Ending a sentence with a preposition

July 18th, 2014 in English Learning

As far as possible, avoid ending a sentence with a preposition. Note that this is not a serious error. In fact, several good writers have happily defied this rule. Still, if you end your sentences with a preposition you may offend some of your readers.

Vocabulary exercise | gap fills

July 18th, 2014 in Vocabulary

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate form of the word given in the brackets.

1. We have to ……………….. (mobile) support for the project.

Since and for

July 17th, 2014 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using since or for.

1. He has been working ………………… he was sixteen.

a) since

b) for

2. I have known her ………………. ages.

Latin phrases in English

July 16th, 2014 in Vocabulary

Several Latin phrases have become an integral part of English vocabulary. Here are some Latin phrases everyone should know.

a priori – from what comes before

Can and must

July 15th, 2014 in English Quiz

Can shows ability. Must shows strong obligation. Must may also show possibility.

In questions and negatives, can is often used to show logical possibility.

Complete the following sentences using can or must.

Color idioms

July 14th, 2014 in Expressions

Be green with envy

To be green with envy is to be unhappy because you wish you had something that someone else has.

  • Margaret will be green with envy when she sees your new car.

Transitive and intransitive verbs exercise

July 14th, 2014 in English Quiz

Verbs that take an object are called transitive verbs. Verbs that do not have an object are called intransitive verbs.

Examples are given below.

  • He spoke eloquently.