Archive for October, 2011

Linking words and expressions

October 22nd, 2011 in Improve English

The expressions that is to say and at least can be used to back down from an unpleasant or negative remark you just made.

Transformation of sentences exercise

October 21st, 2011 in Improve English

Change the following statements into questions and negatives.

1. I have a lot of work to do.

2. Plenty of people want to buy cars.

Since, for, ago and before

October 20th, 2011 in Improve English

All of these words can be used to show time.

Since can be used with a present perfect tense or a present perfect continuous tense to refer to a point or period of time in the past up to the present.

Interrogative exercise

October 17th, 2011 in Improve English

Change the following statements into questions.

1. Nobody can serve God and Mammon.

2. This is not the kind of dress a young lady should wear.

Pronouns exercise

October 17th, 2011 in Improve English

Rewrite the following paragraphs using appropriate pronouns.

Pronouns exercise

October 16th, 2011 in Improve English

Rewrite the following paragraphs using appropriate pronouns.

Common mistakes in the use of gerunds

October 15th, 2011 in Common Mistakes

Incorrect: They insisted on me resigning the post.
Correct: They insisted on my resigning the post.

Incorrect: They objected to John playing for the team.
Correct: They objected to John’s playing for the team.