Archive for February, 2012

Adjectives: complementation

February 21st, 2012 in English Grammar

Many adjectives can be followed by ‘complements’ – other words and expressions that ‘complete’ their meaning. Not all adjectives are followed by the same kind of complement.

Big, large, great exercise

February 19th, 2012 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using big, large or great.

1. I think she is making a …………………… mistake.

a) big b) large c) either could be used here

Expressions using mean(s) – exercise

February 18th, 2012 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences.

1. I …………………….. that Liverpool will win the championship.

a) think b) mean c) either could be used here

2. What is your ……………………..?

Prepositions at the end of clauses

February 17th, 2012 in English Grammar

Study the following sentences.

What are you looking for?

Who were you speaking to?

Which girl are you talking about?

Before, in front of and opposite

February 15th, 2012 in English Grammar

As a preposition, before shows times. In front of shows place.

Compare:

I must reach home before 8 o’clock. (NOT I must reach home in front of 8 o’clock.)

Back and again

February 14th, 2012 in English Grammar

Back and again can be used with similar meanings, but there are some differences.

Back

Prepositions of place exercise

February 13th, 2012 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using appropriate place prepositions.

1. There is a spelling mistake ……………………… line 9 on page 16.

a) in b) on c) at