Archive for May, 2010

Correct use of since

May 23rd, 2010 in English Grammar, English Learning

Since as a preposition

In sentences with since, we normally use present perfect and past perfect tenses in the main clauses.

Verbs Quiz

May 22nd, 2010 in English Quiz

In each of the following sentences supply a verb in agreement with the subject.

1. The cost of all articles ————– risen.

a) has
b) have

Nouns and Pronouns Quiz

May 21st, 2010 in English Quiz

Fill in the blanks with suitable verbs or pronouns.

1. She is one of the best writers that ————- ever lived.

a) has
b) have

More on Object Complements

May 19th, 2010 in English Grammar, English Learning

Some transitive verbs can be followed by an object together with an adjective or a noun phrase that gives more information about the object. This adjective or noun phrase that complements the object is called an object complement.

Verbs with two objects

May 17th, 2010 in English Grammar, English Learning

Many verbs can be followed by two objects – one direct object and one indirect object. The indirect object usually refers to a person and comes first.

Which and What – Differences

May 16th, 2010 in English Grammar, English Learning

There is little difference of meaning between which and what in most cases.

Whether and If : Differences

May 15th, 2010 in English Grammar, English Learning

Indirect questions

Both whether and if are used to introduce indirect yes/no questions with little difference in meaning.