Archive for February, 2010

Adjective Phrases Exercise II

February 11th, 2010 in English Grammar, English Learning

Replace the adjective phrases in the following sentences by adjectives of the same meaning.

1.    He wore a turban made of silk.
2.    You have done a deed of shame.
3.    They walked along a road covered with mud.
4.    He was a man without fear.
5.    She is a writer of great versatility.
6.    It is of no use.
7.    He is a boy of great promise.
8.    A valley covered with grass stretched before us.
9.    The article contains many quotations from the Bible.
10.    He is a cricketer by profession.
11.    You need guidance of a medical nature.
12.    They are a couple with no children.
13.    He leads a life devoid of blame.
14.    He was carrying a knife stained with blood.
15.    I met a little girl from a cottage.
16.    From that sleepy village in the mountains hailed a chieftain of great fame.
17.    He is a man with plenty of impudence.
18.    Nobody likes a person with a short-temper.
19.    He was a soldier free from fear.
20.    I knew that he was a man of sense.

Adjective Phrases Exercise I

February 11th, 2010 in English Grammar, English Learning

Sometimes a group of words can does the work of an adjective. Read the sentences given below:

a)    My grandfather was a wealthy man.
b)    My grandfather was a man of great wealth.

Adverbs Exercise II

February 10th, 2010 in English Grammar, English Learning

An adverb is a word that modifies the meaning of a verb, an adjective or another adverb.

In the following sentences, pick out the adverbs and tell what each modifies.

Prepositions Exercise

February 10th, 2010 in English Quiz

Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions.

1.    He lives ————– 48, MG Road.

a)    In
b)    At
c)    On
d)    For

2.    We started ———————– eight —————— the morning.

Adverbs and Adjectives with the Same Form

February 10th, 2010 in English Grammar, English Learning

Some words are sometimes used as adjectives and sometimes as adverbs. Examples are: loud, fast, high, next, back, little, hard, ill, best, quick, early, only, enough, much etc.

Conjunctions Quiz II

February 9th, 2010 in English Quiz

Fill in the blanks with suitable conjunctions.

1.    I am right ——————– you are wrong.

a)    And
b)    Or
c)    But
d)    Though

Special Uses of Some Conjunctions

February 9th, 2010 in English for children, English Games

Since

As a conjunction since means ‘from and after the time when’.