Archive for December, 2009

Active and Passive Voice – Future Tense

December 6th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

Simple Future Tense

Active: Subject + will/shall + first form of the verb + object
Passive: Object of the active sentence + will/shall + be + past participle form of the verb + by + subject of the active sentence

How to Write an Acceptance Letter

December 6th, 2009 in Business English, Letter Writing

You may have verbally accepted a job offer or an invitation. But writing an acceptance letter is still a smart way of formally accepting an offer and expressing your appreciation.

Active and Passive Voice – Past Continuous and Past Perfect Tense

December 5th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

Past Continuous Tense

Prepositions Quiz II

December 5th, 2009 in English Quiz

Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions

1.    The clerk is —————– his desk.

a)    On
b)    At
c)    In
d)    With

2.    The postman is standing —————– the door.

Prepositions Quiz I

December 5th, 2009 in English Quiz

Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions

1.    He has been absent —————— school for several days.

a)    At
b)    From
c)    To
d)    On

Active and Passive Voice – Simple Past Tense

December 4th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

Active sentences in the simple past tense have the following structure:
Subject + past tense form of the verb + object
Passive sentences in the simple past tense have the following structure:
Object of the active sentence + was/were + past participle form of the verb + by + subject of the active sentence

Active and Passive Voice – Present Perfect Tense

December 4th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

Active sentences in the present perfect tense have the following structure:
Subject + has/have + past participle form of the verb + object
Passive sentences in the present perfect tense have the following structure:
Object of the active sentence + has/have + been + past participle form of the verb + by + subject of the active sentence