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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.

Using off

July 10th, 2014 in English Learning

The word off can be used as an adverb and a preposition.

Off as an adverb

As an adverb, off modifies the verb.

Study the examples given below.

Formation of questions

July 6th, 2014 in English Learning

Read the following declarative sentences and change them into questions.

We make questions by putting the auxiliary verb before the subject. If there is no auxiliary verb, we use do, does or did to form questions.

Rewrite correctly

July 5th, 2014 in English Learning

Rewrite the following sentences correctly.

Each sentence given below contains one or more mistakes. Correct the mistakes and rewrite the sentences.

1. She was carrying too many luggages.

Change simple sentence into complex or compound sentence

July 4th, 2014 in English Learning

In order to transform a simple sentence into a complex sentence, we have to expand a word or phrase into a subordinate clause.

Study the example given below.

Phrasal verbs beginning with S

June 27th, 2014 in English Learning

Safeguard against something

To safeguard against something is to do something to prevent harm.

  • We safeguarded against burglary by installing a burglar alarm.

Passive voice exercise

June 25th, 2014 in English Learning

Change the following active sentences into passive.

1. The teacher praised the boy.

2. The noise frightened the horse.

3. George Stephenson built the first railway.