Tenses Quiz

February 2nd, 2011 in English Quiz

Choose the correct alternative from those given in brackets.

1. The principal —————– to speak to you.

a) wants
b) is wanting
c)  was wanting

Reflexive and emphatic pronouns – Exercise

February 1st, 2011 in Improve English

State which pronouns in the following sentences are reflexive and which are emphatic.

1. Susie hurt herself.

2. I will do it myself.

3. The minister himself said this.

Uses of the relative pronouns

January 31st, 2011 in English Grammar

As a general rule, who is used for persons only. It may refer to a singular noun or a plural noun.

A little, the little, a few, the few: exercise

January 30th, 2011 in English Quiz

Fill in the blanks with ‘a little’ or ‘the little’.

1. —————– precaution is necessary in handling an electronic device.

2. We have got —————- bacon and a few eggs.

Adjectives quiz

January 28th, 2011 in English Quiz

Fill in the blanks with ‘later’, ‘last’, ‘latest’ or ‘latter’.

1. The —————- part of the film is more interesting than the former part.

2. He is ——————- than I expected.

Worth and Worthwhile: uses

January 27th, 2011 in Words

Worth can be followed by a noun phrase which describes the value of something.

Double use of relative pronouns

January 26th, 2011 in Improve English

Relative pronouns serve a double use. They act as subjects or objects inside relative clauses. They also connect relative clauses to nouns or pronouns in other clauses, rather like conjunctions. Relative pronouns used as subjects or objects replace words like she or him. Note that one subject or object in a relative clause is enough.