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Deny and refuse

May 19th, 2016 in English Grammar

Deny and refuse

Incorrect: He denied my offer of help.
Correct: He refused my offer of help.

Incorrect: He refused taking the money.
Correct: He denied taking the money.

Common similes

March 2nd, 2016 in English Grammar

Some common similes are given below.

As alike as two peas: The twins are as alike as two peas.

As cheap as dirt: Nowadays tomatoes are as cheap as dirt.

Simple present tense review

February 3rd, 2016 in English Grammar

The simple present tense is used to:

a) talk about facts and truths

She is an architect.
He is my uncle.
I am a teacher.
You are a wonderful person.

Suggest or suggest that

November 19th, 2015 in English Grammar

The verb suggest cannot be followed by object + infinitive. That-clauses and –ing forms are common.

Underline the conjunctions

September 16th, 2015 in English Grammar

Conjunctions are words used to connect two words, phrases or clauses. Underline the conjunctions in the following sentences.

1. Give me something to drink or else I will die of thirst.

Do or have

July 10th, 2015 in English Grammar

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate form of do or have.

Notes

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