Archive for January, 2010

Idioms and Phrases Quiz 2

January 14th, 2010 in English Quiz, Vocabulary

1.    We sat ———————— as he narrated the stories of his adventures.

a)    All eyes
b)    All ears
c)    Eager
d)    All ear

2.    Since her husband is —————————– she feels quite lost.

Idioms and Phrases Quiz

January 13th, 2010 in English Quiz

Test your knowledge of idioms and phrases with this simple quiz

1.    He always keeps himself ——————— the latest developments in the world of science.

Commonly Confused Words Part II

January 12th, 2010 in Common Mistakes, Words

Amount and number

Use amount with uncountable nouns like rice, water, wheat etc. Use number with countable nouns.

He bought a large amount of rice. (Rice is uncountable.)

Verbs Quiz 1

January 11th, 2010 in English for children, English Quiz

Fill in the blanks with appropriate form of the verb

1.    The children are ——————— in the park.

a)    Play
b)    Plays
c)    Playing
d)    Played

Position of Frequency Adverbs

January 11th, 2010 in English Grammar, English Learning

Frequency adverbs show how often something happens. Examples are: often, never, always, sometimes, generally, usually, seldom, rarely, ever, hardly ever, frequently etc. Frequency adverbs are usually placed:

a)    Before the principal verb
b)    After the verb be
c)    Between the auxiliary and the principal verb
d)    Before used to and have to

Subject + adverb + main verb + object etc.

More on Gerunds

January 11th, 2010 in English Grammar, English Learning

Gerunds are words like reading, writing, singing and running. They are used as nouns. Gerunds are often called verbal nouns because they are formed by adding –ing to a verb. Gerunds are used in several sentence patterns.

Verb Patterns Using the Infinitive Part II

January 10th, 2010 in English Grammar, English Learning

Subject + verb + to-infinitive

The infinitive phrase is sometimes used as equivalent to a clause. Study carefully the following examples.