Archive for September, 2010

Words followed by particular prepositions

September 30th, 2010 in English Quiz

Certain verbs are followed by particular prepositions. Test your knowledge of these particular word combinations by taking this quiz.

1. He was found guilty —————— murder.

English Vocabulary – Synonyms Quiz 1

September 27th, 2010 in Vocabulary

Against each keyword are given five suggested meanings. Choose the word or phrase which means most nearly the same as the given keyword.

1. Abroad

Compound words

September 25th, 2010 in Words

Compound words are formed by joining two or more simple words. Examples are: moonlight, nevertheless and undertake.
The meaning of a compound is not always predictable from the meanings of its component parts. For example, not every friend who is a boy is your boyfriend. The formation of a compound is called compounding.

Comparison: Talking about equality and inequality

September 23rd, 2010 in Improve English

We use several different structures for comparing.

Similarity

To say that people, things or actions are similar in a way, we can use as and like. Adverbs such as too, also and as well can also be used.

Articles : special uses

September 21st, 2010 in Improve English

Articles with the names of illnesses

The definite article the is sometimes used before the names of some common illnesses. Examples are: the measles, the flu etc; others have no articles. Examples are: cancer, stroke, jaundice.

Other and Another

September 20th, 2010 in Improve English

Another means ‘different one’ or ‘one more of the same kind’. Note that another is one word.

We are going to buy another car. (NOT We are going to buy an other car.)

Articles: special rules and exceptions

September 19th, 2010 in Improve English

Articles are not normally used in some fixed expressions of place, time and movement.

Examples are: