Archive for December, 2009

Prepositional Phrases Quiz II

December 19th, 2009 in English Quiz

Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositional phrases

1.    She was ———————– of tears.

a)    At the verge
b)    On the verge
c)    In the verge
d)    Above the verge

Noun Clause Exercise

December 18th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning

Find out the noun clauses in the following sentences and state what purpose they serve.

Noun Clauses

December 18th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

A noun clause does the work of a noun. We have seen that a noun serves five purposes, so does a noun clause. Given below are pairs of sentences having similar meanings. One of each pair is constructed with a noun. The other is constructed with a noun clause.

Adverb Clause – Part II

December 18th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

Adverb clauses of condition

Adverb Clauses

December 17th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

An adverb clause serves as an adverb. It modifies the meaning of (or says something more about) a verb, an adjective or another adverb. Given below are two sentences with similar meanings. One of them is constructed with an adverb and the other is constructed with an adverb clause.

What is an Adjective Clause?

December 17th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

We have seen that an adjective clause serves as an adjective. It is used to qualify a noun or a pronoun. Given below are two sentences with similar meanings. One of them is constructed with an adjective and the other is constructed with an adjective clause.

More on Finite and Non-finite verbs

December 17th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

Read the sentences given below:

I heard him singing.
Driven by rain, we took shelter under a tree.
It being a small cot, he couldn’t sleep on it.