Using go

June 12th, 2012 in Improve English

This word has several uses.

Go is used in a number of common expressions that refer to changes for the worse.

Common expressions are:

Away and Off

June 11th, 2012 in Words

Away shows distance.

When something is away, it is at a distance.

The sea is two miles away.

Stay away! (= Stay at a distance.)

Prepositions exercise

June 10th, 2012 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using appropriate prepositions.

1. Fog lay ………………………………. the city.

a) over             b) through       c) either could be used here

2. I climbed ……………………………… the wall.

How to convert a simple sentence to a compound sentence?

June 9th, 2012 in English Learning

A simple sentence consists of just one clause. As the name itself indicates, it is the simplest type of sentences.

Writing similar sentences

June 8th, 2012 in English Learning

The same idea can be expressed in several different ways. You will realize this when you take a look at the sentences given below.

Jane was unhappy because she had lost her job.

Words ending in -ce and -se

June 7th, 2012 in Vocabulary

Some English words have similar noun and verb forms. The noun usually ends in –ce, whereas the verb ends in –se. These words are often confused. Here is a quick overview of them.

How to improve your vocabulary

June 6th, 2012 in Vocabulary

Having a good vocabulary is extremely important for success in competitive exams like TOEFL and IELTS. There are several ways to improve your English vocabulary. Reading, for instance, is a great way to learn new words. The beauty of this method is that it allows you to learn words using context. And words thus learned are easy to remember. Here are some more tips to improve your English vocabulary.