December 31st, 2011 in English Grammar
Some adjectives are only used in predicative position. That means they go after be and other copular verbs (e.g. seem, look, become, turn, feel etc.). Adjectives that are only used in the predicative position usually begin with the letter a. Examples are: afloat, afraid, alright, alike, alive, alone, asleep and awake. In the attributive position (before a noun), we use other words or phrases to express the same idea.
December 30th, 2011 in Improve English
Sometimes more and most are used with adjectives that usually take –er and –est. This usually happens when a comparative form is not followed immediately by than. Forms with –er are also possible in most of these situations.
December 29th, 2011 in English Grammar
Present tenses are often used to tell stories. This usually happens in an informal style. In stories, the simple present tense is used for events that happen one after another. The present continuous tense is used for background actions.
December 28th, 2011 in English Grammar
Here is a list of all the passive verb forms of the ordinary English verbs break and paint.
Simple present: is / are + broken; is / are + painted
December 27th, 2011 in English Quiz
Complete the following sentences using above or over.
Above is used in measurements of temperature and height. Over is used to talk about ages and speeds. Over is also used to mean ‘more than’.
December 26th, 2011 in English Quiz
Complete the following sentences using appropriate idiomatic expressions.
1. If she has ……………………….. her mind on getting something, there is no stopping her.
a) set b) kept c) turned
December 25th, 2011 in English Quiz
Fill in the blanks with appropriate conditional verb forms. Each question is followed by three suggested answers. Choose the most appropriate one.
1. If I see Ann, I …………………………. her your love.