Prepositions exercise

May 10th, 2013 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate preposition of direction or position.

1. Mary has been …………………. Switzerland several times.

2. He went ………………….. a school in Boston.

Modal auxiliary verbs exercise

May 9th, 2013 in English Quiz

Fill in the blanks choosing the right word or words from the brackets.

1. On a holiday you ………………………… go to office.

a) must

b) need not

Common mistakes in the use of verbs

May 8th, 2013 in English Grammar

The tense of the sentence is indicated by the form of the verb. Unfortunately verbs cause confusion all the time. In this lesson, we will take a look at some of the common mistakes in the use of verbs.

Semicolon misuse

May 7th, 2013 in English Grammar

Semicolons are not nearly as common as full stops or commas. They are mainly used in cases where two clauses are grammatically independent but the meaning is closely related.

Parenthesis

May 6th, 2013 in Punctuation

In writing, you can show parenthesis in several different ways. You can, for example, use two brackets. You may also use two commas or two dashes.

It as a preparatory subject

May 5th, 2013 in English Grammar

An infinitive can be used as the subject of a clause; however, this is not very common. When the subject of a clause is an infinitive expression, we usually prefer to start the sentence with an it.

How to fix the comma splice?

May 4th, 2013 in Improve English

Two independent clauses cannot be separated by a comma. In grammars this common writing mistake is often called the comma splice. Study the sentence given below.

  • She is very sincere, I like her.