Archive for October, 2011

Noun clauses exercise

October 14th, 2011 in English Quiz

In each of the following sentences, replace the words in bold text by suitable noun clauses.

1. Nobody knows the time of his arrival.

2. I heard of his death.

Clauses exercise

October 14th, 2011 in Improve English

In each of the following sentences write a clause in place of the words in bold texts and .

1. I need a place to live in.

Adverbs exercise

October 12th, 2011 in English Quiz

Fill in the blanks with suitable adverbs. Choose from those given in the table.

Slowly Even Only Tomorrow Quickly Completely Probably
Upstairs Certainly Neatly Definitely Happily Often always

Alone and Lonely

October 11th, 2011 in Words

Alone can mean ‘without anyone else present’ or ‘without help’.

I sat alone. (Nobody else was present.)
I went alone.
I did the job alone.
The house stood alone on the hillside.

Tenses in the subordinate clause

October 10th, 2011 in English Learning

A past tense in the main clause (principal clause) is usually followed by a past tense in the subordinate clause.

Mistakes in the use of participles and degree modifiers

October 9th, 2011 in Common Mistakes

Incorrect: She had a much shocked expression on her face.
Correct: She had a very shocked expression on her face.

Incorrect: She looked much frightened.
Correct: She looked very frightened.

Make your sentences simple

October 7th, 2011 in Improve English

Many impersonal or pompous words can be replaced by simpler alternatives.

For example, you can use if instead of ‘should circumstances arise’.

More examples are given below: