Simple past and past perfect tense

November 7th, 2012 in English Grammar

Students often find it difficult to use the simple past and past perfect tenses correctly. The simple past tense is the most common tense used to talk about past events. The past perfect tense is used to refer to the ‘earlier’ of two past actions. It is also used in reported speech. We do not normally use the past perfect tense in other cases. For example, we do not normally use the past perfect tense to say that something happened sometime ago. That idea is always expressed with the simple past tense.

Future perfect tense

November 6th, 2012 in English Grammar

The future perfect tense is used to say that something will have been done, completed or achieved by a certain time in the future.

Sentence transformation using too…to

November 4th, 2012 in English Learning

The adverb too means ‘more than is necessary’ or ‘more than was expected’. It has a negative meaning. The structure too…to has a similar meaning.

Read the example sentences given below.

Conjunctions worksheet

November 3rd, 2012 in English Teaching

Conjunctions are connecting words. We use them to connect two words, two phrases or two clauses together. Conjunctions not only join clauses together but also show how their meanings are related. There are mainly two types of conjunctions – coordinating conjunctions and subordinating conjunctions. Test your knowledge of conjunctions with this grammar worksheet.

Articles worksheet

November 2nd, 2012 in English Quiz

The correct use of articles is one of the most difficult points in English grammar. There are just two articles in English – a/an and the.  Test your knowledge of articles with this grammar exercise. Fill in the blanks with appropriate articles. Choose your answers from the options given in the brackets.

Inseparable phrasal verbs

November 1st, 2012 in Expressions

Phrasal verbs are two-word verbs consisting of a verb and a preposition or an adverb participle. There are two kinds of phrasal verbs – separable and non-separable.

Vocabulary exercise

October 31st, 2012 in Vocabulary

Complete the following sentences with appropriate words.

1. Public speaking can be very ……………………………………….. (exhausting / exhaustive)

2. The writer’s treatment of the subject is very ………………………………………… (exhaustive / exhausting)