Conversion of simple sentences into complex sentences

November 11th, 2011 in Improve English

A simple sentence can be converted to a complex sentence by expanding a word or phrase into a subordinate clause. This subordinate clause can be a noun clause, an adjective clause or an adverb clause.

How to emphasize a word?

November 10th, 2011 in English Grammar

We can emphasize a word by placing it first.

Study the following example.

Though he was hurt, he played well.

Modal auxiliary verbs exercise

November 7th, 2011 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences. Each question is followed by three suggested answers. Choose the most appropriate one.

1. I don’t think that I …………………………….. be able to come. (would / will / can)

Past or past participle exercise

November 6th, 2011 in English Quiz

Fill in the blanks with past or past participle form of the verb given in the brackets.

1. The story is tediously ————————– out. (spin)

Past tense exercise

November 5th, 2011 in English Quiz

The verbs in the following sentences are in the present tense. Change them into past tense.

1. I forget his name.

2. We are waiting for them.

Whether and if

November 4th, 2011 in Improve English

Both whether and if can be used to introduce indirect yes / no questions.

I am not sure whether she will come. OR I am not sure if she will come.

Phrasal verbs with set: exercise

November 3rd, 2011 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences. Each sentence contains an incomplete phrasal verb. From the given options find out the particle or preposition that needs to be supplied to make the phrasal verb complete.