Archive for January, 2010

Transformation of Sentences Part I

January 17th, 2010 in English Grammar, English Learning

Transformation of a sentence means changing the form of a sentence without changing its meaning. The transformation can be done in a number of ways. Some of the most common methods are explained below:

Idioms and Phrases Quiz IV

January 16th, 2010 in English Quiz, Vocabulary

Fill in the blanks with appropriate idioms or phrases.

1.    I have to ——————— with him.

a)    Score an account
b)    Settle an account
c)    Settle a score
d)    Settle a matter

Idioms and Phrases Quiz III

January 16th, 2010 in English Quiz, Vocabulary

Fill in the blanks with suitable idioms or phrases.

1.    They pushed the huge rock with ——————- and cleared the way.

a)    Might and power
b)    Power and might
c)    Might and main
d)    Power

Words Commonly Confused Part IV

January 15th, 2010 in Vocabulary, Words

Alternate and alternative

Alternate means every other or second of a series. Alternative means the other possibility or option.

Words Commonly Confused Part III

January 15th, 2010 in Vocabulary, Words

Leave and let

To leave is to go. To let is to allow.

I asked him to leave the room. (= I asked him to go from the room.)
Let me go now. (= Allow me to go.)

Beginner English Quiz 1

January 14th, 2010 in English for children

Fill in the blanks with suitable nouns, pronouns or verbs.

1.    Mary is my friend. ——————— is very kind.

a)    She
b)    It
c)    They
d)    He

Common Errors in the Use of Prepositions

January 14th, 2010 in Common Mistakes

Incorrect: He loves with me.
Correct: He loves me.

Incorrect: We discussed about the matter.
Correct: We discussed the matter.

Incorrect: We reached at the airport at 9 pm.