Verb patterns

March 28th, 2015 in English Learning

Subject + verb + to-infinitive (phrase)

In this structure the infinitive is used as an equivalent to a clause.

Examples are given below.

Comparative forms ending in -or

March 27th, 2015 in English Grammar

In English, we make comparative forms by adding –er and –est to the positive form.

Examples are given below:

Tall, taller, tallest
Short, shorter, shortest
Bright, brighter, brightest

Verb patterns with infinitives

March 26th, 2015 in English Learning

Subject + verb + to-infinitive

The infinitive is the base form of the verb. It is often used with the marker ‘to’. Examples are: (to) run, (to) jump, (to) work, (to) play etc.

Gap fills

March 23rd, 2015 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences.

1. The train is now ……………………….. the Victoria Terminus.

a) approaching
b) approaching at
c) approaching to
d) approaching on

Vocabulary exercise

March 22nd, 2015 in English Quiz

This exercise tests your range of vocabulary.

1. If you are in influential person, you will have lots of people ……………………… at your feet.

a) falling
b) sweeping
c) fawning
d) kneeling

How to make questions when there is no auxiliary verb

March 22nd, 2015 in English Learning

Forming questions can be tricky when the statement does not contain auxiliary verbs.

Study the examples given below:

Mike likes chocolates. (Statement)

Transitive verbs with two objects

March 18th, 2015 in English Learning

Verbs that take an object are called transitive verbs.

I bought a pair of trousers.

Here the noun phrase ‘a pair of trousers’ acts as the object of the verb ‘bought’. Therefore, ‘bought’ is used as a transitive verb in this sentence.