Archive for February, 2010

Correct Use of Nouns and Pronouns Part II

February 6th, 2010 in Common Mistakes

Pronouns used as complements of to be

Grammarians formerly recommended that a pronoun used as the complement of the verb to be should be in the nominative case. Today the use of the nominative case in such cases is considered extremely formal and over-correct. Instead, we use the objective case.

Correct Use of Nouns and Pronouns

February 6th, 2010 in Common Mistakes

Countable and uncountable nouns

Words like flower, book, tree, chair and pen are countable nouns because they refer to objects that can be counted. Countable nouns can have plural forms. They can also be used with numbers and the articles a/an.

Parts of Speech Quiz

February 5th, 2010 in English Quiz

What part of speech is the word or phrase given in bold letters?

1. He fasted for a week.

a) Adjective
b) Verb
c) Adverb
d) Preposition

Verbs Quiz

February 5th, 2010 in English Quiz

Fill in the blanks with suitable verb forms.

1.    It is years since we —————-

a)    Talk
b)    Talked
c)    Would talk
d)    Had talked

Repetition of the Article

February 4th, 2010 in English Grammar, English Learning

Read the sentence given below:

I have a black and white cow.

The sentence given above means that I have a cow that is partly white and partly black. Now read the following sentence:

Interrogative Pronouns Quiz 1

February 4th, 2010 in English Quiz

Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the interrogative pronoun.

1.    ——————- wants to come with me?

a)    Who
b)    Whom
c)    What
d)    Which

Active and Passive Voice Exercise

February 4th, 2010 in English Grammar, English Learning

Rewrite the following sentences so that the verbs will be in the active voice.