Archive for January, 2010

Short Answers Quiz I

January 29th, 2010 in English Quiz

Agree with the following statements. Each question is followed by four suggested answers. Choose the correct one.

1.    Children like sweets.

Question Tags Quiz 1

January 28th, 2010 in English Quiz

Add question tags to the following statements.

1.    It is raining, —————–?

a)    Is it
b)    Isn’t it
c)    Does it
d)    Doesn’t it

2.    He knows her, ——————-?

Question Tags and Short Answers Part II

January 28th, 2010 in English Grammar, English Learning

Disagreements with affirmative sentences are made with ‘no + pronoun + auxiliary + n’t/not’.

He is drunk. No, he isn’t.
You are joking. No, I am not.
I think she knows him. No, she doesn’t.

Question Tags and Short Answers Part I

January 28th, 2010 in English Grammar, English Learning

During conversation it is common to make a statement and then ask for confirmation. For example, in the sentence ‘It is very hot, isn’t it?’ we make a statement and then ask for confirmation. Here the later part (isn’t it?) is called a question tag.

Expressing a Condition or Contrast

January 27th, 2010 in Improve English

Concession or contrast may be expressed in several different ways. Study the following examples carefully.

By using though and although

Note that both though and although mean the same.

How to Express a Condition?

January 27th, 2010 in Improve English

We use several different structures to express a condition in English. The most common among these structures are explained here.

By using if

Rewrite Sentences Part I

January 26th, 2010 in English Grammar, English Learning

Rewrite the following sentences, substituting the verb form for the words given in bold letters.