Archive for December, 2010

Commonly confused words quiz 3

December 22nd, 2010 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences.

1. The candidates have been vigorously ———————— votes.

a) canvassing
b) canvasing

2. We must not violate the ——————– of law.

What are relative adverbs and relative pronouns?

December 21st, 2010 in Improve English

A relative adverb is an adverb which introduces a relative clause. The English relative adverbs are: where, when, whenever and wherever.

Each other and one another

December 20th, 2010 in Vocabulary

Each other and one another are used in the same way in modern English. One another is preferred when we are making general statements.

Each and each of

December 20th, 2010 in Vocabulary

Each is a determiner. It is used before a singular noun.

Each boy wore a hat. (NOT Each boys wore a hat.)
Each person is unique.
While we were on a holiday we enjoyed each moment.

This and that: differences

December 18th, 2010 in Improve English

This, that, these and those are demonstrative pronouns. We use this and these to talk about people and things which are close to the speaker.

Dress as a noun and verb

December 17th, 2010 in Vocabulary

The noun dress is countable. It means the long outer garment worn by a girl or woman. It goes from the shoulders to below the hips.

Sequence of tenses Quiz

December 16th, 2010 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using appropriate verb forms.

1. Send the letter today so that she ——————– it before Friday.

a) got
b) gets
c) would get
d) is getting