Archive for January, 2012

Comparatives quiz

January 31st, 2012 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using appropriate comparative forms.

1. The road is getting …………………………………

a) more and more steep b) steeper and steeper c) either could be used here.

The use of prefixes

January 30th, 2012 in Words

Some words are formed with the help of a prefix. A prefix is a syllable placed at the beginning of a word to qualify its meaning and form a new word. Most of the prefixes in English have been borrowed from Latin and Greek. A few are from old English. A list of the most important prefixes is given below.

Past tenses: match-up exercise

January 29th, 2012 in English Games

Match the following sentence fragments to make grammatically correct and meaningful sentences.

Sentence beginnings

What were you doing

The phone rang

As I was walking down the road,

Perfect tenses in subordinate clauses

January 28th, 2012 in English Grammar

A present perfect tense is often used in subordinate clauses to show that one thing is completed before another starts. Note that the present perfect tense can be used in the subordinate clause only when the verb in the main clause is in the present or future tense.

Verbs of incomplete predication

January 27th, 2012 in English Learning

Study the following sentences.

The baby is…

We were …

Neither sentence expresses a complete thought. Some word or words have to be supplied to complete their meaning.

Match up: grammar exercise

January 26th, 2012 in English Learning

Match the following sentence fragments.

Sentence beginnings

I am interested

You don’t look

I am anxious

It is important

He is a difficult person

Conversion of a compound sentence into a simple sentence

January 25th, 2012 in English Learning

A compound sentence can be converted into a simple sentence by reducing one or more main clauses into a word or phrase.

Study the following examples.