Archive for January, 2010

Verb Patterns Using the Infinitive

January 10th, 2010 in English Grammar, English Learning

Infinitives are forms like write, work, build and break. They are often used with the marker to. The infinitives are used in the following structures.

After be

Animals and Their Babies

January 9th, 2010 in English for children, Vocabulary

1.    I am a baby bear. What am I called?

a)    Calf
b)    Cub
c)    Kit
d)    Pup

2.    I am a baby cat. What am I called?

Personal Pronouns Quiz

January 9th, 2010 in English for children

Fill in the blanks with suitable personal pronouns.

1.    John is my student. ———————– is very intelligent.

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

Cries of Animals

January 9th, 2010 in English for children, Vocabulary

1.    I can gibber. Tell me who am I?

a)    Ape
b)    Horse
c)    Donkey
d)    Cow

2.    I can drone. Who am I?

Ways of Combining Two Simple Sentences into a Compound Sentence

January 8th, 2010 in English Grammar, English Learning

A compound sentence has two or more coordinate clauses. It can be formed only with the help of coordinating conjunctions.

By using the conjunctions and, both…and, not only…but also, as well as

Synthesis of Sentences Part II

January 8th, 2010 in English Grammar, English Learning

By using a noun or a phrase in apposition

Mr. Paul is my tenant. He doesn’t pay the rent regularly.
Mr. Paul, my tenant, doesn’t pay the rent regularly.

Synthesis of Sentences

January 7th, 2010 in English Grammar, English Learning

Read the sentences given below:

He heard a shout. He ran away.
Hearing a shout, he ran away.