Changing an imperative sentence into the passive

May 7th, 2012 in English Learning

Sentences expressing a request, order, advice, suggestion or prohibition are called imperative sentences. Such sentences can be changed into the passive voice in the following manner.

Using each: grammar exercise

May 6th, 2012 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences.

1. Each of ……………………….. has problems.

a) us      b) we    c) either could be used here

2. …………………….. new day is different.

Adjective clause

May 5th, 2012 in Improve English

A clause which modifies a noun or pronoun in the preceding clause is known as an adjective clause. The adjective clause is introduced by a relative pronoun or relative adverb. It is also called a relative clause.

Joining two sentences using an adverb clause

May 4th, 2012 in English Learning

Two simple sentences can be combined into one by using an adverb clause. Note that an adverb clause usually indicates the time, place, manner, purpose or frequency of an action. Adverb clauses can be introduced by the conjunctions as, when, because, while, so, so that, that, if, whether, when, after, before etc.

Common errors – miscellaneous

May 3rd, 2012 in Common Mistakes

Incorrect: My hairs are grey.

Correct: My hair is grey.

Hair is an uncountable noun in English and as such it does not have a plural form.

Errors in the use of nouns

May 2nd, 2012 in Common Mistakes

Here are some mistakes students often make in the use of nouns.

Incorrect: She likes to feed the poors.

Correct: She likes to feed the poor.

Articles exercise

May 1st, 2012 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences.

1. ………………………….. is the longest river in the world.

a) Nile

b) The Nile

2. I haven’t seen ………………………… for days.