time. It is mainly used in questions.

Have you ever been to Africa?

Ever does not mean always.
I will always remember you. (NOT I will ever remember you.)