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Using ought

April 18th, 2014 in English Learning

Ought was originally the past tense of owe; but now it generally points to Present and Future time. It differs from other Auxiliaries in that it is followed by the to-form of the Infinitive (e.g. ‘You ought to do it.’) and not the simple form (e.g. ‘You must do it.’)  Ought is not as forceful as must, but is stronger than should.

Write simple sentences with too…to

April 3rd, 2014 in English Learning

Combine the following sentences using too…to.

An example is given below.

  • She is too young. She cannot live on her own.
  • She is too young to live on her own.

Simple sentences exercise

April 3rd, 2014 in English Learning

A simple sentence consists of just one independent clause.

Combine each pairs of sentences given below into a simple sentence.

An example is given below.

Writing sentences with noun clauses

April 2nd, 2014 in English Learning

A noun clause is usually introduced by the conjunction that.

Interrogative pronouns and adverbs are also used to introduce noun clauses.

Examples are given below.

Noun clause exercise

March 29th, 2014 in English Learning

Combine each of the following pairs of sentences into a complex sentence using a noun clause.

An example is given below.

He will fight to the finish. He says this.

Joining with a preposition and which

March 27th, 2014 in English Learning

Join each pair of sentence given below with a preposition and which. The phrase that you need to use is indicated in the brackets.

Examples are given below.

Interchange of degrees of comparison

March 26th, 2014 in English Learning

Change the degree of comparison in the following sentences.

Study the examples given below.

This is the most crowded part of the city.