Archive for July, 2011

Verbs exercise

July 15th, 2011 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using the appropriate form of the verb given in the brackets.

1. I waited for her until she …………………………….. (to come)

Common expressions with go

July 14th, 2011 in Expressions, Words

Go is used before a number of adjectives to talk about changes. This is common in an informal style.
Go, for example, is used to talk about changes of color. This usage is common in British English.
Examples are: go brown, go green, go white, go black, go blue etc.

Difference between which and what

July 13th, 2011 in English Learning

Which and what are often both possible with little difference of meaning.

  • Which is the coldest region in the world? OR What is the coldest region in the world?

Take, put and bring

July 11th, 2011 in Words

Take can be used as the opposite of give. It means ‘gain possession of’, ‘receive’, ‘obtain’ and ‘remove’.

Every one, everyone and everybody

July 10th, 2011 in English Grammar

Every one

We use every one of before a pronoun or a determiner (the, my this etc).

Every one of the children was happy. (NOT Every one the children was happy.) (NOT Every of the children was happy.)

Words confused exercise

July 9th, 2011 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences

1. ………………………… that book to me at my desk.

a) Bring
b) Take

2. I don’t know what to ………………………….. when I leave for Mexico.

Verb patterns with have

July 8th, 2011 in English Grammar

In this structure have means ‘experience’. The usage is rather informal.