Archive for May, 2011

Subject – Verb Agreement Exercise

May 31st, 2011 in English Quiz

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

1. The jury …………………. divided in their opinion.

2. The Three Musketeers ………………………. written by Dumas.

Punctuation exercise

May 30th, 2011 in Improve English

Use appropriate punctuation marks in the following sentences.

1. We decided not to go on holiday we had too little money

2. Polonius What do you read my lord

Common expressions with wear and water

May 29th, 2011 in Words

Wear means ‘have on the body’.

He was wearing a hat.

Wear can also refer to a person’s facial expression.

She was wearing a troubled look.

While as a conjunction

May 28th, 2011 in Improve English

As a conjunction while means ‘during the time that’, ‘for as long as’, ‘at the same time as’ and similar ideas.

Punctuation exercise – 1

May 27th, 2011 in Punctuation

In the following sentences, insert commas where necessary.

Sentence Correction

May 26th, 2011 in Improve English

Rewrite these sentences, changing the form of the italicized verb, which is incorrect.

1. The tennis matches will started tomorrow.

2. Paul rushing wildly into the room.

Remind and remember

May 25th, 2011 in Words

Remind can be followed by an object + infinitive.

Please remind me to take my coat. (NOT Please remind me of taking my coat.)
She reminded me to go to the bank.