Archive for January, 2012

Conversion of a complex sentence into a simple sentence

January 24th, 2012 in English Grammar

A complex sentence can be converted into a simple sentence by reducing a subordinate clause into a word or a phrase.

Study the following examples.

Using the past perfect tense

January 23rd, 2012 in English Learning

We often use the past perfect tense to express the idea that the first action had completed before the second one started.

The patient had died before the doctor arrived.

Auxiliary verbs – find the mistakes

January 22nd, 2012 in English Quiz

Each sentence given below contains a mistake. Find the mistake and correct it.

Example

Sentence: ‘Could I ask you something?’ ‘Yes, of course you could.’

Conjunctions – find the mistakes

January 21st, 2012 in English Quiz

Each sentence given below contains a mistake. Find the mistake and correct it.

1. Because I was tired, so I decided to go home.

2. As you know, that I work very hard.

If and unless worksheet

January 20th, 2012 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using if or unless.

1. I will take the job …………………. the salary is too low.

a) if b) unless

Collocations exercise

January 19th, 2012 in English Quiz

Complete the following expressions.

1. As ……………………. as coal

2. As ……………………. as a bat

3. As plentiful as ……………………

4. As soft as ………………………..

Correct use of some prepositions

January 18th, 2012 in English Learning

Some words which differ slightly in form or meaning from one another take different prepositions after them.

Compare:

He has no desire for name or fame.