Degrees of comparison exercise

November 3rd, 2014 in Improve English

English adjectives have three forms – the positive, the comparative and the superlative.
The positive is the base form of the adjective. Most adjectives form their comparative and superlative forms by adding –er and –est to the positive.
Combine the following sentences using an appropriate form of the adjective.

Positive, comparative and superlative

October 30th, 2014 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using appropriate comparative, superlative or positive forms.

1. She is …………………. than I thought.

a) old
b) older
c) oldest

2. China is ……………………. India.

Health idioms

October 29th, 2014 in Expressions

Break out in a cold sweat

To break out in a cold sweat is to perspire from anxiety.

  • He broke out in a cold sweat when taxmen knocked on his door.

Adverbs with two forms

October 28th, 2014 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using the appropriate form of the adverb.

1. He works ………………….. for his family.

a) hard
b) hardly

2. We have been monitoring the situation ……………………..

Academic idioms

October 27th, 2014 in Expressions

As easy as ABC

If something is as easy as ABC, it is very easy.

  • The exam was as easy as ABC.

School idioms

October 25th, 2014 in Expressions

Crack a book

To crack a book is to open a book to study. This expression is usually used in the negative.

Sentence completion exercise

October 24th, 2014 in Improve English

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word or phrase. This grammar exercise tests your understanding of basic grammar principles.

1. She ………………….. in a car crash.