Archive for January, 2012

Sentence patterns with intransitive verbs

January 6th, 2012 in Improve English

We have already learned about sentence patterns consisting of just one noun and an intransitive verb. Sometimes we also add an adverb to this pattern.

Sentence patterns with adverb particles

January 5th, 2012 in Improve English

Some verbs are followed by adverb particles. In grammars these are often called phrasal verbs. Examples are: put on, take off, give away, bring up, call in etc.

Attribute of the object

January 4th, 2012 in Improve English

The object is always a noun or its equivalent.

He built a house. (Here the object is a noun.)

I love him. (Here the object is a pronoun.)

Attributes of the subject and verb

January 3rd, 2012 in Improve English

The attribute of a subject can be an article, an adjective, a noun in the possessive case or a possessive adjective.

Study the following sentences.

Children play football.

Participles exercise

January 2nd, 2012 in English Quiz

Fill in the blanks with appropriate participle forms.

1. The boy cried, ………………………….. that he would be whipped. (thinking / thought)

2. …………………………. by the rain, we took shelter under a tree. (driven / driving)

Primary auxiliary verbs exercise

January 1st, 2012 in English Quiz

Primary auxiliary verbs exercise

Fill in the blanks with appropriate forms of be, have and do.

1. ………………………….. you know where John lives?

2. She ………………………….. look rather shabby.